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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!
Its coming. 
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Weld it in, tap it in shape, and grind er down. 
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First Fit, it takes time. 
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This nibbler is a wonderful piece of equipment for cutting a patch and avoiding the warping from shears. 
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I have found forming and trimming on a piece of cardboard is the best way for me to start the fabbing of the actual metal part. 
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Fab n Fit. 
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Fresh Metal 
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Hey, 37 years old, you need to expect some of this.  Someone had spread about a gallon of tiger Hair Fiberglass on both wheel well tops, I want all...
Found a bit o rust, trimmed it out to solid metal. 
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Fresh from the blasting. 
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Now roll it outside and sandblast it, lets see whats under the primer and paint. 
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Now onto the body. 
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Reversal installed! 
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At one time it looks like the entire front of the frame wanted to leave! 
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in the basket of parts was a brandnew shackle Reversal Kit, so i decided to install it. 
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Remove old patch, scrap the mutilated Power Steering Bracket. 
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Wow, What a Buggered up Repair by a Previous Owner 
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76 CJ5 Basket Case 
now Im wondering if I paid tooo much! 
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76 CJ5 Basket Case 
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76 CJ5 Basket Case 
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