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1985 Jeep CJ7


1985 Jeep CJ7


Custom built to owners specifications. Brandon contacted me looking to have a CJ built for him. We came up with a budget and began the process of finding a good starter jeep. A 1985 CJ was found, 90% rust free and had a 6 cyl and a T-176 4 spd that I knew would hold up to the V8 he wanted installed. Once the Jeep was stripped down to bare metal, we removed and repaired all the rust spots and straitened some of the sheet metal, while still maintaining the original CJ spot welds and character that proves to real jeep owners that “this jeep is original”. Brandon choose a 1985 AMC Dark Midnight Blue. Once the engine compartment was sprayed we installed a AMC 360 that we found on craigslist. It had recently had a cam, timing chain and head work done. Being this was the only way to get a V8 within budget. We swapped it in. Brandon wanted a motor he could show at car shows and header and side pipes were a MUST! Well I DO LOVE side pipes, So I happily installed them. We finished painting the body, installed Rock Corners, a 2.5″ lift kit with .5″ lift shackles and new pro comp shocks. New 33×12.50×15 BFG All Terrains on Eagle 589 Wheels. We also Painted the underneath in high temp black. A new gas tank and sender was installed along with the under side work. The floor pans were rhino lined in black and all new Dash pulls, indicators, shift knobs, boots etc. Brandon wanted a hard to find interior color, nutmeg. We found front and rear seats in this color but nothing else. I had a custom vinyl paint made up to match and sprayed some “spice colored” center console, visors, dash pad, speaker pods, grab bar and the YJ door panels. Once all together the Jeep turned out amazing. Fully detailed, Super strong, sounds amazing and drives great. I firmly believe that we removed 95% of all the bolts in this Jeep. Dang near a nut and bolt. Build time was a little over 2 months. Custom built per owners specs, and only slightly over budget! LOL Just Empty Every Pocket Thanks Brandon and enjoy your Jeep. I would be happy to have this one in my garage.

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