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    Post your old iron

    Been lurking her for a while. Haven't seen this thread until now.

    Here's my 1970 CJ5, its "finished." (According to the wife anyways). At least I just bought a JKU I can spend money on now.

    Before:ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471185615.839764.jpg

    During: ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471186630.272792.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471186642.977024.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471186650.092573.jpg

    Almost 3 years later: ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471185670.675697.jpg

    It was touch and go and I was always the brunt end of who's gonna break down first jokes when I started taking it out on the trail. It never left me stranded, nothing a BFH couldn't usually fix. ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471185958.215281.jpg

    Now it's running great and it's ton of fun to drive, like a tractor off-road. Every now and then I have to lead the guys in the new fancy jeeps around. ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471186033.906490.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471186043.758195.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471186052.493803.jpg

    Now it makes me proud to own a new JK. They get along I think. ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471186191.167305.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breer View Post
    Been lurking her for a while. Haven't seen this thread until now.

    Here's my 1970 CJ5, its "finished." (According to the wife anyways). At least I just bought a JKU I can spend money on now.
    WOW!! Sweet CJ5!! You did an amazing job getting her to look so clean. Glad to see you taking it out on the trail too - congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frydaddy View Post
    Here is my 70 year old CJ-2A Beast surveying some trail damage after a storm.

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    Edit: Dang, how do you embed videos? Try this link then,
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B90...ew?usp=sharing
    That is awesome!!!

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    Killer rig Breer. You did a great job bringing that thing back to life. I love an early 5. You just gave me goals for my 60.
    Beat it to fit, paint it to match

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    My 1951. Haven't decided on what to do with it yet. ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471195570.207068.jpg

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    Post your old iron

    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    WOW!! Sweet CJ5!! You did an amazing job getting her to look so clean. Glad to see you taking it out on the trail too - congratulations
    If only I could get it out to Moab... That would be a loooong road trip at 55mph.

    Quote Originally Posted by holliewood61 View Post
    Killer rig Breer. You did a great job bringing that thing back to life. I love an early 5. You just gave me goals for my 60.
    Thanks! It's a part of me now. My friends can't understand why I NEED two red jeeps. I'm just trying to figure it where to put a 3rd... I should probably focus on building the JK for a while, apparently the wife needs a place to park or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BABOOZLE View Post
    My 1951. Haven't decided on what to do with it yet. ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1471195570.207068.jpg
    I like the look of the wider tires, this makes me jealous. I tried a set of 12.50's on my original wheels and I think a semi had a better turning radius..

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    My 48 CJ2A. One of these we'll get started on it and make a new again. Want to make it as original as they day it left the lot. Not sure in a color yet but thinking between Normandy Blue or Picket Gray.
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    My 95' YJ

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    Just found These two old Willys sitting in a junkyard near my work. Wish I had the means to rescue them.
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    I've posted pics of this 'ol '48 hot rod before. I miss her like an old girlfriend. The '69 high compression 350 and M-22 rock crusher tranny from a Corvette moved it along the highway pretty well. The '73 Warn 25% overdrive coupled to 5.38 gears and a Dana 44 rear held the power and never blew. It always brought me home. The engine was set back 2" for better weight distribution and the front end was alll fiberglass. Disc brakes weren't an option in those days so we put 11" drums on it from a '48 Mercury we found in a junk yard. They really worked well. Steering was 3.0 turns lock to lock from a 70's blazer. I had a brief love affair with a 2 turns set up from a Z-28 but it was way too quick for the short wheelbase and mondo horsepower.
    Full disclosure: I did difficult trails but never anything considered extreme today. In 1976 when these pics were taken, suspension tech was way behind what is available today and I'd definitely rethink the location of the mufflers for extra ground clearance.
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