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Unread 08-02-2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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1977 jeep cj5 (blueberry)

This is a 1977 cj5 that I picked up tonight for a song. It is almost completely stock except for Yukon 1 piece shaft kit. It has :258 with webber and hei, t150 3 speed, Dana 20 t case, Dana 30 front and Amc 20 rear. This is a project that I hadn't planned on. I have no ideas. What should I do? Ps I have a brand new set of 35s I'd like to fit!

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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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Dude looks like you got a fairly nice jeep there...looking forward to what you decide to do....
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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #3
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77 cj5

Now that I have a little time to tell you all about this jeep, I will!This is the 1977 Jeep CJ5 that I purchased yesterday for 1000$
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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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The engine

Here is the 258 inline 6 with hei and a new webber carb
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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:59 PM   #5
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interior

The interior
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Unread 08-02-2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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What should I do?

Well I have a 52 m38 A1 that has been my project since last summer. Yesterday I found this gem for 1000$. I really dont have any plan at all for this jeep. I do however have a brand new 4' lift that fits cj5 and a brand new set of 35" bfg mt km2s.This Jeep has drum brakes on front, I also have a dana 30 disc front axle, that I could throw on. The rear axle that is in the jeep is a amc 20 with yukon gears and 1 piece shafts. I was also thinking of scrapping the a1 project and persueing this jeep instead. I need help any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Unread 08-02-2013, 10:47 PM   #7
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My DD

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Unread 08-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #8
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lift kit

I had a set of front cj 5 4" lift springs, a way better set of used bushings with some rancho shocks for the front. For the back I used a set of brand new pro comp 2.5 inch lift, rear yj springs, with some boomerang shackles.
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Unread 08-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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with probably a 4" lift

Here it is with about a 4" lift. I need bigger tires.
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Unread 08-09-2013, 10:06 PM   #10
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what size tires?

What size tires should I get? I have a brand new set of 35s, but they dont even fit in the wheel whells. I see alot of guys with 33s?
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Unread 08-10-2013, 01:21 AM   #11
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Well only thing I got to say is once again that's a dang nice jeep...definitely would not go cutting on it to fit 35's...and from the pics looks pretty rust free
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Unread 08-10-2013, 04:18 AM   #12
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Awesome find! I think 33's will be fine. 35's only produce 1 more inch of clearance. Again.... Nice Jeep!
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Unread 08-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #13
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looks like a nice clean jeep, I would go with the 33's
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Unread 08-11-2013, 07:47 PM   #14
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bad deal

Have any of you ever delt with Herm the overdrive guy? I do not use him for any of my work, I had a somewhat shady dealing with him 5 or so years ago. One of my customers however bought a rebuilt trans and t case from Herm for his cj2a last winter. I was hired to install said trans with a rebuilt motor from a GPW. I finally got the engine done. In june and installed the L134, T90, and dana 18. My customer drove the jeep for 300 miles with no problems. Then the trans started poping out of second gear. Well my customer wanted to drive the jeep during the summer, so we decided to leave it alone and see if it got worse. Then during a parade, the jeep developed a knock. This meant that the engine had to come back out, so we decided to call Herm and see if we could get something done about the trans issue. Herm told me that it was not poping out of second. So what, im a liar or hallucinating? Then Herm told me that I may have messed something up when I mated the trans to the t case. I said "Herm we bought the trans and t case from you assembled". Then he tried to tell me that when I installed the shift tower, that I squashed the second gear synchro. Again "Herm I never took the trans apart, I expected that after my customer spent 1400.00$ that I wasnt going to have to take anything apart to fix anything"? He got mad and said "IT DOESNT POP OUT OF SECOND". at this point i was tired of getting bull **** service and hung up the phone. I removed the trans from the Jeep again and discovered that the knocking was from the supposedly new throwout bearing being bad. Ok, ive had brand new parts be bad in the past....Give Herm the benefit of the doubt. That still does not explain the second gear issue. So my customer drives the trans 250 miles back to Herm.
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Unread 08-11-2013, 08:00 PM   #15
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More BS

When my customer gets down to Herms place, Herm explains how one of the shift forks is badly worn, and that is the cause of the problem. OK people, a shift fork would have to be almost completely worn off to cause a trans to pop out of gear! Also, im no dummy. At this point I had taken the top off of the trans and checked the alignment of the forks. They were not worn and they were perfectly aligned. Herm sends my customer 250 miles back here with this! I cant believe this F ing Herm sent this piece of crap back to me with a strait face, to install on a transmission that cost 1400$. I deal with R&P 4wd in Oregon City Or. These guys are the best. I have a feeling they will be getting hERMS TRANS TO FIX SOON!
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