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Re: \'72 CJs...any good?
Jeeps 55-71 were fairly similar. '72 is when the V-8s started going in them. I have a '74 with a 304, and enjoy it a lot. Body goodies (tops, doors and such) are a little harder to come by then the post '76 models, but that just makes the scrounging more fun! If a '72 was in good shape, and the price right, I'd buy it! I paid $1200 for my 3sp, 304, D44 rear, metal hardtop, fairly rusty CJ5, and figured I got a fair deal for my area. I know in some places you could probably have gotten the same rig for $500, but this is Alaska, and if it is 4x4 and runs, it's worth $1000!
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