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Unread 09-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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I just got my fathers 79 cj 5 its not in very good condition since he never maintained it when he got sick. Im thinking its gonna need a new or used everything. Any advice or know of any shops that would help me. Ive never owned a jeep so any help is better than nothing. Thank you in advance

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Unread 09-26-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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Come visit us in the CJ forum! Good bunch of people that are more than happy to help. Fortunately CJs are very simple to fix and one of the tools required is a hammer!
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Unread 09-26-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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big hammer. cases of rust blaster. propane torch. lots of elbow grease.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 01:00 PM   #4
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Quadratec, Morris, are good sources for parts, also RockAuto. Then there are tons of aftermarket parts... You could literally build a new jeep from the ground up with all the parts out there. Craigslist has always been my best friend...

And like WindKnot said, this forum is probably one of the best sources of info for jeeps out there.

Please post pics and write-ups of your progress. It will help you and others as you go along.
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Unread 09-27-2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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A welder bailing wire. And oh yea deep pockets.
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