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Unread 02-08-2004, 04:56 PM   #1
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1957 cj5 info

Hello everyone, I am looking at buying a 1957 cj5, but just wanted to find a source if info on it. What axles came with them and transfer case, gearing and what not. It has the orginal Buick v6 motor and 3 spd tranny. Was this a good year? Thanks for any tips.
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Hello everyone, I am looking at buying a 1957 cj5, but just wanted to find a source if info on it. What axles came with them and transfer case, gearing and what not. It has the orginal Buick v6 motor and 3 spd tranny. Was this a good year? Thanks for any tips.
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If it's a '57 then there is nothing original about that v6, that wasn't offered until I think '64. It would have had an F-head 134. Rear axle should be a 44 and front a 25. Almost surely 5:38 ratio. Most likely a T90 tranny and for sure a d18 T-case. That v6 isn't a bad thing though unless the transplant was poorly done.

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19 spline(early) d44 in back, 27(a) in front. Originally had a t86 or t90 3 speed, but with the v6 transplant it's hard to tell with out looking. D18 transfercase.The nice thing about the v6(besides an increase in power), is it makes the power steering conversion much easier due to the availability of pump brackets. Check for split body seams in the rear as well as broken body mounts.
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19 spline(early) d44 in back, 27(a) in front. Originally had a t86 or t90 3 speed, but with the v6 transplant it's hard to tell with out looking. D18 transfercase.The nice thing about the v6(besides an increase in power), is it makes the power steering conversion much easier due to the availability of pump brackets. Check for split body seams in the rear as well as broken body mounts.
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No 27's in front until '61 and it would have early early 10 spline 44 axles in '57.

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No 27's in front until '61 and it would have early early 10 spline 44 axles in '57.

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25 from 45 to 53 with it running through till 64 in utility models. The 27 ran from 54 till 71 in Cj's and selected Waggy's. The 27 has 10 splines while the 44 had 19 on the tappered and 30 in the flanged, which I believe started in 70.
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25 from 45 to 53 with it running through till 64 in utility models. The 27 ran from 54 till 71 in Cj's and selected Waggy's. The 27 has 10 splines while the 44 had 19 on the tappered and 30 in the flanged, which I believe started in 70.
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I'm not gonna argue with you but your wrong. 19 spline in the 44 didn't start till early 60's and 27 were not put in cj's til 61.



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Jake, for more info check out the forums at the link in my sig.
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