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Old 11-18-2023, 05:49 PM
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Default 1957 CJ5 Stretch - A Learning Project

I picked up this CJ5 for my dad a couple years ago. It was really a pile of RUSTY parts with a valid title. I figured it would be a good opportunity to learn on - even if buying a new tub would probably be cheaper. We complicated things when my dad asked if he could put an automatic in it as he's getting older which required stretching it quite a bit to make room.

I drew it up several times before deciding to stretch it 4" in the door and 4" behind it as it gave us the space we needed and it looked closest to the original without standing out as being modified.

This first post has less shaping and more patching, but in the next couple of updates I'll post photos of the floors, firewall, and transmission tunnel I've been working on to squeeze a 5.3L/4l60 and a dana 300 into this old Jeep.

This is how bad the floor was when we got it home:
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Here's the stretch on the passenger side:
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The bed and wheel wells weren't much better (plus firewall/floor spoilers):
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Cab corners and panels made to fit 4" stretches:
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