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    New guy here

    Hey guys just wanted to say hello to the group. I just picked up a 1970 dj5 with the f head hurricane. It has a 3 speed transmission and 4 wheel drive. From the research I have done these options were not available on the 70 dj5...the floor is completely rotted out but everything above is ok. Step one is to get it running. Somebody has been in there and tried to wire it, but I don't believe they knew what they were doing... I got it to turn over with a push button switch just need to get spark now...

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    Welcome, now the fun starts.

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    Thanks, definitely going to be a project. But at least it came with a plow so i can use it as a plow rig if nothing else

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    Glad to have you! Post some pictures whenever you get a chance. Sounds like there is some potential there.

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    IMG_20180205_071228538.jpg I will try and put together an album at some point.

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    IMG_20180205_133217787_HDR.jpg definitely going to take some time..

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    IMG_20180205_071236246.jpg the tough part creating a new floor pan...

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    IMG_20180131_070108761.jpg what can you tell me about the VIN??

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    Once you get the floor perimeter back in shape, the rest is fairly easy. Brace the body upper section to prevent twisting or folding, then work from one end to the other. the fact you have a roof, helps immensely. Keep us in the loop!
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    That's the plan, where's the best spots to brace the upper body to keep it from twisting? Just wondering where to hook my braces to and not be in the way of cutting out the floorpans. Also a quick electrical question...does the coil receive a 12 volt source or is it stepped down somewhere? Trying to get it to fire up.. thanks guys

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