What to look for? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > What to look for?

Steinjager TJ tube doorsFS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitIntroducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 07-26-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
JW6049
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2
What to look for?

Hello all,
It's been a dream of mine to do a complete frame off restoration on a '76-'86 CJ7. I now have the time and space to take this dream build on .However I would like some advice/tips/ on things to look for while shopping for a CJ to restor?

JW6049 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
skizriz
Web Wheeler
 
skizriz's Avatar
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: , Pa
Posts: 3,310
Stock, stock,stock. Did I mention as stock as possible??
__________________
78 CJ7 258 TH400/Dana18 SOA/stock YJ springs 35" General Grabbers.
skizriz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-26-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
Jack718
Registered User
1972 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: westtown, NY
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by skizriz
Stock, stock,stock. Did I mention as stock as possible??
I completely agree with this. Mine is far from stock though Im very happy with it, a stock one would be much better.
Jack718 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-26-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
dg6772
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 960
I built mine from just a frame to complete. This allowed me to do things ( my ) way. I Love what I have created.

Dave in Muskegon
dg6772 is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-26-2013, 06:28 PM   #5
boojeep
Registered User
1979 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: rochester ny
Posts: 105
If you do a glass body make sure everything electrical has its own ground.
boojeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #6
7CJ5White6
Registered User
1976 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 102
I'm doing my 1976 and going as much stock as I can. My big thing now is do I want to go with wide axles and a full cage just for adds protection for my kids.
__________________
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/1976-cj5-complete-tear-down-rebuild-1476311/
7CJ5White6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-26-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
JW6049
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2
Thank you all for the time and advice. STOCK it is and I'm feeling the wide axel myself.

Does anyone have any feedback on the fiberglass bodies? "A ground for everything" ✔
JW6049 is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.