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Unread 01-18-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Will`s 1979 CJ-5 Build

Well, I just recieved my 1979 CJ-5 today. I used to own a TJ that I moderatley built up but I, since day one, always wanted a CJ. I sold the TJ in March, had a void in my heart since and finally bought a CJ5. I know a lot about the TJ`s since thats what I had for 7 years but no too much about working on CJ`s so I will be asking a lot of question and needing a lot of help. Also, as of now I just want to enjoy the Jeep on the street and trails.

The Jeep came with:
  1. 34" Super Swampers
  2. Full Length Hedman Headers into Magnaflow Mufflers
  3. 2.5" Shackle lift

I am going to do this build in phases and I warn you this will be a slow build as I will be doing it when I have time and money.

Phase 1:Getting the Jeep street legal and street worthy.
The Jeep currently has a locker in the rear and fixed hubs up front which make driving the Jeep on the street a major PITA. It also does not have a top or doors nor does it have any plates, registration, etc. So I will be getting:
  1. ARB or OX Locker since they are selectable
  2. Softop
  3. Warn manual hubs or none at all-not sure
  4. plates, registration, etc.

I do try to buy American made products as much as possible with Jeeps.

What are everyones thoughts on the hubs? I guess its not that big of an issue but it would be nice to have some control.

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Unread 01-18-2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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I know everyone wants pictures. I havent had a chance to take them yet and will upload them later this evening.
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Unread 01-18-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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Will welcome to the CJ side of Jeep ownership.
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Will welcome to the CJ side of Jeep ownership.
Thanks!
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Unread 01-18-2011, 05:11 PM   #5
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Alright, here are the pictures. If they are bad quality I apologize. My iPhone is my only camera. I know, like me, everyone likes pictures so I will do my best to make this a picture-heavy build.

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These are how the gauges look while idling. How does it look?

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Unread 01-18-2011, 05:40 PM   #6
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Wow, 60 psi, at idle,
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Wow, 60 psi, at idle,
Good or bad?
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Good or bad?
on the high end.

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The engine is cold-natured which I want to fix. When it sits for a little while without being started once you start it it loses idle unless you let it sit at rev with your foot on the peddle. What should I look at and do? Besides this the engine runs great. It only has 92,000 original miles.
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Well, I just recieved my 1979 CJ-5 today.

...nor does it have any plates, registration, etc.
So was it delivered to you covered in mud?

Also, that is a groovy looking shifter!

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So was it delivered to you covered in mud?

Also, that is a groovy looking shifter!



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Haha ya it was, shockingly there is none on the underside just the tires, a little on the side, and up in the fender wells. haha ya the shifter is interesting, might have to cut it down some or replace it with a hurst.
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I have a question. I have never had to deal with lockers and the one that this Jeep has is a real PITA. I dont know what kind of locker it is but it isnt a manual locker, it engages itself. I live in an apartment complex that has a parking garage. I took it for a quick spin up the garage but when I would try to back up, after a few feet it would almost feel like the parking brake was engaged, which it wasnt. I know these lockers were not made to be used on the street but is this the problem?
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Alright, here are the pictures. If they are bad quality I apologize. My iPhone is my only camera. I know, like me, everyone likes pictures so I will do my best to make this a picture-heavy build.

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You've got a BIG garage!

Welcome to CJ World! Look like a great project.

Are you getting 60 PSI on a warmed up engine, or is that shortly after cranking it up?
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on the high end.

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Good or bad? anything I can do to get it to a normal pressure?
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Assuming not a rebuilt motor// High pressure could indicate some blockage..does pressure go up at speed?? if lifters are quiet that's good, check for clean oil, clog filter?? Gauge may not be accurate,
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