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brought her home today :D from Maryland
Yep, we've added to the fleet: '75 CJ
She's a beauty.....(will post pics soon)
As soon as we were in the driveway, my husband was looking her over and making his list of general maintenance and upgrades (I hope he doesn't melt the American Express card :eek: ). This Jeep will be the show pony of sorts, while we continue to modify & wheel the other two.

I'm tickled pink!!!!!!and the hubby's just grinning!!!!!
 

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Nice, but is it a 75 or a 73 as your sig says? Dana 44 rear? OR do you now have 2 CJ's?
 

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I was just seeing if you were paying attention :D ...oops!
We were told it was a '73, but the title states 1975.
As for the rear end, I think it's a 44, but what do I know? Frank's out there under it right now. Remember, he's the mechanical 1/2 of this gig, I'm into the "cool factor"
 

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I was just seeing if you were paying attention :D ...oops!
We were told it was a '73, but the title states 1975.
As for the rear end, I think it's a 44, but what do I know? Frank's out there under it right now. Remember, he's the mechanical 1/2 of this gig, I'm into the "cool factor"
Allright Frank we need more facts man. :D What kind of CJ is it? 5, 7, or 8? Does it have the 302 or the 258 etc... These are the things we need man......:D
 

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ok, ok!!!! :D You know Frank's sitting here laughing :D
I can tell you some things:
CJ5 - rebuilt 258 & 3 speed transmission - fiberglass tub - Dana 44 rear & 30 front - 31" BFG M/T - rock crawler wheels - soft top and doors
manual steering & brakes (boy, have I been spoiled)

it's pretty plain, but pretty none the less
 

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Sounds like you guys have another nice project started there. It is nice to find the glass tub, I 'm sure you have the same rust problems in Jersey that we have here in PA. Have fun with it.
 

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Thanks
I'll have to be careful and make sure that he spends as much time under my TJ :D I was promised a raised belly skid and an atlas transfer case!

I guess painting the house will have to wait a while longer...........lol
 

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firstaidTJ said:
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I'll have to be careful and make sure that he spends as much time under my TJ :D I was promised a raised belly skid and an atlas transfer case!

I guess painting the house will have to wait a while longer...........lol
Hell with three jeeps to wrench on you might want to start worrying about him not spending enough time under you!!!!:D :D
 

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:eek: blush!!!

I set myself up for that, huh? :D :D

No worries here, though ;)
 

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The onlt thing I would want to know is how bad is the rust? If there isn't much rust, then it sounds like a fun project.
 

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looks like only surface rust that I can see. It was a hunting jeep so the body is trashed but thats easy to fix. I still need to check the driveline and axles, 700 sounded a bit fishy to me so I'm not going to jump to far, to fast. Putting together a price list first on the total cost of the rebuilt.
 

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I believe most CJ's were notorious for having C channel frame up past the motor mounts. However you might just stick your head under there and check if it's boxed all the way back. However for as short of a wheelbase that a CJ-5 is there's no way in hell I'd stick that bad ass 350 in it unless the wheelbase stretched and the footprint wider.
 

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alot of the old cj's around here are only rusted at the back of the frame from where the leafs bolt and back to the bumper I dont know where you live but salt and winter around here is hard on them.

check it out and go for it the worst that could happen is you have to pull it back out. plus it would give you a good winter project you might upgrade your axles and ujoints though.
 

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Thanks for all the advice everyone. Bad news though I went back to finalize the deal yesterday and it was sold out from under me. Ah well I was looking when I found this one so no big deal. I will just keep looking. On the 350 I origionally built that engine for a 69 chev half ton but decided not to get the truck I was looking at. I Really wanted a YJ or a CJ to stretch for rock crawling and am not sure which would be the best for it. but we shall see what happens, murphies law seem to be ruleing my life these last few months.:)
 
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