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1981 CJ7 for sale -- frame-up complete rebuild

I'm selling my project CJ7. Located in Central PA.

PM if seriously interested -- asking $13k OBO

Rebuilt over the course of 5 years -- driven only 547 miles since I finished the project (I know...I know...).

Just about every part of the CJ was rebuilt, refinished, or replaced.

Some specs and highlights:
-crate 258 engine [1978, I believe] mated with a 4.0 HO head, high-temp coated headers, new radiator
-fully rebuilt t5 transmission, gears/synchros/bearings all replaced
-new high-pressure clutch, new flywheel
-TBI fuel injection conversion, high output distributor
-complete electrical rewire, expanded fuse block with starter kill
-4" lifted RC suspension, all poly suspension kit, 33" BFG A/T KOs with <500mi
-rebuilt Dana 20/30, new steering shaft assembly, steering box, new bearings/bushings
-new brake lines, rotors, pads, shoes, drums
-new sensors, gauges, and lighted labels on the dash
-fiberglass tub, steel hood, fenders, and grille -- very limited rust (see pics)
-tub is completely rubberized undercoated, interior is herculined
-frame and refinished suspension/drive-train parts were sandblasted, rust inhibited, and coated
-all frame, suspension, and undercoatings are Eastwood products
-hard top, Bestop bikini top/windjammer/deckcover, full steel hard doors

Things that are still left or I haven't addressed at this point:
-has a minor CJ lean
-rear shoes might need some adjustment, driver-side rear brake grabs hard and a little faster than the other, particularly if not driven for a few weeks
-left turn signal doesn't return after centering the wheel (just needs a new switch in the column)
-went with a smaller diameter steering wheel than stock...lament that decision, would replace
-engine temp sensor is out of range (went with the sensor off the OEM 4.0 head -- gauge probably reads based on former 4.2 model specs)
-body paint is really nice from 10ft (as you can see in the pics) -- but a new paint job is on order some day
-minor rust under paint on lower passenger fender on paint-side-- has not progressed in 10 years, but a little bubbling is visible
-have not wired up fan control (pretty simple to do, but only drive in summer on nice days)
-needs a nice front bumper...of all things, an ugly chrome OEM bumper is still what I have on there
-have not put in a radio

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