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Unread 12-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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1979 CJ-5 upgrade help

I have recently purchased a í79 CJ-5 I6, mostly stock, fairly clean. There is one rough spot on the frame and the body / floor have typical issues. I want to rebuild this Jeep and create a very reliable highway / trail machine. My rough plans are to strip to Jeep, clean up the frame issues, clean up the body issues, lift it enough to get 33 or 35 inch tires under it, go through the mechanicals to get everything as reliable as possible. I am look for some advice on dos and doníts, recommendation on best lift kit / tire combos, and anything else you are willing to share. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 12-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
Ok, one more.
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Welcome to JF jpineau. There are a lot of knowledgeable folks that can help you with your Jeep build here. Two things that will help; 1) Fill out your profile with as much information as you can about your Jeep. This gives others an idea of what your working with. 2) Post pics. Either become a JF supporter or open a Photobucket account or similar. Visuals also help others figure out what you are working on.

Before you start tearing in to your Jeep, you may want to take a look at some of the build threads on JF. That will give you an idea of what direction you want to take your build and help you plan what parts and work/fab you will need to do on the Jeep. Especially when talking about lifts and tire sizes, there are a myriad of directions to go.
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