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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-06-1999, 12:55 PM
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Re: CJ-5 ???

CHECK OUT THE FRAME!! If you don't have a good frame, your jeep won't last.
Also, CJ5's made before 1976 didn't have a boxed frame, so you gotta watch putting a big engine or torquey mods onto it. How good the frame is is very important. Believe me, I have a nice 78 CJ7 that is in good shape except the frame is crap, now I have to get a new frame (it is beyond repair) & this is going to be a major major major undertaking. If you have the time, you may want to purchase - "the jeep bible" (for the jeep cult), available from places like 4WD hardware & Quadratec. This book concentrates on CJ's there is also "the Jeep Owners Bible" by moses someone, it is good too, but covers all jeeps, I like "the jeep bible" better, I wish I had it in front of me cause it has some good tips.
Good Luck!

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