Restoration Guides (Books, Links, Ideas...) - JeepForum.com
 7Likes
  • 2 Post By DutchJPR
  • 2 Post By Matt1981CJ7
  • 1 Post By oldschool74cj5
  • 2 Post By BagusJeep
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 06-01-2020, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
thatguyMD
Registered User
 
thatguyMD's Avatar
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Urbana (Frederick)
Posts: 9
Garage
Cj Restoration Guides (Books, Links, Ideas...)

All,
I am looking for any books, links, or other resources for completing a restoration of my 79 CJ7.
Here are my overall plans:
- Replace Fenders (Possibly source fenders from Collins Brothers in Texas)
- Doors are in good condition and have half doors from a 94 Wrangler that I adapted already, so just paint on them. Converted to paddle style versus the original latch.
- Engine rebuild, 5.9L AMC V8 360 from a J10 pickup
- Transmission, may just rebuild, thinking of leaving stock, if not NV4500 with Atlas transfer if I have the cash
- Painless Wiring to replace all wiring
- Body tub, this is the worst part. Lots of rust and looking into learning how to weld to replace much of it. I don't want to part with the tub, but it could use some serious love. Rust under connection points for the roll bar, and floor pans are in bad shape. Even need some work on the firewall on the edges. Also, edges around the tailgate.

Any links to pics of removing the body tub would be a huge help.

Looking for any recommendations on how to start welding, welders, plasma cutters as well.

I am not going for a show quality, just want it to look nice and last a bit longer. I have owned it for over 27 years...

Any help or comments are greatly appreciated!!

thatguyMD is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 06-01-2020, 12:58 PM
DutchJPR
Registered User
 
DutchJPR's Avatar
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 477
Garage
Books: Faxon automotive literature will help you out. Otherwise eBay or a anyone here who wants to get rid of it.
Pictures: do read some of our build treads.

Keep us posted about your progress, we might learn something, and share our thoughts...
stgil and thatguyMD like this.

Dutch builds: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/dutch-build-1231816/
DutchJPR is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 06-01-2020, 02:46 PM
Matt1981CJ7
Web Wheeler
 
Matt1981CJ7's Avatar
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elbert
Posts: 22,581
Some of the build threads, here, will be some of the best information you can find.

Matt.
thatguyMD and garet.friedrich like this.
Matt1981CJ7 is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 Old 06-02-2020, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
thatguyMD
Registered User
 
thatguyMD's Avatar
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Urbana (Frederick)
Posts: 9
Garage
Yes, the forum in general has been a huge help. Thank you for the specifics as well. I will post some pics of my tear down as I go. Great resources! Thanks!!
thatguyMD is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 06-02-2020, 02:04 PM
jdbourgeacq
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 48
Following!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
jdbourgeacq is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 06-02-2020, 02:18 PM
MrPeter63
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: WOODSTOCK
Posts: 73
MrPeter63 is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 06-02-2020, 02:29 PM
oldschool74cj5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 494
hello

a copy of a factory service manual is the biggest help you can have i think. then like some said the board. i think of kieth here who has probably the closest to a of the line restoration.

as for a welder i am partial to lincoln and miller. another one that is owned by miller is hobart. they are good machines. they are a little cheaper then a miller mostly because not as adjustable as the miller when it comes to amount of heat. the miller is very fine tunable where the hobart is like a lincoln it has so many set power settings. when it comes to getting a welder you want to get as big of one amperage wise as can afford. also depends on what and how thick you want to weld now and in the future. i have a miller 180 mig for home. i can weld up to about 3/16 single pass with gas. anything thicker and have to run multi pass and do more prep grinding to get a strong weld. eithor way i would say at least get a 220 volt welder. 110 are pretty much only good for sheet metal only.

oldschool
thatguyMD likes this.
oldschool74cj5 is online now  
post #8 of 14 Old 06-02-2020, 05:07 PM
Kowpie
Registered User
1973 J-Series Truck 
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 28
Garage
This one was indispensable during my restoration. It is all greased up and the page edges are very worn!




http://www.bentleypublishers.com/jee...ual-72-86.html


Oops! Looks like it was previously suggested. Well then, double vote!

Last edited by Kowpie; 06-02-2020 at 05:08 PM. Reason: Duplicate recommendation
Kowpie is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 06-03-2020, 04:30 AM
BagusJeep
Web Wheeler
 
BagusJeep's Avatar
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bali
Posts: 7,458
oljeep.com for all the FSM and parts books, they are useful in guessing where parts came from. Free as well.

As to rust repair, it is a pain. Cut deep back to clean metal, get it real clean on both sides and use metal of the same thickness. Hit and miss stitching until the bits are aligned then go back and infill, do not allow it to heat up too much in one place or it will warp.

Best tool - BFH

Next best tool - a good automatic welding helmet.

Third best - leather gloves and apron.

Worst - flip flops and shorts. Ouch, ouch, ouch
thatguyMD and GR-CJ like this.

BagusJeep lives in Bali.

1981 CJ7 258ci - Bagusjeep
1984 CJ7 258ci - Puthijeep
1981 J20 258ci - Gladys
1951 Willys CJ3A/MB/M38 - Little Willy
1995 Cherokee 4.0 - CHEROKEE
BagusJeep is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 06-03-2020, 05:11 AM
bob4703
Registered User
1974 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Easley
Posts: 2,401
https://oljeep.com/edge_parts_man.html

-----

Paved roads are prime examples of government over spending!
bob4703 is offline  
post #11 of 14 Old 06-11-2020, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
thatguyMD
Registered User
 
thatguyMD's Avatar
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Urbana (Frederick)
Posts: 9
Garage
flipflops!!! LOL!!
thatguyMD is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 06-11-2020, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
thatguyMD
Registered User
 
thatguyMD's Avatar
1979 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Urbana (Frederick)
Posts: 9
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by BagusJeep View Post
oljeep.com for all the FSM and parts books, they are useful in guessing where parts came from. Free as well.

As to rust repair, it is a pain. Cut deep back to clean metal, get it real clean on both sides and use metal of the same thickness. Hit and miss stitching until the bits are aligned then go back and infill, do not allow it to heat up too much in one place or it will warp.

Best tool - BFH

Next best tool - a good automatic welding helmet.

Third best - leather gloves and apron.

Worst - flip flops and shorts. Ouch, ouch, ouch
BFH? Sorry I not sure what you mean.
thatguyMD is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 06-11-2020, 12:16 PM
87MJTim
Registered User
 
87MJTim's Avatar
1987 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Market, MD
Posts: 571
Quote:
Originally Posted by thatguyMD View Post
BFH? Sorry I not sure what you mean.
Big F##king Hammer

Tim

87 Comanche, 4.0, AX15 (formerly BA10/5), D44
84 CJ7, 4.0 (93 XJ) AX15 (Formerly T5)
87MJTim is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 06-15-2020, 05:35 PM
Utah_Vol
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Tooele
Posts: 4
Anyone know where I could get a FSM for a 93 YJ. I know I can buy one on EBay or on other sites but they all seem to be out of the country. Little skeptic buying outside of the US and not getting what I’m looking for. Purchased the YJ this past winter and after tearing the whole interior apart I’m trying to figure out all the redneck wiring and put it somewhat back to factory settings. Thanks
Utah_Vol is offline  
Reply

Tags
body mount , restoration , rust bucket project , rust repair , welding patch

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome