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post #16 of 49 Old 04-27-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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post #17 of 49 Old 05-02-2013, 12:25 AM
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Wow what an awesome restoration. That JD green colour looks good too.
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post #18 of 49 Old 05-02-2013, 10:17 AM
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Looks great. I'm picking up a 75 CJ5 this weekend for a resto mod project.

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post #19 of 49 Old 05-02-2013, 11:54 AM
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sounds like me and my 79 CJ5. I am constantly buying/selling/trading on jeepforum/craigslist. I once bought a 79 Cj7 frame complete with engine and axles for $250. It had a nice set of wheels, tires, and a lift. So i took off all the items i wanted off and parted out the rest. At the end of it all i got 4 aluminum wheels, a radiator, 4 brand new 32" tires, a dropped pitman arm, and a 4" 4wd lift and still had $750 after stelling the engine, axles, and frame.

I really enjoyed your story and you have a really nice jeep.
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post #20 of 49 Old 05-03-2013, 07:06 AM
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HI Everyone
I dont post often on here but I lurk from time to time....I am about 3/4 done with a 1947 CJ2A and I gotta tell you there is nothing more expensive in this world than fixing a Jeep....I love seeing this working out for you....
I wish my flatfender could have been low buck...I am so broke from this project.
Oh yeah your project looks great....I have 1965 CJ5 plow Jeep that I have less than that in it but it is just that a plow jeep...you can drive yours on the road...that is so cool...
thanks for sharing...
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post #21 of 49 Old 05-03-2013, 10:58 AM
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So if I paid you $1750 for it you would be $250 ahead and could build another one And it would be a CJ5 to be proud of!

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post #22 of 49 Old 05-06-2013, 10:52 AM
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interesting Franken-jeep...
Either you are incredibly fast or have lots of time on your hands. In either case, I am jealous.
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post #23 of 49 Old 05-10-2013, 12:22 PM
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post #24 of 49 Old 05-10-2013, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Getting ready to use the CJ5 for what I built it for.
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post #25 of 49 Old 05-10-2013, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Getting ready to use the CJ5 for what I built it for.
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post #26 of 49 Old 05-18-2013, 06:16 AM
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Pretty crafty! Nice build! Great job!
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post #27 of 49 Old 12-07-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well in the last few day I have been working on building a new front bumper. I am into the steel $100.00 but I bought more them I needed. Also out of that steel price I bought enough to build a mounting system for the winch cradle to the front of the CJ5. I bought the 8000 warn winch and cradle that has never been used from a guy for $400.00. That puts me into this CJ5 a total of $2000.00 now. This time I did not do a step by step of me building the bumper and winch cradle mounting system though. So here is what it looks like after paint before I mount it on the CJ5.
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post #28 of 49 Old 12-08-2013, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Finished installing the bumper and the winch cradle mount this morning.
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post #29 of 49 Old 12-17-2013, 08:56 PM
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Great budget build, CJ turned out looking really good!


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post #30 of 49 Old 12-27-2013, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got around to finishing off the bumper a few days ago. The winch stuck out some from the bumper so I built a stinger to guard it. Went to a friend shop and borrowed the use of his mandrel bender for a morning to bend up the stinger and the tubing for the tow bar.
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