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Poison spyder items @ oconee off road 706 534 9955Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!The Ruffstuff NOT Universal 4 Link Kit!

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Unread 10-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
BrokeLoser
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New CJ5 owner

Hi one and all. I've owned three TJ's and finally went and got the CJ5 I've always wanted! Since every time I search information I end up here I figured why not join? First on the agenda is new ball joints, U-joints, seals, and a conversion from manual drum to power disc brakes.


Crowded business going on here.
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Cheers
Chris


Old timey retro looking bumper in the works.

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I plan on this being a backwoods explorer/sunday driver rig-not a hard core wheeler.

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Unread 10-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to JF! You've come to the right place.

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Unread 10-02-2013, 06:23 AM   #3
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Welcome, Chris.

It looks like you've found a nice surviver to work on.

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Unread 10-02-2013, 07:58 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, great people here!
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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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Welcome to Jeepforum! How long were you searching for a CJ5 before you bought this one?
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Unread 10-02-2013, 09:10 PM   #6
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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....
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