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Old 01-06-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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My CJ5 Restoration

Okay this is going to take me a while to complete because it is quite a project but I am going to take pictures every step of the way while I and some buddies restore a utility CJ5. Originally it was used by the gas company and only has 8,800 miles. It has been sitting for quite a while, it's a little rough, and needs some TLC but it'll be one of a kind when i'm done...Or atleast i hope. I bought it for $800.

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Old 01-06-2009, 09:16 PM   #3
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Got some pics of it in my garage









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Got some pics of todays work ...after i got home from work :-\











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Here's some pictures from today















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Here's some pics from today











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that this is SWEET!!!!
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Pics from last night. I think there's too much of the tub rusted out to salvage it so i'm looking for a tub, or atleast the back half of one.











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I got a YJ tub for the back sections, the inside is EXACTLY the same as the CJ so i'm pretty much going to put the YJ inner tub inside the CJ fenders.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:30 PM   #12
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Thats quite a project keep posting the progress.
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Yeah it's gonna take some time but it'll be sweet

I'll post pics as I make progress
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good luck man, going to be totally worth it when your done.
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yeah that is an awesome project you got, very rare too!!
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looks like you got your work cut out for you there, but it is going to be worth it when your done, i bet.
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I dont think I could do this kind of resto Im having hard enough time with my 87 YJ, also what is that thing on the front?
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Thats an hydrolic plow on the front. The plow isn't pictured but i have it
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Haven't been doing much on it lately, been busy building my TJ. But it diid take me 4 hours to free up the brakes and clutch! and i got i running
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wow it runs!!
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wow it runs!!

Yes it does! It didn't take much either. Just a cap, rotor wires, gas lines, inline filter, plugs, and a little starting fluid. Doesn't knock or anything (mor than the '69's are suposed to). Now i need to get that clutch in order (the lincage and cable that goes to it needs replaced) and it'll be going down the road! ...... well it might need a little more work .
Next big step is to take it down to the frame and fix the body as well as cleaning and coating the frame .. and get new brake lines.
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That thing is awesome, that real suspension is stout!!!! It's like a little tank
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:46 AM   #25
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It's amazing how much of that CJ is still in tact hahahha.

Good job, I can't wait to see the finished product.

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Talking cj restoration

Nice job on the jeep I currently own a 72 CJ-5 soon to need help
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Crzy Job you got there ,Good luck
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You are a brave man~! That is going to big a BIG project but will definitely be very different when completed.
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It will be something to see for sure. It makes my 81 CJ7 look like kiddy stuff. Cant wait for a running video.
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keep up the great work....can't wait to see the final product

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