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Old 05-13-2016, 09:18 AM   #1
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I have a 1973 CJ5 Renegade that has been in my family since new. It started out as a 304 T15 model. I got hold of it in 1997 when I was 17 years old. I did a nut and bolt restoration back to stock. Then I got into wheeling and used it all over . Moab, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Illinois...bla blah.

It ended up going through several iterations until it it was finally stretched with T18a 1 tons and 39.5 tsl's. We wheeled it for a long time. Then came life and it sat. My wife and I almost sold it but then wised up and decided to keep it and make it into a mild CJ6 since we have always wanted a CJ6.

My original frame had been plated front to rear and had a later cj7 suspension grafted onto it. It had been mothballed when I went to another frame. I drug this one out of the barn swung some CJ7 axles under it that I redid with one piece axles. I mounted the engine trans and case in it it and drove it with my bobbed cj5 tub before we made the decision to stretch it out to cj6 specs.

I have since cut the original tub up. Acquired a New Fiberglass cj6 tub that some one had on Craigslist for cheap and now I am gearing up for the 20" Frame Stretch. I am stretching my original plated Cj5 tub with 2X4 1/4" wall tubing. Pics of those are below. The final product will be essentially a intermediate cj5 stretched to cj6 specs with 4" lift and 33's.

Pics below show it's transformations throughout the years. And where it is today. I'll update with pics as I go along.


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