This 69 CJ6 hard top did not run for twenty years prior to my purchasing it. It had the original 4 cyl F head engine, three speed trany, Dana 18 transfer with 9,000 LB Ramsey PTO winch, Dana 44 rear and Dana 27A front diffs with 5.38 gears. It was first purchased by the Forest Service here in Laramie Wyoming. I am the third owner. Previous owner used it taking his family and friends fishing and hunting in the Snowy Range Mountains above Laramie.
The engine was seized, pistons rusted to the cylinder walls. Had engine completely rebuilt and fly wheel turned by Laramie Machine Shop. Replaced the heavy duty 9 ºî pressure plate, clutch disk, throw out bearing, fork, clutch cable, clutch and brake linkage with new clutch pedal. Several leaf springs were cracked, replaced all springs, shackles/bolts, bushings, u-bolts, shocks and rear brake lines along with front flex brake lines. New brake master cylinder. Steering new parts; sector, bearings and seals in gear box, drag link, bell crank, and drivers tie rod. Winch gone through, missing engagement handle only. New front drive shaft. Replacing all bolts with #8ís. Torn down to frame, had frame sand blasted, I Herculinered the frame.
I have the body to repair, there is some rust around the transmission cover and tool box area. One drivers side forward frame support and a little side body rust on the front. The seat frames are good but need recovered. Iím going to Herculine the interior in gray and have the body sandblasted and primer black it. Keep the top white.
I will use it to elk hunt in the fall, watch wildlife all summer, snow drift bust in the spring. I plan on getting it all together by spring to snow bust.
Needed items still yet to purchase. Steering wheel, brake wheel cylinders, wheels and tires (33" bias ply), seats reupholstered. PTO carrier bearing and u-joints. Front diff and transfer yokes to fit newer style drive line.
I will fabricate the rear bumper with swing out spare tire carrier and the front bumper using 3"x6" box beam. The spare tire swing hinge will be made from an old weight lifting bar bell.
My Dad bought this Jeep in 1968 for hunting. It is definitely part of the family! My sister and I both learned to drive with it and now my 12 and 10 yr. old are learning to drive it! That\'s pretty cool! Check out the mileage. It is all original. Most of that is from being towed from one place to another. Nothing has been done to the engine. It will stay in the family forever! I\'m going to put a Jump seat in and seat belts so the whole family can ride.<br><br> Craig Jacobson,<br> Paso Robles, CA