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Project Cheap Jeep (56k DIE)

What it looked like when we got it















After 1 day of working on it, besides the day we gutted teh interrior.


Hole in floor (there is a few of them, but they will be fixed)




Sanding paint off is fun..hahaah



It will be finished in less than 2 months, and sold.

It is a 1977 CJ5 we picked it up motorless and transless for dirt cheap. Plan on dropping in very little money, doing all the work ourselves, and selling it for a good profit for a beat up jeep.

We are installing a I-6 in it next week that we picked up for 100 bucks

Motor wil be red, body, gun metal, frame gray, interrior black.

I will try to keep this thread up to date as best i can as we progress...The frame should be painted this weekend, and motor might be painted and stuff. there is a lot of fabrication that needs to be done, but we can do it with the tools we have.

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The dead chair....that almost killed me









PICTURES PART 3









































Body color (one coat, not preped, just painted)





Dead animal Warning!!!!!!)





Thats it for today..

No work done to the jeep, just ran around and picked stuff up.
 

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jeeps are great, i got a 88 pioneer with 285k on it, did something bad when i went mudding and no runs right now, acctually i dirty right now cuz i trying to figure out what went wrong, most likely bad battery cuz its old and has no water, OR its the altenator/starter
also my u-joints might be going, but for 300 bucks its fun and runs AWESOME
if u have a chance to get a jeep with the i-6 pick it up, very good engine!!!!
 

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Wow, that looks like a big project man! Keep us updated and good luck [:D]
 

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Needs more Ram Jet 502. [:D]
 

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cool ....did you know that they just recently stop produceing the I-6 derived from the AMC I-6. An era finnaly comes to an end. It was in production almost has long has the small block chevy. Just a little info thought ya'll might find interesting.
 

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You sir, are my hero!

I used to own an 81 CJ-7 and I miss that thing TERRIBLY! I will own an old school CJ once again someday!
 

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This is my buddy greg (pictured in all the pics) like 4th Jeep rebuild, the others were for pleasure, this is for money..haha

Jason, you can buy this one when we are done with it.....hehe
 

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Wow... Lots of work ahead....
 

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very cool project. You guys made good work for only one day!
 

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Not a lot of work, Greg doesnt work full time, and our nights are very free, so it moves quick, 2/3rd s of the frame are painted, hand brushed..it will move quick
 

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chaney said:
This is my buddy greg (pictured in all the pics) like 4th Jeep rebuild, the others were for pleasure, this is for money..haha

Jason, you can buy this one when we are done with it.....hehe
Well I had a CJ-7 before and I always wanted a CJ-5 for my next Jeep.....

It would have to be under $500 for me to buy it though. [rofl]

I've got NO excess money right now otherwise I would seriously consider it...
 

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more pictures in first post!

Body is almost sanded down, motor is getting painted, frame is done, new rear bar, trans mount is ordered. Total so far :1145

We have a large order comming in in the next few days. This weekend we wil tackle all the body work along with the floor. Then hopefully get the undercoating on the body, and in the engine bay.

We are on schedule, a little over on the money, but still in our price range. Only body paint to buy now, and a few odds and ends.
 

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wow..mega progress in a few days. You're gonna have a nice toy when you're done [thumb]
 
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