High School Senior Project
Joe Gagliani and his father completed this project five years ago for Joe’s high school senior project. The 1977 Jeep CJ-5 Golden Eagle is a frame-off restomod complete with a numbers-matching 304 V-8, 4-barrel, and upgraded HEI ignition. A GM TH400 automatic transmission with Quadra-Trac transfer case carries the power to the axles. The Jeep is all steel. The tub was found in an aircraft hangar with 15,000 original miles on it. The suspension is a Superlift 4-inch kit with 33x12.50x15 BFG KM2s wrapped around original Golden Eagle wheels. The bumper is a Rampage front for an ’87-’06 Wrangler retrofitted to fit the front framerails. An original Goodyear Tracker A/T is mounted on the spare tire carrier with an untouched original Goldie wheel.