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Unread 05-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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I had been talking with a guy who had a 75 CJ5 that he was getting ready to part. I wanted the 258 out of it for some donor parts for a stoker. He didn't have the time to part it and he didn't want to deal with people nagging him for parts. One day we were talking and he said he'd let it go for $500. During the course of the conversation, he mentioned he was looking for a 231 to rebuild with a 4:1 kit. This morning for $400 and a transfer case, he dropped this off.

It's your run of the mill CJ5. 258, T15 (or so the PO claims, everyone tells me the T14 was factory), Dana 20, Dana 30 & Dana 44 axles.


My 4 year olds playing on it.


Sitting next to the XJ. The CJ has 33's and the XJ has 31's.


Had been sitting in a barn for the last few years. Somebody went through the effort to put this on.


Free set of doors. They'll probably be up for sale/trade soon.


Picked this up on CL for $50 last night to replace the missing windshield.


New dash and a complete rewire is in the future.


The mighty 258

And so the adventure begins........

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Unread 05-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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What in the heck happened to the door openings? They look like shrunken 7 openings. I think that would make it hard to get in and out of.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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looks like somebody back halfed a CJ7 to a CJ5
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:31 PM   #4
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looks like somebody back halfed a CJ7 to a CJ5
Judging by the cracking in the rockers I'd say your right. And was the "jeep" stamp on a 75 a different font or on a different location?

On second look, it looks like it has a "joop" stamp and the belt rail looks like a '7. Could be they just cut a section out of the middle of a cj7 tub to fit the 5 frame.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:58 PM   #5
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What in the heck happened to the door openings? They look like shrunken 7 openings. I think that would make it hard to get in and out of.
I think that you are right... that is an interesting solution to the "I need a new tub" problem. It is going to make the restoration interesting. I hope the windshield still fits.

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Judging by the cracking in the rockers I'd say your right. And was the "jeep" stamp on a 75 a different font or on a different location?

On second look, it looks like it has a "joop" stamp. Could be they just cut a section out of the middle of a cj7 tub to fit the 5 frame.
The height of the back of the tub makes me think it is actually a shortened CJ7/Wrangler tub. There is about a 2" difference in height between the back of a CJ5 and CJ7/wrangler tub.

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Free set of doors. They'll probably be up for sale/trade soon.
Let me know if you decide to sell those doors... I love contributing to Jeep funds.

I am definitely subscribing to this one. I am looking forward to seeing how this build goes. Based on the POs body work, I can't wait to see what other surprises are waiting for you. Good luck.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 09:12 PM   #6
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x2^^. Looking like a late 85-86 CJ or Wrangler tub that was shortened. Notice the stamp on the tub says "JOOP".

Subcribed! Should definitely be an adventure!
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Unread 05-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #7
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x2^^. Looking like a late 85-86 CJ or Wrangler tub that was shortened. Notice the stamp on the tub says "JOOP".

Subcribed! Should definitely be an adventure!
There's a thick coat of bondo on the tub. I suspect if it was chipped away, it would say "Jeep".

I'm pretty sure that a CJ7 tub was cut. If you look at the picture with the soft door mounted, you can see an area that looks like it had a vertical slice taken out.

I'm considering my tub options right now.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 09:41 PM   #8
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There's a thick coat of bondo on the tub. I suspect if it was chipped away, it would say "Jeep".
You definitely might! I only pointed that out because the rumor was at the end of the CJ runs, the "e's" in the Jeep stamp started to wear out, so it ended up being Joop. A lot of guys with 85-86's, and folks with Wranglers (like my 88) are stamped "Joop". You just put the "Jeep" decals over the stampings.

You'll have a fun time. Can't wait to see your progress on it!
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Unread 05-04-2013, 10:50 PM   #9
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yep it looks like someone swapped and modded a 7 body. it still has the 75 dash and steering column in it.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 08:34 AM   #10
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The top rail of the tub is also different comparing CJ7 to CJ5.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 03:35 PM   #11
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Could be my eyes or screen resolution, but it looks like two different front fenders also.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #12
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Oh and make sure that's a 258 and not a 232 I6.
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