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07-22-2018 04:14 AM
keith460 I'm pretty sure it was these PEM's with 8-32 threads. PEM's part number: CLS-832-2
07-21-2018 10:57 AM
keith460 If you have an OEM dash panel, it will be a PEM for 18 gauge steel.







07-21-2018 07:44 AM
SCSFire1744 Keith,
Do you know what thickness the PEM was you used for the dash pad? (0,1,2,3). Awesome thread, refurbing my 1985 cj7 right now.
05-30-2018 01:26 PM
CJ7Guy1
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Originally Posted by robblue6412 View Post
Patrick, that's unbelievable. What an amazing find! It would be really cool if you started a new thread and just posted pics of your all original CJ.
You're right of course - I've hijacked the crap out of Keith's amazing restoration write-up - sorry Keith.

New thread HERE.

Thread title in case this get's screwed up 'Garage Find - 18 years sitting in a garage'.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming...

~Patrick
05-30-2018 01:15 PM
CJ7Guy1
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Originally Posted by STJP View Post
I notice the tach mount is a Quadratec item. Do you have that part number?

STJP
Man, you guys never miss a thing!

I'm a youth rugby coach so I've been spreading the gospel of Jeep to my boys for years and years. Also have five sons of my own, all of which learned to drive on one of my Jeeps.

So, A Jeep Jeep Here, A Jeep Jeep There, Everywhere a Jeep Jeep ....

The upside of course is the same thing we all share, the love of the intangible Jeep freedom and all that come with it.

The down side, the 10 or so that now have their own Jeeps (various years), come to me to fix, install, upgrade, FIX their Jeeps. The Quadratec box was from one of them - the front plastic thingy that makes up the sport top thingy on a 2004. The kid wanted to put a bikini top on like mine.

At least it's not a Toyota Land Cruiser box of parts (my other vehicle in the picture) - OH but wait, I almost forgot, Toyota Land Cruiser's don't break and have almost no aftermarket parts to add on.... A shame really.

~ Patrick
05-30-2018 10:35 AM
robblue6412 Patrick, that's unbelievable. What an amazing find! It would be really cool if you started a new thread and just posted pics of your all original CJ.
05-30-2018 07:55 AM
STJP I notice the tach mount is a Quadratec item. Do you have that part number?

STJP
05-30-2018 03:02 AM
CJ7Guy1
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Originally Posted by keith460 View Post
Does the tachometer at least function?

Overall, the Renegade looks to be in good shape, very little rust so must have been in California its entire life. I'll be heading that way tomorrow for a few days and then off to Portland, OR.
Yep, works perfectly. The joined red wires is a total mystery and someone should explain the to people who are adding one to their Jeep.

What did you, or anybody else, use to cut the dash? Bet hit's harder then the cardboard to cut...

Yep, SoCal - Chatsworth. She's all yours if you need a Jeep while in town - just reach out to me and I'll make sure the tank is full.

Seriously, just bring it back in something similar to the way you take it.

There's a bunch of secret crap hidden on it, I'll be glad to show you. I mostly hide it so nobody will steal it - no new paint, no over the top external bling, etc. Dana 60 locked rear - check...

If you want to lend a hand, the Red 1986 needs a little love (and everything other then the smashed tub).

Just bought this one>


Yep, this should just about piss everyone off - 1985 CJ-7 - ALL STOCK, sitting in a garage for the past 18 years - untouched.

That's right, a garage find Jeep.

No rust, not one undercarriage scratch (never been off road), 100k miles.

$3,500. [insert image of man dropping the mic and walking off stage HERE]

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful guys, although it's true. Really.

And NO Keith, you can't drive my blue Jeep to Portland, so don't ask.

~Patrick
05-29-2018 07:00 PM
keith460 Does the tachometer at least function?

Overall, the Renegade looks to be in good shape, very little rust so must have been in California its entire life. I'll be heading that way tomorrow for a few days and then off to Portland, OR.
05-29-2018 04:55 PM
CJ7Guy1
Pro Installer

Keith, I totally abide to your high restoration standard bar. We should all strive for such detail.

I know, without a doubt, I couldn't have done my Tach instill without all the amazing CL (Center Line) drawings and variouse parts lists you've provided.

Here's mine>


Little more detail>

Obviously, all readers won't need the red 'night gauge reading torch' but, if you guys are interested in the details, the part number is: 123CrapyAssFlashlight - Amazon for sure.

Also, the right pro-mounting sub-straight is crucial - I say again, crucial to the proper install. Just any old sub-straight won't do, no, no. You have to have the right density, water resistance and malleability to get that 'factory' look. I didn't have that so I used some cardboard I found in the trash.

Big picture of the 1984 Jeep CJ-7 (ignore the red 1986 Jeep - it had a rough weekend - little TLC and maybe lick of paint and it will be right as rain in no time)>


I'll try to get a more detailed write up when I can scrounge some time between the Clock install and the, wait for it..., the Ash Tray installed.

~ Patrick

ps
No clue how to remove my first attempt at Drag Files Here photo (very bottom one) - sorry for the duplicate.
04-26-2017 10:38 AM
Morro21 Hello, I have a 1982 CJ7 and as you did Im in the middle of the restauration process. Do you have any Idea to make easier to fold down the windshield and put it up again without having to unscrew?
04-12-2017 03:52 AM
keith460 The correct bulbs for illuminating the speedometer gauge are the short #53 bulbs, 4 each. Anything longer will melt the blue plastic domes of the speedometer if longer bulbs are used there. Ask me how I know.

I got bulbs from NAPA but Amazon also carries them as well. Here: https://www.amazon.com/GE-25550-Mini.../dp/B003QZTIKE

The correct bulbs for the volt and oil pressure gauge are #1895. Here:https://www.amazon.com/Camco-54836-R...895+light+bulb

FYI, they are listed in the FSM on page C-125. Interior Lighting
04-11-2017 09:03 PM
cw05 Keith, thanks for your detailed write-ups! I still refer back to this thread and others that you have done in the past. Do you or anyone else happen to know what the correct bulb size for the factory Faria voltmeter gauge is? It is not listed in the M.R. 252 FSM or anywhere that I can find on the web. The guys at Advance Auto parts tried to get me to buy a round bulb that did not look like it will fit. I took a straight bulb out (no end flare like a typical home incandescent bulb) that I believe is either a 1891 or 1893 out. They did not stock either at the store and I like to confirm what I'm looking for prior to going to other stores. Thanks for your advice.
11-28-2016 09:21 PM
Hankey Awesome wright up !!!! Thank you Kieth
05-09-2016 11:22 AM
acgcoug My '79 has a single speaker, and the powerhouse, original AM only radio. I was able to replace my speaker without removing the dash.
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