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Old 02-04-2014, 02:08 PM
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My Dads 83 Cherokee Laredo

Well I finally got the photobucket thing working and wanted to show some before and after's of my dads 83. I have posted his rig before but these show better.

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Lets see if any of you guys can catch whats hiding in the garage.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:22 PM
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Tahoe/Suburban and CJ/YJ, what else?

Came out nice. Same color as my 81, but mine is blacked out around the door glass and 1/4 windows
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:59 PM
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There is something unique about the CJ7. Maybe not, but I think so.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:07 PM
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Very nicely done.
The color brings back many fond memories
My first new car, a 79 Cherokee S four door was painted in that Russet Metalic.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:47 PM
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Wow, that turned out nice!
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:52 PM
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It was in nice shape to begin with which allowed for a great frame on resto. My brother did a phenomenal job on the paint work, what you see there is base/clear that is not even buffed.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:10 PM
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Les see.....looks like a bumper mount swing away carrier, possibly a YJ gate?
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:24 PM
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It's a cj7. I added the swing out gate but kept the original chrome bumperettes. Anything else.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:32 PM
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Wow, looks great! I'm RestoMod-n an '81. Mind if I ask how much you paid for the body work and paint?
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:10 PM
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I've seen this Cherokee in person.

Beautiful paint.

Nice family.

Is the CJ-7 a topaz Jamboree ?
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:15 AM
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nice looking Laredo! Swaped the taillights and sidemarkers from Wagoneer.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:35 AM
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Good eye Red Mistress, it is a 1982 Topaz Gold Jamboree, one of less than 200 to still exist. Topaz gold was only available on the Wagoneer, other than this special edition CJ7.

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The patch panel he used for the rear corner was taken off a 1986 Grand Wagoneer, he decided it was easier to match the side markers than to modify it to work with the originals. It never ceases to amaze me what you guys catch.

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Old 02-05-2014, 04:39 PM
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Nice Jeeps! The cherokee came out great. Any interior shots?

I'm pretty sure the tail lights on the 83 cherokees posibly even the 82 were the same as the later wags. side markers were shortys for the rears
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:46 PM
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no, i have a model 83 cherokee, and she does have the cherokee lights...

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Nice Jeeps! The cherokee came out great. Any interior shots?

I'm pretty sure the tail lights on the 83 cherokees posibly even the 82 were the same as the later wags. side markers were shortys for the rears
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:13 AM
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Great looking Cherokee !


Side-note the tail lights are correct for a 1983 Cherokee.


82-83 Cherokee's had the same tail lights as the 84->91 Grand Wagoneers,
the 74-81 Cherokees had a flat lens.
The rear tail light body sheet metal (opening) stayed was the same, so you can swap the early Cherokee tail light housings into the later Cherokee/Grand-Wagoneer's without any body work (you need to tweak the wiring though, and visa-versa also holds.
All the FSJ Wagoneer's (non-Grand) had the wrap around tail lights



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no, i have a model 83 cherokee, and she does have the cherokee lights...
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:52 AM
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While I appreciate the comments on the rear marker lights. I can say with utmost certainty that the lights that are on it now are different than the originals because they were changed. The Wagoneer lights stand off the body more and wrap around further back, they actually match the fronts better. But, they are not original.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:39 AM
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I'm pleased to see all the nice coments on my 83 Laredo paint and bodywork.
I must give credit to my youngest son Chad for working his magic on this tired old Laredo. The rear quarter replacement came to $371.25 parts and labor. He had 50 hours labor @$45 in sanding, priming, other bodywork and finishing with Nason base clear. Hours included masking, disassembly and assembly. I furnished all the paint and misc painting supplys for $505.07
Chad owns his own one man restoration shop and has more work than he can do. I just had to be patient and wait for a week of perfect painting weather and a opening in the shop. Dad
Credit HA for finding the Cherokee in a barn near his house and telling me about it. AND, for posting these before and after photos. Dad
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:20 AM
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The side marker story. The damage to the rear quarter wrecked the taillight and the sidemarker assemblies. When we went looking locally for a replacement quarter all we could find was a Wagoneer with a perfect quarter as a doner. The Wagoneer taillight assembly matched the Cherokee but not the side marker. It was easier to grab the matching Wagoneer left marker than to search for a good cherokee marker and make the swap.
FYI. The large round hole in the Cherokee Quarter is not in the same place heightwise as in the Wagoneer quarter and had to be patch welded and rebored to accept the Wagoneer sidelight assembly. Only a FSJ pureist would know that something wasn't exactly right in the sidelight department. It shur would look worse if one sidelight was Cherokee and the other was Wagoneer.
I must do something about adding pinstriping grafics to the restoration even if it isn't a exact match to the original. Did anyone note the odd break in the rear quarter pinstripe in the above before photos?
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:45 PM
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Yes the side marker base(s) were different between the 83/82 Cherokee's vs. the 1984+ Grand-Wagoneer , but the tail lights were the same.
So it was a good spot to pick that up and it is correct you would have to be an anal FSJ person to spot that (no one here is anal about FSJ's are they ? )
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