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PostSubject: CJ5 Restoration   Fri 28 Oct 2016, 1:10 am

I built this one when I was about 16 years old. I really liked how it turned out and saved it all these years. As time passed, parts fell off, axles broke, and it was stored in an open topped box covered with dust. I came across it last week after unpacking ALL of my model boxes, and decided it was time to bring it back to life.

First came the parts assessment, and what do you know, it was still all there. It started out as the Daisy Duke Jeep, with springs and wheel/tires/shocks from the Fall Guy PU, and the front seats and engine out of a Lil J Buttera Model T




Then came the cleaning up. I took Q-tips with Novus #2 and started polishing.




After some time and a buff with Novus #3, this is what I have.



I am just gluing it back together with no touch up or added detail. Its a true garage find survivor.



Its going together quick and should be done by the weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: CJ5 Restoration   Fri 28 Oct 2016, 1:16 am

This is cool Sam, must have brought back some fond memories. The paint looks really great, nice detail work. Nice addition of the full size truck springs.

CJ5's with those big tire's, and a V8 will go anywhere, as long as you don't roll'em.

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PostSubject: Re: CJ5 Restoration   Fri 28 Oct 2016, 2:06 pm

Great save, Sam. A nice color and good to see the chrome wheels survived so well.

Keep saving those dusties!
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PostSubject: Re: CJ5 Restoration   Sat 29 Oct 2016, 4:38 pm

Very cool that you are able to rebuild a parts find without having to re-do the parts!
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PostSubject: Re: CJ5 Restoration   Sun 30 Oct 2016, 7:16 pm

Thanks guys, its all put together and ready for the finished pics.


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PostSubject: Re: CJ5 Restoration   Mon 31 Oct 2016, 11:35 am

Nice save...! I have a few that need to get restored yet...must be around 100 if one counts my dads old ones...just have to find the needed missing parts for them yet. Many were from the 60s era...too cool not to restore.
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