Restored '78 CJ-5 to High School Days

by Tim Nesbit
(Salisbury, NC)

Still Need Bumpers

Still Need Bumpers

I drove a '78 CJ-5 in High School (Graduated in 1980). I later found a '78 CJ-5 in fair condition (some rust in the tub) at the lake in 2003.

It took me 9 years to restore it off frame. I installed a Chevy 350 engine, 6" of lift, rebuilt the transmission and transfer-case, full roll cage, Corbeau Seats, Stewart Warner gauges, Painless wiring harness, new fuel lines and brake lines. I am now 99% done and have a wonderful Jeep that I love to drive.

I still don't have the bumpers done yet but should be completed soon along with a 8000lb winch.

Larry's Comment: Very nice looking CJ5, Tim.

I really like the twice side pipes and the tall stance. Good job!

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Great Looking Jeep!
by: James

I really like your resto! You kept a very strong yet stock look to the Jeep.

I have the same seats you do (I just installed them). I was just wondering if you felt the need to put any spacers in the rear mount holes? I feel like I'm reclined back and my legs up more than I should. Sorry if I'm not explaining this correctly. Any input would be great. Maybe I just need to get used to them.

Thanks for your time and enjoy your ROCKIN JEEP!

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