1977 CJ-5: Good buy or no? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Jeep Forums > Jeep Buying Forum > 1977 CJ-5: Good buy or no?

Rough Country Deals at JeepHut.comSave at JeepHut on Smittybilt Soft topsUp to $75 Cash Back on Your ARB Fridge Freezer Purchase

Reply
Unread 07-01-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
xSasquatch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
1977 CJ-5: Good buy or no?

I'm looking at a white 1977 CJ-5. Has a clean interior all throughout. Racing style seats. Newly rebuilt AMC 304. New seals on the transmission. New u-joints. 3 speed manual. New soft top, and the original hard top is included. New tires. Redneck ram power steering kit. I believe it has aftermarket shackles and suspension that sits it up higher. The problem is that there is some rust on some parts of the undercarriage but it could be only surface, but it was hard to tell. It lacks a heater core and A/C. Also, I don't know the mileage on the Jeep prior to the rebuild. The guy's asking $5,000, but I'd like to not spend that same amount in repairs, and I need something that's somewhat dependable. Is that a good buy?

xSasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
mule75
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Knoxville, TENNESSEE
Posts: 49
I think 5K for a 35 year old truck that still has some rust, that could turn into alot of rust, is a bad idea.

If you can look at it, look at the frame, had a buddy that had a 77 CJ7, and frame was all rot out of rust, and might not be visible. take it for a test drive, and then knock on the frame with a hammer or something, see if it sounds hollow.

hope this helps
mule75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
brownbagg
Registered User
1930 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: pearl, la
Posts: 2,458
dependable on a 35 year old truck, buy a honda instead, 77 cj5 unless its in mint shape should sell for about $1500. mint shape $3000
brownbagg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
tacjeep99
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Wichita, Ks
Posts: 745
5,000 is about what it sold for new, it hasn't depreciated much in 35 years?

Without pictures hard to say what value is, I would say not more than $3,000 tops, and it would have to be in pretty good shape at that.
tacjeep99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-01-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
xSasquatch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Alright, thanks for the input. I'll see if I can talk him down a bit👍
xSasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-03-2012, 08:39 AM   #6
TheRealKTrain
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Houston, Texans
Posts: 1,685
Quote:
Originally Posted by brownbagg View Post
dependable on a 35 year old truck, buy a honda instead, 77 cj5 unless its in mint shape should sell for about $1500. mint shape $3000
The asking price is completely dependant on supply and demand. Pricing varies by location. Such a blunt statement doesnt help anyone. I dare you to find me ONE 1977 CJ5 in MINT condition ANYWHERE in the U.S. on Craigslist for under $2000. You wont do it. Read up on Economics specifically supply and demand.
TheRealKTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-04-2012, 05:16 PM   #7
Harvey5678
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 23
I agree if the rust is on the frame it will start falling off if u hit it w a hammer and u will be able to tell if it's just surface rust. Wish I would have done this to my TJ before I got it. And I also agree $5,000 is to much
Harvey5678 is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.