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post #1 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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New to me 56 CJ5

First post here. Looking to learning about my newly acquired 56 CJ5.
Have a few ideas I want to throw at it, first just for playing around while hunting etc. No plans to put on street at this moment, maybe later.

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 07:20 PM
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Double post, sorry
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post #3 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 07:22 PM
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Pics? And congrats
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post #4 of 10 Old 02-21-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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If you click on my profile you can see a pic.
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 05:53 AM
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I will get him up to snuff he is a very good friend of mine one could say brother anyhow Welcome to the mayhem Greg lots of great guys on here and info. Lets get that CJ going so we can go wheeling.

They say money can't buy happiness but it can buy Jeep parts...and Jeep parts make me really Happy.
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post #6 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 07:51 AM
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The best info on the web for CJ5s from 1955 - 1975 is in the forums at
http://www.earlycj5.net/forums/forum.php

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post #7 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 08:41 AM
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Cool Jeep! My father-in-law has a very similar 1957. His has a rear PTO which I thought was pretty interesting. I think he got the Jeep at a farm auction. Those really early CJ5s are great. Enjoy!
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post #8 of 10 Old 02-23-2013, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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what are some mandatory (I know is all relative and subjective) upgrades for an early CJ? Ya know the, this will break so replace now, this is going to be a pain so replace.... Etc.
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-03-2013, 07:00 PM
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Bleed you brakes for three quarts worth after they bleed clean, make sure your lap belts work if you don't do that, check the rest of the fluids.
A Jeep guy I know found his sons plastic army men toys in his tank you never know until you know just sayin.
Aim a skinny flash light with a good string tied on it and shine it down the fuel tank filler hole and look for crap in the tank bottom.
Change every filter there is
Have fun
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-03-2013, 07:18 PM
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Greg,
Welcome to the forum! Looks like it's in good shape for it's age. If it hasn't been running for a while, by all means change the fluids, pull the spark plugs and put some Kroil or the like in the cylinders before trying to start the engine. Also a good time to remove the gas tank (under the driver's seat, I believe), drain, wash out, as well as the fuel lines, so the years of gunk don't haunt you for weeks or months... I learned the hard way.
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