Hehe I'm doing the exact same thing as you, 84jeepcj7. Except I bought a dashboard and windshield frame locally here for a good deal. The dash was pretty nasty, but it was totally rust-free, so I tore out all the gauges and the stainless overlays yesterday night, then ground it to the bare metal and sanded it smooth. I had already taken the glass out of the windshield frame I bought (it was tinted blue and I didn't like it), and I'm going to use the glass in my CJ7 now and install it in my new windshield frame tomorrow. I also ordered all the gaskets and everything. I'm in the process of coating the dash and windshield frame with POR-15 tonight, and then I'm going to prime, sand, then prime, then paint tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have enough time to get the glass in and install everything.
I'm also going to tear down the front end and grind, sand, prime, and paint the fenders, hood, and grill. I'm also going to hit the firewall with some gray rust coverter and clean it up really nice. When I'm done she should be looking a LOT better, but I still have the body to grind and paint as well, and 2 minor rust holes to patch up.
And hopefully with lots of that POR-15, new weatherstrip and gaskets, and lots of silicon, she will be leak- and rust-free in the future...
1986 Jeep CJ7 4.2L I6 T176 (restoration in progress)
1961 Willys 4x4 Wagon L-226 I6 T90 (restoration also in progress)