I recently purchased a 1980 CJ5 for my father and I to work on together.
I new we were taking on a pretty large restoration project; however considering that it came with a new frame I thought we would be good. I am an aircraft mechanic and pretty good at sheet metal work. This is a little more than I expected though.
this is just a little part of what is lurking underneath. My question to all you experts is, do I try to rebuild it or by a new tub. If I buy a new tub I will have to go with a fiberglass tub as I can not afford a $5000 steel tub. What do you think?
You should see the GPW project the local club is doing it makes your jeep look pristine. Probably best plan of attack is just get the tub off the frame and see what is there. But i would say drive it around and enjoy it first, you may just like it like it is Where are you at in Lexington? I am over by Lake Murray
i wish I could drive it, the Inline 6 was close to being froze up so I have pulled it out and will be taking it to the machine shop this week to have it gone through.
I am off of 378 behind the Lowes. Where are you by the lake? I keep my boat down a Jakes landing. The jeep project is going to take me a while since I work 12 hour days and am taking classes online to continue my degree. And I hope to get some fishing in some time also. All the jeeps driving around lately is driving me crazy to get this done though!
Yes, it is a hat section along with several other sections. I think your right, I need to get the tub off and see what I have to work with. I need to get the block off to the machine shop to make some room. I am working in a small apartment garage so space is tight.