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Joe's CJ5 History
August 10, 2018
3:12 pm
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July 26, 2018
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Some of my fabrications and the build of my CJ5. Yes, it only has 33's but it can keep up with most jeeps running 37's and has recovered a few from Barrett Jeep Trail - just saying 
I bought it 20yrs ago (street Jeep),  as I modified it to do things it wouldn't before it became something I tow to trails or drive around town.
About 10yrs ago I parked it and let it rot away ... This last year I decided I wanted to get back into wheeling so I started replacing everything that went bad (complete wiring, tires, fuel tank, carburetor, gauges, brakes etc...) I figured since I was fixing it I would change a few thing, like redoing the shock mounts, adding lights, snorkel & the  Cerakote FDE paint job.
Here are some images of the last time I wheeled it (traffic jam at walker hill) when it was red & then some progression images after sitting.
78-CJ5 (registered & insured)
B2600 leaf springs F&R - reverse shackle -over axle
Locked F&R
4.56 gears
33x15.5 15 Super swamper TSL-SX
T18 6.32:1 1st gear
Dana 300
Moser axles
custom steering box brace (350 rod end caps welded to steel brace)
Warn hubs
Rancho RS9000 F&R
Custom shock mounts
On-board air & tank
Dual Optima Batteries Yellow Top
4.2 I6
2bbl Weber 
Custom ammo box air cleaner
Warn Winch
Custom rock guards
Custom rack
Ammo box center console
Tree saver / strap
Snatch block
CB Radio
High lift jack
Wavian NATO Jerry Can
Cerakote FDE Paint
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August 10, 2018
5:33 pm

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Nice Jeep. 

The ammo box air box is a cool custom feature!

Semper Fi

August 10, 2018
6:24 pm
El Dorado

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Nice rig, I learned to wheel in a similarly built stretched CJ3.  I like the roof jacks around the rear shocks.  Look forward to seeing this rig out on the trail.  Anything to break up the endless hoard of JKUs.

August 12, 2018
7:38 pm

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Nice looking little jeep!


August 13, 2018
4:13 am
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June 13, 2018
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I love it, i started wheeling with a 1953 M38A1.  Manual Steering , brakes etc.  The Rubicon beat me up until I upgraded.  Even did the little sluice with it before it grew house size boulders.  In fact a i just saw a Jeep run this year with a group all running old Willy's jeeps.  Congrats on the project.

August 13, 2018
9:10 am
Dale Clement

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March 5, 2015
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 Kris  is right,it is nice to see something different out on the trail although I don’t think my Dodge pick up looks anything like a JKU LOL 

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