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Unread 11-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #31
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Lets play, "what is it worth."


I've got the two steel doors that came with the jeep, both in great shape. How much do you think they would bring if I sold them?

Also a set of nerf bar steps that I removed.

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Unread 11-17-2012, 05:57 PM   #32
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Holy Crap! you have had it less than 2 weeks and have completely destroyed it!
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Unread 11-17-2012, 06:06 PM   #33
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Holy Crap! you have had it less than 2 weeks and have completely destroyed it!
1 week...

Destroyed in a good way or bad way?
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Unread 11-17-2012, 06:13 PM   #34
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1 week...

Destroyed in a good way or bad way?
It's in pieces!











Just giving you a hard time..... I think it will be fun project for you.
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Unread 11-17-2012, 07:34 PM   #35
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It's in pieces!

Just giving you a hard time..... I think it will be fun project for you.
It's in big pieces. I'll be able to get to the good stuff easier this way.
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Unread 11-17-2012, 09:13 PM   #36
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Great Job!

This build looks a lot like mine, which I assume is a good thing! I was as much of a newbie as you when I started; but it is amazing how much you can learn so quickly!

One bit of advice about your frame (it feels weird giving out advice after all the help I've asked for), is check the inside of it! My frame looked prefect from the outside, but when I started getting into it I found a lot of places where it had rotted from the inside out. I used a chipping hammer to find all the bad spots by hitting it with the pick end. If you look at my thread, around post #92 I put up some pictures. None of those spots were evident from the get go, and I found a bunch more as I went about it. We patched it with 3/16 steel plate and angle iron.

If you do find something similar, don't worry, it can be fixed! I was pretty nervous but got some good advice on this forum!

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Unread 11-17-2012, 10:35 PM   #37
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I don't know if anyone has told you yet or not, but your CJ was originally Sun Orange with Tan Levi bucket seats.
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Unread 11-17-2012, 10:45 PM   #38
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I don't know if anyone has told you yet or not, but your CJ was originally Sun Orange with Tan Levi bucket seats.
I knew it was orange, but didn't know about the seats... Did you get that from the stamp?
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Unread 11-17-2012, 10:45 PM   #39
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I knew it was orange, but didn't know about the seats... Did you get that from the stamp?
Yeah, correction, you should have an auto trans.....the VIN tag breaks out as such:

J143366 - Sales Order Number

C7 - Code used by the factory and can't be broken out

7Z - Sun Orange Paint

6CG - Tan Levi Bucket Seats

J8A93EH057334:

J - Jeep

8 - 1978

A - Auto trans

93 - CJ-7

E - 4150lbs GVWR (Heavy-Duty Suspension)

H - 304 2bbl

057334 - serial number

9300 - CJ-7
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Unread 11-17-2012, 11:09 PM   #40
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Yeah, correction, you should have an auto trans.....the VIN tag breaks out as such:

J143366 - Sales Order Number

C7 - Code used by the factory and can't be broken out

7Z - Sun Orange Paint

6CG - Tan Levi Bucket Seats

J8A93EH057334:

J - Jeep

8 - 1978

A - Auto trans

93 - CJ-7

E - 4150lbs GVWR (Heavy-Duty Suspension)

H - 304 2bbl

057334 - serial number

9300 - CJ-7
Very cool!
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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #41
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Everything looks good in there.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 11:16 PM   #42
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How effective would a home sandblaster be at removing the paint and rust from my tub? I worry it won't be strong enough to get through all the layers of paint and bondo...
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Unread 11-19-2012, 07:05 PM   #43
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Unread 11-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #44
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Whoa! That's awesome stuff!
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Unread 11-19-2012, 11:27 PM   #45
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Whoa! That's awesome stuff!
It truly is. This jeep has maybe 5 layers of paint/primer on it, so the fact that its taking it off so easily shows its strength.
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