1985 Jeep CJ7 Laredo
Jason sent us his 1985 CJ7 from the Florida Keys to have it restored after Hurricane Maria hit and did major damage to the Jeep. Once the jeep had arrived it was very obvious that it needed some love. Living in the salty environment, and being badly damaged in the hurricane had taken its toll on the jeep. We did LOTS of rust repair, and also had to replace the windshield, steering column and steering wheel where it had been crushed. Jason wanted a little more gumption than the stock 6 cyl had so we “built” an AMC 360, with comp cam RV cam, oiling upgrades and more, a Howell EFI and a Davis Distributor give it life! Ceramic headers, aluminum radiator, Duel Magnaflow exhaust all make that CJ move! we hooked all that to a new AX-15 transmission and rebuilt the dana 300 transfer case. Jason had swapped out the axles years ago with a set of scout Dana 44 axles, so we rebuilt them, added a shackle reversal and reused his wheels and 33″ BFG tires that came with the jeep. We completely repainted the body in the original Garnet Metallic and did a color matched bedliner under the jeep and inside. We had the original seats restitched in the correct Laredo style, and restitched the steering wheel and grab bar in genuine leather and a retro radio wraps up the inside. New Laredo graphics complete this resto/mod build. What a JEEP!! the sound of that RV cam, the colors and the stance make this one awesome Jeep. Man O’ man does it drive!!! Thanks again Jason for shipping your jeep to us for this build. I really enjoyed it! I hope you are also.