Hello everybody! I'm new here, so it may not be the right place for this, if so please correct me.
So, my grandpa has a 1975 DJ-5. It's a former mail jeep that he drove for years until they switched out to the LLV. He now wants to give it to me. I love cars, so I can't say no.
It needs some minor work to get it looking nice again, but it needs an engine. He sold it off a few years back. But it still has the tranny and everything else. He wants to see it running again, and so do I. While sitting around thinking about it, I got an idea.
I'm thinking I can remove the body and drop the body onto a cj body so I get the 4x4 and hopefully all around disks. Not only that, but since it needs a new engine, I thought about doing a diesel swap, or (I know it's dumb) make it like the DJ-5E, but probably the diesel swap.
Money isn't too big of an issue right now, I just sold one of my old cars for a good amount of cash. I just want to hear about what others think.
I don't know a whole lot about the specifics of jeeps, but I do know a lot about cars in general. I work with old airplane engines, so engines don't phase me. 4x4 systems do.