Austin Reid's Jeep Page

Austin got the original Jeep from his Grandpa Don. It was a 1971 CJ5 that Don used to drive. It had no engine or Transmission/Transfer Case. Austin tore the Jeep clear down to the frame and started over.

Austin & his Dad decided to use another frame from a 1975 Jeep. He widened the frame from 27" OD to 32" OD. (this gets the frame out near the roll-bar mounts & makes more room in the motor compartment for exhaust & steering) He also boxed & strapped this frame from bumper to bumper.

He used Jeep Wagoneer housings front and rear.

The springs are Chevy Blazer front leaf springs. He made new perches & shackles.

The motor is a Chevy V6 4.3 CC (262 Cubic inch) that he will change to Carburetor.

Transmission is SM465 Transfer case is a model 20

Austin made new bumpers front & rear.

Austin has done all the welding and other work on this rebuild. He even set up the front end ring & pinion just with supervision from his Dad & "Pa".


Here are some pictures of the rebuild. "Click on them to see full size)

Frame & Differentials                                 Austin sitting in the drivers seat



Engine install                 Cole In drivers seat            "Pa" helping out



         Weld Spring Hanger                                  Rear Bumper                    Front Bumper                                        



Setting the Tub on the frame                                                                          Keira checking it out



More to come as he proceeds