New to me 81 CJ7 - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 54 Old 11-17-2012, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
czuess
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: reedsport
Posts: 65
New to me 81 CJ7

Sorry this is my first post and I have had the jeep for 9 months. When I picked it up it had a SBC, SR4, D300. I have striped it down and replace all rotten metal in the frame and tub. Made new mounts for the new SBC, sm465, 205 twin sticked, ford 9" rear with 4.56 and grizzly locker, waggy D44 with 4.56 and spartan locker. Outboarded front springs and went with 5" BDS for a yj. I plan on running 35"s but might run 36" or 37"s just have to see what will look the best went it is all together. I am hoping to get it painted by mid december but we'll see how much time I get.
the day I got her.]ATTACH]509038[/ATTACH]

first day of tear down. mail9.jpg

frame ready to paint. Name:  mail10.jpg
Views: 716
Size:  7.1 KB

Name:  mail4.jpg
Views: 698
Size:  4.6 KB

started fixing the frame.Name:  mail17.jpg
Views: 703
Size:  6.9 KB

Name:  mail7.jpg
Views: 696
Size:  6.9 KB

replacing floor pan. Name:  mail2.jpg
Views: 698
Size:  5.3 KB

Name:  mail15.jpg
Views: 696
Size:  7.2 KB

outboard spring mountsName:  mail13.jpg
Views: 693
Size:  6.4 KB

body mount. I found washers the right size to fix the mount hole.ATTACH]509044[/ATTACH]

Attached Images
   
czuess is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 54 Old 11-17-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
czuess
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: reedsport
Posts: 65
here is a few more pictures of the springs, body back on for mock up, and tub getting ready for primer.
Attached Thumbnails
mail3.jpg   mail5.jpg  
Attached Images
 
czuess is offline  
post #3 of 54 Old 11-17-2012, 08:17 PM
ghbatt
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portugal Cove
Posts: 225
Cool build. What did you use to paint the frame?

Check out my Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/gregs-86-cj7-build-thread-1421551/
ghbatt is offline  
post #4 of 54 Old 11-17-2012, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
czuess
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: reedsport
Posts: 65
I used Zero Rust. The person at the paint store said it works better than POR but we will see in the long run. One quart brushed did the full frame.
czuess is offline  
post #5 of 54 Old 11-17-2012, 09:22 PM
ghbatt
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portugal Cove
Posts: 225
Cool, it looks good in the pictures! I am going to por my frame tomorrow. I'd guess they're all pretty good if they're done right

Check out my Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/gregs-86-cj7-build-thread-1421551/
ghbatt is offline  
post #6 of 54 Old 11-18-2012, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
czuess
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: reedsport
Posts: 65
Got a few things done today. First got the tail light holes cut in the corner guards. Next got the front fenders trimmed for the 6" flares and inner fender cut, bent, and re welded.
Attached Thumbnails
photo-6.jpg   photo-5.jpg  
czuess is offline  
post #7 of 54 Old 11-19-2012, 08:09 PM
ghbatt
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portugal Cove
Posts: 225
Whoa, those back corners look awesome. How'd you get the bends so smooth?

I did the por thing on the frame, and it looks pretty good too!

Check out my Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/gregs-86-cj7-build-thread-1421551/
ghbatt is offline  
post #8 of 54 Old 11-20-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
czuess
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: reedsport
Posts: 65
The corners are Smittybilt XRC's. I got them for $200 with free shipping. I just welded up some of the bolt holes and filled in the cutouts for were they went around the tire carrier. I cut the holes for the LED tail lights.
czuess is offline  
post #9 of 54 Old 11-20-2012, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
czuess
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: reedsport
Posts: 65
ghbatt,
glad to hear that your frame came out looking good. I'll look on your page for a pic.
czuess is offline  
post #10 of 54 Old 12-03-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
czuess
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: reedsport
Posts: 65
This weekend I got the jeep painted. I used monstaliner on the inside and out. I came out pretty smooth for what it is. Here is a few before and after shots.
Attached Images
           
czuess is offline  
post #11 of 54 Old 12-03-2012, 06:53 PM
ghbatt
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portugal Cove
Posts: 225
Did you paint it yourself? If you did, do you have any advice?

Check out my Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/gregs-86-cj7-build-thread-1421551/
ghbatt is offline  
post #12 of 54 Old 12-03-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
czuess
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: reedsport
Posts: 65
I did it myself. At first I sprayed the first coat of black on the in the tub and found I did not like the way it was laying down. On the the second coat I rolled it on and it looks good. I rolled the green on and I like the texture of it. It is pretty smooth. If you use Monstaliner it goes on well, just take your time and get a good respirator.
czuess is offline  
post #13 of 54 Old 12-04-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
czuess
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: reedsport
Posts: 65
Got the frame pushed into the garage. Getting it ready to put the body back on. Only need to run new fuel line and new brake lines. Hope to get the tub on this weekend. I took a few pics of the spring hangers I made. After it is most of the way back together I will clean up the shackles I made. I might have to shorten them.
Attached Images
   
czuess is offline  
post #14 of 54 Old 12-04-2012, 09:41 PM
ghbatt
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portugal Cove
Posts: 225
Great looking!

Check out my Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/gregs-86-cj7-build-thread-1421551/
ghbatt is offline  
post #15 of 54 Old 12-06-2012, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
czuess
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: reedsport
Posts: 65
I got a few minutes today to get the new SS fuel line bent and ran. Hope to get the tub on saturday so only a few more things to do first.
czuess is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome