Hey all, I have a shot to buy a 72 cj-6 in really good shape for cheap. I really want a cj-7 but cannot find any in decent shape. Question is can I shorten the 6 (body and frame) and would it even be feasable?
Good lord man - don't chop the CJ6. Cj7's are everywhere - if that's really what you want, wait for one and it will soon come. In the meantime, send me the link for the CJ6 because I'm going to buy it!!!
CJ7, 258, Dana 20 T-case, Dana 30 & AMC 20, TFI Ignition upgrade, MC 2150 carb, YJ tub mod
x9 buy the cj6 or tell me who to contact to buy it...I'd love to have an unmolested '6
1985 CJ7 Project Phase One : 5.3L Vortec/4L60E, Moser axles for AMC20, Twin Stick'd Dana300 - Completed Phase Two: Bedliner, Rollcage, Seats, BESRK Rear Bumper w/ tire swing, Soft Top, and a few other goodies - Mostly Complete Phase Three: Waggy 44 front, Scout D44 Rear, 4.56's, ARB's (F/R) SOA with YJ Springs, 35x12.50x15 BFG MT - Not Even Close to beginning
Also a mostly rust-free 1970 Scout 800A That I'll get to start working on someday...
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just another vote now but gonna say it anyway... wait for a cj7 you will have much better luck finder parts and working on it. try to find some aftermarket parts or oem for a cj6 you find that a cj7 is much easier to shop for
Well, I've been looking at craigslist,ebay,local, beating the bushes,etc. for awhile now. Everything I've looked at is clapped out or too expensive. I only have a grand to spend right now for a project. All I really need is a solid body and frame (roller preferably). I know the starting budget is low but I have an itch to start on something. The 6 is a running vehicle that the only rust is the drivers floor pan, It comes with the factory hard top that is missing a side window and it needs a new gas tank. The frame is good and I can buy it for 900.00. AND it's here. From what I can gather the 6 is only 8 inches longer wheelbase than a 7. So maybe it won't be so bad.
If you want a shorter version of a CJ6, get a CJ5, the CJ6 is pretty much a stretched CJ5, on some of them you can even see the area behind the doors where and extra metal panel was placed. Please for the love of Jeeps don't chop up a CJ6, or any CJ for that matter, that is why we have YJs!
[QUOTE=IDK;8777683]If you want a shorter version of a CJ6, get a CJ5, the CJ6 is pretty much a stretched CJ5, on some of them you can even see the area behind the doors where and extra metal panel was placed. Please for the love of Jeeps don't chop up a CJ6, or any CJ for that matter, that is why we have YJs![/QUOTE]
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