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GFrench- 1976 Jeep CJ5 Project

31 May 2018 07:05
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Well.... how about a new twist for me and posting here....

I have documented/talked about my bikes in detail here and it was suggested I start a thread on a very cool- Vintage- From the 70's- was every young man's dream to own one back in the day!

No- not talking about our beloved 2 stroke Yamaha Enduro's but a 1976 Jeep CJ5!

Will start to tell the story here next but here are the shots of the day she came home a couple of weeks ago for a complete tear down and resto project- She will be pretty again one day soon!


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If it ain't smokin', it's broken!
1970 RT1 360
1970 RT1 360
1971 CT1 175
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 RT1 360
1971 RT1 360 "Black Widow"
1974 DT 360
1976 IT 400
1978 XT 500
1980 YZ 465
1984 IT 490

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31 May 2018 07:21
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Greg, I would follow even if you built a Yugo! Looking forward to it!

68 DT1, 70 DT1C MX, 71 CT1C, 71 RT1B, 71 DT1E MX, 73 AT3MX, 70 Husqvarna 250 Cross, 57 Matchless G80CS, 76 Honda Elsinore; 2015 Yamaha FZ-09
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31 May 2018 09:23
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Yamaha Hauler!!!!! Ill check in Monday see if its finished.

Time to ride......
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31 May 2018 10:40
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Oh boy! Time to sign up for another on line class!:Subscribe
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31 May 2018 12:16 31 May 2018 12:17 by Devin.
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31 May 2018 12:43
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Vinnie wrote: Yamaha Hauler!!!!! Ill check in Monday see if its finished.

Knowing Greg, It's probably finished by now ! :Buds
I will watch too ! :Subscribe
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25 Jun 2018 13:34
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Just a quick update on the CJ5 restoration project-

Old Body is off- Power Washed everything down and now will start on the frame restoration- continued clean up and apply KBS coating in satin black.

Once that is completed- new fuel tank- lines- leaf springs- shocks etc. All new Body Tub, fenders, hood and windshield frame will be ordered.


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Sorting all the wires out now! :)


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If it ain't smokin', it's broken!
1970 RT1 360
1970 RT1 360
1971 CT1 175
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 RT1 360
1971 RT1 360 "Black Widow"
1974 DT 360
1976 IT 400
1978 XT 500
1980 YZ 465
1984 IT 490

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25 Jun 2018 21:26
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Wow you get right with it dont you greg. I have a 73 cj5 I have kept since high school. It needs what you are doing so am watching. Mine was the first year 304 v8 three speed with 373 rear end gears. Its a dragster on the road.

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26 Jun 2018 06:46 26 Jun 2018 06:58 by GFrench.
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teamster6 wrote: Wow you get right with it dont you greg. I have a 73 cj5 I have kept since high school. It needs what you are doing so am watching. Mine was the first year 304 v8 three speed with 373 rear end gears. Its a dragster on the road.

t6


Thanks buddy- the old CJ's are so cool- they are becoming more valuable for sure.

Yeah it is moving right along. Cannot wait to get the rolling chasis all updated and painted then the fun part will start in installing all new metal parts.

Planing on doing my own painting and will be going with the 1979 Silver Anniversary look! so been reading up on good spray guns and painting techniques- will be fun.

Here is the vision I have for mine-



If it ain't smokin', it's broken!
1970 RT1 360
1970 RT1 360
1971 CT1 175
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 RT1 360
1971 RT1 360 "Black Widow"
1974 DT 360
1976 IT 400
1978 XT 500
1980 YZ 465
1984 IT 490

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26 Jun 2018 07:38 26 Jun 2018 07:39 by 87warrior.
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There is something special about those old Jeeps. If you put half as much attention into the 5 as some of the bike builds I've seen, it will be drop dead gorgeous!

As a Jeeper myself (I have 6 of them...) I will be keeping a close watch on your progress.

The frame on your 5 looks great!

1977 DT250
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