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post #1 of 6 Old 11-14-2013, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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1977 jeep cj5 my 1st jeep

I just purchased a 77 cj5. Don't know much about jeeps but have read a lot of informative info on here so I decided to join.
It is pretty much all stock. I have to get the brakes working, I just put a rebuilt master cylinder on it but it still don't have good brakes. Still have to pump them to get a pedal. It has a left rear wheel cylinder leaking so I will replace it when I get a lil time.
The carburetor is pretty junk Im thinking about doing a motor craft 2100 on it and a HEI distributor upgrade. My cj has a 1 barrel carb and intake so I don't know about putting on a 2 barrel on that manifold.
Im going to try and post pics if I can.

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-15-2013, 08:53 AM
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welcome to the club! looks like a great project for you. love the hard top and winch! assuming you have either the AMC 232ci or 258ci engine, both the 2100 or 2150 motorcraft carbs would be a great upgrade for your engine. you might be able to get the correct intake manifold and a decent set of headers on the exhaust side with some exploring on craig's list. also, don't forget to check out the 'for sale' forums on this site for your jeep's needs.
best of luck to you!

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post #3 of 6 Old 11-15-2013, 09:30 AM
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Welcome to the Monkey house! I also have a '77 and found that the 1976 Factory Service Manual is the same for the 1977.

Here's a link to it, you may want to bookmark it!


Also, get ready to become a liar! Unless you can find a parts shop with a crusty old curmudgeon for a counter man who knows his stuff, you will find that as you learn more about your Jeep, you'll have to lie when the kid behind the counter tries to enter info into his computer. You may have to tell him you own a '76 Camaro for a steering column part or a Ford for a starter or distributor part. It's okay though, because the kid will eventually come to the conclusion that you're a "car god" with all kinds of cool vehicles!

Have fun with your Jeep!

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-30-2013, 02:27 PM
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1977 is a transition year. Some parts from 76, some from 78, and some are one year only 77 parts. So if you get stuck finding parts, ask. A lot of creative people on this site have come up with ways to substitute with other stuff.
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-30-2013, 03:54 PM
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A Five with hard top and doors that WORK! Been looking for a hard top for my '73 for about a thousand years and can't find one that fits...
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-01-2014, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 70worm View Post
1977 is a transition year. Some parts from 76, some from 78, and some are one year only 77 parts. So if you get stuck finding parts, ask. A lot of creative people on this site have come up with ways to substitute with other stuff.
Being new to Jeep in 2013 i found this out on my 79' CJ5. Front brake pads were worn out, so i pick them up for a 79. They were way smaller than what i had. Had to buy 77' pads. Don't know if this is a common thing or not? Or possibly a donor front axle, and or brake setup somewhere in its past?
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