People like photos, so I'll start out with one. Got my new (to me) 1979 Jeep CJ5 last month. This is my 3rd CJ5, but the last one I had was when Regan was in office.... I have been wheeling much bigger trucks (Suburbans, F250s) for the last 20 or so years. I decided to start my build thread, but please do not expect a complete build in a short time. You see, I'm poor. Well, OK, maybe not poor poor, but I'm living off my VA disability, so there's not a lot of cash raining down on me. As with most old Jeeps, my starting point has been through the ringer with past owners, and was built to serve as a sand toy a couple owners back. It is powered by a Mopar 360 out of a Dodge truck. The engine is very strong with fender exit headers, a holly 4 barrel, and MSD ignition. That same Dodge truck also donated it's full width axles. Front is a Dana 44, and the rear is a Chrysler 9.25. The rear has a Detroit locker, and there are 4 wheel disc brakes and 4.88 gears. A big selling point was the Torqueflite 727 automatic. Transfer case is the original Dana 20. The axles are in the SOA configuration, and it rides on 33" Goodyear MTs. Everything else has been stripped out. No heater or defrost, no rear seat, and the fronts are plastic racing seats with 4 point harness. A home built 6 point cage was built and the seats mounted to the cage a little further back for more room, but they cut the fenderwells to do that. The automatic, as I stated was a big thing for me. I wanted the auto in a CJ5. Thanks to some idiot in Iraq with an IED, I have hip problems and have to walk with a cane, so driving a stick just won't do. Besides, I have driven a stick too many times off road in Army trucks and I don't want that to be how I spend my retirement even if I were still healthy.