1975 CJ5 rebuild
Since I finally have 25 posts, I figured I would post some pics. Just a little back ground first. My dad bought this Jeep in '77. I have pics of me sitting on the hood when I was 5. I don't remember my childhood without this Jeep. It was a hunting and fishing machine! Over the years it got run down and finally parked at his shop. It hasn't ran in over 15 yrs. He and I was supposed to fix it up together, but he pasted away suddenly before we could ever start. For a couple years I couldn't touch it because of the memories and the loss. But on what would have been his 61st B-day on 9/10/11 I finally was able to start what we were never able to start together. Dad owned a body shop so I grew up around cars, but that was 20 years ago. I never really painted or done any body work. I had never welded or anything like that so in a lot of ways it has been against all odds that I have made it this far. It has been some blood, sweat and tears, but I have done everything myself except for setting up the front and rear ends and covering the seats. Some days I sanded so much rust and dust off that I thought I would freaking cough up a Jeep! It's not anything special compared to what I have seen on this forum (wish I would have found it sooner), but I am sure proud and hope my dad would be too. I have 100's of pics, but here are just a few.