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1979 CJ5 Restoration

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by bhenneke, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Feb 7, 2005
    bhenneke

    bhenneke Member

    Los Alamos, NM
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    Howdy all,

    I inherited this jeep from my dad, which he bought from his brother, which he bought from the factory when it was produced, so it has been in the family the whole time. Has less than 73000 miles on it, and the engine ( V-8 ) runs great. I don't know if my dad is pulling my leg or not, but he claims that this CJ5 is THE last one to come off the assembly line with the V-8.

    Any ways...

    I want to keep it as original as possible, no lift kits, no snorkel systems, etc. The left rear side is starting to sag, so I assume that I need new leaf springs? I would also be putting on new shocks and am wondering if anyone can tell me where I can go to get the original, or as close as I can get.

    Also, the rag top is starting to tear and the front seats (low back) are worn and might need replacing or reupholstering. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Brian
     
  2. Feb 7, 2005
    tallyjeeper

    tallyjeeper Member

    Tallahassee, Florida
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    Check out 4 Wheel Drive Hardware (www.4wd.com). They have a great selection of O.E.M. replacement parts, includeing low back seats and "original style" Bestop "Replace-A-Top" (if your bows are still good). You can order their free catalogoff of their website...I think. If not, I have their phone# if you want it. Wow, this thread is starting to sound like an advertisment plug! Think I'll stop while I'm ahead.
    John
     
  3. Feb 8, 2005
    speedbuggy

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    Yup. 4wd hardware or Krage (www.jeepdoc.com) are 2 good sources for parts.
     

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