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1956 Jeep CJ5

Full Restoration

1956 Jeep CJ5


John sent us this poor basket case jeep. When it showed up, it was literally a rolling frame, a 80’s v6 engine on a stand, covered in a shower curtain, a dash, 2 fenders, a hood and a grill. This Jeep is why I ask for pictures of all jeeps before they show up. LOL. But we pulled it off. It was a LOT of work, a repop tub, tailagte and windshield frame was used in this build, but the rest of the body panels are original. The axles were rebuilt, saginaw conversion utilizing the stock steering column and steering wheel. Changed the location of the 80’s ERA buick regal 3.8 v6 to move it back to where it should be, found the correct flywheel and clutch that would work with the ancient adapter, rebuilt the t90, rebuilt the Model 18 transfer case and added a saturn overdrive. The jeep has an old 2.5″ lift which we used, but removed a leaf from each pack to try and make it ride better. Some reproduction 16″ wheels have some 7.50-16 Traxxon tires mounted on them. The motor was in good shape, so we painted it in Kaiser era v6 green, added sanderson headers, HEI ignition rebuilt stock carb, new wiring with modern fuse block and HD wiring and more. All the paint and body and the Julip green paint was all done in house!! We spent close to a year tracking down the correct missing seats, had those upholstered in black sunbrella material to finish off this amazing build. The jeep is now back at home in california, enjoying weekend cruises.

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