This isn't much of a build thread since the Jeep is in pretty good shape and I'm keeping it pretty stock. It's really more of a maintenance thread. Backstory: I grew up with my Dad having a 225 powered GPW (see mini-build thread here: Dad's Flatfender). My first car was a dilapidated 1946 CJ-2a with a small block ford my dad helped me get running. I sold the CJ-2 to a friend who tore it apart and lost interest. I bought it back, found a Mail-Jeep frame for it and started to work on the body. That was 20 years ago. During that time I've only managed to replace the floorboards. In the meanwhile, I built a Mustang track car and moved twice. Here's the CJ-2 moving to the most recent place: The CJ-2 is the 3rd time I've had cars too far apart or that needed too much work. I just grind to a halt. I cut my losses and sold two of them in project form. I still have the CJ-2. The Mustang however, was a good success. Over 8 years, It eventually turned into a 475hp street-legal track monster that could keep up with the latest BMW M3s and the like. The key was it always ran and I did short individual projects that would have the car functioning again quickly. I never had to take the entire car apart to make progress. Now that we've move drural and have 5 miles of gravel road to the nearest pavement, it's pretty useless and in the process of getting sold. Here it is: 3 years ago now, using the wisdom of having a vehicle that needed small projects and really wanting a Jeep that runs, I started looking for an old CJ-5. I found this one. Here it is in the ad: A pretty solid original Jeep with some patina to it. I hooked up the trailer and went to look at it. It was all over the road and it ran terrible, but I bought it. They had taken apart and primed the top so it came home in the back of the truck. A vintage tire rack was also included but partially removed. Here it is the first day at home: It's been great for the last 3 years. I did a bunch of stuff initially to get it running and driving decent. The wife and dogs love going for Sunday drives and it's part of the family. Here's what it looked like after some polishing, reinstalling the rack, Rugged Ridge seats, and a bikini top: I haven't done a lot to it since because we've moved again. This time into an abandoned 120 year old farmhouse that needed EVERYTHING fixed. Thankfully after 2 years of hard work, that's starting to wind down. My goal right now is to get it ready for the 2020 Colorado Epic (2020 Ecj5 Colorado Epic- First Week Of August.) and I thought I should finally make a build thread. I'll add additional posts of stuff done previously and start updating with work to get it ready for the Colorado trip.