I've had it for over two years. I bought it from Collins bros jeep as a "rust free" cj. Needless to say it wasn't. The rear wheel wells has rust, under the rollbar/floorboard area was rusted bad, and the windshield frame was shot. So, I had the areas fixed and repainted and it looked like patchwork so I decided to have it all repainted. The interior was done in a liner similar to rhino lining. The orig carpet has a bunch of cigarette burns so I put some aftermarket carpet in it. I saved the orig carpet though. Now it's real clean and mostly original. This is the third cj I've had and I don't really have the time and know how to do it myself but the finished product turned out really well.
All repairs replaced sheet metal. I tried to find an original windshield frame but had no luck in finding a good one here in sc. A place from California had one for 500 bucks or so. So I went with the aftermarket one and was able to put the original glass back in it. The body work guy sealed the new frame really well to prevent any moisture in the future.
The jeeps odometer reads 180k. It was used as a tow vehicle behind a motor home. The original owner estimated around 80k driving miles. I'm the second owner. I've got all the original paperwork, window sticker and stuff. Neat jeep that I'm glad to refurbish and enjoy for myself until the next owner
Well, if you saw the "Fast N' Loud" episode, where Richard and Dennis went up to Minnesota and bought a 1969 XKE that was a total rustbucket, you wouldn't be surprised at Dennis' definition of "rust free".
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