I bought a 1979 CJ5 that had been mowed
around for years. It had no rear
differential at purchase, and I had it
loaded on to my trailer by a wrecker. I
stripped it down to the frame, and in the
process of rebuilding. I expect a two year
project before I can drive it. My options
are wide open as far as modifications, and
I intend to build wisely. I will update
this page as I go.
A demolition company
that was clearing land next to mine had
irresponsibly bent the '79 frame, with
one of their earth movers, beyond repair.
So I purchased an '81
CJ5. This one
has a rear axle, but the 302 has already
been torn down, don't know if it's
salvagable. Between the two I have more
than a full Jeep. I've torn each one down
to the frame, and will begin the rebuild
once I build my shop, which I'm in the
process of now.