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1976 CJ7, Got this from a neighbor, she said engine was bad, parked since 2014. I trailered it home, some minor work and it runs and drives fine, body has rust and looks ugly,
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IDK... don't see ugly at all?

Patina for sure, but not ugly!

I'd fog a little blue back on that hood, and sand the rest even but not down/off. A little clear, and you are good to go!

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It’s beautiful. Perfect patina. Don’t change a thing.
 

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If you tidy the rust a bit and put a lacquer or clear coat on it you can keep that look.

A solid Jeep that is like a blank canvas, nothing is impossible
 

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Use a rattle can rust killer on the surface rust. Follow the instructions and use a matte or satin clear coat. You'll keep the patina.

I would do something with those seats. That foam will soak up the rain and you never want to experience the surprise while driving of a spring breaking and coming through the seat foam. Don't ask how I know!
 

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i would love to have that jeep as it sits. some replacement seats and its good to go
 

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This is my candidate. Saw it at a car show in MO a few years ago.
Look at the badge on the hood - to add insult to injury, this is/was a Tuxedo Park Mark IV.

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This is my candidate. Saw it at a car show in MO a few years ago.
Look at the badge on the hood - to add insult to injury, this is/was a Tuxedo Park Mark IV.

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Its kind of cool until you meet the guy that drives it and realize he bought from some guy that lives in Bute Mo and not because it was an "economical decision" I love that "so you must be a welder" commentary
 

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I'd have to know that it was a fully functional/pristine tuxedo park edition which was castrated and hacked to bits before I'd lay shame on that build.

If it was abandoned parts pieced together, and has the under pinning of an undesirable 2wd postal jeep and a salvaged tuxedo park hood or badges simply added, I'm all in. I even kinda dig the set up

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I'd have to know that it was a fully functional/pristine tuxedo park edition which was castrated and hacked to bits before I'd lay shame on that build.

If it was abandoned parts pieced together, and has the under pinning of an undesirable 2wd postal jeep and a salvaged tuxedo park hood or badges simply added, I'm all in. I even kinda dig the set up

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I do like some of those hot rodded jeeps also.


Someone build a steampunk CJ here a few years ago but cant find the post anymore.
He did some interesting things on it.

For ugliest, does it have to run?
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Yes- must run.
 

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I do like some of those hot rodded jeeps also.


Someone build a steampunk CJ here a few years ago but cant find the post anymore.
He did some interesting things on it.
Imagine building bigfoot on a stock platfor 570 ci blown motor. That would be something. Honestly a drag jeep is a terrible idea. Theres got to be a special place for that.
 

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John, That picture of the CJ Rust Bucket looks almost identical to my 1972 when I got it out of the field. Most can't believe I rebuilt it from the lug nuts up, but was my first time doing it and had a blast. Could never sell it for near what I have into it, so I just drive it.
 
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