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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 ECJ5 welder 2021 Sponsor 2020 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
     
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    Admiral Cray

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    With a little rubbing compound you could rub it out to the original silver color... :confused:
     
  4. Mar 5, 2018
    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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    Admiral 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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    Admiral 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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    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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