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Unread 11-08-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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1960 CJ5 
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1960 cj5

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.

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"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...
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