I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: CJ5, CJ7 ?
Yes, but the changeover year was 1982 for the widetrack axles, 1981 and under had narrow track, but the CJ-5's never came with wide tracks.
I'd stick to a CJ-7. The later 70's are easily found, although check for rust on them, especially by the gas tank on the inside of the frame. The 80's CJ-7's are nice due to the wider axles, but watch the trannies that came with them, look for a straight transmission shifter, not a curved one.
CJ-7's are nice beacuse you can get anything for them, and usually cheap.
A YJ ('87-'95 Wrangler) is a nice jeep, but watch out for the later 80's 5-speeds, they were junk and very expensive to repair WHEN, not if, they break.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!