59 CJ6 ressurection

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59 CJ6 ressurection

Postby CORPSEGRINDER » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:58 pm

traded a saw for this thing....
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ALL OG paint never even been touched up.
very minor rust issues and stress cracks in the body extension plates.
the plan is brakes cleanup and rebuild using as many existing parts as possible.
carb and fuel system clean and rebuild.
the engine passed a compression test with ease and builds 10lbs of oil pressure with the starter.
It is the first project coming out of my new shop and I wont be starting on it until after the first of the year.
no welding will be done to keep this thing as honest as possible.
but it will be running and driving with the bugs worked out by the end of January.........
I had to keep the shop doors closed to keep people from bugging me about this thing.
should be a fun project for me and my retired dad.
progress pics will start when we do.

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Postby lonestar » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:02 pm

Very Cool Looking Jeep....Traded a saw for it, I think you got the better end of that trade. Smile
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Postby CORPSEGRINDER » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:13 pm

always do...

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Postby GTV » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:18 pm

Way cool!
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Postby Dan-o » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:21 pm

That thing is awesome. There was one of those around here for sale about three years back in about the same shape as yours for $6000. It was the only one I have ever seen in person. Until then I thought the CJ8 was the first of its kind. Cool Jeep. Have fun with it.
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Postby C.Hamburg » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:27 pm

Awesome. Looks like an easy restoration.
-Corey

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Postby Franz » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:31 pm

COOL!

Also the first entry in the January build....lets get some more builds posted up people!

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Postby VWsArent4Hippies » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:44 am

That's badass Steve!

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Postby Slow Steve » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:28 am

Man that thing is cool.

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Postby CORPSEGRINDER » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:39 am

Ive read that it should be able to go damn near anywhere.
And pulls like a tractor in granny low.

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Postby alykat » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:04 am

I did one of these (56 CJ) for my younger brother a while back. Those little Hurricane 4 engines are really good units, and yes, in low/low are great pullers. The one problem I found was the little brakes, very narrow shoe. Solved that with a bolt on change to early Ford ( I think it was a 47?) drum and shoe parts from a local junk yard. Might try checking with some Jeep forums to see if there is a better solution these days. Hop to it ! As usual I'm looking forward to the build.
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Postby CORPSEGRINDER » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:37 am

This wont be a restoration.
Just a revival to driver status.
Hard to sell shit that just sits there....

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Postby alykat » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:08 am

I didn't do a perfect restoration for Bill either. Just cleaned up a few dents, some fresh paint, steam cleaned the engine bay and good tune up - points/plugs/wires/etc.- new canvas top , and fresh upholstery. Believe me, it's a driver. More mountain time than his Dodge 4x4 truck, which is why the better brakes deal turned out to be a really good call. No sense doing a Jeep if it's just parked.
911 operator: What is your emergency ? Me: Some asshole just pulled out in front of me & totaled my car! 911: Are you injured? Me: No. 911: Is the other driver injured ? Me: Not yet....but you should probably send an ambulance.

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Postby CORPSEGRINDER » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:19 pm

Im thinking a super cleanup.
leave all the little things the PO added except the horn button.
make sure the heat and all electrical is in perfect working order.
stock brakes rebuilt and freshened.
fuel and ignition systems worked out and well tuned.
possibly a new top and door canvas's but probably not.
and let it go for a good price.
this thing wouldnt out accelerate a stock barndoor or maintain more than 50 mph.
but who cares, it would sill be a blast to hit some trails rockin the vintage stuff.

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Postby Pigpen » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:15 pm

I didn't know we had such a Jeep following Smile

Can't wait to see this thing get going..


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