I’m with the Kosair Shriners in Louisville, KY and I inherited our parade vehicle, a 1962 CJ-5, in April of this year. The previous driver/maintainer’s health has been declining over the last year and he has not been able to keep up with the needs of the Jeep. Sadly he passed last week and I have moved the Jeep to my shop. After going over the vehicle I’ve discovered quite a bit of restoration and repair is in order.
My first priority is to make sure it is safe to drive. (It wouldn’t be good if the Shriners were to run over someone during a parade). Once this has been accomplished, I want to start “dressing it up” a little more.