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Winter 2010 CJ5 Project
I picked up this CJ5 Basket Case and will be assembling it this winter into a fun Dirt Buggy!
Upcoming projects include, Winch and Bumper, Rear Bumper with spare, One Piece Rear Axles, stereo, and a ton more.  I have really enjoyed this...
She runs and sounds great! 
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Now assembled and running locally shaking out final bugs.  IMG 3083
I decided to install an adjustable proportioning valve and RPV's 
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Chrome gards are a nice touch, and the they were supposed to have chrome covers over the lens, but somehow I ended up getting two lefts, or rights. ...
Powder coated the grab bar, glove box door, shifter. 
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At this point in the project I would be certain to properly hydrate with a cold beer and walk around the jeep looking for parts to powder coat, here...
The PO really mutilated the firewall where he had whittled in several different setups.  so I fabbed the plate and tapped the plate to allow me to...
The Master Cylinder, although new was rusty so I decided to disassemble and powder coat. Powder Coating is a great way to finish fabbed parts, and...
I liked the look. 
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I picked up some Halo style Headlights on ebay.  It took a bit of work in re-working the headlight buckets, but in the end I kind of liked the look. ...
Fit up, and I have incorporated the supports for the chrome Hooker Turnout Side Pipes. 
Before all was done, I decided to turn the pipes directly...
More fit up, and showing the step in the pinned and secured upright position.  This will allow better clearance when I get off road, and actually...
More Fit up. 
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Fit up. 
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Im a happy guy, now to bolt it up in place. 
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After welding and checking function and fit on the jeep it is time to powder coat the parts. 
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After tackin, I check the fit and function prior to the weld up. 
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I have found Quick pins from EBay so with the push of the button, I can pull pin, flip up and repin in place.  For tacking up it is important to bolt...
The new plasma cutter is a wonderful tool, cut out the brackets, tack together and then grind them as an assembly so they are all identical. 
I have always liked these cast aluminum steps, and since my Bride is even shorter than me I wanted some steps.  But since I plan on wheeling this...
Now onto the steps. 
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She Looks Good! 
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The best part of this basket case was the newly re-built and NEVER RAN AMC 304. Trouble is it has been sitting on Top Dead Center #1 Cyl for over 14...
Then after a bunch of cutting, grinding, fabbing, tacking, welding, tapping, grinding, 
Finally Paint!!! 
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