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My 1962 Beach & Backroad Machine

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Angus MacVicar, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Nov 15, 2020
    Angus MacVicar

    Angus MacVicar New Member

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    So the plan is to go pick up a 1962 CJ5 134, strip it down to the frame, clean, fix and put it back together in its simplest form. It will be used for cruising the beach and backroads. So here goes nothing:

    Picking it up and bringing it back to the island.

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    Finally home and in the garage for dismantle.

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    Found the original color, will have to figure out what color it is...

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  2. Nov 15, 2020
    homersdog

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    Looks like a solid Jeep, good luck with your project!
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2020
    givemethewillys

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    That looks like a great project jeep! I had the same hardtop years ago, but it got destroyed. They're pretty rare!

    When you say island, do you live on Martha's vineyard or Nantucket by chance? I see you're from Mass. I used to go to both islands when I was a kid. One of my bucket list vacation destinations to take my family someday!
     
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  4. Nov 15, 2020
    Snoops

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    Good looking jeep for sure!
     
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  5. Nov 15, 2020
    sterlclan

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    spruce tip green is the original color it looks like
     
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  6. Nov 16, 2020
    fhoehle

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    Very nice Jeep. Good luck and enjoy the restoration process!
     
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  7. Nov 17, 2020
    Angus MacVicar

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    Well it sure is coming apart easy! I do see some issues on the frame that will need to be dealt with.

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    I like the simple look, no top and roll bar.

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    Seriously heavy duty plow frame, weighs a ton!

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  8. Nov 17, 2020
    Angus MacVicar

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    Nantucket Island, perfect place for this jeep!
     
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  9. Nov 17, 2020
    givemethewillys

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    You're absolutely right! Great island for jeeping! My buddy worked on the ferry in college (he lived on Cape Cod), and we would take his jeep all over Nantucket. I miss that place, definitely want to go back.
     
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  10. Nov 18, 2020 at 11:11 AM
    Jeepnjesse

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    Looks like a good project. I am building a 69 on the Cape and there is a guy selling lots of small parts on Facebook market place if you need any parts.
     
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  11. Nov 19, 2020 at 6:18 AM
    Angus MacVicar

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    Moving right along. This is the second major project in my shop and I must say having space, good lights and heat makes a huge difference!

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    I used my very old engine hoist to lift the body.

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    I set the tub on top of the wood frame I had made and used on the 65' Spatz Dune Buggy project.

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  12. Nov 21, 2020 at 9:15 PM
    Angus MacVicar

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    Everything is off the frame with very few broken bolts....

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    Headed outside now for sandblasting!

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  13. Nov 22, 2020 at 12:45 AM
    Fireball

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    That thing is so clean already, it looks like it's been restored before.
     
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  14. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:07 AM
    Angus MacVicar

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    Yes, it was home restored about 5 years ago but not completely finished.
     
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  15. Nov 22, 2020 at 8:14 PM
    masscj2a

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    Angus where the heck did you find a nice low rust jeep like that around here ?
     
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  16. Nov 22, 2020 at 8:47 PM
    Angus MacVicar

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    Okay now who can tell me what these were for?

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    One on each side and it looks like they were cut shorter at some point? Steps?

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    Gone!

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    Bumper is off and coming up with a plan to repair the rot....

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    These are not very fun to remove!

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  17. Nov 22, 2020 at 8:56 PM
    duffer

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    In my experience, drill like you obviously did and then hit them with an air chisel. They pop right off.
     
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  18. Nov 22, 2020 at 9:04 PM
    givemethewillys

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    You have a great shop! What are the dimensions?
     
  19. Nov 22, 2020 at 9:14 PM
    Angus MacVicar

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    Thank you, my dream shop. It's 32' wide and 28' deep with a 16' finished ceiling.
     

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