well - the 64 cj5 is runnin well - just must be the time of year, the itch to build has struck again.
Here's the scoop - there was a cj6 that had the axels removed for use in another jeep - it sat long and lonely
it cost nothing
I have the time and need something to keep me out of trouble
the jeep bone yard is about to be thined out some more - drive train, suspension details to be posted up once I decide on which one gets parted out - there are about 3 cj5's with bad frames rotting away - lots to choose from.
the body was toast - nothing to save other than the front clip and it is rough as you can see, may just be building a 6 body from a 5 unless I discover one.
Currently the plan is to utilize an electrolisis system, to remove the rust from the frame - I'd like to then have it galvanized, but with all the unkowns as far as engine mounts and shock tie ins, not to mention body mounts, it may just get some penrust enamel for now
time frame on this is open - no clue how crazy it'll gete - but as they say, the second time is the charm, mabe it'll cure me
welp - should have some interesting pics tomorrow afternoon - it's gonna be a rainnie day around here so I plan to use a system i found durring the last build for removing rust from small items - electrolisis.
I will be doing it on a bit larger scale than what I played around with the last time - the current plan as of 3pm today is to have a buddy come over and help construct a tank roughly 5' X 16' about 2 - 3' deep in my garage and sink the whole darn frame.
definalty posting of results ether way, but if it is anythin like I have seen thus far result wise, the effort to build the tank will be well worth it - slick system for sure for rust removal - hey worst case senerio - I get teh frame wet and waste time while drinkin brew
glad I never really sealed up the garage and it is detached from the house what with Hydrogen as a bi product.
the frame has been stripped since this spring, wishing I had saved what was left of the body for measument purposes, but the thing literally crumbled off. Need to find a source of info on the body demensions of a cj6 as the plan is to stretch a cj5 body from a donor (anyone know of a thread they could point me to?).
The same doner will provide the engine, trannie, axels and such - detils to follow there. If I pick up the donor this weekend, i'll get a few pics of that we'll see how the weekend goes.
Planning stage quickly comming to an end - bout time - I like gettin dirty, n drinkin brew
well help never did arrive and thou I am a bit of a bear strength wise, manhandeling a frame into a tank is not possible for one. Removed some of what will be extranious stuff from the frame - back bracket and bumper, transmission cross member, sterring wheel and links, pedals, frame mounted brake master. spent mabey 2 hours with the blue tipped wrench. The more I look at the frame, the more I realize just how good a shape it is in.
So I got to thinking it over - build a tank, put the frame in it with 1200 gallons of water, add to that mabe 2 dozen boxes of baking soda, electrodes, electricity ........ daunting at best
looks like the science experiment is on hold for now and the cup brush is comming out tomorrow.
the frame is much cleaner than the first one, there isn't a speck of flaky rust on it anywhere - just minor surface. by my estimates, I could have it ready for POR 15 in less than 3 hours. I remember when we were stripping the engine out thinking how good teh frame looked - now that I have spent time lookin just at the frame - I'm happy
...the plan is to stretch a cj5 body from a donor (anyone know of a thread they could point me to?).
I would give www.willysoverland.com a call and see if they still have the CJ6 panels that fit behind the door opening. The 6 got it's stretch in that area, so the side is actually three separate panels. (I've got a CJ6 door opening panel on the driver's side of my jeep joined to an aftermarket rear panel for a CJ5). If ya can get the left/right panels, then all ya gotta do is put some flat sheet metal in to extend the floor behind the front seats.