Owned an 84 CJ7 when I lived in PA, moved back to Mass with it, then when my first kid was on the way, got rid of it. Had a TJ years later, but got rid of that when it rusted out from under me. Just got this 74 CJ5 last week. Needs lots of work, which I stink at, but this will be my first jeep that isn't my daily driver. Gonna need to frequent this forum a lot in the next coming weeks if I want to get this thing up and running before the 4th.
Here's my 83 CJ7 I picked up about a week ago. 4.2 and 4 speed manual. Needs some TLC but i got and incredible deal on it and it runs and drives great I've been driving it everywhere! I need to strip the red paint off the wheels and take them back to black and desperately need new tires. I'm torn between 31's or 33's though. Has 35's now and it's way too much tire and I can't stand when it rubs.
My first Jeep! Picked it up a little over a week ago. 1978 CJ5 with 304, 3 Speed, V8. The odometer read 13,XXX, so I am hoping around 113,000 miles. PO repainted it and added a lot of other items that were needed. Love the 33 x 12.5 Mickey Thompsons, really sets it off.
Definitely going to have to do some things (radio, brake booster, turn signals, headlight switch, dash lights, new gauges, fix E Brake, etc) but it runs and drives great so far. Small leak in the rear, looks to be brake fluid, but not major. No leaks from under the hood.
I'm sure I'll be having lots of questions in the coming months, so going to say "Thanks" in advance. Already gained quiet a bit of knowledge just look through previous threads. Cheers!