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Old 08-03-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
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My 1968 Cj-5

Hey noobie to these forums lol.

I have a 1968 Cj-5 Jeep and I was wondering how much I could get for it so I could get a truck or how much it would be to restore. Me and my cousin plan on fixing it little by little each year but our uncles think they will be in retirment by the time we are done. (They are only 40) But so far I added seat belts, a batteire, new front tires, a rear view mirror and one taillight. It started to rain so we didn't get the other one on. It has a crappy top on it but I can't afford a soft top. It has the Buick V6 Dauntless engine that works perrrrrrrrfect. Only thing is that it drains the battery. Has 4wd but the 4WD high does not work properly but Low works great. The frame is solid but the back of the body needs attention! My dad gave this to me because I have had my eyes on it but now I need a truck and this is all I have. Here is the beast!














I don't have any interior shots but it is all stock. I want to know how much it is worth or should I finish the job?

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Old 08-03-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:41 AM   #3
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A well-used CJ5 that's seen service as a plow truck in the not-so-friendly climate of Vermont?

It may not be worth a whole lot. I'd spend some time on Craigslist to get a good value.
If it still has the plow, it's worth more.

Restoring it? "restoration" covers so much ground. You could remove the top and doors, add a bikini top, do a bit of welding on that body tub. Paint it with rattle cans, and call it a day. That might be enough to keep you happy. A full restoration will hurt you financially in ways you've never imagined.

Here's a trick to search craigslist everywhere: go to google, and search for this:
site:craigslist.org 68 cj
That'll get you results for all the craigslists in the country.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:50 AM   #4
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I should also add that old school CJs are cool. There's something honest about them - every part is designed for a work purpose. There's no attempt at making it pretty or civilized. No computer chips. No plastic.

There's nothing "extra" or "optional" on them at all. It's the most iconic American car.

And also, no real heat. No safety features. No real defroster. No speed. No easy handling. No stereo.
They aren't the best when it's your only vehicle, or when you drive it every day.

I own a 1960 CJ5. 100% stock. I love it. But I don't drive it that much.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:08 PM   #5
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yeah, thanks for the info.

I tried craigslist and some guys gave me a 600 dollar offer!
So I ditched that.


As for the plow frame, I don't think it has ever been used lol. I drove it durring the winter around my yard twice.

I love keeping Jeeps stock espically the old ones.

We had a 62 Cj2A Willy's that we fixed. It was nice but had engine problems.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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I had a 68 CJ5 when I was in high school back in the early 80's. It had a factory fiberglass tub, and a factory Buick 3.8 odd fire motor. I should have NEVER sold it.....

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Man that's in tough shape. $1.98....But then again one man's junk is another's treasure.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:46 PM   #8
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Yeah, its had its better days but it still has plenty of life left in it.

As far as restoring goes: I wasn't going to do a total one. More of fix what needs to be fixed and make it pretty.

What I plan:

Mirrors
Soft Top (Bestop Tiger Top once it goes on sale again or maybe a second hand)
Taillights
Take off the plow frame
Try to get a heater rigged up
Install a radio
New hood clamp things (Forget the name)
A lock for the hood
Due a tune up
Rear tires
Seats? Somewhere down the line
Put a spare tire on the passenger side to cover those holes up
New rims
Fix the back and put diamond plate around em
Fix the breaks
New emergency brake cable
Back up lights
Jerry can?
Tow hooks
Maybe some KC lighting flair
Front bumper
PAINT!
Shocks
Fix the break in the circut for the break lights


Those are my plans for it. I also have a outlet for a trailer that has never been used. For paint, instead of rattle cans we have about 20 paint guns that I could use and plenty of paint to pick from. I like the original color.

Half of the stuff I listed is low in price but will add up fast but that is what a birthday and christmas wish is for! lol I was thinking drive this to school a few times in the summer. Two of my teachers have old Willys Jeeps that they fixed up. Ones red with a soft top, the other is black with a bikini top. Then most of them have the new crew cab Wranglers or rubicons.

Any paint suggestions?
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Take pictures. Share. Have fun.

And while I totally agree with putting a new Tigertop at the top of the list , maybe you should move "fix the brakes" a bit further up. You're going to get tempted to drive this soon.

Seriously - I'd like to see photos as you go.
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Yeah lol.

The brakes work fine after you pump them about 5 times when you are sitting at the first startup then after that, they work fine. I think it is because it has been sitting a lot in the driveway. But the pads are brand new.
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..as far as cost on restoring or fixing it up...how big of check book do you have?..it will be endless
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:42 AM   #12
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Hey guys. It's been awhile.


I got those new tailights on last year. They work great. The worst thing that has happend lately was that my uncle wasn't paying attention to his driving with our baby Kubota and he hit the bucket off my drivers side fender and bent it up a little bit. So now my tourquoise paint is on the Kubota orange bucket. Other than that, I lost the brakes completly. We are going to bleed them as soon as I can get one of my uncles or cousins to help me. I am going to be getting some sheet metal and bondo and go to town on the body. Once all of the work is done, I am going to prep it for paint and I am thinking of a candy red? When we bleed the brakes I am going to find out why the brake lights do not toggle. Any suggestions for why they do not work? I ordered a back up light, a carpet kit, and a emergency brake cable. Once all of that is put on, it is painted and stuff all I will have to do is get some new rear tires and it is ready for the open road.

One of my cousins (who is a girl) has a 97 Tj that we bomb around in through the backwoods of Vermont. We take it up the mountain to go swimming in the rivers and take it pond hopping and mudding. We got some bigger tires for it that handle pretty good. We just put on a new Skyjacker steering stabalizer. I got her some new Chrome headlight bezels but I have this spray that prevents rust and makes the chrome look good always. So once my Jeep is ready, it can join the fun.

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