My dad's 1965 CJ5A has been around as long as I can remember. He bought it used several years after he violently rolled his '66 in 1970. It was a sweetheart, 134 4 cylinder, 60/40 seat, 7.50-16 Extra Grips, overdrive, PTO winch, 3 on the tree. It went everywhere, a lot of desert, the Black Rock, well before burning man, Panamint, Death Valley. Eastern Sierra, Tahoe, Rubicon. He towed it to Bonneville Salt Flats so he could run around the pits every speed week. Eventually it was ready for a motor, so in its second life, it got a Buick 198 V6 and a floor shift T90, along with a coat of paint, the original Sierra Blue. He continued to enjoy it into his retirement, but after several years of great fun, camping, wheeling, it was time again to tear into it. The 198 was done, the frame cracked and a field repair to a spring hanger done in the Rubicon needed attention. So in '05 we again did an update. Newly machined 225 oddfire went in, frame repaired, power steering, tilt column, SM420 4 speed, 4.88's to replace the 4.27's, power locks front and rear. Just after the project was completed, and a few test trips taken, dad passed away. There was an auction and everything was sold. 4 years later, after the death of his heir, we found a key to a storage unit, and once again the tux was back in our lives. It had not sold, it had been stashed, and was just as he left it. This is when I first got it home in 2012. (The winch was not on it because of the new power steering). So our Rubicon Rig build starts. The 4th life for this jeep. It needs to be reliable for my son to accompany me, in my 3B, on the trails practically in our back yard, Rubicon, Barrett Lake, Deer Valley, Slick Rock.