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I dont own it yet tho. I got the pictures back again. I'm going to go see it and maybe buy it tomorrow.
It had the paint and body work done on it about 10 years ago, thats why the paint looks so good.
It has a 360 v8 with a 3speed.
the price is b/w 2500-3000. Does it seem like a good deal?

I have the money(most of it) for it but the major problem I'm having is that if I buy this, I wont have money to get a soft top, flares (etc...) for my tj.
I don't need this jeep but it'll be a nice thing to have :D .
It has antique tags from VA. I don't know if that means that it can be insured under antique/classic car insurance, but I hear that if I can insure it as that, that it is VERY inexpensive. well if any of you have experience with insuring a car/truck under that type of insurance please chime in.

well, I have until tomorrow to buy it b/c the seller is leaving on a month+ long business trip on the 6th.

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-Matt
 

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That's a pretty good looking jeep. If all of the body mounts and frame are solid, that seems like a good price. As always check the 4 wheel drive and try to go somewhere where you can get the jeep up to highway speed. Good luck!
 

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very very sweet

if it is older than 25 yrs old you can get is insured as a antique

but there are some stipulations, it says you can only drive it to shows, parades and for test rides

the basic way to get around this is "darn carb always needs ajudsting to get it perfect"

look here for insurance (ur gonna have to join to see it b/c it i soff topic, but it is a great resource anyway)
http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42326
 

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I went to go see it today.

It runs, drives and shifts nice.
The motor starts up on the second crank after a couple pumps and it idles good (as far as I know)

It looks like something is leaking somewhere around the t-case/transmission b/c one of the 2 are covered in wet oil.

He told me that a while back, the driver-side rear axle bearing seized up on him while he was driving and it "fused" it self to the axle but it all got fixed at a shop.

The brakes feel a little scary and theres a a good amount of play in the steering wheel, but the brakes are the only thing bothering me out of the two.

4wd works.

It had body work and paint done(rusty floorboards were replaced etc...) to it about 11 years ago over in India while the owner was over there. It was originally a orange-redish color and had renegade stickers on it...

It has carpet thats glued on in some places. I checked for rust underneath the areas of carpet that I could pick up(barely any areas) I found some on the front-passenger corner of the floorboard.

I checked the body mounts and I couldn't tell if they were rusty or not b/c they were mostly covered the undercoating.

I checked the parts of the frame where the spring hangers mount and the rear ones have been re-welded.
The driver side looks like its in really bad shape b/c they just welded on it on the sides and theres a little gap b/w the frame and the mount in some areas. I'll get a picture of it, I'm bad at describing things. I didnt get a good look at the front hangers.
How hard will this be to fix the right way?

Theres also some "bubble rust" under the paint by a few seams, especially by the seams on the sides of the front fender.



well, I know that I'm forgetting some stuff but let me know what you all think.



Thanks,

-Matt


also he's not leaving until this Monday now so that gives me more time to choose b/w buying this cj and "finishing off" my tj :D
And the price is 2500 and it has about 100,000 miles on it
 

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This is just my opinion, but I wouldn't pay 2500 for any CJ-5 unless it had been buggied out.
 

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With the incredibly small wheelbase of the cj-5 i'm just not a big fan of it. Especially when you start putting larger tires on those narrow track axles. Granted the wheeling we do here and the wheeling you do there are a little different I'd still think that you all would want a little wheelbase to go with the HP you need to push the tires you use.

If I was looking to get a CJ it would definitely be a CJ-7 with at least the 304 and even possibly the AMC 360 in it. Overall I just don't think the 5's are worth that kind of money anymore.
 

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i totally disagree

he already has a TJ for off roading i say BUY IT if it is in good shape, it will go anywhere you point it. It wont be comfortable, but it will go.

maybe it isnt good for going up 5 ft ledges, but besides that it will do it, and its small wheelbase and narrow track let it manuever easily in the woods. You may find you dont even need a trail inold growth forests, just go between the trees and over the brush, but thats not recommeneded at all.

Personally i hate the CJ7 because of the way it looks stretched and the plastic fenders, it makes it look like a YJ and not a CJ.

The point of a CJ is to ba an antique not to go to insane places. Yoe will feel quite accomplished to keep up with a Tj in the woods and even pass it in a 50 yr old vehicle

although i disagree 2500 is a good price, ex; in the same or better condition
http://providence.craigslist.org/car/335602490.html

think about for the price of a 6"LA lift and some 35's (or maybe less than that!!) you could have a second really cool car!!!
 

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very very sweet

if it is older than 25 yrs old you can get is insured as a antique

but there are some stipulations, it says you can only drive it to shows, parades and for test rides

the basic way to get around this is "darn carb always needs ajudsting to get it perfect"

look here for insurance (ur gonna have to join to see it b/c it i soff topic, but it is a great resource anyway)
http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42326
Thats what ive been planning to do. I checked with my insurance agent today and she said that it's only going to cost me $20 for full coverage under their antique insurance. and she also said that as long as I dont use it as a daily driver, I can drive it on the weekends with no problem. :D
 

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With the incredibly small wheelbase of the cj-5 i'm just not a big fan of it. Especially when you start putting larger tires on those narrow track axles. Granted the wheeling we do here and the wheeling you do there are a little different I'd still think that you all would want a little wheelbase to go with the HP you need to push the tires you use.

If I was looking to get a CJ it would definitely be a CJ-7 with at least the 304 and even possibly the AMC 360 in it. Overall I just don't think the 5's are worth that kind of money anymore.
i totally disagree

he already has a TJ for off roading i say BUY IT if it is in good shape, it will go anywhere you point it. It wont be comfortable, but it will go.

maybe it isnt good for going up 5 ft ledges, but besides that it will do it, and its small wheelbase and narrow track let it manuever easily in the woods. You may find you dont even need a trail inold growth forests, just go between the trees and over the brush, but thats not recommeneded at all.

Personally i hate the CJ7 because of the way it looks stretched and the plastic fenders, it makes it look like a YJ and not a CJ.

The point of a CJ is to ba an antique not to go to insane places. Yoe will feel quite accomplished to keep up with a Tj in the woods and even pass it in a 50 yr old vehicle

although i disagree 2500 is a good price, ex; in the same or better condition
http://providence.craigslist.org/car/335602490.html

think about for the price of a 6"LA lift and some 35's (or maybe less than that!!) you could have a second really cool car!!!
debruins hit the nail on the head. I actually like it more than a cj7 b/c it's shorter. make it easier to maneuver around , and I think it looks 50x's better then a 7 :D
what I want to do with this is semi-restore it, lift it a bit and put some nice tires on it, probably ltb's...for now at least.

funny thing you said "for the price of a 6" LA..." I have actually been deciding on getting either a LA lift and sye for the tj//rear bumper, softop, fenders, and 2 more skids for the tj// or this cj. :D I think im making the right choice.
 

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I personally like the -7's because they are longer. That is probably because I am over six foot and the prospect of driving with the steering wheel in my lap all the time does not appeal to me.
 

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hmm im six feet and my feet barely touch the pedals i wish me seat was closer, although the sterring wheel is in close enough, it is near impossible to jump in while its moving (I have a scar from trying to push start by myself using my right foot on the clutch and then trying to jump in)
 

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Its always nice to have a non trail jeep. We had one and man the lack of things busting, lack of funny sounds, things that worked was shocking, it was so so nice.
 

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ohhh and you should repaint it like it originally was Renegade style


or just fix it up and drive it, or restore it, or just drive it like it is............
 

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Personally i hate the CJ7 because of the way it looks stretched and the plastic fenders, it makes it look like a YJ and not a CJ.
Dont forget the huge headlights :) Thats the only unattractive thing for a CJ in my book. :) Fenders... put some tubes on it and ur good to go :D

I'd say go for it. Seems like its in great shape... 25ish seems like a good price for it... again great shape
 

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well you could do that

but i would never do that to a well kept CJ, there are fewer and fewer of them now and i want some of them to still be left for me to restore when i retire, and thats a long way out!!!!
 
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