Here it is together. I still need to paint the outside frame rails and rear drums. I also need to do the interior. But it's on the road and cruising. So since we are having such warm and nice weather through the weekend I'll take a break and just drive it how it is.
Nice job! You have done what I have wanted to do to my '74 CJ5 but have not found the time to get started. Great to see pictures of one in progress. I have a '69 DJ5 front axle already. What size tires and wheels and back spacing you using? Looks great. How is the ride, does it bottom out with the 3" lowering blocks, doesn't look like much suspension travel in the front, does the axle hit the frame with this setup?
My plan is to get the same look as yours but also chop the windshield frame down 5 1/2 inches and also the roll bar to match the height of the top of the w/s frame, then put low back racing bucket seats low in the tub to have the whole thing as low as possible and give it a real street rod look and feel. I plan on driving it without a top all the time and at most have a bikini top on it when needed, which should still work with this setup.
Keep up the great work and keep up with the pics.
Thanks for the inspiration to get mine started!
Thanks guys. Yes there is no front suspension travel. What I did was cut the rubber suspension stopper and put that in for cushion. The suspension doesn't hit and the axle is only about 1/2 inch from the harmonic balancer. Drove it around the last few days and is doesn't hit. As far as rims they are 15x10 in the rear and 15x7 in the front. The tires are Mickey Thompson Sportsmans front and rear. The rear size is 29x15.5x15 and the fronts are 28x7.5x15. My plan was to chop the top and roll bar too but there is nobody within the area to help me or who can do it. Under the CJ Technical forum there is thread about my brothers 4x4 build. There will be a pic of ours front to front. Thanks for the input and I cant wait to see you get yours started. Oh and by the way in the near future there will be another one built like this but it will be spring over axle front, flat black, and a 383 stroker (I gave my dad the itch). Of course with how loud and the look of this thing I turned heads everywhere I went. To all others thank you for the positive feed back. I personally think I did a good job for my first build. Especially in my garage over a 3 month duration and mostly by myself just a little help from dad when I needed an extra set of hands for the bigger things. Now its time to finish the outside rear frame and paint the interior flat black.
need to loose the roll bar, other than that it looks awsome
only if he NEVER wants to be able to take it to the track
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what are leaf springs?
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