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Old 07-12-2009, 03:01 AM   #1
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68 CJ5 and lookin for opinions.

Hey guys happy to be here on the forums. This is my frst post, so its nice to meet ya all. I am a beginner with Jeeps and while I don't know squat about working on em, I love em to death and managed to collect 3 at one point.
So I'm just going to jump right into it.
I've got a 1968 CJ5 with 3speed and a Buick V6, in already INCREDIBLE condition sitting in my garage undergoing a very slow restoration. Its a sin to keep it locked away in my dungeon like I am, so I'm toying around with the idea of selling.

I was hoping you guys could either tell me what you think shes worth in her current state or give me the motivation and KICK in the rear that I need to get her out on the road again.As for photos, I tried to get into every little nook I could. Some photos I don't even know what I'm lookin at to be honest. Be forewarned I took 88 pictures of the thing haha.
There are also some pics of Alloy wheels, BFG All Terrains, Shrockworks rocksliders, and a SmittyBuilt front bumper for an 06 TJ which are also sitting in my garage but just disregard those they have nothin to do with the CJ.

It has around around 87thou on the clock(unknown it its rolled over or not) very minor rust as you'll see in the photos, turned over and was strong enough to idle about 2 miles including up one nasty hill but stalls when you do pretty much anything else, and as I soon discovered afterwards a serious oil leak(I suspect the main seal I believe its called. between the motor and trans). I have all the guts for the interrior for it and I'm actually finding more everytime I poke around down there. I'd really like to get a value on her if only for insurance reasons.

Heres the photo bucket link: Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket

Oh and if you guys want to nab the Support our Troops picture I have up there, God bless, go right ahead.
I also tossed in one more pic of a Jeep under a tarp as a teaser for ya all. i'll get into that one down the road. Its my pride and Joy.

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Old 07-12-2009, 10:16 AM   #2
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ok for one: if that were my Jeep wouldn't have to worry about price because there is no way I could sell it and wouldn't know where to start. Two: it looks like moisture and possibly rust in the tank judging by the rust around the filler and cap, Plus probably wouldn't hurt to check the carb and filter also. good luck on what you decide.

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Old 07-12-2009, 03:28 PM   #3
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Thanks very much. I saw that the tank was full of rust so I picked up a new plastic one from quadratec. also th oil pan is dinged up pretty good so I'd like to replace that as well, but I havn't been able to find one for it. I'm also stripping off all that yellow glue crap on the inside from the carpet guy who had it before me put in. I have an 84 CJ7 thats near and dear to my heart so I want to keep that one and do the works on it.
This red one is kind of just sitting around. which is why I'm thinkin of selling it. As far as putting a number on her, If you were going to buy it, what would you pay for it? The old addage holds true "Its only worth what someone is willing to pay for it." and which do you think would raise the value of it, if I were to repaint the inside or herculine it? I'm itchin to get started on somethin. Thanks again.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:38 AM   #4
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That's not the original speedometer so you don't really know how many mines it has on it. Not a deal breaker, but just an fyi. Here are some pictures of a truly stock 68...

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