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She is a 1986 CJ7 151k on the clock but the motor has been replaced its a 4.0 inline 6 with an automatic.
It has a dana 300 xfer case.
4inch lift with 33's
Body is a little rusty but still pretty sound.

Already missing my lockers and winch. No upgrades done to it yet except removed some stickers.
Got a great deal on it bought it off a friend who had it for 11 years and drove it very little.

Went 1.5 years without a jeep and it was tough I find myself driving this just cause its more fun.
I feel very blessed having a new baby and thinking a jeep would be many years off and this one fell into my lap and the wife said go for it.
 

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If I ever stumble across a 7 that's in the money I'd be all over it. Better then having a CD at the bank.
 

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Nice rig, now put a Rubicon sticker across the hood for added horsepower. :lildevil:
 

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I'm jealous, you get a great platform that all us Jeepers admire. My next one will be a classic for sure.
 

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Nice looking rig there-good platform to work from. Can have a LOT of fun with that.

Oh, and WELCOME BACK!!! Knew you'd return sooner or later... :lildevil: :D

Best of Luck,

Mike
 

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Welcome back and now that I am not too far away we can go wheeling.
 

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It is hard to stay away from a Jeep. I like CJ-7s. My dad had one he sold to get a Rubicon after hearing about mine. He still misses it.
 

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Very nice... great to have ya back! :beerchug:
 

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good find....
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Thanks I am really excited about getting out and wheeling it. I am also excited to be back in the jeep community hopefully I can meet up with some old friends again.

I also hope to at least get a rear locker in this thing. Forgot what it was like driving a vehicle with an open rear diff.
 

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I am going to have to start some rust mitigation sooner then later. Just wondering what the best way to do that is. I have thought about bedlining it or maybe something else. The worst rust is fender wells. Windshield frame has some rust as well.

Other plans money is tight so probably only necessities at first. (going from 2 incomes no kids to 1 income with kid is rough)

Part of my Rubi will live on though. I sold him my rear bumper and he never put it on so he gave it to me when he sold me the jeep. So the rear bumper will go on soon.
 

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Very best year of the 7's IMHO. Congrats on a great looking CJ. Did you check to see if it had a Dana 44 axle in the rear yet?
 

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Jeepville said:
I am going to have to start some rust mitigation sooner then later. Just wondering what the best way to do that is. I have thought about bedlining it or maybe something else. The worst rust is fender wells. Windshield frame has some rust as well.
Is this a daily driver? That will make a difference on how you take care of the rust. A long time ago, I restored a 67 Mustang FB. I stripped it and blasted all the rust out. I replaced some panels and filled pits. This is hard to do to a DD. I would find a new windshield frame. I do not think you are going to stop that rust. The wheelwells are about $50. I would replace the rusted one(s). It can be done in a weekend
 

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Rear Axle


Front Axle


Here are the axles so what do I got? this was my first chance to take a look.
No its not a daily driver. Which makes it real nice to work on and wheel.
Thanks for the alum tip will it oxidize being up against a piece of steel?
 

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Thanks for the alum tip will it oxidize being up against a piece of steel?
If you have bare metal against bare metal, electolysis will occur. Many body shops are not welding panels anymore. They use adhesives that they claim are as strong as a weld. If you use these adhesives, you will not have aluminum touching steel. IFRC, they apply the adhesive on primed panels.
 
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