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Thread: 1985 CJ-7 Renegade Frame-Off Resto

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    1985 CJ-7 Renegade Frame-Off Resto

    Follow this thread as I (along with help from friends like Pav1) return this CJ to it's original glory. It starts off as an all original 1985 Ice Blue Metallic CJ-7 Renegade with a 4.2L and T-5. It is a Canadian Jeep, and is rust-free. It was very well maintained as you can see, with only 86,000 original KM's (53,000 Miles) on the odo. It is very worthy of a frame off. It won't happen overnight, but I plan on the summer of 2012 for it to be done. I'm thinking it will become an "Olympic White" Renegade with Garnet interior...and a 360 V8 AMC engine.
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    As of March 4, 2011

    Here's what we have done so far...
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    Wow, she looks like a cherry survivor. Has this been painted?
    Great find, especially for a CDN jeep.

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    All original paint. Lots of oil spray/Krown over the years!

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    this thing is mint nice find

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    Wow, Todd nice find...

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    Thanks! Yes, I think it will be a really nice example once completed. It is in such good condition that I just HAD to restore it . Come on over and see it anytime.

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    I like picatures.

    Subscribed to watch the progress. Love CJs.
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    Hey, where's the picture of the 'handsome mechanic' Hahahahahahah....

    I was working on it last night...wow in great shape.

    All the bolts in the roll bar, windshield and seatbelts came out without heat or pentetrating oil...UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Beautiful score buddy...I'll help out whenever I can.

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    Nice Todd - count me in for another pair of hands to help with your build

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    My Mechanic

    Without friends like Pav1 this project would not be possible. Thanks pal! Also- thanks for your offer to help, Paul. Very much appreciated.
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    Oh stop it buddy, I'm getting misty.



    The person in the red jacket is the true mechanic.
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    very nice!


    cant wait to see it when its all finished
    No fingers, no toes, she doesn't own elbows,
    No phalanges no knobby knees to knock.
    She don't need knuckles or hands to go see punk rock bands, She's always in the stands, she's nubs

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    How it got to Brantford

    Here it is as I bought it, loaded up and getting ready to head to Brantford. This Jeep spent its entire life in the Ottawa area.
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    this one looks real nice.....i wouldve done that one had i found it. good luck with the build...be very patient grasshopper..very patient.

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    Was it someone you knew??? I am always on the hunt for a mint jeep for a total restore. Never saw that one on the boards here in the Ottawa area.....

    That's a fantastic find BTW. Would love to do a frame off and try to bring a CJ back to new... Great project and subscribed.
    RIP OD, YOU'LL BE MISSED.... BUT that's OK 'cuz you've been REPLACED !!!

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    And then you bring it here..for that bullet proof finish......Metalworkspowdercoating.com (caledonia)

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    Thanks for the info. I will get in touch when the Jeep has been blasted. Out of curiosity, what is the cost to powdercoat a frame?

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    I cant answer that..but i would guess to phosfate and powdercoat.. I would guess about 500.00...call mike u wont be dissapointed

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    I called him.. he said about 300.00

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