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Blalp!’s Build/project (‘64 Cj5)

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by blalp!, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Mar 1, 2020
    blalp!

    blalp! New Member

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    Day 1 (July 2019)
    No engine, a good frame, and plenty of rust.
    My goal was to build a rig able of highway speeds in the cheap. My mostly stock 2a was a back roads only rig. There are plenty of class 6 and logging roads a few hours north of home that I just couldn’t get to with the 2a. The plan for the CJ5 is a Dauntless V6, and a 3.73 axle ratio. By posting here, I have to finish it!
     
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    It’s a starting point, but not much more...
     
  3. Mar 1, 2020
    blalp!

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    I started small for a quick win. The metal was sourced from a steel hard top that had some damage and rust.
     
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    Today I cut and bent my floor pans. While they aren’t welded in yet, I did confirm that my floor supports do hold my weight. (I used 1” x 2”x 1/8” tubing.)
     
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    With the tub now sitting on the frame, and my excitement with the front floors, I figured it was a good time to confirm the fit of the fender to the tub with larger home made rocker repair panel. It feels like things are coming together!

    It does look like there is a pretty big rake as it sits. The tires in the photo are 32x11.5s. Would you all agree that this Jeep has been lifted? Or at least the rear? I like how the front is sitting, but the rear is too tall for my taste. I’m curious to know your thoughts. Thanks!
     
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    I agree.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2020
    Rich M.

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    Agreed, those front springs are tired. Did it ever have a plow?
     
  9. Mar 3, 2020
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    That’s a good point, it looks like there was a plow in one of its previous lives.
     
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    At lunch today I grabbed a piece of scrap metal, and a couple body hammers to address this area. I didn’t measure as it was more of an experiment. The results couldn’t have been better. The radius was spot-on.
     
  11. Mar 22, 2020
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    Installed my lunch time experiment. Now it’s time to form the second half.
     
  12. Mar 22, 2020
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    I found some asymmetrical angle iron for the tailgate opening at the local metal supply company. The tail lamp panels I made are welded to the angle and ready to install.
     
  13. Mar 22, 2020
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    Commando floor cut to length and clamped in place with the tail lamp panels. I stocked up on metal should I find myself with plenty of time.
     
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  14. Mar 22, 2020
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    Next weekend if all goes according to plan, I’ll tackle the wheel houses.
     
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  15. Apr 12, 2020
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    After final measurements, I welded the rear floor, tail lamp panels, and wheelhouses. There is still plenty of work to be done, but this was a big step!
     

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