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    I have a chance to buy a '55 Jeep Cj-5 for $1000. It has new brakes from master to pads (hoses and drums). It has a huricanne (f-head) 4 cly. t-98(t-18) 4 speed transmission. Dana 18 t-case with pto port. Dana 25 up front and a dana 44 out back. The back floor is bad but the rest it solid.


    should i??

  • #2
    Re: should I????

    I guess the question as a "dad", do you have the excess $$$ and do you really need it? Sounds like it would be a money pit for ya...

    Now if you had disposable income...I say go for it...
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    • #3
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      i dont have the money for it now. but it will be sitting at my shop teachers house for a while. its great on gas (ie. 4 cly). its runs and drives great its just not inspectable at the moment.

      my dad told me that it would be a great project jeep for me and him to work on together.

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      • #4
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        Then you come out wheelin' with the BLWA crew and smash it up? Or is it gonna be one of them pretty Jeeps?

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by joe_and_jeep
          Or is it gonna be one of them pretty Jeeps?

          BULL SHIT its going to look nicer but its still will get beat. i'll try upper (maybe). i wanna run maybe 33's or 35's not sure. dad wants to look at it and see if its worth it. like i said the body is rough. but nothing some rattle can paint and trail strips cant fix.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by joe_and_jeep
            Then you come out wheelin' with the BLWA crew and smash it up?
            im not cutting it up like you did. i want to be able to drive this to the trails not trailer it. but maybe when dad gets a tow rig and a trailer and the cherokow is down it might get trailered.

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            • #7
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              I'll sell you my Postal Jeep for $150. Rear D44 and all. Runs rough.

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              • #8
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                nah i want something i can run some nice wide tires under and not worry about hitting the doors

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                • #9
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                  what kind of postal jeep like yea and make and how much work would it need to put back on the road and be "kinda" legal to drive

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                  • #10
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                    Its a 75. I got pics in the BLWA for sale section.

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                    • #11
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                      I got alittle more discripion on this jeep today at skool. It has a hole on the passenger side fender. Cj-5's NEVER come with this hole but the m38a1 DID! ITS A FREAKIN M38A1!

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                      • #12
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                        ok well I would like to see it in person 1st but I will let you know I have to wait till I get income tax back b4 I can buy any thing how hard do you think it would be to find a t-case and front axle somewhere like a junk yard but I will let you know unless someone else takes it 1st

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                        • #13
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                          steve that should have leaf up front. any cj or wrangler will work. i was looking at conversion kits for wider leaf packs for a cj.

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                          • #14
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                            Wider leafs? Just go coils. Yea, the 2.5" leafs are better. But they still bend. I went thru 6 sets of YJ leafs up front in my YJ. Then again you won't beat it as hard as I did

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by hazzzy
                              ok well I would like to see it in person 1st but I will let you know I have to wait till I get income tax back b4 I can buy any thing how hard do you think it would be to find a t-case and front axle somewhere like a junk yard but I will let you know unless someone else takes it 1st
                              Front axle would be simple, get a narrow track from a CJ. Should go right in. And the motor is your normal AMC straight 6. Should be able to find a trans easily.

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