Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Martin TN
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It depends on what you want it for. When I received my 73 cj5 as an anniversary gift, I had wanted one since I was a kid. Now I wanted something to tinker on with my son, now I have both. I'm not too familiar with terminology but I'll try to describe it and what was paid for it. 73 cj5 Dana 44 rear and 35 front. About a 3 inch lift, no horn, no parking break, no spare (Yet) picked it up in Atlanta, drove to Savannah for supper with my wife for buying it(at Paula Deans) then drove it back to Martin TN. That evening after I got home I drove to Memphis to drop my son off at his moms, and on the way back home found out I had a bad alternator. Since then I have replaced that, one front wheel bearing, and was replacing the pinion bearing when I found a bad rear axle seal. Replacing that and the bearing on the same side. I will be replacing the old "cutlass" lockout hubs with new warn premium hubs after Christmas(gift from the wife again) and replacing the other front wheel bearing at the same time. it has an AMC 304 that is in superb condition burns no oil but has a leak at the intake manifold, bought a new $24.00 gasket for that this morning. And when I replace that I'll replace the oil pan and valve cover gaskets as well. It has a good 10,000 pound Chicago winch on the front. Super Swamper TSL Boggers, 35X15 I think(35 something any way)that had about 100 miles on them when I got it. frame looks good to me but I'm not an expert. NO rust on the body(yes Mr. lou it is a fiberglass body!)
Now My wife paid $4000.00 for this jeep and I don't think that was too much. However someone else might. OH and I added a couple of cup holders!
Last edited by newguyJD; 11-27-2007 at 07:32 PM.