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Unread 07-28-2014, 09:07 AM   #1
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Project #2

Given that I am getting nowhere fast on my first project I figured the sensible thing to do would be to did in and focus on it and make progress. However it seemed more fun to buy another one and start Project #2. The goal is to get this one drivable and not do a complete rebuild which would satisfy my frustration of not being able to drive around in a Jeep. I could then work on Project 1 with less frustration and angst. I consider this to be one of my finest rationalizations since I was about 23 years old.

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1982 CJ-7 Laredo. $600. No engine, no wiring, no fuel tank, no rust, no dents, no cancer. Hard top with one mangle, sunroof, not ruined seats. Has a transmission and transfer case. Frame is straight and with no rust, speedo and some gauges missing.































Not sure of the order of business for this thing, wiring first? engine? I'd appreciate thoughts and feedback. The goal is to get it on the road asap.

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Unread 07-28-2014, 10:06 AM   #2
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Forgot to mention the hood is fiberglass, probably will work for now. Thoughts on the fiber hood? Any major issue having one?
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Unread 07-28-2014, 10:13 AM   #3
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Few more pics..





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Unread 07-28-2014, 10:14 AM   #4
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I have a glass hood on mine. Left it unlatched and it flew open at about 45 mph, no damage to hood. Windshield frame got bent up.
I have one small crack in my hood from when i flopped the Jeep on its side, and slid down a hill. The tree that stopped my slide put about a 2" long crack at the edge of the hood.
Fiberglass is strong stuff.

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Unread 07-28-2014, 10:57 AM   #5
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I the way your justifying that! I've got a dash pad sitting in my garage I'll donate to the cause, I'm tired of it taking up room. Come get it if you want it.

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Unread 07-28-2014, 12:11 PM   #6
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Thank you Mike, I might do that.
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Unread 07-28-2014, 08:31 PM   #7
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Transmission?

Anyone have a guess what that transmission is based on that one pic? Doesn't look like what I recognize as a T176. NV4500?



Back end of this transmission, can anyone confirm this is indeed an NV4500, 4wd?

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Unread 07-28-2014, 08:38 PM   #8
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I applaud your logic!


Makes perfect sense to me.....enjoy!
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Unread 07-29-2014, 12:03 PM   #9
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If it's factory it should be a T150 3 speed.
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Unread 07-29-2014, 12:40 PM   #10
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If it's factory it should be a T150 3 speed.
It definitely isn't factory. It is a massive thing, I believe it to be an NV4500 Chevy version, may have the 6.34 granny. I think it is a nice candidate for my other project a little further down the road.

I'm leaning toward going back into this with a 258 and using my T150 and D20 that came out of Project 1. I was actually hoping this CJ7 was going to have a T176 in it, which in an '82 I believe would have been the factory 4 speed. I think the T150 was phased out by then but I'm not sure.
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Unread 07-29-2014, 12:45 PM   #11
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Sorry. I wasn't thinking. I looked over to your user name and saw 79 CJ5.
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Unread 07-29-2014, 01:51 PM   #12
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Sorry. I wasn't thinking. I looked over to your user name and saw 79 CJ5.
No worries. I'd welcome any thoughts you have or what you see.
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Unread 07-29-2014, 08:56 PM   #13
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First good crawl under it...

some more pics..

Buried in the red sand in the tub...



Random parts from in the sand...anyone id anything?



Passenger seat functions, no rust under it.



Roll bar mount into the tub, does this look stock?



Inside the driver's rocker...has held up well, no rust anywhere



Clean underside fenderwell



A little soap and water on the seat. Look orginal? Cleaned up well, no cracks, tears.



Back end of the mysterious transmission.



Dirt only on skid plate



No gas tank but pretty clean







Inside the rear corner well area..





Pretty pleased with what I see.
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Unread 07-29-2014, 11:28 PM   #14
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Well done, it look super clean and a great candidate for a project.

From the photos, it is not clear if the frame has been patched over the rear wheels but apart from that the metal looks good.

You are missing a lot of stuff but the beauty of a CJ is how versatile they are, heaps of room and a simple mechanical layout.
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Unread 07-30-2014, 06:44 AM   #15
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Well done, it look super clean and a great candidate for a project.

From the photos, it is not clear if the frame has been patched over the rear wheels but apart from that the metal looks good.

You are missing a lot of stuff but the beauty of a CJ is how versatile they are, heaps of room and a simple mechanical layout.
Thank you. I'm pretty happy. I want to get this one on the road as soon as I can. The other project is long term.
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