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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default 1983 CJ7 build (the-sandman's)

I bought this jeep

then found it to be a basket case, with numerous problems and issues like

Lights didnt work
wipers didnt work
most electrical stuff didnt work (bad grounds everywhere was the reason)
no gauges worked, once they did i had little to no oil pressure
t-case wont shift into 4 wheel
no front driveshaft
rear driveshaft needs shortened
dash and gauges bent and smashed (why?)
windshield frame rotten and glass broken
s10 bucket seats
dry and detriorating gel coat on fiberglass still real nice so i want to protect it

so many things i wanted changed like the seats, the dash, the gauges

but in truth it is a rock solid frame, good body, nice soft top with a solid drivetrain - has a freshly rebuilt 304 with headers, flowmasters, a holley carb, an edelbrock intake, a mild cam and msd ingnition...runs awesome

this thing does have a lot of potential, just needs work

these are pics of it when i bought it....more to come

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