1982 Slate Blue Metallic SR

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#1
I’ve been searching for a nice original 83 slate blue since I like that decal package. I was turned on to this 82 triple slate and decided to pull the trigger. I purchased it from the son of the original owner who was a huge Ronald Reagan fan. To say it was sitting for sometime is an understatement! Not perfect paint. Plenty of patina but exactly what I was looking for. It’s totally original unmolested. Here’s a few quick pics before it gets defunkafied.
I guess the build date was September of 81. Don’t think I’ve seen one of these little stickers with all the writing on it still. The original soft top is a little bit dirty!
 

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Will get more pics today. Spent what little energy I had left yesterday pressure washing it on the trailer and washing the exterior. Took it on a three mile trip with no issues. Or registration and insurance.
 

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Had a little time this evening so I pulled off the driver side wheels and cleaned some. PO just put brand new tires on it and they never put the caps back on so I did that too. Took her on a nice little drive with no issues. Great afternoon weather. Nice patina on the hood and a spot behind the driver rear wheel that’s baked down to the metal. No rust just a spot where the primer didn’t hold up I guess. I think the original paint is going to come back really nice once worked a little bit. While it was on the trailer yesterday I pressure washed underneath and also washed the outside. The original soft top cleaned up really nice. Not sure if the window can be replaced but I have an NOS top for this Jeep.
 

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More buffing. What paint is left is looking really nice. Buffed top of the pass fender and side of the dr hood and latch. Dr fender has a cabbage ball side dent. Going to bring it to a pdr place and see what they can do. I’m stoked about this survivor.
 

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Started working on this one. Pulling off body trim to wax the paint. I’ve been very careful and only misplaced about half of the parts but I’m pretty sure I know where they are.
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I’m also testing out Evaporust gel in the bed. It remained wet but clearly was left on too long. I really wanted to see how it would affect the paint. Good news the paint was not harmed at all. A stiff brush and the dried gel comes off:fingerscrossed:

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Cool build... evaporust works great, I soak many parts in bucket and have found 12 hours or so original paint usually ok, longer periods it will start to come off...
 
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