1Sinners CJ5 wild stretch and full build

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    1Sinners CJ5 wild stretch and full build

    I started off calling it cj6½ (for the extra 6 inch stretch) but this weekend she became Big booty Judy.

    started this in late August last year and have enough progress to post. Joined Irate today, because after a long time idle on Pirate I finally figured out where everyone went.

    Over the years, I've built a ton of stuff, wagoner, TJ's, several samurai. But this is my first truly ground up, all new or refurbished components build.

    started by reading over tons of material regarding cj5 body tubs, mount locations, OAL etc. And layed out a frame for a cj5 tub, with long fenders, a 20" rear stretch and a 6 inch door stretch. Ending up 2" shorter OAL than a JK 2 door....

    After building the frame I called a few friends and dug up a nearly free cj5 tub, long hood, grille and fenders.

    Tub had been rolled hard and had a half inch list to port, and was glued together with bondo and silicone. As I was cutting it up anyway I didn't really care and got to work chopping grinding and blasting.

    bear with me for the picture dump that follows. Long story shorter, body fell on the frame the first time with no grinding or cutting, research paid off.

    will be on 37s, Corp. 14 rear, 10 bolt front, 3 link front,, double triangulated 4 link rear all corners on coilovers, LS2/6L80E/Dana 300 with full amenities including heat and A/C. I've done 100 percent of the fab work. Follow along if it floats yet boat.

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        And this brings us to today. Body is almost complete, Highlined the hood 3" so Ican build some lifted tube fenders, motor and trans is en route. Axle is on jackstands so I can see the track width. With an ass that phat she had to be called big booty Judy and my wife is always telling me I'm spending to much time in the shop with my girlfriend. Follow along for more. Guessing I'll be about a year or two out before it's drivable.

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          I am seeing the light at the end of my tunnel on my project but I remember when I was at the stage you were at I thought I’ll have this done in a year LOL life interferes so you’ve got a realistic goal there just make sure you keep the wife happy meanwhile because mine came out in the shop the other day and looked at the project and looked at the seats that I was going to reuse and she says you need to buy new seats and I want them to be heated to
          You cannot believe how fast the phone got to my ear jump while you have permission LOL

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            Originally posted by Tootalljp View Post
            I am seeing the light at the end of my tunnel on my project but I remember when I was at the stage you were at I thought I’ll have this done in a year LOL life interferes so you’ve got a realistic goal there just make sure you keep the wife happy meanwhile because mine came out in the shop the other day and looked at the project and looked at the seats that I was going to reuse and she says you need to buy new seats and I want them to be heated to
            You cannot believe how fast the phone got to my ear jump while you have permission LOL
            I bet the phone and wallet jumped out of your pockets. My wife is pretty good about it all. She enjoys our time in the desert so she's excited to see it finished as well. I know I'm pushing hard for a finish line and life does definitely get in the way (along with the other custom work for others I usually end up picking up along the way). 90 percent of the hard parts are either ordered and on the way, or have been collected over the last several years and are on shelves ready for layout and install. It's the details that take so much time. My biggest final expense will be the coilovers and the engine tuning. I'll be doing paint and body work as well.

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              Working on the 3" taller tube fenders with 3.5" formed flares to match the cut on the hood. Using a little cardboard aided drafting I worked up my template to cut some 10ga plate for top and flare material. Template fits both sides with no adjustment needed as I took extreme care to square the body up as I built it, along with the frame. Each fender will also have a 1.5c inner lip with rivnuts every 4" to attach an aluminum inner fender for mounting accessories and electronics.

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