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........
Jeeping - The art of getting dirty & going broke while slowly heading nowhere, and taking all day to do it.
97 XJ SE - DD/Light Trail Rig - The War Wagon
75 CJ5 with a badly chopped CJ7 Tub - Pandora
96 Land Rover Discovery - Black Dog; possible trail toy
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.
'84 CJ-7: Yota axles (spartan locked front, e-locked rear) 4" BDS, 1" Daystar & 3/8" shackle lifts, 35" X-Terrains on steelies, YJ Tub & family roll bar, heater blower upgrade, 4.2L w/MC2100 & Team Rush, Warn 8274. Rebuilt 4.2/4.0 hybrid, AX15 and twin sticks/clocking ring waiting to go in.
The advertised position for a topless, dirty jeep girl has been filled......by my wife. Thanks to all that applied.
<------------and yes, that is her. :-D
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!