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post #1 of 6 Old 06-08-2014, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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I just was given a '55 cj - or thats what I was told it was - Its not running and has been in a fence row for several years, so I have a project ahead of me restoring it. I'm going to be going through the whole thing, with this being my first jeep restore what should I look into first. Any tips or part sites would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-08-2014, 05:32 PM
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Greetings! What are your intentions for this project? Do you want to restore it to original? Do you plan on making it 'more trail worthy'? For my jeep I went with a cross of 'looking original' but 'updating stuff'.

I would love to see pics!.

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post #3 of 6 Old 06-08-2014, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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I dont have any pics yet, but when I take some I'll be sure to add them. I'm wanting at first look to seem original with a backing of new parts. I do know the engine is not original and I'm sure of its running status.

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post #4 of 6 Old 06-08-2014, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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I found some pics
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-09-2014, 07:02 AM
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Lots of work. Hopefully the tub is solid.
Everything else is easy.
Get the brakes done first. Stopping is always more important than starting.
Be sure to oil the cylinders before turning the crank by hand. If the engine is free, change the oil, clean and re-gap the points, and slop some fuel into the carb. Chances are it will start. If not, you're into a teardown.
If it starts, shut it down and do a full tune up and fluid change. Don't forget to put a new thermostat in as well.
Steering is next. Probably shot. Rebuild kits for both the box and bellcrank are available.
Fluid swap in all boxes.
Spring bushings and other suspension issues.

There are a number of upgrades for the steering and brakes that would serve you, but I would get it running and on the road first.

Don't forget, there is a CJ section that is helpful.
The guys over at earlycj5.net are the bomb as well....
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-23-2014, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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I finally found out the year and model of the jeep. it is a '66 cj5, and soon Im going to get it home
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