1957 cj5 - 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 > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > 1957 cj5

Want to be able to SEE? DOT Approved Headlights for under We have FLASHLIGHTS! Great for your Emergency bag!Flowmaster Overstock: Special Holiday Pricing!!!!

Reply
Unread 03-13-2010, 02:52 PM   #1
DeVo24
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 179
1957 cj5

I have an odd question for the Forum. I'm currently looking for my first Jeep. My budget to buy the vehicle is very limited so I'm looking for a CJ in need of some love. I expected to find a mid to late 70's sitting somewhere idle and gradually bring it back to life. I received an email and pics of a 57 that I'm absolutely obsessing over. My plans for a jeep that old would be a little different than what I was originally looking for but I'm excited. Here's my question. How hard is it to find parts for a jeep that old? I assume a lot of parts are interchangeable with newer CJ's but I don't want to go buy a jeep I can't find parts for. This is kind of a spur of the moment thing so I haven't had much of a chance to look around yet. Thanks for any help you guys can give.

DeVo24 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-13-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
CooterBrown
Member
 
CooterBrown's Avatar
1965 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Posts: 425
i have a 65 and finding parts isnt horrible, if your looking to replace stock parts that are brokern. but finding anything aftermarket that fits is nearly impossible, such as bikini tops, diferent bumpers or anything like that. and check the wiring. mine is in stellar condition but im slowly finding the PO didnt know anything about wiring and half A$$d it so thats expensive, anyways,. the older the better inmo but the older the more love you have to put into it..
__________________
1965 CJ-5 all stock minus the tub

2010 rubicon JK
CooterBrown is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-13-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
DeVo24
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 179
Great info, my plans for this jeep will definitely be a little different than if I get a 78 or something. The only things that I can see that I would be buying aftermarket are a top and it doesn't have any mirrors on it so I'd have to rig something up anyway. IF I decide to put on different bumpers I'd probably fab those up myself anyway. I'll be leaving as much stock on this vehicle as I can get away with. It looks like it already has a little bit of a lift on it and according to the current owner the only big thing it needs now is a new gas tank. Everything else seems to be small fixes. Thanks for the help. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
DeVo24 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





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.