My father in law bought this 1964 CJ-5 from a Chevy dealership lot in Montebello, CA in 1965 or 66. He used it for Jeep runs with the ”Terra Del Sol” Jeep club in San Diego, CA and for camping trips until his passing in 82’. My mother in law sold me the Jeep in the late eighties after I maintained it and drove it once in a while, always garage kept. After I bought it from her I used it for recreation and camping until 02’ and parked it in the garage, then it became a storage shed.
Fast forward 16 years later after kids and grandkid priorities and functions. I found my CJ-5 hiding in the garage under boxes of stuff that finds its way into the garage only for a temporary time, HA, HA. The picture in the garage is the CJ-5’s coming out to the daylight and the start to us bringing it back to life. It is in the process of getting prepped for restarting, unsticking the clutch & flywheel, rebuilding the master cylinder all from sitting too long and replacing the vintage 67’ Gates tires, yes 41 year old tires with tubes. The worst thing for any machinery is to let it sit and not be used, once again, lesson learned. The family will once again enjoy riding, and Jeeping again, can’t wait!
Willys Jeep Life Story – Craig Reed
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