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1968 CJ5 Start to almost finish

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by sienacoach, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Aug 5, 2013
    sienacoach

    sienacoach "Semper Fi"

    Delmar, NY
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    Hello All,:p

    This is my first attempt with a restoration project. It took me about three years to complete. All the work was completed by me in my garage. None of the work was outsourced to a professional mechanic or body shop. I learned to do the mechanical work, weld, paint and eveything else involved in a restoration project. It is not perfect but I am very pleased with it. I tried to use as much of the original jeep as I could without buying replacement parts.

    I do want to thank all the members on this site, the information I obtained from the site and the members is priceless. There is no way I could have comleted this project without this site and a good service manual.

    Original parts include: body, frame, engine, transmission, transfer case, drivetrain, Ross steering, 10” brakes, electrical wiring, gauges, seats, windshield, exhaust system, ignition system, cooling and heating, clutch and carburetor.

    Restoration objective: Was to return this jeep as close to the day it was purchased from the dealership. Learn and do all the work myself.

    Cost: $1,250.00 Color: Spruce Tip Green (original color)
    Engine: F-134 Hurricane 4 – Cylinder 60 Horse power
    Transmission: T-90 –A1 Transfer Case: Spicer / Dana 18
    Clutch: 3 spring Auburn Carter YF single bbl. Carburetor
    Distributor: Prestolite 1AY-4401A-9Z Brakes: Front and Rear 10” Emergency 9”
    Front Axle: Dana 27 4.27 gear ratio Rear Axle: Dana 44 4.27 gear ratio

    Please enjoy the pictures below.

    http://s942.photobucket.com/user/Leebormann/library/CJ5 Progression

    http://s942.photobucket.com/user/Leebormann/library/68 CJ5/CJ 5 Completion
     
  2. Aug 5, 2013
    tomatolane

    tomatolane Lane

    Chattanooga...
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    Man that thing looks great !

    Nice job ! :)

    Add

    Just stunning.

    Salute
     
  3. Aug 5, 2013
    tomatolane

    tomatolane Lane

    Chattanooga...
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    Are you going to restore the plow and stuff also?

    with your talent and skills

    That would make that thing so very UBER! :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013
  4. Aug 5, 2013
    1952m38

    1952m38 New Member

    Ballston Spa, NY
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    that is impressive. glad it went to a good home:drool:
     
  5. Aug 5, 2013
    uncamonkey

    uncamonkey Member

    Greeley CO
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    I'm impressed, you built a good Jeep from a rusty pile.
    Enjoy it.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2013
    Otis rocks

    Otis rocks Sponsor Sponsor

    Indiana
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    That is a beautiful work of art great job! and what is the name of that paint color? My 68 has the same color but I can't find the name and I would like to re paint it the same
     
  7. Aug 7, 2013
    sienacoach

    sienacoach "Semper Fi"

    Delmar, NY
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    It is "Spruce Tip Green", it is the original color.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2013
    pgte3

    pgte3 Member

    Guilderland, NY
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    I stopped by Lee's house today to see his Jeep. I can tell you first hand he did a great job and his Jeep is beautiful. Well done Lee!
     
  9. Aug 8, 2013
    Posimoto

    Posimoto Hopeless JEEP Addict Sponsor

    Minden, Nevada
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    Very nice work. It can be a little discouraging when you start discovering all the hidden rust, but you did it proud. Great job!
     

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