Hey Everyone! Well, I finally towed my CJ5 home from Oregon. Used my 05 Tacoma, and a car hauler, to do it.
Now that we've got all of our DMV issues handled, I've been starting to inspect her myself and build my list of things to do. I won't for a minute pretend to act like I know what I'm doing, as I have very little mechanical experience. I've done simple stuff in the past like stereo systems, brakes, a couple of alternators, and your normal fluid changes. The main reason for going with an older jeep, was the general simplicity of the engine compartment.
As I see it so far, I have two major issues. My first issue is that the tranny has a hard time shifting from reverse, into any forward moving gear. I can get it there. It's just a PITA! Running through the gears is, otherwise, not a problem. My other issue, which I find a little more immediate, is the drivers side floor pan. The floor pan has some rust, a grouping of tiny holes, and a crack about four inches long.
I'm going to start with the floor pan. I want to fix this right and I'd like your opinions on how I should proceed. Here are some pics...