Well ENOUGH procrastinating! Time to start my own thread. After many hours of enjoyment, looking over the work of others and learning what I can, I guess it is my turn to contribute. So the project: My Dad always referred to it as a 56, but I noticed the other day as I was cleaning it out that it was titled as a 58... I checked the serial number but it came up as a 57. Regardless, I decided it was time to bring my, take your pick, 56.. 57.. 58.. CJ5 back to life. Here are some old pictures of it back in the day. My Dad bought the jeep when I was in elementary school. Turned out the old F-head had a burnt valve so it sat in the yard until I was in middle school at which point he had me pull the engine apart only to find it had a crack running between the two middle exhaust valves. It took a while to find a good block but ultimately I rebuilt the engine and drove it all through high school. I bounced it all over central Colorado up until I went to college, at which point my brother drove it for a little bit while I was at school but largely it's just been sitting and waiting. Fast forward a few YEARS... and as I get ready to retire from the Navy, I've decided it's time to rebuild it. I was looking over some UTV's one day thinking it might be nice to have one for work around the farm and hunting, when I realized for the same money I could rebuild my Jeep and actually have something I could drive up and down the road as well! So that is the plan. Build it into a farm/hunting rig. My budget... $10k.