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post #16 of 48 Old 02-20-2013, 04:30 PM
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Really all it needs (in my opinion) is a paint job...
If that is the original paint, I wouldn't re-spray it.

Remember, they only wear their original paint once.

We all can have a re-sprayed CJ, as they're a dime a dozen - unlike an original painted CJ.

CJ's seem to be more difficult to find q/ original paint than most other vehicles of the era. I'm sure its because most have lived a rough life, and that most people think its too easy to pull the body off of a CJ.

Here is a link to show the results a little time and elbow grease can yield:

http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread...res&highlight=

Keep us posted with your progress!


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post #17 of 48 Old 02-20-2013, 06:34 PM
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Nice Jeep! My 85 is the same color.
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post #18 of 48 Old 02-20-2013, 06:40 PM
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Looks like a good one to have. Congrats.
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post #19 of 48 Old 02-20-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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If that is the original paint, I wouldn't re-spray it.

Remember, they only wear their original paint once.

We all can have a re-sprayed CJ, as they're a dime a dozen - unlike an original painted CJ.

CJ's seem to be more difficult to find q/ original paint than most other vehicles of the era. I'm sure its because most have lived a rough life, and that most people think its too easy to pull the body off of a CJ.

Here is a link to show the results a little time and elbow grease can yield:

http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread...res&highlight=


Keep us posted with your progress!


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Wow! Thanks for the link and encouragement. I think I'm going to try that first before spending $ on new paint.
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post #20 of 48 Old 02-21-2013, 07:31 AM
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Or if you dont feel comfortable, just take it to a locally owned paint shop that does really good work and ask how much it would cost to just revive the paint. A clay bar or a light cut and buff may be just the ticket to getting it shining like a new nickel.
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post #21 of 48 Old 02-21-2013, 08:01 AM
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Are you guys looking at the same pics I am?

It's a nice clean surviver, but I think that original paint is well beyond just buffing and polishing, especially the windshield frame and hood.

I'd want to preserve that tub with some fresh paint ASAP, but that's just me.

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post #22 of 48 Old 02-21-2013, 10:51 AM
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Great find!
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post #23 of 48 Old 02-21-2013, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Matt - those were my thoughts too but i thinking i would try the "revival" first just to see....but there is IMO quit a bit of surface rust that i dont think a detailer is going to be able to do a thing with, plus, i'm not a huge fan of the baby blue.....i'm thinking i want to go tan but i'm also not in a huge hurry (as my wife kepts reminding me that we dont have to do all this right now, that this is a long term project)
I do like to seeing everyones opinions though as i am new to the jeep world and just looking for advice from veteran owners
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post #24 of 48 Old 02-21-2013, 01:11 PM
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It's crazy how much CJ's cost down here in Texas isn’t it? I bought mine near Spring Branch not far from where you got yours. It is in similar shape as well, but I paid about a Grand more for mine.

Nice to see another CJ in the area. You should look into the Jeep Nation Club we are headed out to Katemcy Rocks Park in a few weeks on a wheeling trip. If you have time you should join.
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What RPMs at top speed? That is a 4 speed, correct?

Any idea what gearing it has?
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IMO the patina is super cool just because you dont see to many sporting the original paint. you could throw on a couple coats of clear and let it ripp dude.

Only in America do you have the God given right to be loudly opinionated about something that you are completly ignorant of.
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What RPMs at top speed? That is a 4 speed, correct?

Any idea what gearing it has?
Yes, it is a 4 speed....i dont know, i'd say 3K RPM's at top speed.....I dont know what gearing it has, it does have the Dana 20 in the rear
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post #28 of 48 Old 02-22-2013, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Here are some more pic's of the paint.....
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photo.JPG   photo2.JPG   photo3.JPG   photo4.JPG   photo5.JPG  

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post #29 of 48 Old 02-22-2013, 09:57 AM
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IMO the patina is super cool just because you dont see to many sporting the original paint. you could throw on a couple coats of clear and let it ripp dude.
I agree. The old patina makes for a very unique look. A satin clear over the top.
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post #30 of 48 Old 02-22-2013, 10:39 AM
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I think there's a difference between "patina" and surface rust. That looks like the latter to me. I would not recommend spraying over surface rust.

You better get to that windshield frame and cowl seal quickly, before it becomes a real problem.

Good luck.

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