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1958 CJ5

Post by Just2Much19 on Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:31 am

Some say its a Jeep, but its mostly Chevy...Would that make it a Cheep or a Jevy?

Specs are as follows, and I am probably leaving stuff out.

1958 Jeep
95 Inch stretched wheel base
Roll cage
Exo-cage - front rad hoop incorporated into the rockers back to the rear 1/4's
Boxed out front section
Champion 7500 Lb winch with remote control
On board air run off of AC compressor with air tank - 2 hookups...1 in the engine compartment and the other under the driver's seat
12 Gallon fuel cell in the back
High crossover steering with brace
39.5x18 Boggers on 15" wheels
Customer rear swing spare carrier and hi-left mount
Roll cage has a custom tray that swings up
Alpine CD player with I-Pod hook up
CB radio with 4' whip mounted on the rear spare carrier
Hard top, bikini top and 2 sets of hard doors
Removable mud flaps
Rock lights
Electric fan controlled by switch in the tub
Chevy blazer seats
Chevy tilt wheel column

Engine:
Chevy 350 SBC
1980 1985 4 Bolt main

Transmission:
Chevy SM420 Muncie with aluminum bell housing
Hydraulic clutch assembly

Transfer Case:
Dana 300 with Novak adapter

Front Axle:
Chevy 10 Bolt
5.38:1 Richmond Gears
Possible chromo axles (the previous owner said this but it was not confirmed by myself)

Rear Axle:
Chevy 12 bolt with shaved diff
5.38:1 Richmond Gears welded

Suspension:
Front Rancho RS99012 (adjustable)
Steering Rancho 4407
Rear Explorer 32250














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Re: 1958 CJ5

Post by Tallchevy350 on Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:24 pm

Nice rig but I do have a Question I don't know much about Jeeps but is standard that the steering stablizer is mounted to the front diff cover thinking Seems like it would work loose & leak or break the cover Question
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Re: 1958 CJ5

Post by Just2Much19 on Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:37 pm

Tallchevy350 wrote:Nice rig but I do have a Question I don't know much about Jeeps but is standard that the steering stablizer is mounted to the front diff cover thinking Seems like it would work loose & leak or break the cover Question

No, the person who built it welded on a bolt. I usually go through the rig with a couple of adjustables just giving everything a quick tug before I wheel and it always seems to be good.
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Re: 1958 CJ5

Post by fordh8r on Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:39 pm

[quote="just2much19"]
Front Axle:
Dana 44






Is this an old pic? Cause that's a chevy 10 Bolt... confused I think what Tallchevy was referring to was if the front diff cover was holding up to the steering stabilizer without damaging the front cover since it is only stamped steel. I was kinda wondering the same thing.


I do like the rig though...very nice! Praise I had a '60 Willy's that I just sold earlier this year and it was all stock and in darn good condition. Good job
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Re: 1958 CJ5

Post by Just2Much19 on Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:15 am

fordh8r wrote:

Is this an old pic? Cause that's a chevy 10 Bolt... confused I think what Tallchevy was referring to was if the front diff cover was holding up to the steering stabilizer without damaging the front cover since it is only stamped steel. I was kinda wondering the same thing.


I do like the rig though...very nice! Praise I had a '60 Willy's that I just sold earlier this year and it was all stock and in darn good condition. Good job

Yes it is a 10 bolt, I forgot to update my info sheet.

Actually the front diff cover on the 10 bolt seems to be a lot thicker than the rear 12 bolt. No problems holding it up so far and I have taken the cover off and inspected it, there does not appear to be any wear.
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Post by fordh8r on Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:00 pm

just2much19 wrote:
fordh8r wrote:

Is this an old pic? Cause that's a chevy 10 Bolt... confused I think what Tallchevy was referring to was if the front diff cover was holding up to the steering stabilizer without damaging the front cover since it is only stamped steel. I was kinda wondering the same thing.


I do like the rig though...very nice! Praise I had a '60 Willy's that I just sold earlier this year and it was all stock and in darn good condition. Good job

Yes it is a 10 bolt, I forgot to update my info sheet.

Actually the front diff cover on the 10 bolt seems to be a lot thicker than the rear 12 bolt. No problems holding it up so far and I have taken the cover off and inspected it, there does not appear to be any wear.


Cool! Hey, were you still interested in those axles that I have? No pressure just wonderin. Cool
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Post by Just2Much19 on Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:10 pm

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Cool! Hey, were you still interested in those axles that I have? No pressure just wonderin. Cool

Yes I am, I just didnt have the money for the axles and to give my friend the gas money to drive down there this weekend.
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Post by fordh8r on Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:14 pm

just2much19 wrote:
fordh8r wrote:


Cool! Hey, were you still interested in those axles that I have? No pressure just wonderin. Cool

Yes I am, I just didnt have the money for the axles and to give my friend the gas money to drive down there this weekend.

Just let me know when, again, no hurry. Just as long as I know you want them, that's cool! If my truck is driveable before you can afford the full trip maybe we can meet in like Tracy or something. Friendly
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Re: 1958 CJ5

Post by Just2Much19 on Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:49 pm

Is the 44 the flat top?
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Post by fordh8r on Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:06 pm

just2much19 wrote:Is the 44 the flat top?
If you mean "flat top" for the knuckles then yes! But that's for the '73 (I think) and earlier D44. After that they were not longer the "flat top". The "flat top" ones are desired for crossover steering conversions since the right side knuckle can be machined for a steering arm like the left one is machined. I forget who makes these (Off-Road Designs, I think) kits for the cross-over conversion. Cool
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Re: 1958 CJ5

Post by fortysixandtwo on Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:56 pm

Friendly


What up justin. Cheep or Jevy I like your rig man!
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Re: 1958 CJ5

Post by Just2Much19 on Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:18 am

I love that last picture, just wish the door was closed. I like how the sun shines over it.

Went out this past weekend and got some photos...







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Post by cdgvw1 on Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:59 pm

Nice lookin Jeep.. I know of an air locked 12 bolt that would be sweet in that thing..
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Post by Just2Much19 on Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:50 pm

77k5 wrote:Nice lookin Jeep.. I know of an air locked 12 bolt that would be sweet in that thing..

The rear is welded...what gears are in that 12?
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Post by cdgvw1 on Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:37 am

4.56 with superiors and a BTF cover. I tried to sell it to you on pirate a few weeks/months back.. Good job
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Post by fortysixandtwo on Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:48 am

Okay Justin where are the Fordyce pics?!!? I wanna see the 42s on some rocks!!
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Post by Just2Much19 on Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:29 pm

I wish I had pictures of me but my GF was in the jeep the whole time taking pictures of everyone else.

We went in Cysco and across committee to camp. We then took a night trip up to the top of Winch Hill 5 which was SICK!!! When I got back down I busted out my motor mounts which I knew was going to happen. I had an awsome time there and expect to go back once I get my front done.

Here are a couple of pics I have.













Cheeks jumping off of cliffs


Sarah taking the wheel
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Post by cdgvw1 on Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:22 pm

Nice... looks like the Jeep is workin out well. I hope to be out there soon..
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Post by fortysixandtwo on Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:57 am

Sweet! I wish I could have come. Love that place. Definitely gotta hook up for the next Fordyce trip
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