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    Posted: 18 Nov. 2019 at 10:24am
...but definitely back in the family.

I only lasted a year before the bug bit again. :)Picked this up yesterday:




1963 CJ5
Odd-fire buick V6
3-speed (I'm assuming t90, but haven't verified)
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Dana 44 rear (again haven't verified, but that's what was stock)
Ross steering delete - I think its a Saginaw box, but haven't verified)
worn out 31's
M38a1 hood
Very functional tow bar
goofy but comfy forklift seats
Body is a bit rusty, but not too bad, and I love the Patina...gonna matte clear coat it to preserve it. Need some tips on that.

I'll eventually find my way over to EarlyCJ5.com, but I thought I'd introduce it over here.
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Oops, mods I meant to put this in the "other vehicles" section. Please move if so inclined.
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Done! Good luck with your new jeep!

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Love the windshield Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by russnj russnj wrote:

Done! Good luck with your new jeep!


thank you!
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Saginaw box, I think?


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Saginaw box but the mount is kind of gnarly. I'm sure you will redo the mount when you get into the project.
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Originally posted by SE Kansas 46 CJ-2A SE Kansas 46 CJ-2A wrote:

Saginaw box but the mount is kind of gnarly. I'm sure you will redo the mount when you get into the project.


Haha, yeah the rest of the install is pretty clean through the frame rail, but the angle iron upper mount is a bit "hodge-podge". Looks plenty strong for street and mild-wheeling, just rough, and probably not up to the task of big tires or big trails.
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Just wanted to post a year-to-date update since I posted this last year around this time. 


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Wheels, tires, winch, cage, windshield, seats, seatbelts, rear tire carrier/bumper, cooling system, ignition system, welting, rust repair, sliders, etc, etc. :) SO much fun. V6 runs great. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote binthere Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov. 2020 at 5:49pm
Curious as to why you got rid of the venting windshield? They work wonders to stop the draft in cold weather coming around the windshield, and somehow reduce the amount of dust when following a few other vehicles. They are getting harder to find.
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Good question!

For one, it was a rusty beast, once I started taking a closer look at it. Would have taken quite a bit to refurbish, and I had no luck finding a new inner frame. 

Mostly, though, I actually DIDN'T like the wind flowing straight at me through the windshield. I had my new windshield at the same time as the old, venting one, and I swapped them back and forth a couple times. 

Really preferred the wind coming in from the sides of the windshield while at speed or completely out of the way with it down. Just a preference. 

I'm in Socal - zero plans to run a hard top. Probably will never run a full soft-top either. 

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I love those tires!! Man, that looks mean!
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Originally posted by ggordon49 ggordon49 wrote:

I love those tires!! Man, that looks mean!

Thanks, I agree! They’re great on the road so far, too. No flat-spotting - probably cuz they’re 10ply and this rig only weighs what? Like 2500 lbs? ...lol.  
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Yeah, I never open it more than about 3 or 4"s and you don't get the wind in your face. If I want the wind in my face, the windshield goes down. I ussually only have the windshield up for hiway running.Wink
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