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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Sad task ahead, cutting up an old CJ

She once was a proud Golden Eagle but was reduced to a pile of twisted scrap iron on a drunken night of fun by its previous owner. The jeep caught a tree stump on a long down hill ride and landed in a creek after going end over end and a couple of rolls. Out of the 4 people in the jeep, one was hurt (not badly) and the others were just beat up a little. Another tub and frame was bought and this jeep was pretty much stripped of anything that was not bent or broken to rebuild the new jeep. I bought this rebuilt jeep and got what was left of the old jeep in the deal. A friend of mine was kind enough to let me store this old jeep on his land but is moving and the jeep has to go. I went out to take a look at the jeep the other day to see if there was any chance to save it but there is just too much damage. I have no title or vin plate (went to the rebuilt jeep) so I am just going to have to cut it up and haul it to the scrap yard. I hate like hell doing it but sometimes even a tough old CJ has to be put down...sniff [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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BTW, I have the driver's side hard door that somehow survived the crash if anyone needs one.
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Re: Sad task ahead, cutting up an old CJ

Do what I've done, save the pieces of the frame. I have a CJ-5 frame that was damaged in an accident. I cut it into manageable parts. One of those pieces is going to be used to reinforce the frame of another CJ-5. There's still life in the Golden Eagle.
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Re: Sad task ahead, cutting up an old CJ

I let a fella have my last bad ('77 CJ-7) frame and it's now the roof structure support for his new maisonary walled water well house out on the Navajo Reservation near Chaco Canyon. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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I have my old frame and tub. Was thinking of making a trailer out of the back half of the tub/frame to pull behind the "new" CJ while on the trail.
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Re: Sad task ahead, cutting up an old CJ

don't forget, the frames of the old CJs like to rust out by the rear axle. If your is salvagable I'd keep part of it. My bro had an old CJ7 that had the frame rusted out. I sectioned a portion of an old CJ5 into it. Saved the '7 for a couple more years.
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