My daily driver is a basket case of an 83 cj5. Been a fight with it from the word go. A PO rode it hard & put up wet repeatedly. It's my first little jeep, so I've a soft spot for it. I've also got a 69 cj5 restoration going on as well. So that ties into this as well. Well I blew up the motor yesterday. Oil pump took a dump or spun a bearing. I dont know, but bad things happen when either of those happen. R.I.P. 258 straight 6. This is an opportunity though!!! Picked up a new parts jeep last night & killing a few birds with one stone . When we picked up the 69 cj5 a while back, he also had a running 70 cj5 with no title. So I paid it no attention. This is what I got yesterday & there will be much Frankensteing involved. 1970 cj5. Dauntless 225 v6. T14 3 speed. Dana 18 t-case. Dana 27 up front. Best of all, flanged offset Dana 44 out back. Has 4.88 gears already & maybe a trac-locker. The plan. I'll be transplanting the full driveline from the 70 into the 83. Except maybe the t14. If a can get the t176 that's in it to bolt up, I'll use it. Will also need new spring pad I believe. Will need to use the weird early cj radiator tunnel grill thingy since the v6 is so much shorter. New exhaust will be required. True duals on headers anyone? Figure out all the other little things that will pop up. Then the tub will either replace or provide much needed panels for the 69. Hoods almost mint with one small dent from the inside. Needed steering column, indicator switch, fenders (maybe), exhaust manifolds (practically unobtainium for the Dauntless), and some other small parts. Like a master cylinder & assorted linkages. Didint get the hard top and doors unfortunately. Opinions & thoughts? Will add pictures once I remember how.