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17-07-2007, 02:49 PM
where can i find info on CJ7's, Build data ect
i will be restoring an 81 Renegade so i will also need to find stuff like , Complete wiring harnesses , Seals and Rubbers, a new glove box the cardboard has Rotted away
Power steering and Brake boosters
Any help will be appreciated
17-07-2007, 05:35 PM
So, is this one yours? Its a very contagious bug :-)
Haynes manual is good for the basic stuff, can be ordered from Repco etc, helps with those "how the he11 does that come off" questions. Jeep Owners bible has some fun history and a couple of good tech bits.
Parts wise, the good news is most stuff is available on ebay, but not here. You have to go to the US for most stuff. But locally Mascot and Hammonds have lots of parts and have been a great help in fixing up my CJ.
If you are going for completely stock there are a few bits that are going to be a real pain. The main one will be the wiring harness. Painless do a good replacement but its for LHD. I could not find one here, in the UK or anywhere for a RHD CJ7. But you can get harness parts from painless then get an auto electrician to make up the rest. Hope your tail lights lenses are good as no-one makes AU spec lenses anymore. You can use Wrangler ones but at a quoted $470 each I'd rather put in LED's
Two of the main US sites I've used in the past for light weight stuff are
Both have huge lists of parts.
The HO alternators on ebay.com for the CJ7 are great shipped here cheaper than a rebuild locally! Plus they can be set up as an on board welder with the right bits.
The biggest challenge I've had is sticking to the decision of totally stock, stock with good bits, much better than stock and totally mad. Costs are highest at the start and end of that list. My 2 cents is go with stock with good bits, a well set up CJ7 can make a great everyday car and a great go anywhere and back 4wd.
Hope you have fun with the rebuild, give me a call if you are chasing info it might be somewhere on one of the PC's
17-07-2007, 09:26 PM
Said it in the first sentence.
Its gonna take that c**t ages to get it sorted.....
Few ideas for you as I have been in a rebuild for a 83 CJ. I ordered a new wiring harness through Centec wiring in the states, bloke was pretty cluey when I spoke to him on the phone and also was a hell of alot cheaper than going through Painless Wiring. Wooders should be able to help with that if not send me a pm. For parts wise it is better to replace with upgraded parts than put in the origional crap, look on Quadratec and you will find quite a bit of stuff that you can still have the factory look, but with a few mods that will enhance your pleasure of owning the vehicle. Wooders again should be able to help with that also.
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