post #1 of Old 07-26-2013, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #2 of Old 07-26-2013, 05:31 PM
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Stock, stock,stock. Did I mention as stock as possible??

78 CJ7.. 258.. TH400/Dana18.. SOA/stock YJ springs.. 35" General Grabbers.. Waggy 44s.. 4.88 gears...Spartan/Lockright...Fiberglass front to rear
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post #3 of Old 07-26-2013, 05:35 PM
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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.
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post #4 of Old 07-26-2013, 05:53 PM
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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
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post #5 of Old 07-26-2013, 06:28 PM
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If you do a glass body make sure everything electrical has its own ground.
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post #6 of Old 07-26-2013, 07:34 PM
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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/
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post #7 of Old 07-26-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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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" ✔
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