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1958 Jeep CJ-5: Classic Car Restoration

 

Classic Car restoration for a 1958 Jeep CJ5 (Civilian Jeep). The Willys CJ-5 design was influenced by owner, Kaiser, and the Korean War M38A1 Jeep. It was intended to replace the CJ-3B, but that model continued in production. The CJ-5 repeated this pattern, continuing in production for three decades while three newer models appeared. “The CJ-5 has the distinct honor of being a vehicle that was hard to kill off… equaling the longest production run of note. A total of 603,303 CJ-5s were produced between 1954 and 1983.

We are restoring this Willys to the original military specifications that it came in.  With original OS flat green paint, all NOS equipment and a new steel body.  We received this Jeep from a lady who’s husband and his friend had been working on restoring it for several years.  Due to some unfortunate circumstances the project was not able to be completed.  The vehicle has a lot of sentimental value to the family who plans to pass it down to the daughters.  When we got the vehicle most of the major mechanical systems like the engine, tranny, brakes and suspension had already been rebuilt.  It was in pieces though and missing the body.

Jake and the team are getting the top system installed for the Jeep.

To see past post on this vehicle click the link below:

1958 Jeep CJ5

1958 Jeep Willys1958 Jeep Willys

1958 Jeep CJ-5: Classic Car Restoration

 

Classic Car restoration for a 1958 Jeep CJ5 (Civilian Jeep). The Willys CJ-5 design was influenced by owner, Kaiser, and the Korean War M38A1 Jeep. It was intended to replace the CJ-3B, but that model continued in production. The CJ-5 repeated this pattern, continuing in production for three decades while three newer models appeared. “The CJ-5 has the distinct honor of being a vehicle that was hard to kill off… equaling the longest production run of note. A total of 603,303 CJ-5s were produced between 1954 and 1983.

We are restoring this Willys to the original military specifications that it came in.  With original OS flat green paint, all NOS equipment and a new steel body.  We received this Jeep from a lady who’s husband and his friend had been working on restoring it for several years.  Due to some unfortunate circumstances the project was not able to be completed.  The vehicle has a lot of sentimental value to the family who plans to pass it down to the daughters.  When we got the vehicle most of the major mechanical systems like the engine, tranny, brakes and suspension had already been rebuilt.  It was in pieces though and missing the body.

Jake just finished getting the dash back in the vehicle and is currently working on assembling the windshield frame.

To see past post on this vehicle click the link below:

1958 Jeep CJ5

1958 Jeep CJ-51958 Jeep CJ-5

1958 Jeep CJ-5: Classic Car Restoration

 

Classic Car restoration for a 1958 Jeep CJ5 (Civilian Jeep). The Willys CJ-5 design was influenced by owner, Kaiser, and the Korean War M38A1 Jeep. It was intended to replace the CJ-3B, but that model continued in production. The CJ-5 repeated this pattern, continuing in production for three decades while three newer models appeared. “The CJ-5 has the distinct honor of being a vehicle that was hard to kill off… equaling the longest production run of note. A total of 603,303 CJ-5s were produced between 1954 and 1983.

We are restoring this Willys to the original military specifications that it came in.  With original OS flat green paint, all NOS equipment and a new steel body.  We received this Jeep from a lady who’s husband and his friend had been working on restoring it for several years.  Due to some unfortunate circumstances the project was not able to be completed.  The vehicle has a lot of sentimental value to the family who plans to pass it down to the daughters.  When we got the vehicle most of the major mechanical systems like the engine, tranny, brakes and suspension had already been rebuilt.  It was in pieces though and missing the body.

Today we are starting to assemble the body and trim for the vehicle.

To see past post on this vehicle click the link below:

1958 Jeep CJ5

1958 Jeep CJ-51958 Jeep CJ-5
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