Daisy the CJ-5

  • YEAR:
    1970
    MAKE:
    Kaiser-Willys
    MODEL/TRIM:
    CJ-5
    COLOR:
    it was red at one point
    ENGINE:
    Can't decide between a built up Buick 231 or a Cummins B3.3T
    TRANSMISSION:
    T-18 with granny 6.31 1st gear
    MODS - WHEELS/TIRES/BRAKES:
    Original wheels, with 33" tires. Disc brake conversion in the front, and probably in the rear too.
    MODS - SUSPENSION/CHASSIS:
    YJ leaf spring conversion in the rear, Landy radius arms with coilovers in the front
    MODS - POWERTRAIN/DRIVETRAIN:
    Pretty much everything
    MODS - EXTERIOR:
    not finished yet, a lot though
    MODS - INTERIOR:
    haven't even started
    MODS - IN-CAR ELECTRONICS:
    I bought some stuff, not installed yet though
    HISTORY/COMMENTS:
    I bought this CJ in pretty rough condition out in Indiana. She didn't have a rear bumper (rusted away), front bumper had an argument with a tree (guess who won that), and I'm pretty sure the driver side floor panel was once a refrigerator door...

    Lots of parts, welding, and modifications later and I'm still nowhere close to being done. But it's a fun process.

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