78 CJ 7 here with the same six cylinder and 3 speed. Power nothing which doesn't make it easy to drive but I don't mind. It is not the primary vehicle. If it were, I would ship it.
This is the Levis edition and not too much rust. Just the chronic places like floor boards. We had replaced the gas tank years ago as it had rusted through.
I had the seats reupholstered a couple of years ago and they were restored to original including the Levi buttons that will brand you in the summer if the top is off.
Ours came with a hardtop and doors with roll up windows. Not too rusty as it has spent these years under a roof and not playing in the mud. I like it... always prefer the manual transmissions myself.
At less than 40,000 miles, it isn't wearing out too quick.
When you get your car finished, you might consider redoing the Jeep. They are worth a good bit of money these days and I'd bet your daughter would want it back when you got it done.