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  • danielton
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    I have a '79 cj5 sitting in the garage for a year now. My plan is to replace all the fluids first, replace the battery, upgrade the suspension and get new ironman tires. I will also build a custom bumper and rock sliders for it.

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  • Almond farmer
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    Still have my 73 CJ5 bought in 1973, now on fourth paint from original "farelane green".
    no rust, stripped to bare metal
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    ​​​​​​ripped out all the wiring, have 're wired it using marine grade, "Anchor" and " Blue Sea" products.
    push button start, toggle ignition switch.

    got a jeep roll bar from dealer in 1978, now removed, could give it away, but too bulky to ship.
    Is useful with soft top for support.
    dropped in an AMC 401 V8 from a police car and Crysler 727 automatic with floor shift.
    disk brakes front and rear to replace original drums.

    power steering up grade, centerline aluminum rims.
    Edlebrock 4 BBL carburetor.

    replaced single lever Tcase shifter with older style dual lever shift mechanism.
    use 15x31 tires, larger tires make it unstable.


    Drove it from From So Cal to Chicago in Feb 1984 with trailer full of steel tools.
    had an over size heater, stock, since have removed all air equipment, fan, heater core, etc.
    original radiator, rebuilt steering column, replaced ball bearings with bronze bushings.
    replace lower rear gas tank, now under drivers seat.
    rebuilt original seats, with canvas covers, most totally replace the original low back seats with high back.

    made a 4x6 utility trailer from 56 F100 drop axle and side panels and used my first AC welding machine
    to fabricate frame.

    My son drove 73 CJ5 in college, then titled it back, he will get it back again some day.






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  • Jeepnford
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    Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post

    My neighbor has a rust free late 70's Jeep from Az. That thing is mint. The transfer case was messed up when he got it 3 or 4 years ago. It had Renault trans parts in it and he found a new gear and got it all fixed. Guess AMC and Renault had something going at one time...Bob
    The first Wranglers and the late 80's Jeep pickups used Renault transmissions. The trannys were junk through and through. I had an 83 CJ-7 I put a Mustang 5.0 and T-18 transmission in then foolishly sold it.

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  • driver007
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    The newer stuff is nicer to work on

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  • pgk
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    Nice lookin Jeep! My first one was a 74 CJ-5 Renegade with a 304 got bored with that and found a 390 out of a AMX, swapped out for 11;1 pistons, HP cam, intake, header, 650 dbl pump, and a accel ignition system. It would pull the front wheels in 1rst, and 2nd if I did my part. Sold it decades ago and just picked up a used 02 TJ with a six cylinder, keeps me more planted with that engine. lol..

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  • aametalmaster
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    I bought this 1964 Ford Fairlane 29 years ago for a future project. Been in the garage all the time I have had it. I have been collecting parts just need 2 glass fenders. Started a 2x3 chassis but my basement flooded and the tube started rusting on the inside so I scrapped it. Plan on a drop straight axle and a 429/auto when I get that far. But I am 1/2 way there...Bob

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  • Meltedmetal
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    Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post

    I think we have all been there I have had and sold so many nice cars that in todays dollars I would be rich...Bob
    I'm in the same boat except that for me, unless I had had a huge warehouse to store them in, they would all be mostly heaps of rust that used to have the potential to be valuable.---Meltedmetal

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  • aametalmaster
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    Originally posted by driver007 View Post
    Over the years I have sold some Jeeps and other trucks that I really wish I still had. Hind sight you know
    I think we have all been there I have had and sold so many nice cars that in todays dollars I would be rich...Bob

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  • driver007
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    Over the years I have sold some Jeeps and other trucks that I really wish I still had. Hind sight you know

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  • Oldgrandad
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    I had a 1977 CJ7 Golden Eagle, It had 258 straight 6. Not fast, but if you aired down the tires it would climb a wall. Bought her brand new $6700 out the door. I miss that ol' girl.

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  • driver007
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    The old Jeeps are a real mix of parts right from the factory. My 76 has the longer fenders then the year before. But the inside of the front fenders is still from the year before. The shock mounts are behind the cut outs in the fender. Remember the old camel adds. The cool dude on a rope bridge with his jeep? Well a lot of water has gone under that bridge but when the top is off and I'm rippen down the road it just feels right. This one was frame off and such things like the screw heads were powder coated to match body paint. They have their faults but they are like a bull dog so ugly that they are cute.

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  • aametalmaster
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    Originally posted by H80N View Post
    Would be fun to take a rust free southwestern Wrangler or CJ and swap in a Mercedes OM-617 Turbo Diesel....
    My neighbor has a rust free late 70's Jeep from Az. That thing is mint. The transfer case was messed up when he got it 3 or 4 years ago. It had Renault trans parts in it and he found a new gear and got it all fixed. Guess AMC and Renault had something going at one time...Bob

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  • H80N
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    Would be fun to take a rust free southwestern Wrangler or CJ and swap in a Mercedes OM-617 Turbo Diesel....

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  • ryanjones2150
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    Well, it is a jeep, so it just might take a month to drive it there. <br />
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    My first vehicle was an 83 scrambler. Loved that thing. Ugly as ****. It was perfect. Wish I still had it.

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  • MAC702
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    Just sold my 1974 Jeep CJ5. I put a GM-style HEI ignition in it, too. It's going to a friend of a friend in Florida. Now just to figure out how to get it there in a the next month or so, from Nevada!

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