Info on CJ-5 - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 01:58 PM
Posts: n/a
Info on CJ-5

Hey everyone, this is my first post, I have been checking the board for a while and was wondering if anyone could give me any information about late sixties / early seventies CJ5's. Say like 68 to 72. I have not seen many post about them and was wondering what to look for or if they are a good project to take on because I know a guy who has one to sell that seems to be in okay condition with the Buick V-6 in it. Thanks for any information, I am not sure on the year, but know it is in that range.

Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 02:26 PM
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Info on CJ-5

I own a '70 so I will tell you what I know about them...As far as I have heard the 225 V6 is a decent little motor...I however have a Chevy 4.3L V6 that was in there when I bought it...I hear that it is an easy swap of the Buick dies and you can't find another one...

Onto other things I know...They put solid-axle Dana 44s in the rear starting in mid-1970 I believe...Mine has a "built in March '70" sticker on it and has the 44 in the rear...

Part way through '70 they put the gas tank under the rear instead of under the drivers seat...Kinda of nice under the rear becuase it is bigger and you don't have to sit on it... :-)

Also as far as I know the stock tranny in those years was the T-14 which is a pile. I blew one up already and I don't trust the new one...Also they used a funky mechanical clutch linkage that is stiff as hell...Oh well at least my leg is stronger now...

For most part however it turns out to be a really unique few years of the CJ5. I like mine partly becuase I like the challenge of finding stuff for it...However if I did it again I would look for one that had the gas tank in the rear becuase I don't really like the one under neath...

Well I hope that helped a little...Just take into consideration that I only claim to be knowledgeable...Some of this could be wrong...

Josh Lavalleur
'70 CJ5 4.3L V6
D27 & D44 axles
T-14 3-speed, D18 XC, Warn OD
Ulfinator is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 03:04 PM
Posts: n/a
Re: Info on CJ-5

Thanks for some info. If I remember right, the gas tank is under the rear. The V-6 seems to run well and the tranny is not that great. As far as the body, it is pretty rusty, but the floorboards have been replaced as well as the roll bar. It has a few odds and ends that have been replaced such as the front leaf springs. Anyone have any idea what is a decent price? Thanks.

Sponsored Links
post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 09:29 PM
Posts: n/a
Re: Info on CJ-5

Some good V-6 info here, I'm a daily visitor there as well.

45 MB
60 CJ5
80 CJ5
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome