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cdmiller2 03-22-2013 11:53 AM

Charlies 1981 CJ5 Restoration
 
I have been working on this for a while now, bought it three years ago with a rough running 358, and worn out drivetrain. I built a chevy 355 for it, rebuilt the t176, swapped a dana 44 in the rear with 373 gears and a limited slip. I will add pictures of that part at a later date. I plan to keep it stock appearing, no lift, and 31 inch tires, I love the classic jeep look. Here it is last summer
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...16ACBC3F30.jpg

cdmiller2 03-22-2013 11:56 AM

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...169AC07CA9.jpg

The v8 going in.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...16D1D252FD.jpg

cdmiller2 03-22-2013 11:59 AM

Started to repair the rust yesterday, this was my first time welding sheetmetal, I think it came out okay. Its going to take a little bit of filler to make it perfect but that is ok with me, I knew I was not going to be a pro on the first try.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...0E460CD75B.jpg
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...0E4ED6FFE0.jpg
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...0E57BC2B42.jpg
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...0E62248881.jpg
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...0E6D100743.jpg

cdmiller2 03-22-2013 12:01 PM

Started on the floorpan also, did not get pics of the finished product because my phone died.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...0E79B81D67.jpg

acgcoug 03-22-2013 02:50 PM

Nice looking rig! I sure like the color combination. :thumbsup:

Make sure you take lots of pics.


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