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Spankrjs' 1984 Long Term Project

spankrjs

Scrambler Junkie
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This is my newest "project" Scrambler. I bought this Scrambler from a member of this forum, doznfire, who was great to deal with. This Scrambler is mostly complete, just needs some minor finishing work to get it back running.

Link to original "For Sale" Thread:

http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29994


I don't plan on a whole bunch of modifications to this Scrambler, I basically just want to get it running again. But, I am sure there will be a few changes and slight mods along the way.


Enough of the talk, here are some pictures of my newest project.

A few pictures of it being unloaded, and the truck it came on.








A picture of it with JeepAddicts 1984 RHD Postal Scrambler and a triple black factory paint CJ-7 Laredo.




Under Hood shot, TBI 350, still needs to be wired up.




Light surface rust stain at cowl seam.




This is about the worst "rust" on the jeep. Slight paint bubbling on the driver side rocker behind the door opening. Solid on the back side, just needs to be knocked off and primed.




The factory rear chrome bumper is slightly tweaked/bowed out in the middle.


 
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spankrjs

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A few overhead shots.








Front shots. I need to paint the grill to match.








Passenger side rocker panel damage. I was aware of this issue. This kind of body repair is a piece of cake compared to rust repair. Or, rock sliders could cover this up.








Overall passenger side shot.

 

spankrjs

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Picture of the interior, with aftermarket seats. Not sure if I am going to keep these.




This is about the extent of floor board rust, light surface rust on driver side floor, no rust through.




Quick picture of the transmission shifter.




Overall, I am very happy with this project. I need to hurry up and get the green "yard Scrambler" running so I can work on this one.

I will take some more pictures of it this weekend when I go to see it. Thanks to JeepAddict for all of the above pictures.

That's it for now:D
 

Jeep Addict

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Glad I can help. It looks really good in person. Nice stance and different look color combo with color matched hard top. All of the upgrades look nicely done. It will be a great Scrambler when you are done with it.
 

Bushmaster6

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#7
here we go again :evil:

reallylike that light tank color combo, particularly with the matched full hard top, looks very "utility"


looks very cool.. subscribed!
 
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bigwalton

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:popcorn:

How many rounds of polish with this get? You going to try to keep up with RM? ;)

I'm generally not a fan of matched color tops in most cases, but that seems to work nicely :thumbsup:
 

spankrjs

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:popcorn:

How many rounds of polish with this get? You going to try to keep up with RM? ;)

I'm generally not a fan of matched color tops in most cases, but that seems to work nicely :thumbsup:
No way can I keep up with RM:rotfl: I might try to polish it up, but I don't think that this particular color will really ever "shine":shrug:

This color is starting to "grow" on me. It has a "utilitarian" look to it. I agree on the color matched tops, but it seems to work OK with this color. This Scrambler, with the full top, is kind of like a "budget" Overlander:D
 

Bushmaster6

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#13
if I had a full hard top on mine, I'd highly consider color matching it to the body, specifically for that expo-look (think LR Defender).. although my SL came with the tan/brown stripes/letters so.. the tan top would work also.

get some plain steelie wheels for it ;)
 

spankrjs

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I went to go see my newest Scrambler this past weekend. Wow:woot: The seller did not promote the good things or mention half of the new parts that are on this Scrambler. Appreciate everything, Kyle:cheers:

Picture of the dash. Looks to be in great shape. A new oil pressure gauge is in the back. Looks like he installed the TBI computer in the same place where the factory CJ carb computer was located. New Lokar shifter.




Rust free floor boards and bulkhead. The bulkhead still has the factory rubber seal at the bottom.




The only rust hole on the entire Scrambler. Small hole in the middle of the bed floor behind the bulkhead. It will be an easy cut out and weld fix. Strange place for a rust hole, considering all the normal rust trouble spots are free from rust.






Surface rust on bed floor. This is the worst "damage". I love CA Jeeps[:D]




Interior floor boards are almost perfect.




Picture of the TBI 350. Brand new throttle body, wire harness, sensors, etc. Just need to wire up the alternator, starter, and provide power to the TBI harness. Should just take a Saturday to finish up the wiring.

 

spankrjs

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Groovy bumper stickers[8D] Check out the chain on the gas cap.






Factory 20 gallon tank.




Four brand new 33x12.50x15 BFG All Terrains. If the matching spare tire isn't new, it isn't far from it.




All new exhaust, from the manifolds back. Looks like 3" tube, new CAT, new Magnaflow muffler and tip. I just need to add an o2 sensor bung on the exhaust. New rear drive shaft.




Factory steel doors are complete and functional. Driver side door needs one of the rods reinstalled so that it opens with the outside handle. No stress cracks on the doors where they usually split.




Jeep came with two new suspension seats. They have removable head rests, fabric covered foam. Pretty comfortable. They have the slots and straps for 5 point harnesses. I am probably going to install different seats, factory seats, that will look sweet with the jeeps existing color and stripes. Top secret for now.




New shackles, leaf springs, bushings. Four brand new shocks in the back. The driver side caliper is hanging loose for some reason. But, their are two new rotors, calipers, pads, wheel bearings, and hub seals in a box in the back. Parking brake works very well.






Close up of muffler.

 

spankrjs

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Warn full float rear axles. Aftermarket steel wheels.




Windshield frame has a rust spot. Will either try to repair this frame or replace it.




Rust free undercarriage, frame, body mounts still in great shape. If I buy another CJ, it will definitely be from the west coast like this one. The shipping expense is well worth it to obtain dry, rust free vehicles.








A few overall shots.










That's it for now.
 
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