My 64 CJ-5 came to me by way of a Georgia barn where it spent many years collecting dust and spiders as well as providing a home for mice and squirrels. The wiring was gone and replacing it was my first step in bringing it back to life. Kaiser Willys provided the harness which was a snap to install. The engine was next and I found that anything rubber from hoses to seals were dry rotted, yep, replaced all. After a Kaiser Willys fuel tank, new lines and a fuel pump it was ready for ignition.
After 25+ years Old Blue fired right up. Lots left to do. Just finished the axel rebuild and steering knuckles / king pins/ bearings etc. now on to the suspension. My lovely wife needs to release funds for my leaf spring overhaul kit haha. Still need to get dash complete with a new instrument cluster, rear tail lights, basic body work and new tires a Blue should be ready for the streets again by next spring. I am new to the Jeep family and The Kaiser Willys Folks have really been the support I needed to keep this project moving. You have a question they always pick up the phone and help.
Willys Jeep Life Story – Geoff Santner
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