Saved CJ5 From Being Scrapped

by Heidivie
(Yellow Springs, Ohio)

An old friend had this 55-71 CJ-5, and he turned it into a train engine with a cow guard, smoke stack, and plywood body. His son was about to tow it across the scales (to sell for scrap).

I have had it stripped to the frame, rust removed, and steel reinforced in the bad areas. I still have the windshield, engine, transmission, and seats, but need to put it all back into working order.

It's a mess, but really exciting.

Larry's Comment: Heidivie...looks like you're off to a good start. The cleaned up frame in the last photo appears to be in pretty good shape.

Please keep us up-to-date with your CJ5 project.

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