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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2001, 10:59 PM
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price check on cj5 please!

Its about a 74. CJ 5. v-8 304. 3 speed. 88k miles

original owners. havent started it for some time(few years). possible problems with the tranny he thought...

levi edition. newer softop. looks pretty decent to me. whatelse should i look for, and how much? thanks guys!

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Re: price check on cj5 please!

How about this for a start. FIND OUT WHAT YEAR IT IS Hehehe... You said 'It's about a 74'. That doesn't sound to confident. Also, if he hasn't started it for a few years, I'd make sure it starts! Good luck!

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Re: price check on cj5 please!

never over 2 grand for a dead jeep like this one. And for 2 grand it beter be very good looking. Expect the worst. Great jeep if you like working on one a lot.

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Re: price check on cj5 please!

Well the guy is literally like 87 years old and can barely walk...so i wasnt too concerned about the year...its an early cj...it wasnt even for sale, just an old couple across the street from a friend's house who told me about it. they seem interested in selling it though!

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Re: price check on cj5 please!

offer a grand if you want it for your self. Dont go thinking you can buy it and make a lot of money.

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Re: price check on cj5 please!

im not looking to make money...actually i was going to offer less...who knows what i maybe getting into with it...i didnt figure it would be a good thing to try and start it right away without checking it out first...any suggestions what i should check for?

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Re: price check on cj5 please!

Look for frame cracks at the motor mounts and spring hangers. Heavy rust on frame. If you find a spot that looks thin, tap it with a ball peen hammer to see if it's rusted through. Look at the tub/frame mounts for rust under the rubber donuts. The frame mounts are easy to fix/replace, the tub mounts get more difficult. Look for rust under the roll bar mounts. Look for rust in any body seam. Use a magnet to see how much bondo may be covering earlier patch jobs on the tub and fenders.

I am sure there are specific early CJ-5 thing to look at, but these are general CJ problem areas.

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Re: price check on cj5 please!


Wow, sounds exactly like the jeep I just got. I have a 74 CJ5, It should have a 304 in it, with a 3 speed, but the 304 was yanked out and a 360 is in it. Give me the vin # i'll check it out for you.
If you want a reference, go to
www.sandhillcove.net
i've got a few pictures up from mine.


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hey thanks a lot! i will email u when i find out more about it! i will check out your site right now!

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Re: price check on cj5 please!

I've got more specs on the thing since I posted that web page. It's under the button for JEEP, there is some misc. personal stuff there too, and some links that don't work.


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