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My Little "Barn" Find... '55 CJ5

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by durangotang, May 12, 2015.

  1. Mar 11, 2017
    1957Willys

    1957Willys Member

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    I looked it up and it fits Toyota Land Cruiser 1969-1974
     
  2. Jul 10, 2019
    durangotang

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    Well, we're back... updates will be coming as I continue to make silly mods to this Jeep. Oh yeah, and we got a trailer.



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  3. Jul 11, 2019
    durangotang

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    In case anyone wondered why the hiatus from here with the Jeep, it's really because I was just driving it. This has been my daily driver and I have put 22k miles on it over the past few years and run a lot of trails with it. As you can imagine, that causes some significant wear on a Jeep like this and now it's time to come back on here where I can document fixing it all. I broke down and bought a second vehicle, so I can take some time to wrap up some bigger prjects on the Jeep.

    I'm pretty proud of the fact that I am wearing through the steel pedals, haha. 66687815_355788618652211_874285728912113664_n.jpg
     
  4. Jul 11, 2019
    durangotang

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    Not wasting any time: out comes the electrical and it's time to rewire.

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  5. Jul 11, 2019
    neohic

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    Awesome build! Just read through the whole thing. (y)
     
  6. Jul 21, 2019
    durangotang

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    I spent far too long trying to figure out where to put these gauges so that they were hidden from view.
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    The back of the glove box it is. I like it.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2019
    durangotang

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    Jeep is rewired now, just need some tubing and grommets to cover/protect the wires. All water resistant marine fittings and I got rid of all the random grounding points throughout the Jeep. Everything is grounded on one of four grounded bus bars on the Jeep. Keeps things much cleaner. wiring.jpg
     
  8. Sep 4, 2019
    durangotang

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    70378599_2390072237875518_537970750045290496_n.jpg I think I found why my transfer case suddenly started popping out of gear... Not really sure how that happened.
     
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  9. Sep 4, 2019
    durangotang

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    Also got the adapters to put the Willys rims on the trailer... fits much better.

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  10. Sep 4, 2019
    Norcal69

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    Do you have any info on that pedal pivot? Looks like an aftermarket unit.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2019
    durangotang

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    I dont have a second one to compare to so I wouldn't know.... I always assumed it was an original piece.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2019
    durangotang

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    Made a canvas radio cover today... will waterproof it tomorrow. Very happy with the way this one turned out.

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  13. Sep 29, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    If you want a knob for the channel selector let me know.
     
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  14. Sep 29, 2019
    durangotang

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    Absolutely...
     
  15. Oct 4, 2019
    durangotang

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    Continuing the trend... made a tire cover... more coming as I gear up for an upcoming trip

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  16. Oct 6, 2019
    durangotang

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    More big changes in the works today... hard top modifications on the way...

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  17. Oct 12, 2019
    durangotang

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    More canvas work happening... canvas panels for the hardtop are getting done. After they are done I be repainting the hardtop and replacing the rear oval windows. Optimized-72191625_397984147806674_6775763500208750592_n.jpg Optimized-72546973_1139577859565420_5139873056310689792_n.jpg
     
  18. Oct 13, 2019
    Focker

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    Are going to to try and cut in side windows?

    Looks good so far.
     
  19. Oct 13, 2019
    neohic

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    Wow! I had a similar thought with my hard top as well. Nicely done!
     
  20. Oct 13, 2019
    durangotang

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    I don't have any plans of making side windows. I never really use them. In fair weather the panels will be rolled up anyway so visibility won't be an issue.
     
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