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post #1 of 104 Old 10-05-2009, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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1969 CJ5 project

Well the journey has begun. I got the jeep for $900, I know stupid but live and learn. Better than the dirt bike it replaced. My plan is to fix all the rust. And then modernize it a little, like power saginaw steering, power brakes, and hydraulic clutch. The 225 is tired and smokes when you get on it and has a rod knock. Oh well, here are some pictures for you guys to enjoy.








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post #2 of 104 Old 10-05-2009, 06:45 PM
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best of luck with it!

if you haven't already, check out walcks4wd...semi-local to you and more than a great start to what you'll be needing.
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Anyone know where to get the repair panels from the cowl around to the tailgate for both sides?

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Anyone know where to get the repair panels from the cowl around to the tailgate for both sides?
Classic Enterprises should have what you need: Classic Enterprises - Restoration, Reproduction Parts for Studebaker, Jeep & Ford

Although it might be cheaper to replace the entire tub if you can find a decent used one from outside the rustbelt. I do see earlies show up on ebay often.
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classic ent or jeep panels plus in maine are probably your best bet if you want made in usa parts.
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I think the earth has done a good job of reclaiming that one

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You guys just wait I'll get all the rust out someday. But in all seriousness this is a challenging build.

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You guys just wait I'll get all the rust out someday. But in all seriousness this is a challenging build.
No Guff, it will be! LOL
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Looks like a fun project. Good luck with it, and make sure to keep us updated!

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post #10 of 104 Old 10-06-2009, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Classic Enterprises should have what you need: Classic Enterprises - Restoration, Reproduction Parts for Studebaker, Jeep & Ford

Although it might be cheaper to replace the entire tub if you can find a decent used one from outside the rustbelt. I do see earlies show up on ebay often.
Classic Enterprises didn't have a rear fender or rocker replacement panel, are Quadratecs repair panels any good? Does there rear fender panel come with the corner?

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I think the earth has done a good job of reclaiming that one
I concur!!!

I say get a new body or a better rig...

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Well I braced up the top rails and cut out some more bad metal. I just need to cut the rest out and build a tub from scratch. Should be fun.


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Keep in mind- At one time, that very Jeep you are working on, was brand new.
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Keep in mind- At one time, that very Jeep you are working on, was brand new.
Hard to believe.

Can anyone measure the distance inside to inside edge of their tailgate opening? I have 36 1/4 inches and don't know if that for sure is right. I need to get some measurements so I know the body I make is square. Its funny until I actually realize all the work ahead of me.

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post #15 of 104 Old 10-07-2009, 02:25 AM
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You would be better off in the long run to get a new body as the time, effort and expense will far out weigh the cost of a new body. May the force be with you....good luck and hope you are making the right decision.


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