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Buffs 58 cj5 build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Lilbuff63, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Jan 16, 2014
    Lilbuff63

    Lilbuff63 Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    This is the beginning of my rebuild, the easy and cheap part of it! I'm at the point of starting to rebuild one piece at a time. It'll be a slow process but it will be fun. Didn't get a ton of pictures of taking stuff apart so I'll be sure to get more of putting it back together. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Jan 17, 2014
    tarry99

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    Hey................. your moving right along!
     
  3. Jan 17, 2014
    Posimoto

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    OMG! It turned into a pile of parts right before my eyes! Way to go. Demo is always fun.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2014
    68BuickV6

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    I spy a nice winch! What is that silver sticker on the dash?
     
  5. Jan 17, 2014
    timgr

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    That's a good looking Jeep!
     
  6. Jan 17, 2014
    Stout

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    That looks exactly like my '59 did when I started. Went through the same process.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2014
    RJ'sCJ6

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    Nice, President Red? Do you plan on reprinting it the same color? Looks like a really sound jeep! Keep the post and pictures coming.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2014
    duffer

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    That is some great looking sheet metal!!!!!!!

    Putting it back together as a original restoration?
     
  9. Jan 17, 2014
    PeteL

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    "Didn't get a ton of pictures of taking stuff apart"

    Hope you can remember how it all goes together again...
     
  10. Jan 17, 2014
    Johns1967CJ5

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    Nice, looks solid
     
  11. Jan 17, 2014
    Lilbuff63

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    The winch is an old Ramsey 8,000 lb., still works pretty good. The sticker is a "Selectro" sticker for the locking hubs up front[​IMG]
     
  12. Jan 17, 2014
    Lilbuff63

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    Yes, pretty sure that's the original paint color. I'm thinking of something a little more orangish-red.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2014
    Lilbuff63

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    Not original drivetrain, but going to keep outside as original as possible. I want to be able to drive to the trails and tow a small trailer.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2014
    Lilbuff63

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    Nice looking Jeep! How long did it take you?
     
  15. Jan 17, 2014
    Lilbuff63

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    Here's my SM420 adapted to D18 t-case, that with a Chevy TBI 4.3 V6 should be pretty good! Still looking for a motor though.[​IMG]
     
  16. Jan 18, 2014
    tarry99

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    Assuming you can move that 4.3 a little forward it still looks like your going to have a short rear drive shaft!
     
  17. Jan 18, 2014
    rusty

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    From an East Coast perspective , that body looks new. Nice Jeep.Good luck with it.
     
  18. Jan 18, 2014
    Stout

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    Re: 58 cj5 teardown pics!

    I spent 2 years on mine start to finish. That was pretty much devoting every weekend to it.
     
  19. Jan 9, 2017
    Lilbuff63

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    Well it's been 3 years and I'm finally getting back into working on the Jeep! I've bought a lot of parts and done some work so I figured it's time for an update. I've got my Dana 44 rear fully built with 4:56 gears, Detroit trutrac locker, 11" drum brakes, and full floating axles.
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    I have my Dana 30 gears setup and working on the outer axles. Just need to press in my ball joints and put it all together. I got new 4340 axle shafts with Yukon super joints. IMG_2348.JPG We'll see how these are, it's a little weird that they don't have any roller bearings. And here's some pictures of the axles IMG_2350.JPG At this angle the d30 looks crooked but it's good!
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    When I bought the D30 it had the truss on it already, I think it looks ok so as long as it doesn't interfere with anything I think I'll keep it.
     
  20. Jan 9, 2017
    tarry99

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    Good to see your back working on your project................................Something to think about is that truss will limit your axle Bump / up travel as it will hit the frame sooner under compression.
     

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