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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2000, 06:31 PM
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called about two jeeps

Well, it was three, one was sold though. I'm still waiting for call backs, so I figured I'd ask for some opinions.
jeep #1 1976 cj-5, new tank, brakes, 4.10 gears, t-18, 31" firestone tx mudders (?), $1800

jeep#2 1980 cj-7, chev 350, 33" tires (look like BFG muds) new paint (UGLY the whole thing is YELLOW!!), hardtop/doors, needs finishing, 150 000km $2800

so, what you think??

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2000, 06:41 PM
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Anytime you are dealing with a swapped in motor, trans, etc. I would look VERY close at the type of work that went into it, make sure its not some thrown together hatchet job.

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hmm... your talking canadian $$$$$$$right??
i am leary of anything with new paint in the north.. it usually covers rust
i really prefer a cj-7.. easier to get tops, longer wheelbase, personal preference

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2000, 09:53 PM
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Jeep #1 sounds interesting to me. Already having the T-18 could save you some bucks down the line if you are looking for the lower gearing. You can't get much Jeep for $1800 where I live.

As stated by others, check out the work because bad transplants only spell trouble. Good Luck!


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Check both of the frames for cancer. Places to look are right over the rear spring frame mount hanger (on the inside) and over the rear shackle eye. I think the T18 would be swapped-in to a CJ5, so check the rear driveshaft for angle and the amount of slip left in the yoke at rest. As stated earlier, check the quality of the swaps otherwise you'll spend lots of time fixing!


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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2000, 11:03 PM
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Can't get much jeep here, either, for under $3500 US.

The rust check is indispensable. If there's a mechanic who works on jeeps or a guy you know who is very knowledgable, have 'em looked over.

I've heard it said that if you gotta choose between a marginal body with good mechanicals and marginal mechanicals with a good body, you would be wise to choose the good body UNLESS you're a body and fender man yourself.

I thought I wanted a CJ5 this time around, but what I found in good shape was a CJ7 and I feel like I got lucky. The 5's are good lookin' and the wheel base is probably an advantage sometimes, but the extra 10" of space in the 7's is the difference between comfortable and cramped depending on what you're doing, how much gear you gotta haul and how many people/dogs/guns are riding with you.

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