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Old 08-13-2009, 08:36 PM
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Hey guys. Still new to the forum, but hoping to start attending events once I get my jeep in full running condition. And while I wait, might as well share a few pictures of it.

It's a 1956 Willys CJ5 Jeep, that's had a bit of work done to it. I'm still learning about what it all has, and most of the work was done (poorly) by the previous owner. I've used up most of my free cash fixing errors he made, and I'm almost ready, once I figure out what the problem is with the wiring (which I'm pretty lousy at, apparently).





Tires at 33 x 12.5, 3 inch lift (I think). I think the axles are Dana30s with drum brakes all around. Just had new mufflers installed (though I might have to get them reworked, since I'm not really happy with them being to the outside of the frame like they are.)
Has a transplanted Chevy 350 engine in it, and a 3 speed transmission with 2/4 select and hi/low select levers on it ( no idea what brand).

I'm new to jeeps, so as I learn more, I can post more detailed info!
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:42 PM
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Nice looking rig.
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:05 PM
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:05 AM
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Sounds good to me! Now if i could get one last issue on it fixed, I could take it out for a few trial runs!
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:26 AM
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i think the mufflers look good where they are at! the whole things looks good though.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:52 PM
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i think the mufflers look good where they are at! the whole things looks good though.
I just wasn't sure if they would get crushed if I went the wrong way on a rock. Had them replace a pair of glasspacks that were on it, and with just enough pipe so they exausted right where you got in and out. Nice leg burners! Also had to remove a pair of brainbuster handles they had welded on (where the cloth grips are now). Big square pieces of steel! In any case, with things looking up in the job market, I hope to be driving it proper by next springtime. (one heck of a wait I tell ya. It's so close, yet so far! And now I see how tight the word filters are here! )
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:10 PM
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i've torn my cj7 back down and am rebuilding a few things. it won't be ready until next spring either. but it'll be good when it is!
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:14 PM
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Woo. The first Few nice days of sun, and I got to open my jeep like an Xmas present! No real offroading yet, but I got to roll around town and take a few one lane roads in the hills.

Man, you couldn't remove that smile from my face with a sledgehammer!

Finaly got all the electrical work taken care of, got some updated front running lights while at it so I have blinkers front and back (and the front ones fit snug and nice in the holes left by the old runninglights). Still some sort of short in the system that's draining the battery if I let it sit too long, but the easy fix on that for now is just to disconnect the battery when not in use.

I also found out that my rear seat, when folded down, collects water like a bucket. I uprighted it only to have water run like a waterfall! Whoops!

Still a few things I need to get fixed before I'll try proper offroad, like getting a little work done on the distributer (currently zero room between it and the firewall, so it rubs when the engine runs).

Anyways, I'm just so happy to be able to wheel around! Hopefully I'll find more work soon and can continue the upgrades.

Oh, few more detailson the jeep itself. Has an offset Dana40 in the rear, Dana20 in front (which I'm definatly going to replace when i can afford it), And I'm not really sure, but think the tech said Dana20 trans.

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sounds like your hooked It should though be a 44 in the rear and a 27 in the front. Is the front a closed knuckle ? ( big ball on the end and cant see the axle ujoint)
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:46 PM
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sounds like your hooked It should though be a 44 in the rear and a 27 in the front. Is the front a closed knuckle ? ( big ball on the end and cant see the axle ujoint)
Ah, could be. At the time I was just so happy with them getting the wiring un-*censored* that I wasn't paying close attention to them.

The front isn't closed knuckle though. Open for the world to see.
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