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Unread 12-11-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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Yet another $500 craigslist CJ buildup

Ok here it goes.... I have WAY to many jeep parts laying around the house and instead of selling or junking them, I figured I would just keep my eyes open and find a cheap jeep I could throw my extra parts in.

Well it didn't take long to find the prefect one, I really like jeeps that a tweaker has owned because most of the time they just take **** apart for no flipping reason, and my little cj5 was a perfect example. Brand new tires and rims, new brakes and a bunch of other stuff, what made this thing a mess was dmv back reg.... no big deal! and no wiring of any sort!! Haha Looks like I got what I wanted. P.s. I am going to do this on the cheap...umm maybe

SO far
1972 cj5 inline 258, t18, dana 20 dana 30 front 44 rear $500

sold the 258 t18 combo $400

got a running 350/th350 from a friend who also gave me a warn 8274 winch $450

sold the winch $400 after I rebuilt it. Got a th350 to dana 20 adapter off of craigs $350

chevy tilt,alum conv rad, unused painless harness, s10 power steering box
1998 xj power brakes. aa motor mounts, late model cj swing pedals. Free ''side of the house"

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Unread 12-15-2010, 12:53 AM   #2
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Unread 12-15-2010, 01:14 AM   #3
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This is after the first day of me bringing the old girl home!
I got to work very quick, pulled the body off with my redneck tree crane... Rated at 2500 lbs!
Then I set about looking the frame over, which was not too bad. While the body was off I pulled the 258/t18
and sold the combo! Love the 258 to death... But after owning a few, I am over the whole inline thing!


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Unread 12-15-2010, 01:22 AM   #4
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So next was getting the motor, I already have a 350 Sbc in my cj6 so I guess it's little brother also needed one!
The motor and tranny came from a friends k5 and the best part was I got to test drive the truck!
I pulled the motor on a Friday and by Saturday had everything in place!
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Unread 12-15-2010, 01:44 AM   #5
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On Saturday morning I had everything I needed to mount the motor, tranny and tcase in the car. Dummy rad motor mounts, tcase adapter, old cross member and the body bolted on. I was thinking I would be in for it... After putting the v8 in my short nose 6 I was getting ready for battle!!! As I started playing with the whole package in the engine bay I soon found out how much the extra 5'' made with the long nose. WOW! After I checked everything over I.e. Exhaust,drive shaft, steering shaft, how the motor sat. I looked at my firewall,it was all there not one cut!
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Unread 12-15-2010, 02:11 AM   #7
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So just this last week I gave it a power steering box from a xj, cool part is that it went right in! HAHA I also put in some late model cj7 swing pedals. And with that I was able to rid myself of that big *** wheel because I then put in a chevy tilt wheel. When I killed the xj I stole the power brakes off it so I put that in too. Some fine print I left out.... First off the box is out of a 1998 xj with the o ring style fitting, well my p/s pump off the 73 k5 so it has flare style fittings, no big deal got the high press line off a 95 s10 blazer 4x4 and I have a newer p/s pump off a chevy with the o rings. Because the chevy tilt is a 1990 the end is not splined, but rather a square shape! It took me a couple xj steering shafts to make one but it is just as nice as the $300 ones
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I'll be working on this thing tomorrow... So maybe something cool will get done! I will post it
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Unread 12-15-2010, 04:35 AM   #12
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cool idea for the build man, and what color you thinking when you are done? please no camo or flat black..
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Unread 12-15-2010, 11:29 PM   #13
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I was able to finish up a few small things like a new cross member mount, but then the cold weather set in!
As for paint don't worry, I maybe a hillbilly but I am going to paint it candy apple red... No camo!!!!!!
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Unread 12-15-2010, 11:53 PM   #14
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That thing is sweet. Keep it up.
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Unread 12-16-2010, 04:07 PM   #15
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cool man glad to hear and i have a good feeling about this of jeep of youres and i feel you will do it justice
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