Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by garage gnome, Mar 5, 2018.
I didn't think of duct tape. A farmer would have definitely done that!
Been taking some little parts and original bolts of that parts cj5 I got and put them on the farm jeep. I’m trying to make it look as original as possible.
On foam seats we used duct tape. Generally by the time the tape got put on the seat foam had parts of it missing. Seats with horsehair and springs got burlap or even just old potato bags. Needed a stick in the fall and winter to hit the seats with to scare out the rats and mice or whatever was living in them. Its not fun to have them jump out when you're driving down the road.
Did the duct tape seat covers on the jeep. Next is the burlap sack!
And just to show how original I'm making this jeep, both seats have the rubber snubbers on them.
Also replaced the vacuum wiper line. Now I have to rebuild the dual action fuel pump.
It also got a little bling.
The farm jeep gets put to work! Had to tow my engine out of the trailer for my trip.
I picked up the last piece of the puzzle today. Its a 63 cj5 with a stratton 3 point hitch. Last month I scored a complete rear PTO setup with a front ag weight. Dave (wheelie) might recognize this jeep.
It has new arms, all the heavy duty rear springs, helper coil springs and new decals.
The odd part of this jeep is the rear frame. It is made out of 4" channel and is riveted to the original frame. The original frame is cut off behind the crossmember that the parking brake return spring goes to.
And my favorite way to move and inspect jeeps.
Yea. I've seen that JEEP before. Glad to see it stayed in good hands. This thread just got more interesting.
That's a smooth tailgate. Is it cut and redone?
It doesn’t appear to be. It has the indentations for the footman loops. I was going to take a closer look at it.
Here are some really good pictures of a stratton hitch.
Stratton 3 point hitch
Digging around in some junk and I scored this for free. Never know what you’ll find. No idea if it works or what, but it is nice to have spare parts.
I took a closer look at it tonight and it appears to be factory. Maybe it is an early replacement or reproduction? It only had the yellow paint on it and everything else has multiple colors.
I have never seen a factory gate without the stamped in, L shaped, reinforcing ribs. I'm thinking it's a repop of some sort.
With winter right around the corner, I’ve been scrambling to get things put away for it. On the hit list was getting the Stratton hitch out of the banana cj5. With some help from the hot wrench, it came out.
Now I just have to debubbafie it, clean it up and put it in my cj5.
Will the hitch take cat 1 stuff...
Any tractor implement will fit on it.
Got the bubbafied welding project removed from the hitch last night and the front weight installed. Now just for some grinding to removed whats left of the booger welds and everything should bolt on.
I dismounted the tires from the original wheels and put the tires that I had on the jeep on the original wheels. Looks so much better now!
Put the heater intake hose on too. That thing is a real pain to get on the grille.
Also put the hydraulic tank for the stratton hitch in.
Cleaned the old paint off the control valve and discovered it was originally red. I put it all back together and painted it like it was originally done, paint on bare steel.
And I pulled the drawbar off. Hopefully next weekend I can get the hitch bolted up.
Why does the CJ5 look so minuscule compared to the other, older Jeeps? Optical illusion because it's in the middle and furthest from the camera, or it really is smaller, or...?
I thought the CJ5 was bigger and better per the marketing claims of the time?
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