Hey, Ive been following your post right from its inception,
Im also very interested in doing something similar when I have the cash, cant do it right now though, but would love to assist in any way, tell me where r u located exactly,
also if you have any trips planned to get stuff like shershah etc, I'd love to come along.
I can also refer you to an excellent jeep mechanic,
a friend has recently rebuilt a CJ5, got the donor for about 2.5, it had pretty good body work and excellent brand new tires so was worth it,
anyways so far he has spent 1 on top, costing him about 3.5 to 4, in which he got a new hilux engine, gearbox, suspension, powersteering and civic brakes,
I drive his car when ever we meet and its pretty damn good.
So let me know where u r, whats ur progress so far and lets get this show on the road, should be good fun.
PS: Im in block 5, clifton