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Old 10-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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1976 CJ 5 build up

Well, I guess I have officially started on my CJ5 build up. I bought this jeep back in 2010. It ran and drove pretty good. I drove it around in the summer of 2010 and then decided to put it in my parents barn while we had our house on the market to be sold. We built a new house and moved in late spring 2011 and I finally got to build my detached garage in spring 2012. I built the garage myself and finally got the wiring and everything completed over the summer. I went to get the jeep started last saturday and it fired right up. I checked the fluids added a little fuel and made a 40 mile trip home with no major problems. I have started the tear down process to remove the tub and make some needed repairs. I will do my best to keep fresh pics up and Im sure I will be asking for alot of input.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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I've been continuing with the tear down. I have to disconnect the pedal linkage and the tub will be ready to remove. I have to rebuild some of the body mounts and then I'm gonna box in the frame. I'm gonna do a spring over and clean it all up and paint the chassis before I set the body back on.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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Looking good, and nice garage....
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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Nice looking CJ to start with. If I had the room, I'd love to rebuild an older jeep.

Looking forward to more posts of this build.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #5
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Nice jeep and nice garage! That is the way to build a jeep. Keep posting your photos. I can't wait to see how this turns out.

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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OK, so the easy stuff is done . Ive got the tub off of the frame and my next step is to clean everything thoroughly. The frame is in great shape , i thought I was gonna have to patch a couple of spots but it turns out that it has no rust damage at all. The body is in good shape with the exception of the rails for the frame mounts, they are completely rusted out. I believe I will have about a week of fabricating the new mounting rails and welding the bottom of the tub. When I get this done I will under coat it and it should be ready to go.
On the chassis I plan to run all new brake and fuel lines so I will remove all of the old lines and then apply a good coat of POR 15.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:06 AM   #9
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Subscribed. looks like its going well so far!
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:20 PM   #10
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After another week of work I am about 2/3 of the way done with the repairs to the bottom of the tub. I decided to replace the rear floor so today i got busy cutting the old floor out. I am just about ready to put the new floor in place and weld it in. Once I get this done I will replace the rear body mounts and that should be it. I guess from that point I will start on the chassis.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:01 AM   #11
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Looks awesome. I miss my CJ
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:40 PM   #12
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Good plan on the work. One regret I have is not spending the time repairing the the hat channels on my new body during the body swap. One day I will take it apart again and do it right...

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