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View Poll Results: Which Tub?
Keep it Original Jackass! (CJ-5) 10 62.50%
Flatfenders are WAY COOLER! (CJ-3) 6 37.50%
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Old May 29th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Sacrilege?

OK, So I worked out a trade deal with my bro for his '69 Kaiser CJ-5 project and cash for my old lifted XJ (DirtyTurtle's old rig). My grandpa was a WWII vet that worked motorpool in Berlin and helped my bro rebuild the flathead. He passed away last year, so I HAD to buy the Jeep to keep it in the family! My son was born and has grandpa's middle name, so I want to build it up for him.

Now my dilemna ...

I want to keep it somewhat stock minus a 2" lift and lockers. However, I am NOT a fan of the pre '72 CJ-5 body style. So, the question is should I suck it up and keep it a CJ-5 or drop a flatfender CJ-3 tub on it? Either way it gets a new tub because the old one is rusted out and patched once ... BADLY! Too hacked to bother with, so plan to drive to Toledo for a fresh one.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Your doing this for your g-pa and your son not for you... IMO leave it as stock as possible preserve the heritage, memories, history of it... And an awesome way to remember your g-pa unless his goal was to build it up...
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Old May 29th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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OK, So I worked out a trade deal with my bro for his '69 Kaiser CJ-5 project and cash for my old lifted XJ (DirtyTurtle's old rig). My grandpa was a WWII vet that worked motorpool in Berlin and helped my bro rebuild the flathead. He passed away last year, so I HAD to buy the Jeep to keep it in the family! My son was born and has grandpa's middle name, so I want to build it up for him.

Now my dilemna ...

I want to keep it somewhat stock minus a 2" lift and lockers. However, I am NOT a fan of the pre '72 CJ-5 body style. So, the question is should I suck it up and keep it a CJ-5 or drop a flatfender CJ-3 tub on it? Either way it gets a new tub because the old one is rusted out and patched once ... BADLY! Too hacked to bother with, so plan to drive to Toledo for a fresh one.
i think the real Sacrilege is that you did not have the word jeep once in you thread.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 06:43 PM   #4
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i think the real Sacrilege is that you did not have the word jeep once in you thread.
It wasn't a Jeep back then!
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Old May 29th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #5
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It wasn't a Jeep back then!
they have always been jeeps
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Old May 29th, 2008, 07:04 PM   #6
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Flatties are cool. If you are going to want it for a driver, I would do the CJ5. If it's just a toy, do the flattie.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 07:50 PM   #7
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For the g-pa I would keep it stock CJ5 looking, however flatties are all around fun. I drive mine a LOT. Though the design of the 5 would make it better on the highway. Above 50-60 the flatty w/s frame hates you. Just not designed for it.

If you change it to a flatty be prepared to be stalked by people. I had a dude chase me into Meijer to ask me all sorts of questions in the parking lot, he knew where I lived and everything. He does not live in my neighborhood, and the jeep is mostly garaged.

I had a homeless looking dude not want to go away at the gas station too, among all the other people that have approached me.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #8
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Drop a 383 stroker in the flatty and have a riot.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:05 AM   #9
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Drop a 383 stroker in the flatty and have a riot.
Your an idiot. SBC's are a waste in a flatty. You have to cut the hell out of the fenders and firewall to get them to fit, then you can rarely use all the power unless you have the jeep pretty built as the original drivetrain won't take it for very long -- even ECJ5 running gear won't if you actually want to 'play.' Usually they have overheating issues as well.

Come ride in the 225 V6 flatty I have and you will realize that a V8 is definitely NOT needed.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 08:58 AM   #10
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OK, So I worked out a trade deal with my bro for his '69 Kaiser CJ-5 project and cash for my old lifted XJ (DirtyTurtle's old rig). My grandpa was a WWII vet that worked motorpool in Berlin and helped my bro rebuild the flathead. He passed away last year, so I HAD to buy the Jeep to keep it in the family! My son was born and has grandpa's middle name, so I want to build it up for him.

Now my dilemna ...

I want to keep it somewhat stock minus a 2" lift and lockers. However, I am NOT a fan of the pre '72 CJ-5 body style. So, the question is should I suck it up and keep it a CJ-5 or drop a flatfender CJ-3 tub on it? Either way it gets a new tub because the old one is rusted out and patched once ... BADLY! Too hacked to bother with, so plan to drive to Toledo for a fresh one.
Whatever you do, I think that is very cool.

I vote keep it CJ-5ish.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 08:59 AM   #11
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Keep it original
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