Hey everyone! I've been a long time forum lurker, and just recently started posting. I bought my CJ5 about 6 years ago when I lived in Seattle, WA (I'm in California now). The CJ was basically bone stock with the original/factory 258 and T18A/Dana 20 tcase, Dana 30 up front, AMC 20 with the factory Trac-Lock limited slip in the rear, and the factory Cumberland Green Metallic paint.
Over the years I have done a few minor improvements such as the team rush ignition upgrade, mc2100 conversion, new tires and rattle canned stock wagon wheels, rattle canning parts here and there, added a factory tach to the dash, and other general vehicle maintenance work (plugs, wires, new water pump, brakes, etc).
Year after year I've always toyed with the idea of tearing the jeep down and fixing it up. Problem is, I've always enjoyed driving it too much to make that big decision. Not to mention that the jeep runs well, looks fairly well, and is for the most part mechanically sound. However, underneath just about all my body panels lies a lot of rust and quite a bit of rot.
So I am about 1 month into the build and need to play catch-up with posting my progress and pics.
These will be my before pics:
Looking forward to input/suggestions and such along the way.