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I Can't Leave Well Enough Alone

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by garage gnome, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Mar 5, 2018
    garage gnome

    garage gnome Rust polisher Sponsor

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    The '56 CJ5 that I bought from Daryl out of Washington state finally showed up today. What an ordeal that was. It is everything I wanted in an early 5: reversed shackle; twin stick transfer case (thanks for removing the interlock pill Daryl!); venting windshield; the white speedometer; and its all original. Only thing that would have been even better is if it was a factory 4 speed.

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    Of course, I had to take it down a trail... :oops:

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    I had a spare set of old school 7.50 x 15 tires that I threw on it just to give it a better stance. I also mounted the spare too. I do like the way old jeeps look with the side mounted spare.

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    And my biggest critics approve of it too!

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    So the plan for this jeep is to install an overdrive, an original canvas top, some 7.50 x 15 NDT's, recover the seats, install the original side steps, add the proper decals under the hood, and enjoy. I'm in debate though if I should add a PTO winch and twin stick PTO. I have one I bought for my fire jeep. I was kind of toying with the idea of making this jeep a power line construction jeep. All of my rigs have a theme to them. Ted is the U.S. forest service, Red is the fire jeep, and I have a plan for the 55 chevy truck. ;)
     
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    58 willys

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    Good buy Nate
     
  3. Mar 5, 2018
    Cap-n-Cray

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    With a little rubbing compound you could rub it out to the original silver color... :confused:
     
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    Daryl

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    Hopefully everyone can see why I had to save this Jeep. From the first minute I saw it, I had to find this one a good home.
     
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    garage gnome

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    I'll get some under hood and under body pics tomorrow. You just don't see jeeps like this.
     
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    mortten

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    Excellent
     
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    Walt Couch

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    Both parties happy so that was a great deal. (y):clap:
     
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    Focker

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    Looks great... The tires really make the Jeep.
     
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    Rich M.

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    She a beaut! Someday I want one that's not complicated..
     
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    jeep peep69

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    Does this mean Focker gets first dibs on the trailer you hauled that jeep home on
     
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    Daryl

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    Sold that trailer but I have a couple more.
     
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    Focker

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    :steamed:
     
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    garage gnome

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    Don’t worry, I have a nice one I can sell you!
     
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    baldjosh

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    you are still a tease...nice Jeep! how much fun that would be...
     
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    Focker

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    Post 1...Picture 4
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    I wonder who hosts that site... :susp:
     
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    Focker

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    Post 1 of this thread... Picture 4 and 5 have different tires.
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    You should name this one Westy as that's where its from... :clap:
     
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    Daryl

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    It came from Billings Montana. It hasn't been licensed since 1967. I am quite sure that the 17k miles that show on the speedo is actual mileage.
     
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  20. Mar 6, 2018
    homersdog

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    I think ted is going to be jealous. Don't let him see you caressing the 5's rounded hood.
     
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