Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Lexington, SC
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Re: Here are my babys first pictures!
I cleaned alot of it last night. I am going to totally take it off the frame and dismantle everything. The place where i live doesnt like "unregistered vehicles" So if it is in a million pieces i can argue that it isnt a vehicle. Once off i can take a look at the frame and plan my course of action. I was thinking about full restoration, but for this one, it would take alot of work. I want to modernize some things. I have a saginaw manual box and another early 70's steering column, tube type, that i can put in. The col;umn that is there now is actually prboen at the mounting pount to the dash. I noticeda piece of PVC that is acting as a sleeve over the borken spot. So I might just sell the top portion, because that bracket would be of use for someone who really needs it. I havent decidedwhat to do withthe front axle. I am pulling the dana 27 out my 63 CJ5, so i was thinking about swapping ring and pinion from one to the other so i can used the 27, but i am leaning more to just swapping the axles, so i can have the carden cross ujoint of the 27. The rear 41 is the 10 spline, so i might replace the spiders and put in my 1963 dana 44 19 spline axles, just to give some strength. I absolutely hate going through the floorboards to access the master cylinder, so i was pondering hanging pedals, but I only have 6 inches from firewall to the Lhead carb, so I have to finda real compact master cylinder. Does anyone know of a small master cylinder than the jeep one that can mount on the early 70's jeep mount?
So i will continue taking everything apart. I will pull the motor and rebuild it on my porch. And when i get to the frame I will decide what to do with it. It looks like the previous owner "boxed" in the frame, becuse i thought the frames were "C" channel, maybe it is a military frame?
I will keep up the pictures.
Dan Stewart 1963 CJ5 "Caloosa Jeepers" member
1946 CJ2s Stock and loving it