Thanks, brother. Found a guy south of San Antonio selling a used fiberglass body for $750... Come to find out its a CJ5 and not a CJ7. I have a hard time fitting on a 5, otherwise I'd be all over that.
Now that the rear end is done, I'm going to do a drum brake job, then start working my way forward, new seals on transfer case, transmission and oil pan. Once I get to the front I will pull off the front and and start replacing steering parts.
Question for the masses. Is it worth the money to replace the gas tank or just use the one I pulled off?
Picked up this 84 CJ7 today to complete my 78. Tub is almost rust free, dash components are in great shape and it has a few extras here and there that I could use. I'll sell what I don't use and should make my money back no problem.
You could always use the vin plate off the 78 on the 84 body and sell the vin and title for the 84 for a couple hundred dollars. Then you'd have matching frame and body numbers on your 78 CJ7 and a couple hundred bucks for more parts.
You can just part out the 84 piece by piece. I've seen people sell the vin plate and title by them selves. Works good for someone with a frame and no title and using a fiberglass body or someone building with aftermarket frame and body. Somebody could use it and its worth the money to them.
Got to talking about my SOA lift that was installed before I bought the Jeep. I DO NOT plan on doing any offroading with this Jeep; its going to be a street queen
With that being said, is a traction bar going to be necessary? Can I get away without one if Im just running around town and taking the Jeep on road trips to the beach?
I am making some ground that im pretty happy about. Bent brake lines myself for the rear drum brakes, new rubber, new gas tank and sending unit, got the undercarriage of the body sanded down and ready to be sealed and coated. Once I get the gas tank back on and the exhaust reinstalled, ill be able to get the body back on... And its only taken 1 year. LOL.