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Unread 06-03-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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Which should i rebuild?

Ok guys i need your opinion. I am wanting to rebuild another jeep but there is a problem. I found two jeeps that both seem to be good deals but im gonna let you decide. just let me know what one you would buy and why. and please dont tell me to get a cj7 cause i like the cj5's

The first one is a 1979 cj5. with fiberglass body with full cage bolted to the frame, frame boxed not repaired, solid frame no rust. 360 with throttle body fuel injection, longtube headers, acell wires, msd ignition, new battery, brand new bestop, custom bumpers, aluminum wheels. It has a amc 360 in it but the only bad thing is the clutch is gone so i need to replace that. This is the baby blue jeep. he wants 2800 for this one

The second jeep is a cj5 1973 with a chevy 400. it also has a bad clutch in it. The guy would tell me much about this one. He bought the jeep not knowing anything about them. It needs tire and wheels. This is the maroon jeep. He wants 2000 for it.

Which jeep would you buy i dont know anything else about the jeeps besides this. pics are below.

79-cj.jpg   79-cj2.jpg   79-cj3.jpg   79-cj4.jpg   79-cj5.jpg  

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Unread 06-03-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
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IMO I would get the 1979 (Blue) CJ5 because from the looks of the pictures, it has a pretty good foundation to start from. Because you know a lot about this one rather than the 1973 I'd personally get this one just because you know exactly whats wrong. Try and talk the guy down from 2800 to something like 2400ish but good luck with the decision.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 10:57 AM   #3
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here is the second jeep pics
73-cj.jpg   73-cj3.jpg   73-cj6.jpg   73-cj10.jpg  
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Unread 06-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #4
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I am not a big fan of fiberglass, but in your part of the country that may be a big benefit.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #5
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IMO I would get the 1979 (Blue) CJ5 because from the looks of the pictures, it has a pretty good foundation to start from. Because you know a lot about this one rather than the 1973 I'd personally get this one just because you know exactly whats wrong. Try and talk the guy down from 2800 to something like 2400ish but good luck with the decision.
thanks yea i talked the guy down to 2800 thats as low as he will go
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Unread 06-03-2011, 11:01 AM   #6
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yea almost a must. So much salt in the winter. Even though i prolly wont drive much in the winter.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 11:05 AM   #7
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I would go with the blue jeep as well, due to the fact that it is in better condition, and the fact that it came with the V8 where as the other has been swaped in. I had a 76 with the AMC V8 with the same exhaust as the one your looking at has, the thing was unstoppable, and would roast the tires (35") on dry pavement.
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sweet ok anyone else have an opinion
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Unread 06-03-2011, 11:14 AM   #9
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I would go with the blue jeep as well, due to the fact that it is in better condition, and the fact that it came with the V8 where as the other has been swaped in. I had a 76 with the AMC V8 with the same exhaust as the one your looking at has, the thing was unstoppable, and would roast the tires (35") on dry pavement.
hey one question for you. Was ur jeep a manual or automatic. I want to make it an automatic eventually.
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Go with the baby blue! Much better base to start from.
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Unread 06-03-2011, 11:18 AM   #11
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ok im glad everyone is saying baby blue cause the other one is 4 hours away the blue one is closer
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Unread 06-03-2011, 03:15 PM   #12
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does anyone no if i can even fit an automatic in that cj5 with the 360 alot of guys been telling me the 999 will fit but i will have a short drive shaft. how short of a drive shaft will it be
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