Posted by on 8/10/2021 to Builds
We found this 1985 CJ7 sitting in a garage for the last 10 years and seeing it was a Legacy Jeep, we had to get him. Jeep had a rollcage in it built by Baertrax about 20 years ago. The Jeep had been an offroader and the previous owner had started a 1 ton swap but never finished... While we loved the idea of an offroad toy, this Jeep was screaming to be restored. It's not often you find a rust free body and frame with a collection of original parts to do just that. So off came the axles and we got busy.
Here are the specs of the final build.
Original 4.2L engine with a fuel injection kit added.
Automatic transmission, Dana 300 transfercase
Widetrack Dana30 front, AMC 20 rear 4.10 gears and posi lockers
2" lift, new HD steering kit
New brakes, fluids, and a tune up
15x8 Black steelies with 33" tires
And what started out to be a summer Jeep for the shop to have and show off, turned into a sale before we could even enjoy the final result.