New to the board.
Hi my name is Juan. Im new to this board, and to the off road scene. Im in the Air Force and stationed in Little Rock AFB. Im a Fire Fighter.
Anyway I happened to recive a 1974 CJ-5 today. Funny story really.
I have a friend that was sent to alaska, when he left Little Rock he also left behind his jeep (the 74), It was in a storage facility when he left in May. Today I go to remove my 69 buick from the same storage facility and get news that I have 2 vehicles there. The buick, and a 1974 CJ-5.
What hapened was my friend couldnt leave Little Rock if he didnt pay for his storage bill, so what he did was say the Jeep was not his, but mine, unfortunately (or so I thought) I got stuck with the storage fee ($250). I was pretty pissed, Until i called alaska and talked to the previous owner, he apologised and is sending me the title for the jeep, and the keys are in the ignition.
YAY! I got a 74' CJ-5 for $250! The jeep is in ok shape, everything works, except the engine(232), which is smoking, but it still drives fine. Rust is very minimal, and it has a white hardtop, and a hitch on the front bumper. Im going to go pick it up tomorrow and park it at home...
Then ill start dropping some money into it.
Is there anything in particular you guys think I should know about these jeeps?
And how much is the average on getting that 232 rebuilt?
Thanks for all your help!