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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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1956 Willys CJ5 Project

Just picked up for $850 - Needs major body work

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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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Nice find. Glad to see an older CJ5 on herd. I have a 1957.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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Nice find. Glad to see an older CJ5 on herd. I have a 1957.
Bet yours doesn't have as much rust as mine!
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Unread 05-08-2013, 07:24 PM   #4
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Bet yours doesn't have as much rust as mine!
Being a west coast guy, it never ceases to amaze me the level of rust encountered in other parts of the US, and the level of patience and work you guys put into rebuilding them brick by brick.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:50 AM   #5
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Yeah, I'm originally from SoCal - Didn't see rusted cars till I moved to the South.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:25 AM   #6
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Looks like the one from Hartsville. Nice score. PM me before you trash the fenders!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 10:22 AM   #7
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Bet yours doesn't have as much rust as mine!
You are right there. Mine has very little surface rust on the frame and that is it.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #8
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Looks like the one from Hartsville. Nice score. PM me before you trash the fenders!
Yeah - It's from Hartsville - Not sure if I'm going to trash the fenders yet.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 01:04 PM   #9
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Hard top salvageable?
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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #10
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Hard top salvageable?
Looks like it... Only a couple of small "through spots..."

The worst is the front fenders and floor pans. There's also nice and wasps living in the engine compartment.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:19 AM   #11
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Good luck. Luckily, parts are cheap and these things are stupid simple to work on. I've got an M38a1 torn apart now.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:59 AM   #12
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Good luck. Luckily, parts are cheap and these things are stupid simple to work on. I've got an M38a1 torn apart now.
Yeah, parts are definitely cheap for the CJ's... So many made.

Getting some Rust Converter and Encapsulator from Eastwood.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 08:22 AM   #13
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Hope you keep us updated on your progress with a build log. Congrats on your purchase!
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Unread 05-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #14
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Hope you keep us updated on your progress with a build log. Congrats on your purchase!
Not sure what a build log is... Pretty new to this level of work. I've just done the necessary repairs to keep mine on the road
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Unread 05-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #15
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Not sure what a build log is... Pretty new to this level of work. I've just done the necessary repairs to keep mine on the road
It's a "log-book" for your what you've done to your Jeep. .
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