Some pictures of before we bought it in 2009. I made an intro post also. But again, this was a Jeep I cleaned up with/for my father 11 years ago. It was to relive the 72' CJ5 and 83' CJ7 he sold many years before. He mostly drove it around the woods of his remote home in his retirement. And cut and hauled firewood in his original 1983 pack mule trailer with it. I currently am the new owner, my Father passed away in June of this year. I nick named this Jeep Chief. As he was Chief deputy of the Sheriffs Dept he worked at for 34 years when he retired in 2002. We bought this in Missoula Montana in 2009, I spent 1 year in my apartment garage cleaning it up for him to use. I'm now in Lewiston Idaho for the last year with my fiancé and I have the CJ. This will be a mild thread, no chopping and hacking. Just work and respect for an Older CJ, and a sentimental item to me. I will post some pics from working on it to catch up to current times. This seems like a nice forum. Much better than social media. I do not intend to do anything extreme, but hopefully can throw my "build" into the ring here on Early CJ5. I will post pics as much as I can, people really just wanna see pictures anyway. Specs are- -1974 CJ5 -258-TBI swapped -T18 -Dana 20-JB Fab shifters -Dana 30 4.27 Powertrax gear drive limited slip -Dana 44 4.27 Trac-Loc installed new by me It had the Bench seat. I changed it to buckets and used bestop seats. I had to build the seat brackets mostly off of pics of what a CJ would have had with buckets. And using pieces of the old bench frame. Newer style CJ/YJ intake and exhaust manifolds were used. Cleaning. Morphed the stock air cleaner to work with TBI. Started on the Seat frames. If anybody has questions fire away. I don't mind, and there is no real derail in my thread. We can talk about Jeeps or Fine pistols/revolvers. Either way. Have a good day and thanks for reading if you read this far!