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Old November 30th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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Got this from a member on here. The specs are here
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It is pretty much sits the same as the picture, except it's in my garage. I have removed the roll bar and seats. The first thing will be repairing some sheet metal. I have no plans yet on anything else. Feel free to give me ideas. This will be a long project because I'm only home a few days a month right now. Well I guess the money pit begins.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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Looks like a nice starting point for a project. Opinions? Personally I wouldn't get too wrapped up in the sheet-metal, cosmetics. I'd much prefer a toy that functions well than looks good, but that's just me. Spend your $ on drivetrain improvements and making underside solid, as I don't like to have to worry about dents, scratches when wheeling. Enjoy the ride as you'll never actually be done. It's like having a kid... you wish for the next step all the way through and then they're gone!
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Looks like a nice starting point for a project. Opinions? Personally I wouldn't get too wrapped up in the sheet-metal, cosmetics. I'd much prefer a toy that functions well than looks good, but that's just me. Spend your $ on drivetrain improvements and making underside solid, as I don't like to have to worry about dents, scratches when wheeling. Enjoy the ride as you'll never actually be done. It's like having a kid... you wish for the next step all the way through and then they're gone!
Thanks. The sheet metal repair will be patching a few holes and reinforcing some spots. It is pretty solid from frame to body. This is a project for myself and my son to build together. It will be his when old enough(9yr now). I'll post some more pictures when photobucket decides to let me upload.
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My first thought would be for you to sell me those wheels. But because cj-5's kick ass.
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My first thought would be for you to sell me those wheels. But because cj-5's kick ass.
After the first of the year I'll probably be getting some wheels and tires so I'll let you know when they are available. Here are some pictures stripped. Photobucket is still not uploading for me
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Good to see a old jeep get a new life
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If this is going to be driven by a younger driver i'd make sure the steering is predictable. sacrifice some flex and fab up a good track bar, keep the sway bar or add one if there isn't one. Shit, do the same to the rear too. These are typically hard to keep on the road if you're not used to them.
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They all can't die. When I was home at Christmas we got the front clip off, thats about it. Holidays were to busy to work on the Jeep. Plus had to put a cv in my car.

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If this is going to be driven by a younger driver i'd make sure the steering is predictable. sacrifice some flex and fab up a good track bar, keep the sway bar or add one if there isn't one. Shit, do the same to the rear too. These are typically hard to keep on the road if you're not used to them.
I planned on putting a sway bar on it front and rear. Handling will be the main priority. I didn't think about a track bar, good idea thanks.
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After the first of the year I'll probably be getting some wheels and tires so I'll let you know when they are available.
I just read the for sale ad and noticed they are 6 lug. I wish they were 5 on 5.5 so I could put them on my 64 cj-5.
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