1962 CJ5 - near original--reference material

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Dave B, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Nov 24, 2015
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    The link will get you to a seller's site with c. 40 photos and a video walk-around & story line--
    http://sellajeepstories.blogspot.com/2015/11/time-capsule-cj5-jeep-universal-photos.html

    It's up to you to research the accuracy - some aftermarket items are noted.

    Thought it deserved a mention here, and three photos.
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    The 1962 CJ5 features a factory Willys hardtop

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    F-Head "Hurricane" engine.

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    Original chain covers are shown in better detail in the video
     
  2. Nov 24, 2015
    chris423

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    Wow !!! I have so many questions , i don't even know where to start!!!!!
     
  3. Nov 24, 2015
    Glenn

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    That paint is Spruce Tip Green, which according to color charts wasn't used till '63 but he's saying it's a '62. Hmmmm. Regardless of that the Jeep is awesome!
     
  4. Nov 25, 2015
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    My computer screen color wouldn't let me accurately pick a 1962 color from a paint chip card, but Glenwood Green or another, Fountain Green are deceptively close.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2015
    Glenn

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    I agree, especially in certain lighting conditons it is tought to tell. To me the telling photo is of the dash, plus that paint is very shiny. I never saw brand new ones near that shiny. I would expect the whole Jeep to look more like the tailgate does, with the weathered look. He says it's original paint, looks like fresh paint to me.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2015
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    How common is this? Any guesses to what years? Could this be more "non-original" original?

    Quote: The factory undercoat was also applied under the hood.
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  7. Nov 26, 2015
    Glenn

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    That one surprised me because mine is also undercoated and it's a '60. I guess it could be from the factory, I always thought someone had it undercoated after they bought it.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2015
    Alan28

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    I don't understand, sorry. Is-it for sale, and what price?
    Is it a Jeep which stayed in a barn or something, not running?
    Seems to me something unnatural, not true, miles? Very strange indeed.
     
  9. Nov 26, 2015
    chris423

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    My 62 had it on the floor pans but not the hood . I feel that was done as a dealer extra .
     
  10. Nov 26, 2015
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Alan, I put this on the "restoration and research forum" as a possible reference to restoration--I especially thought the engine bay and hardtop were noteworthy. It's is apparently for sale by somebody in someplace, but that is not of interest here.

    A good "picking it apart" regarding the claim to original would be good for the newcomer to this "education" in jeep restoration. A Jeep which is represented as original, requires a knowledgeable inspection to confirm the truth of such a claim. We've seen museum-exhibit Jeeps which require the same "I'll believe when it's proved out" inspection and research.

    All earlycj5 members are invited to question and comment regarding this, " Time Capsule CJ5 Jeep Universal". We can benefit from the pool of knowledge on this site to get past the "this is rare" or "this is original" in claims that are not fact. With this knowledge gained we won't restore to a wrong standard.

    So, in closing here, I am personally unaware of a good source of factory original photos of rolled off the assembly line to the showroom Jeeps. That is what a restorer would benefit from. This thread is a feeble attempt to throw together a representation of "original". It is not meant to discredit those representing this particular Jeep--they just happened to catch attention by using "time capsule/original". They are telling it as they believe it to be.

    P.S. Here's a Jeep promotional photo which is often seen on the internet, noted by some as a 1955, 1963, 1965 or correctly, I believe, as a 1966 CJ5 w/V6. To a restorer, once the correct date is determined, this has value along with its Jeep promotional story.
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  11. Nov 27, 2015
    jpflat2a

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    I wonder what the lengths of the dash to air deflector rods are?
    Look closely at the rod mounting at the air deflector.
    Does the amount of threaded rod protruding thru the air deflector appear longer on the RH rod appear longer than the LH rod?
     
  12. Nov 27, 2015
    Twin2

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    nice barn find , wonder how that dual spool winch works . never seen one
     
  13. Nov 27, 2015
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Suspect in this case the split spool (one spool with a divider) is wound so one side pays out while the other side pulls in, this theory is based on video narrator suspecting it was set up to direct a snow blower chute. You would need power-in and power-out to control a chute right to left and then back l. to r. That doesn't explain how they raised and lowered a blower, but...

    There are industrial applications where winches have split drums/spools--one side is a bigger diameter than the other-- choose high speed or high pulling capacity. Then there are split spools where they run two lines from the same point to two docking points--think mooring ships.
     
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Is what you are referring to in this photo? The support rods? You've inspected supports before, I spotted your posts in the thread entitled, "Front grill/radiator support question" here on the site.

    If it's the support rods in question, what is the significance? Is there more to it, than there was likely removal and replacement during the stated radiator work?
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  15. Nov 30, 2015
    ecurb

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    Wow, this is great!! I have searched everywhere trying to figure out how Windows were lifted and lowered. Video shows rubber blocks glued to window. Now to make some so I can make mine work. But I can't tell from video, what is the bracket above the inner door handle with a roller on it for??? If you stop video at 4:18 you can see this bracket.
     
  16. Nov 30, 2015
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Don't know what it is, but believe the right item (bracket) you refer to is in and out of focus at 4:18 -4:20 on the video. Small, dark in color, clip-like [I can't make out the roller]-- at the level where the window finger knob (for up & down) is when window is down. Just right and up from the inner door latch. Correct?
     
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    ecurb

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    It can be seen in this photo, I'm trying to put mine back together and would like to have the right parts. [​IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  18. Nov 30, 2015
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    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Someone in the know will have to comment. Looks like that roller may have something to do holding the window up???
     
  19. Nov 30, 2015
    ecurb

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    That's what I thought Dave B, kinda reminded me of things made to keep cabinet doors shut.???? Maybe someone will chime in with an answer!!!
     
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    Now there's a restoration aspiration...
     

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