Hello everyone. First time jeep owner here. I recently purchased a '79 CJ5. Jeep has a 304 V8 with a 3 speed. Jeep came with a few upgrades, most notable is an all fiberglass body (needs repainted),
The frame under her is in ruff shape. I picked up a '74 CJ5 with Dana Axles under it, Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear.
I am ok with a set of wrenches and have a cousin who runs a local welding shop so fabricating parts and pieces shouldn't be too much of a hurdle. With all that being said, can anyone share what kind of hurdles we might be facing and or tips and tricks we could benefit from. Should I use those axles? Should we use the originals?
If it matters I am also looking to trade out the 304 with a SB 350 in the future.
Thanks again for adding me to the forum. I have been doing a lot of reading on here and this seems like a top shelf group of people.