I finally took it off the back burner and started to make some headway on it got it all together and running , drove it around a little and just hated it , it was way to tall and it's a cj5 so way to small for 4 people
After doing a lot of " research" aka drinking beer and staring at it, I decided the best way to combat the Driveline angles was to do a spring under and stretch it to a cj6
I kinda liked the looks of it so I cut the tub and tacked some crap together . But with my constant craigslist shopping I came across 3 deals that really changed the build 4 the better .
First I found a hardtop for the cj5 with all the glass , Windows rolled up and down and it was in all around great shape 200$ , couldn't pass that up so what to do about the extra tub length ? I thought about stretching the top to fit but bodywork is not my strong suit and the top is rather thin material .back to that in a minute
Score # 2 a set of Toyota axles just built with 5.29s arb in the front Detroit in the rear Bobby longs and trussed.
My original idea for the jeep was a Toyota in jeeps clothing the main reason I didn't go all the way through with it was I already had 4.10 v6 different in both ends so it worked gearing wise very well with a v8 but now I had these 5.29 stuffed axles
Score #3 my buddy had a 87 Toyota pickup that had a rebuilt motor with around 40k on it , he owed me a little money for some stuff so a good deal was struck and that's where this build really begins
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