This may sound crazy, and I am not even sure how many Jeep guys in Utah even read this forum. In the late sixties and the early seventies, my Dad owned a 55' CJ5 that had a few interesting mods. The engine was out of an Oldsmobile, I think it was an F85 or something like that. Anyway, it was an aluminum block V-8. The Jeep also had the steering out of the Olds. I know there are a lot of newer conversions, but I would like to look at this one. I now have a CJ5 of approximately the same vintage, and would like to make it like my Dad's, nostalgia or something. Besides, he said it was one of the cleanest conversions he has ever seen, and he is critical. Over the years, I have done a number of Jeep projects, and his response is almost always the same, "Not as good as mine was". I would like to look at it for a number of reasons; 1. to see how it was done, and 2. to see if it was really as clean as he said. I know the chances of it still being intact are slim. The last picture I saw, the Jeep had chrome wheels with baby moons, and a dark green paint job. I really do doubt that the old Jeep is still alive, but if it is, and anyone knows it whereabouts, let me know. Or, if anybody knows of anyone in Utah in the late sixties and early seventies that was doing conversions of this kind.
Keep the Rubber on the Rocks.