Jeep CJ-7 Build

POR-15® is the trusted brand in the paint and coatings industry that stands for superior quality control, durability, and customer service. Best known for the unbeatable POR-15® Rust Preventive 3-Step System, POR-15® also offers a wide variety of specialty products to include POR-15® Top Coat, High Temp Heat Resistant Paint, Engine Enamel, and OEM Bed Liner.

The POR-15® team is excited to showcase our in-progress 2017 SEMA Project - a 1980 Jeep CJ-7 that we will take down to the bare frame and restore and refurbish. It’s a great opportunity to demonstrate POR-15’s capabilities to protect a variety of surfaces, enhance the appearance, and improve durability of a vehicle that is incredibly functional and robust in a trail environment. This latest build exhibits the POR-15 brand’s commitment to delivering high performance coatings to vehicles from the pristine showroom floor all the way to the off-road trails.

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Installing the Steering Box Mount

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Installing the M.O.R.E (Instagram Account) heavy duty steering box mount

Fitting the front & rear bumpers.

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Fitting the front & rear bumpers.  Only required a little bit of modification to fit the new spring hangers.  All holes drilled and bumpers are mounted and mocked up in the correct position.  As the bumpers come from OMIX-ADA they are a direct bolt on for a most applications.  Because we have larger spring hangers we needed to clearance a bit.  And we got to use our favorite spark creator and grind away as needed.  Of course the bare metal will be prepped and coated with out 3 step system so it'll be well protected.    Definitely going to make this CJ look tough!!

Engine Disassembly

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After the engine and transmission were removed from the frame the engine was bolted to a stand and the disassembly began. First the head was removed then the engine was spun over to remove the crankshaft, pistons and rods. Now it's down to a bare block and it's off to the engine shop to be cleaned and checked out.

Engine and transmission out!

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Hoisting the engine and transmission out. Working to get to a bare frame for blasting.

1980 Jeep CJ7 Introduction

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Listen to Jason from the POR-15 Workshop, explain our exciting new build. Watch it go to SEMA2017!


Sponsors

Proformance Industries

Proformance Industries

Fabrication

US Mags

US Mags

Indy - U101 - US Mags

AGR Steering Pros

AGR Steering Pros

RockRam “Hydro Assist”

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Interco Tire Corporation

Super Swamper Tires - 33 x 12.5 x 15

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Omix-ADA

Bumpers, Winch & Fender Flare Kit, Dashpad, Seats, Console and others

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COMP Cams

Cam & Lifters, Timing Chain and Gears, EZ-EFI Fuel Injection System

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Edelbrock

Aluminum Cylinder Head with Valves

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Powermaster Performance

Alternator

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ARB

Springs, Shocks, and Bushings

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Offenhauser

Intake Manifold

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Optima Batteries

Battery

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Flowmaster

Hushpower II Mufflers

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Headman

Exhaust Header

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Classic Tube

Stainless Brake and Fuel Lines

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Rod Links

Clutch Linkage

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OK4WD

Spring Hangers, Shackles, and U Bolts

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Classy Chassis Auto Restoration Specialists
Midland Park, NJ

Body and Paint

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Gavins
Paterson, NJ

Body Paint