Hello All. New member and I wanted to go ahead and begin a thread on the rebuild of this Honcho I recently bought. I started my teens as a rabid Jeep fan building and driving multiple CJs through high school and college. Budget was always the major constraint in those days and I never really got a chance to build the jeep I really wanted. fast forward 25 years and I know have the patirnce and a little bankroll to build something the way I actually want to. Aftera few years of looking at clapped out, rusted out, cut up and hacked Jeeps; I stumbled on this Honcho in a local listing. I t was in sad shape having sat for years neglected in the seller's back yard. The truck was solid with no rot and some nice features so long and short it ended up coming home with me.
I am going to be building this truck as a resto-mod, not a restoration. It will not be a cut up rock crawler, and it will not be concours. I plan on rebuilding each component, up grading where necessary, but I am not shooting for a factory new stock truck in the end. I twill not be red. It will be lifted on larger tires, it will not have numbers matching drive train and interior options. It will be pretty, it will be capable, it will turn heads. And I will enjoy (almost) every minute of getting it there. Follow along if you're interested. I will update regularly with pics.
This isn't my first rodeo, but I know there will be questions and I will need some feedback. I value the tech in the forum, i hope I can only add as much as I take.
So, enough of that here's some pics if it arriving on the farm, and the first weekend of real work.
This is about 7 pm Friday