CJ7 Caroline Build

rubclt

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#1
I wanted an original paint CJ8 to do a “rustic build”. I then found near me a CJ7 that looked the part, and I brought it home and named her Caroline...

Caroline has no drive train, but I plan to use a used 258, Auto, Dana 300, 2.5” BDS with Shackles and 33x10.50x15 BFG KM3 MT’s 44835452-18ED-4E74-AD8A-AFA176DBEEF9.jpeg
 
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rubclt

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After a good wand wash can start to see areas for repair... the foot well on both sides, a little rocker on drivers and drivers rear corner from PO was rear ended and a lot of bondo repair 85D43A2D-DBC3-4DD1-ADCC-CFFFEA1BAD9D.jpeg 71A8A3A1-BCD1-4521-B38D-5F2E5D497F94.jpeg 08D0422B-7E42-4172-9717-5880D540263E.jpeg A55CA89E-FA4C-4399-A2CB-D4E17D40DAF8.jpeg EC9036A2-7837-48A2-B1F1-7582AB308471.jpeg BAE1B2AA-8910-4907-8C5D-88561384DE67.jpeg
 

Scramblin Man

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#9
Slate Blue is a great color, both paint and interior. It is just difficult to find slate interior pieces. Is it an 83 ?
 

rubclt

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#10
Slate Blue is a great color, both paint and interior. It is just difficult to find slate interior pieces. Is it an 83 ?
agree, slate Blue is a neat color, had a TJ in a similar color and love it. I have the dash pad in slate blue, rough, will try to repair... likely get Slate Blue after market seats unless I find some OEM for resemble price as this will be a driver...
 

rubclt

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#11
Cleaning bolts versus sand blasting to maintain rustic look, thread chasing and wd40 DD9B4FFC-0A04-4816-9204-36C87AEC991C.jpeg A19F6CDB-92F9-4991-A266-E5656A195337.jpeg 66428AC6-3ADA-407C-9F9E-D02C3E779D7C.jpeg
 

rubclt

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#12
The green windshield frame swapped by PO need painting. Will decide if I sand some of new paint to match rest of jeep. 3179D0B6-CD56-4D1C-ADBF-DA3E483FD8C7.jpeg E2AABC85-CA1E-4CA8-9834-006214CDAC40.jpeg DC1B5B8D-E7AB-4C19-AE2F-71E51383D034.jpeg
 
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rubclt

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#14
Rear corner was hit and repaired with bondo... I have a new corner but wanted to try this one with clear coat coming which will improve color match. I did distress the new paint to look old and match jeep
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jerseyjeeps

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#17
Looking great. I thought I would share a little bit of brotherly inspiration, a parts Heep I bought last spring. This one is too far gone but wow do I like your color combo. And this one. An 84 though and ice blue and not slate. (Slate ended in 83, sadly)

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rubclt

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#19
Steering column, master cylinder out of way to start cleaning engine bay and install new floors.
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mhinchliffe

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#20
You need to soak (pickle) those bolts in muriatic acid, rinse them and then re-coat them in your own electroplating set up. E-A-S-Y to do. There's also a black coating that Mopar used on their fasteners. I'd have to google it up.
Strip and coat your own stuff. You can control how perfect it is and it'll be protected with a sacrificial layer of zinc.
just my quick .02
 
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