Originally Posted by Ken4444
Welcome to Jeepforum! How long were you searching for a CJ5 before you bought this one?
I'd been searching for a long time and then a trade offer fell in my lap out of the blue. I wanted an uncut one and this one is pretty straight and rust free. It spent some time as a neglected wheeler and needs a lot of little stuff. one of the rear axle seals was gone- as in never installed last time it was apart!
I have it apart almost as much as it's going to be for this phase of rebuilding. Both axles are stripped but still on it. They will get scraped and painted, new seals, all new brakes and brake lines, some new bearings, all new ball joints, and some other misc. parts. Long term it will get a motor rebuild, paint ( I'm thinking root beer brown), wheels returned to white, full roll bar- it goes on....