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Old 02-06-2008, 08:13 PM   #1
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A South Florida buggy

For my next project i want to build a buggy.

I'm still trying to figure out what i'm gunna start with.

one option is my 73 cj5
















its got a 258 with a borg-warner T-14 3-speed, d20 tcase, d30 and d44.

The guy i got it from said it ran when it was parked a few years ago(?) I'm still very new at working on motors. me and a buddy are going to try to get it running sometime next week. any tips on what to check first?

I might have a line on a free platform for it, im gunna go see it next week to see if it's any good.

Ive seen a bunch of willy buggies out in the everglades that had stock axles and big tractor tires but they had the stock 4cyl. motors and went 2mph.
what size tires do you all think the stock axles can handle?
I'm not gunna be bogging out like my tj, this will be for putting around in the everglades.



Let me know what you think and give me any suggestions that you have
Thanks,
-Matt

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Old 02-06-2008, 09:37 PM   #2
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Id love to have that and the money to fix it up

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Old 02-06-2008, 10:22 PM   #3
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Id love to have ... the money to fix it up
me too
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:38 AM   #4
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so i guess not much people have experience with swamp buggys here?
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so i guess not much people have experience with swamp buggys here?
It's not that, it's almost sacrilege to violate a CJ5 like that I think most of us here would do a ground up restore of a classic with appropriate new mods like FI and a few other things to improve on a classic jeep. From your pics I see alot of surface rust and probably the rear cross member needs some TLC but otherwise you look like you have all the parts .
I've always wanted a CJ but at 6'6" and 249lbs it's a tight fit behind that steering wheel. I was so happy when I found out I could fit in a YJ when they came out but it still took me 10 years to get a TJ.
What you want to do is not as bad as say taking a 69 El Camino, cutting the back off and replacing the bed with some 2x6's but it comes close
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It's not that, it's almost sacrilege to violate a CJ5 like that I think most of us here would do a ground up restore of a classic with appropriate new mods like FI and a few other things to improve on a classic jeep. From your pics I see alot of surface rust and probably the rear cross member needs some TLC but otherwise you look like you have all the parts .
I've always wanted a CJ but at 6'6" and 249lbs it's a tight fit behind that steering wheel. I was so happy when I found out I could fit in a YJ when they came out but it still took me 10 years to get a TJ.
What you want to do is not as bad as say taking a 69 El Camino, cutting the back off and replacing the bed with some 2x6's but it comes close
want the tub?
I hear you, It's just to much work for me to restore it. I already have a 74cj5 that's in great shape that I want to restore. I got this one to be used. I'm going to try to save as much parts that I can from it to give away to anyone that can use em.




I already found some rear axles I might get for it. One is a drw ff d70. The other Is a 8lug open 14bolt ff. either one for $125.
I'm going to get more info on them then look it up to see which one i'll be better off with
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now i need a motor and a welder
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get a pre86 toyota truck and drop in the hole power train

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