1959 Jeep CJ5
Tom sent us this cool old 59 CJ5 from Alaska. He was having a hard time finding someone up there that could do the work. He had had a “local” guy rebuild the engine, but still had issues. Once we had Toms jeep, we knew he didn’t want to mess with the original look of the jeep. I couldn’t agree more!! So we set on with a mechanical only restoration. We started by putting in a new clutch, pressure plate and resurface flywheel. We cleaned and freshened/resealed the transmission, transfer case and PTO unit. After all the was done, we rebuilt both front and rear axles, all the brakes, all the hard and soft lines, master cyl and more. The CJ is so heavy with the hardtop, PTO and plow, the springs were shot!!! We installed 4 new HD springs and shackles, all new bushings and more. One of the biggest issues with the old girl, was the body mounts were all broken off…. We rebuilt all the rear body mounts (tub side) and the mounts at the bottom of the cowl area were just gone! The Jeeps body was sitting on the bottom of the fenders. Not unusual for a jeep that’s worked for a living. After rebuilding all that, new body mounts, a set of fresh Coker tires makes her sit up proud! We also installed a new gas tank, did a LOT of wiring to make all his lights, fan, heater all work and some new seats round out this cool old jeep.