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New ‘63 Owner, Starting From Scratch

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Ray Hogan, Aug 1, 2019.

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    Ray Hogan

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    622A67B6-5CB8-4003-8CCF-999CBA280BC9.jpeg Okay, after six to seven years of looking, every morning the “for sale sites”, and looking at maybe a hundred vehicles, I finally found “the one”. A one owner, always garaged, 22,000 miles, 1963 CJ-5. Really, really good shape compared to everything else I’ve seen that wasn’t restored. It’s all original except for the four tires it’s rolling on (spare is original), one of the wipers, the seat covers and the speedometer, although I did get the original speedo from the PO, hoping it can be repaired. Knowledge-wise, I’m pretty much starting from scratch, so I’ll be asking a lot of questions until I get run off, ha. I have the orginal order sheet showing the paint code as 175, mallard blue. It runs great, (had it up to 55 mph on a slight incline with maybe a little left), the trans and transfer case seem fine, no popping out of gear and 4wd works good. Lights, horn, gauges all work except for turn signals. I really like the patina it has. The best thing for me is the originality, I wouldn’t change a thing, except maybe add a bikini top to protect my old bald head. Thanks for reading my rant, I could go on and on, Ray near Waco, TX.
     
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    Lee Bennett

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    I'm not one of the old-timers here, but WOW !!! That is a dream. You did find the right site for help. Welcome here.
     
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    Lee Bennett

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    More pics. Please?
     
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    Beautiful! x2 on the pics!
     
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    drive it and enjoy . you'll always have a smile on your face
     
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    Glenn

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    X2! :)
     
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    Glenn

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    You've got a gem! Profile pic shows original chaff screen?
     
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    Ray Hogan

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    AFF6C1BB-E1AD-4EB5-8266-054C7629AAA6.jpeg 852229D7-0F6C-42B2-BBDA-630BE96ABEBD.jpeg B81CCD75-ACDB-45E9-962F-C84B19659629.jpeg Glenn, yes, the chaff screen is original, as I learned. I was just happy to find that it was “clipped” onto the grill and not screwed into it. My wife asked me to take it off if possible so she could see the jeep “smile”, ha. We both really love the jeep and just now drove to our favorite little restaurant in it and it’s only 100 degrees today, but we’re used to it here in central Texas.
     
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    Hellion

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    More photos definitely; you need an exhaustive, thorough photo documentation of this old lady
    just for the sake of posterity.

    It's like a time capsule. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    A Bimini top is a good idea. Never seen one installed on a Jeep without a roll bar though.
    You may be able to fashion something utilizing the sockets at the rear tub corners.....
     
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    timgr

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    That's great original paint! Very nice!

    These bug screens were sold as an accessory. Not sure if it's an official "Jeep Approved" accessory. Such were sold across the parts counter at Jeep dealerships, and often were rolled in to the original delivery.

    15" or 16" wheels?
     
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    Dave Deyton

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    Very Nice Jeep. I like that.


    Enjoy!

    Dave
     
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    934BB238-785A-4FD6-9C5B-18D4BA5ECD5C.jpeg E2DF5C84-57A3-41FF-8055-9377419DE89C.jpeg 16” wheels, spare with anti vibration oak block are original.
     
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    9024B823-09B0-4871-ACC5-4CF743AC626B.jpeg Original jack and lug wrench?
     
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    F4010465-0883-4271-8671-6A1E41E5D1AD.jpeg 5702638A-EA3C-4E7F-AFD5-6E6B8D6DD3E0.jpeg Swivel metal covers over floor drains
     
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    Glenn

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    An original type canvas top would really go well with that.
     
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    Had it up to 55 mph on a slight incline yesterday, might have had a little more but I chickened out, ha. Will be interested to see compression numbers. The pictures make the jeep look “more perfect” than I guess it really is. It’s perfect to us though. There is only minor surface rust in some typical areas, tool box interior, etc. Rear floor is level with only surface rust on the raised ribs.
     
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    Glenn

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    Usually the swivels and drain holes are long gone.
     

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