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Old 01-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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67 cj5

Well looks like I just bought me a 67 CJ5.. No pictures yet and have no idea what kind of shape it is in. From a family friend so I am not too scared. Paid $1000.00 for it.

So, what can all of you fine people here tell me about the CJ5?

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Hopefully it has the 225 buick v6 like my '67 had..perfect engine for the cj's.

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So, what can all of you fine people here tell me about the CJ5?
They ride smooooth! Other than that they are extremely short weel base and that works well in tight spots. Check the frame for cracks, and also check the ends of the frame in the shackle area for rot.

Its a great off road machine. Have fun!
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I know on my dads 81 scrambler I put yj springs on it.. Can the YJ springs go on the cj5?
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Yes you can just like the scrambler.
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Talking to my brother-in-law today about the CJ, he has seen it and drove it, he believes it has the 4cyl. I have a 4.2 out of an 87 YJ, would the transmission behind the CJ 4cyl bolt up to the 4.2?
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Here is the only picture I have of it. Never seen it in person. But from that picture looks OK to me.
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Looks cool!

Not sure about your question on the engine swap but it may not be a bad idea to just swap the drivetrain over to a later cj setup....get a dana 20 or even better dana 300 out of the deal. But I have no idea if they fit without modification.

Or the Buick V6 that came in them...I hear they are good engines too.
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Or a 350 chevy
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Or a 350 chevy
Please not another 350 in a jeep.
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Please not another 350 in a jeep.

Pontiac 400?
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #12
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Actually depending on the shape it is in and how complete it is I may just restore this one.
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The 6 cyl. (258) may not fit. The pre-1972 cjs are shorter from the tub/cowl to the grill. That is why the 4 cyl. and optional Buick Dauntless V6 were the engines back then. 1972 was the first year of the intermediate, and AMC lengthened the "nose" of the jeep from the firewall so that there engines would be integrated from their other auto lines would fit. If you pull a 1972 and later CJ5 next to a pre-1972, you'll notice the hood and fenders are longer.

1972 and up used the 232 I6 before the 258 came along for the cj line, and the 304 V8 option. Also, the rear axle may be a non centered differential, as the transfer cases were not of the "centered" drive shaft style (D18). I could be wrong, but just what I have encountered in research and some past experiences with pre-1972 cjs.

Someone else may be able to bring some more info.
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Here is the only picture I have of it. Never seen it in person. But from that picture looks OK to me.
Well you only paid $1000 for it! Looks to me like the body is good. And as long as it runs DECENT, 1k is a great price if you ask me. Have fun, old school jeeps are a blast to fix up
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Here is the second pic I have received. Still looks like the ole' girl is in pretty good shape. This picture was taken after the vandals took out the windshield. No big deal to me as long as they did not take their bats/whatever to the sheet metal. From the two pictures I have seen of this CJ, and remember I have not seen it in person, I am leaning towards a factory type restore. No lift kit, no over size tires, no engine swaps. Just return this jeep to the way the engineers designed it over 40 years ago.

I already have two other jeeps. One is a 88 YJ that is slightly modified. An 87 that will be built to the hilt with V8 power and all that goes with that. I would love to have an old CJ that is as close to original as I can get it. And I think I have found it.

I will know more in a couple of months when I go "down south" to get it.
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The badge on the lower front of the tub (where the jeep letters are) looks like the old badge for the Buick V6...if so, a real good score! Kudos on a restore. Anyone can hack and chop a classic into an offroad Frankenstein, but a restore is more class for this machine. Good luck.
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Thank you Tarby. I agree with you, it is tempting to go all out on this, but to me, since I am pretty new to the whole jeep scene, I really want to get to the roots of what made a Jeep a Jeep. And the best way I know how is to be bone stock. Really looking forward to this build and believe me, I will have a build thread on this vehicle.
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If you are gonna restore, join Earlycj5.com

more knowledge and info. than you can imagine with the group. I'm humbled to be a member...lol!!
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more knowledge and info. than you can imagine with the group. I'm humbled to be a member...lol!!
Registering for that site is a bit of a PIA to say the least. I am a 42 year old male and they are telling me that I can not register because of my email address and no confirmation from my parents?
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Registering for that site is a bit of a PIA to say the least. I am a 42 year old male and they are telling me that I can not register because of my email address and no confirmation from my parents?
Wow...must look young for your age... I've been a member there for a while, and I heard it is difficult sometimes to get in, but give me a break!!

Must be something wrong with the site...all I can guess. I was just on with no problems, gotta be something up with the register set up.
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In the second photo, looks like it has a "family" type roll bar. Is that factory or is that something someone made?
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I second the joining earlycj5.com! There is a ton of knowledge and a great group of guys! I can sponsor you if need be. PM me if you need.

That CJ5 looks like its in great shape by the way! I would say the best motor swap into that would be a 225 dauntless. Have fun and good luck with the project!
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In the second photo, looks like it has a "family" type roll bar. Is that factory or is that something someone made?
Aftermarket. Back then, rollbars were not standard, IIRC from other research. Not sure what year they started being standard.
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EarlyCJ5.com does not allow registration with gmail addresses because of spam and probs with hackers in the past. Contact the mods to get registered as a user, with a different valid email address.
ECJ5 has all of the info you'll ever need to learn about/restore/modify your vintage rig.
ECJ5 is a family-friendly place; you'll find that coarse language and personal attacks are not tolerated, making the experience more pleasant and informative for everyone.

Hope to see you on ECJ5 soon!!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #26
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Well looks like I won't be getting this '5. While she was in Boston the ranch hand sold it to a guy who was interested in it months before she asked me if I wanted it. Since they had not heard back from him they assumed he didn't want it.
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That had the factory V-6, has the V-6 badge. I've owned my 1966 CJ-5 since buying it with 2,000 miles in 1967. I've done a lot to it since then, Ramsey PTO winch, warn overdrive, 5.38 gears with LS, 11 inch brakes and more. It's a great jeep and I get a lot of compliments on it when out jeeping.
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