Build Thread F4u5T's 85' CJ-7

Build Thread F4u5T's 85' CJ-7

F4u5T

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Bristol, VA
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85 CJ7, pretty much bone stock and rusty
Hello Everyone,
Brand new to this site and Jeeps altogether, but Im pretty familiar with the garage and figured why not start a build thread.
So, long story short - I traded for this 85' CJ7 ( without a title:confused:)
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I posted it as a Abandon vehicle - where in Va, if the registered owner doesnt pick it up within 15 days - you can apply for a title.
Just my luck, the registered owner showed up on the 15th day at 8pm - with a title and trailer:eek: I agreed to "buy" it for $500, which is on top of what I already traded for it:mad:
Anyway, now I have the title in hand and am ready to get to work. So far I have focused on the obvious areas that need fixed before I can get it on the road. the turn signals are gone, with the lever.
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The seats may as well had been installed with superglue
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then there are additional engineering marvels found along the way, like this handy exhaust damper!:eek:
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It amazes me the trouble some people will go too, to half *** fix something:mad: but it is my project now and I will make it right.
Ive ordered the first of the parts, turn signal lever, lenses, ignition cylinder and dash indicator lamps.
Nest I will need seats, all of em plus the riser for the drivers - so if you have em laying around and your nearby, give me a holler!
 
How's the engine? Also, are you going to completely redo the exhaust? If so, what direction are you going to go? Stock or something a little more interesting?
 
It actually runs pretty good. The wiring is a complete mess, and it has its issues but I'm having a good time fixing it. Hope to learn a bit from this one and go from there
 

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