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Gastonia, North Carolina
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1985 Jeep CJ7
Week of December 26, 2005
A local customer asked us to build a CJ7.  We found a partially completed restoration.  The frame and
drive train had already been rebuilt, including the 360 V8, 4-speed transmission and Dana 300 Transfer
Case.  We started on this project towards the end of December.
Week of January 2, 2006
We mocked up all the body panels to assure a proper fit.  The firewall
was prepped and painted.  The brake and clutch assemblies were installed.
All the new parts and accessories were received.
Week of January 9, 2006
We spent this week completing body work and prepping body parts for custom paint.  We also tack
welded the full roll cage together.
Week of January 23, 2006
We worked primarily on the inside of the Jeep this week.
The tub and liftgate were prepped, then a bedliner was sprayed in.
Week of January 30, 2006
We finished welding the roll cage together and coated it. We wire brushed, sanded, scraped, pressure
washed and painted the undercarriage.  We started preparing the engine for wiring and installed new
accessories.  Many of the components were sand blasted, etch primed and painted prior to installation.
Week of February 6, 2006
We installed a brand new Painless wiring harness in the dash and engine bay.  We assembled the dash with
all new gauges and heat controls. We installed many new engine components including Omix valve covers,
Hedman headers, DEI spark plug protectors and a K&N X Stream Air Flow Filter.  All of which we sale and
would be glad to install on your Jeep.  It might not look like a lot was done this week, but little details take up
Week of February 13, 2006
The front end was assembled, including the radiator with an electric fan.  The wiring up front was
completed.  The dash was bolted in place and all the lights and wiring were tested.  The engine was ran
and was brought up to operating temperature.  Things are really starting to come together.
Week of February 20, 2006
This week we installed the new 4" lift kit, with sway bar disconnects.  The front & rear brakes were rebuilt
with all new componets.  One piece rear axles were installed, along with a new transmission mount.  New
35" BFG AT Tires & Mickey Thompson Classic Lock Wheels were put on.  It is really coming together!
Week of February 27, 2006
wipers and wiper motor were installed.  A new shifter tunnel cover and knobs were put in place.  
The custom roll cage we built was dropped in and the Warn rock sliders were bolted on.
Week of March 6 & 13, 2006
The seats, steering wheel, mirrors, tail gate, fender flares, fire extinguishers, along with one completed
door were installed.  The dual exhaust was fabricated & installed by a local exhaust shop.  The Jeep
was test driven & performed beautifully.  Due to a few needed vacation days, the shop will be closed
this weekend.  We look forward to showing you the finished project in a couple of weeks, so please
check back.
The Jeep was completed and turned over to the new proud & very patient owner on
Monday, April 3, 2006.
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Week of January 16, 2006
We painted the Jeep a custom orange color & buffed to an ultra gloss shine.