Have just started doing a frame up restoration of my 1960 CJ5. Will be posting images here on a regular basis. I am thinking that the build will take me about 2 years. I plan on going through the entire vehicle and cleaning up, fixing and updating everything. This Jeep Forum is going to be invaluable! I am a professional photographer so expect lots and lots of detailed images.
The Jeep came with a Ford 289 engine which I expect to keep. As soon as I get the engine running I will determine whether or not itís good enough to use (has good compression etc). If not I will swap it out for a newer 302. I live on a lake up in Wisconsin and from time to time I will invite fellow jeepers to come on up and help for a day or two. Dinners and beer will naturally be provided. Might need help with electrical, running gear and paint. I built an entire workshop on my property two years ago that will be used to restore this, and I hope several more Jeeps in the future. I want to end up with a nice runner and a nice looker. Something that my wife and I can take to Wal Mart on some warm Sundays. We will also use it as a cruiser to take in the beautiful rolling hills of South Central Wisconsin.
"If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always got."
1960 Jeep CJ... This thing was built while JFK was still president! WOW...