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I finally got a another CJ, I'M BACK BABY

Post by t18tranny » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:46 am

I have been busy as crap trying to pay down bills from the divorce, fix up the house, and raise the kids. I finally am getting my sh#$t together. I found a 82 CJ5 that needed some love. I still have the other projects, but this one is motivating me. I will post pics soon, she ain't pretty, but that's the way I like them. I am looking for a t-18(donor). I just need the gears, I have a case with good input and output shafts. Ford or jeep will work. Cheaper the better or trade for parts. It's been a while.
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79 CJ5 Currently Dead , but vin plate intact.
Now I have a good frame and tub...rebuild to soon start
82 CJ5 fiberglass tub with 304, need love
81 scrambler under build
77 CJ5 w/ 304
70 mustang convertible under rebuild
93 wrangler(newest in the family)bought it for the girl friend(not road worthy yet)

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Re: I finally got a another CJ, I'M BACK BABY

Post by wesleypipesyo » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:11 pm

That is awesome Tommy. Good to hear you are getting back into the swing of things. I still have that 304 oil pan if you want it back. I am using it as a space filler right now.
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Post by karlvin08 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:27 pm

Glad to hear you have come back into the fold. There is nothing quite as awesome as a cj5.
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Post by ReneDave » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:45 pm

Welcome back Tommy, good to see you've got another project in the works!
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Post by slvrjp00 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:07 pm

Good to have you back Tommy. Hope to see you on the trails soon.
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Post by t18tranny » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:03 pm

Well, I have been working on the 82 CJ5. I put the top from the wreck 79 on(I miss her), fixed the leaky rear tire, rebuilt the motorcraft 4 barrel(it's a 4350, never heard or seen one before) Found that timing moves and motor overheats, after I got her running. Put in a t-stat and found fan clutch is bad and it belongs to a ford(imagine that). Visited Crazy Ray's and found a good front jeep seat(there are Bronco II seats installed currently that have seen better days), rear seat, and sun visors(I figured they were cheap enough). I found the newer distributor on the jeep was missing the key that keeps the cap from turning. I machined a key, so the timing problem is solved. Hopefully, I can get the motor running correctly and solve all overheating problems with a new f-clutch. I am looking for a set of 31" tires for now until I can put a lift on. ANYONE have a set they are selling or want to trade for parts or work(welding or repair) I still have a full roll cage fab, trans skid plate fab, and rear/ front bumper fab. ahead of me. It has an exhaust leak somewhere too. And yes Jeff, I will take the oil pan off your hands, there is no skid plate on this one either. At least with the fiberglass tub, I am not dealing with rust issues, except on the frame..... : )
Honda cuts my grass, jeep won the war.
If it doesn't have rust, it's not a CJ.
79 CJ5 Currently Dead , but vin plate intact.
Now I have a good frame and tub...rebuild to soon start
82 CJ5 fiberglass tub with 304, need love
81 scrambler under build
77 CJ5 w/ 304
70 mustang convertible under rebuild
93 wrangler(newest in the family)bought it for the girl friend(not road worthy yet)

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Re: I finally got a another CJ, I'M BACK BABY

Post by t18tranny » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:10 am

I picked up a good running 304 this weekend. I have since pulled the tub off the jeep and am doing a total once over on all systems. The jeep broke down on me twice since i have had her on the road and both times, the new wife was with me. I decided, if I am going to take it wheelin' and keep my wife from being nervous when we go on trips, its a must do. So far, brake lines, brake hoses, gas tank and sender, radiator, starter, frame repair, bumpers, frame motors, body mounts, and roll cage are on the list. Pics to soon follow.

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Honda cuts my grass, jeep won the war.
If it doesn't have rust, it's not a CJ.
79 CJ5 Currently Dead , but vin plate intact.
Now I have a good frame and tub...rebuild to soon start
82 CJ5 fiberglass tub with 304, need love
81 scrambler under build
77 CJ5 w/ 304
70 mustang convertible under rebuild
93 wrangler(newest in the family)bought it for the girl friend(not road worthy yet)

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