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Old 11-24-2010, 10:39 AM   #91
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I should point out that the floor on my CJ is NOT original. It was cut out and replaced years ago (with crummy looking welds from an oxy acetylene torch).Jeep did a lot of weird stuff in this era...I suspect it is because of the Kaiser-AMC change....It created a bunch of bast*rd children with goofy combinations of parts.
Mine's getting goofier all the time

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That's a chevy distributor, a no brand radiator, the fuel pump is back by the gas tank, and the surge tank is Imported from Tenessee


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If you need any specific pictures of anything, let me know. I would be more than happy to get them for you.
You didn't by chance take any pictures of the stock rear leafs/mounts did ya?
Been wanting to get a respring kit to lift it and hopefully get it a little more stable, but I'm assuming it's going to be a big undertaking and I've been putting it off because of the "unknown" factor... I have no clue what I'm going to have to fab up to make it fit...I've been told in '71 they moved the rear DJ shackles to the outside of the frame, and that was when the CJ/DJ really started to "part ways" suspension wise, but people who really know DJ's are hard to come by, so it might be more similar than I'm thinkin it is

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From what I understand about the pre-1975 cj5 bodies, they should all have this early floor configuration. 1976-1983 cj5 are identical to the cj7 and have boxed in frames. As for frames, pre 1976 are open C-channel frames and are narrow from front to back, and alot of people box them in to make em stronger, but the reason for them being open is for natural flex. 1976-1983 are wide in the back and narrow in the front for a different tub that AMC re-engineered.

Here is the stock floor for pre 1975 cj5...
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Thanks Tarby

That floor isn't the same as mine. Close, but not quite. If I needed a replacement, it would definitely work however.

My '71 frame was factory boxed... It's a DJ-5B (postal Jeep). It's just one of a whole slew of "odd" little differences that make looking for parts an interesting experience at times.

It doesn't really fit into the "CJ era" category any more than MB's do, but it's the closest thing, so here I be

** and calling the frame "narrow" is understating just a tad
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Yeah, narrow is an understatement. I love going on the trails with guys with YJs and TJs. I pull them around alot when they get in the "deep" ruts...my cj 5 is so narrow, I can only fit in one wheel rut and the other side is on the center crown of the trails. I can't understand why anyone would want a side by side...just get a pre-1975 CJ, plus you don't need a trailer to haul it around...
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Yeah, narrow is an understatement. I love going on the trails with guys with YJs and TJs. I pull them around alot when they get in the "deep" ruts...my cj 5 is so narrow, I can only fit in one wheel rut and the other side is on the center crown of the trails. I can't understand why anyone would want a side by side...just get a pre-1975 CJ, plus you don't need a trailer to haul it around...
It also makes parking lots a lot funner when you get jack*** people parking in 2 spots
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We added some more bars to the roll cage. I managed to get them welded up last night....

I'm going to my parent's house later this evening to help my mom put up the Christmas tree...So I'll take some pictures of stuff while I'm there.
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I am watching your build closely. I hope I can figure out how to do some of the things you guys have done to my 72. My son is really looking forward to helping me out.
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Sorry....Crazy huge pictures....
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Update.

The metal work is finished on the firewall. It's ready for body work.




The inside of the tub has a coat of rust converter to get it ready for primer and eventually bed liner.


Transmission access panel is welded in solid.




We added five additional tubes to the cage.






The rolled tubes were crushed when my dad attempted to roll them. He didn't have access to the correct rollers for the machine...But, as the tubes are D shaped, they are actually stronger than a round tube.

Another shot of the tailgate front/rear.




Sorry about the bad quality....The florescent lights in the garage provide terrible lighting for pictures.
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another awesome update
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Pictures!

After the rust converter cured, primer and a coat of paint was applied.






We added PVC tubing to raise the tub to a more desired height for body work. At ride height, the bottom of the rocker panel is approx. 27" from the floor. As it sites now, the bottom of the rocker is 30" from the floor.




My dad and I are both 6' tall.


Masked the interior off so we dont get dust all over the still tacky paint.


We took a DA to everything and knocked off the texture from the sand blaster. Everything is real smooth now.




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And we primed the spots we worked on to keep rust from forming.









From this point, we need to cut out the rear passenger side corner. It is full of bondo. That will be the next thing that we do.

Throughout this week we will be getting everything ready to body work. And hopefully by this weekend, we will have a couple family members come over with a couple cases of beer and we'll get this thing straight and ready for bedliner and paint!
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That is looking great!
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Looking great, man! Looking forward to seeing some paint!!
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Sooooooo close dude! Can't wait to see it when it's done!

Btw, you coming out to the farm for the dealership party Saturday???
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Sooooooo close dude! Can't wait to see it when it's done!

Btw, you coming out to the farm for the dealership party Saturday???
Yeah. I think I'll come out for a bit.
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Body work tomorrow!
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Pictures!

Body work has been going on for the past week. Here is what we have.

The tub is done minus the rear passenger side corner....It;s going to need a few wipes to get it straight...But not after some hammer and dollie work to get it closer....But overall, I think it has turned out pretty good considering that this thing probably wasn't straight from the factory. ha









My Grandad came over to give us a hand. He attacked the hood and got it looking good.



Me doing some hammer/dollie work on the rear passenger side corner before we cut it out.







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I fabbed up a new baffle for the inner fender and spot welded it in place.









Getting my weld on.












I am very happy that we cut out and replaced that corner....The radius of the corner on the piece that we cut out was in the wrong place and totally threw off the shape of the corner. And to form the shape, we just used a piece of 4" PVC pipe and a couple clamps.
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Sooooo cloooose.....
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Sooooo cloooose.....
Yes sir.

On next Monday (Dec. 27) the body goes for bedliner and paint. So with the new year, we'll be ready for final assembly.
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thats so freaking awesome. I need to so find my a hobby mechanic
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Yes sir.

On next Monday (Dec. 27) the body goes for bedliner and paint. So with the new year, we'll be ready for final assembly.
Awesome...gimme a call when you guys are working on that...might have to come "help" (aka watch)...lol
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thats so freaking awesome. I need to so find my a hobby mechanic
The only reason he's a hobby mechanic is cuz our main mechanic friend is usually too busy surfing Facebook to work on our vehicles
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The only reason he's a hobby mechanic is cuz our main mechanic friend is usually too busy surfing Facebook to work on our vehicles
This is true. lol

But I do enjoy it. It keeps me out of trouble.
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Update.

We got the tub primed last night...It's getting wet sanded today....And tomorrow morning, it'll be at the shop for another shot of primer, bedliner and paint.

No pictures this time. But I'll snap some tonight when I go to my parent's house to help load it into the trailer.
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PICTURES!

Body work is done! A thick coat of filler primer was sprayed over the weekend and my dad spent all day yesterday sanding. It's is really slick now and it has turned out better than we had expected.













The grill and hood still needs to be sanded.



The kind of mess you can expect if you ever decide to do your own body work....



Loaded up on a trailer....The tub was dropped off at 8:30 this morning...



And yet, there is still so much more work to do.
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Who you got bedlining the interior and what kind of price they charging you guys for it? Not sure I wanna bother doing mine myself... I've snapped enough bolts working on the damn thing...lol

Any idea when the paint work should be finished?

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