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Unread 04-20-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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1973 DJ5, and i have no clue where to start

Hey all, My name is Spencedaddy, and i've never owned a jeep, and i'm going to buy one very soon as my second....truck...thing...so i'm buying a DJ5, thats right, a DJ5, right hand drive, i have the ability to purchase one of these things with about 70k on it, pretty well maintained, not driven hard......

i need some advice though,
what should i look for for problems
how much should i expect to pay

i want this jeep pretty badly, and its owned by a close friend of my family

and i'm going to do something very radical to it

something that might make some jeep owners a little angry

i'm wanting to do a swap with the motor of an AMC Javelin, since its an AMC motor, put in some new gears, small racing zrated tires, and up the transmissions ante

i'm going to make a muscle jeep

i've always loved the look of jeeps, but being a muscle car guy, currently a muscle TRUCK guy, i don't EVER go off road, and have no intentions to do so, ever, i love my asphalt. So i thought i would do something fairly radical, and i'm sorry if it gets me a bad rep on the forums, but i had to ask somewhere.

So where do i start boys, price wise?
i'll be buying this thing june 4th, and then driving it from Albuquerque to Nashville.

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Unread 04-20-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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lift it ....... get a dana 44 out of a scout lock it
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Unread 04-21-2009, 07:05 AM   #3
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The Haynes CJ manual is a good place to start, most things DJ are CJ based.

You aren't the first on here to have a Jeep that has a parachute,,,,, and needs it....
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Unread 04-21-2009, 07:22 AM   #4
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He, he,.he. {flame suit on}.

After I get the CJ3B done, I am thinking of looking for a old DJ and swapping in a ricer powertrain. (2WD)
Find a donor car with the complete ECM and everything and swap 'er out!
1954 CJ3B

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Unread 04-21-2009, 10:04 AM   #5
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Been done. Good luck beating this one.

It was like that when I got here.....
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