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post #1 of 6 Old 07-26-2012, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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CJ5 completed

Hi, Recently completed my 1977 CJ5. I've had the jeep since 1982 and it was getting in sad shape. The restoration started last Fall. I've uploaded it for voting for CJ of the month (link) in the CJ section. Here are the specs copied from there.

Year of CJ = 1977 CJ5

Engine = 304 V8

Transmission = T18 Borg Warner, rebuilt by Novak-adapt.com

Transfer Case = Dana 300, 4:1 Low Gearset, (short output style 300)

Front Axle = Dana 44, 4.56 gears, detroit locker

Rear Axle = Ford 9" 4.56 gears, detroit locker

Suspension = Rubicon Express, 4.5" Lift

Tires = Nitto 35x14.50R-15LT (Rims = Mickey Thompson Wheels, Classic Lock)

Additional Mods...
Body off restoration
Replacement floor, fenders,side panels from www.Classicent.com
Frame reinforcing plates 3/16" thick from http://www.mountainoffroad.com/_e/de...ing_Plates.htm
Dash panel from www.doubledfab.com
Autometer dash gauges ("designer black" models)
Power disc brakes (axels and brakes from www.currieenterprises.com)
XHD bumper
Rugged Ridge 10,500Lb winch
All stainless exhaust
Edelbrock 4 barrel carb
MSD ignition

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Damn! Looks great!
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Looks Great!
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 07:51 AM
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Such a beautiful Jeep, why would you put that bumper and those tires on it? Thats like hanging the Mona Lisa with thumb tacks!

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Awesome Jeep! I'm restoring an 81 CJ5, did you use full width axels?
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