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Unread 03-03-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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What can make my 1985 CJ7 look cool?

I just bought a 1985 CJ7 and I was trying to think of some ideas to make it look cooler. What should I do first??

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Unread 03-03-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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Drive it and look like you've owned it (CJ7) from off the lot...speaks volumes of the true CJ owner...grin...

Other than that this is a very subjective upgrade here...for me a nice lift to fit the tire size you want...fits the coolness factor...but...

...then there is the all OEM side to which I love too...So, with that said what is your true meaning of Cool?

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Unread 03-04-2013, 12:39 AM   #3
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How about a big Fonzie decal on the hood?

OP, is that you, Wilderness?

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Unread 03-04-2013, 01:11 AM   #4
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Lift and tires are the #1 visual improvements. With that comes the domino effect....
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Unread 03-04-2013, 02:19 AM   #5
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Bring it to my house and drop it off.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 02:29 AM   #6
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Everyone's trying to be cool, I think my exhaust gets a lot of looks cause it sounds good and people wonder if it's a v8 and I tell them it's a l6 lol. It's not that loud either and yes bigger tires and a lift you can see but the engine you can make people wonder about right.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
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a well installed winch on the front, with a piece of chain wrapped around the rear bumper hooks.

and never, never drive it clean,

it should always have mud on the tires, hood and sides.
you may have to look for a big mud hole to drive through multi times to get just the right look,
also need some mud on the windshield with wiper smears.

then you have the big bad jeep look,

worst look for a jeep: whatever you do, never be seen being pulled home by a buddy with a 2x4: ford, chevy or dodge pickup,
never let this happen, if you break down, just wait until after dark and have a tow truck pull you home.

good luck with your jeep and be safe,
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Unread 03-04-2013, 10:30 AM   #8
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Who cares what people think?
Its what you think.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #9
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I've dropped a nice wad of cash on my CJ7 and everything I have done to it and guess what, it's still not cool. I've done everything I can so I can fit in with the cool Jeeps, but nobody likes it. I even changed out the exhaust to make it sound tough, but nobody cares. I give up! Once a nerd, always a nerd!!!
LOL.... Dude, who cares if people think your rig is cool. Build it for you, not others. The worst thing to do is trying to impress others. You have a CJ, that's cool enough for me....
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Unread 03-04-2013, 11:31 AM   #10
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Any CJ still on the road= Cool.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 11:48 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by WalkerRidge View Post
I just bought a 1985 CJ7 and I was trying to think of some ideas to make it look cooler. What should I do first??
What exactly to you plan to use it for?
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Unread 03-04-2013, 11:53 AM   #12
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I think you need to read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as a starting point to understanding the metaphysics of quality. Change your course of direction in life with the purchase of this CJ7, make it the cornerstone of a new governing philosophy in your life. I say this because I'm concerned about the breadth of your experience in understanding what defines "cool." Id est, it is most definitely not cool to ask people how you make something cool. Even less cool, asking people how to change your own personal possessions into something that others approve of. Good luck, we were all there once.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 12:35 PM   #13
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I also wanted to add that you have double cool points with me since you have a CJ7 and it's an 85. Hey, it's a start in the right direction
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Unread 03-04-2013, 12:51 PM   #14
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Just add a foot print gas pedal and a few hot girls.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 12:54 PM   #15
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Don't forget lots of stickers... Its gotta look like a NASCAR racecar in order to look cool....

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