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01-02-2011, 11:22 PM #1
Mattduran's 1973 CJ-5 (highly modified)
73 CJ5 Jeep 15K Rebuild Project
Hi guys. Wanted to share my 73 cj5 rebuild project with you. Iv owned/rebuilt many of jeeps over the years and each time I purchase another jeep I customize it in ways better then the previous jeep owned. Learning as I go and taking on the project yourself can be a fun experience. I'm not going to lie frustrating at times but all said and done well worth it. This particular project jeep was purchased back in 2005 site on seen for $3000 yes 3K! We spent top dollar on it only because of the fact this had the original steel body which was something I really desired. There were only a couple years with this particular body that had this style of logo. No surprise the jeep was in much worse shape then planned. The jeep was supposedly in running condition but was a very sad site. Really the key parts were a decent body and solid frame. Everything else was going to be changed.
Pictures of the transformation below.
Some of the Modification/Changes to Jeep:
Custom shackle reverse Added abt 1.5"
4" Skyjacker Suspension
Fox Shocks/ Recently changed to RS9000 With gauges
304 V8 ENGINE WITH A LARGER CAM AND HOLLY CARB
Dual Electric Fans
Painless wiring harness
msd ignition, wires and coil
Power steering setup with brace
Dual Optima batterys
Dual Flomaster Exhaust
Narrowed Dana 44 Scout Axles
Arb lockers front/rear
High clearance U bolt kit
High steering tie rods
Braided skyjacker brake lines
High clearence gas tank
chevy steering column
Warn winch with Amsteel Blue Line
SUPER SWAMPER TIRES
AMERICAN RACING RIMS
DIAMOND PLATE SIDES AND CORNERS
Stainless grill overlay
Customized in a way that allows for great offroading capabilities and can handle the pavement just fine.
HERE IS THE REBUILD VIDEO PROJECT OF THE PROGRESS FROM OLD TO NEW. CHECK IT OUT!
01-03-2011, 08:50 AM #2
Re: Mattduran's 1973 CJ-5 (highly modified)
Great looking Jeep. You're a brave man buying a 73 sight unseen.
(FYI, I moved your thread to the Jeep builds section).
01-22-2011, 10:13 PM #3
Looks great. Good video too.
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