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post #1 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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cj5 or grand wagoneer

I have a 1979 cj5 special silver edition that has no motor in it and i recently aquired a grand wagoneer that has all the parts i need to get the cj5 running. My question is would it be better to get the cj running and part out the wagoneer or rebuild the tranny in the wagoneer and sell the cj5?


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post #2 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 10:34 AM
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Dont really know what you mean by "better"... so based of off that I guess it depends on if you want a CJ5 or you want a waggy.....

If you want a CJ build the CJ....

If you want a waggy build the waggy...
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post #3 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 11:13 AM
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Build the **** out of the 5 with the waggy's drivetrain engine, and axles.

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post #4 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 11:16 AM
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FWIW-I've always wanted to build a waggy with no top and a full cage- a local guy here built a kick-@$$ one a few years back, and I totally dug it.

does the waggy have the 360/727 combo, or? is it AWD?

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post #5 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 11:16 AM
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I say it all depends on the body condition of both. I'd rather have a good running waggy thats nice, than a CJ5 that runs good but the body is all rusted to hell.

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post #6 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 11:32 AM
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silver edition cj5 are worth $$$. Id put 360 in cj5
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post #7 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 12:32 PM
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silver edition cj5 are worth $$$. Id put 360 in cj5

They're worth $$$ according to who? In what condition?

If they are worth anything it would be in stock form and swapping in a 360 ruins that.
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post #8 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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the cj isnt in the best shape... hell ill put it straight the previose owner rivited sheet metal over the old body it looks like swiss cheese underneath and the wagoneer is in better but not great quality

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post #9 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 08:46 PM
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BUILD THE 5. waggys were just made to be parted out for cj's (360's and 401's)
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-24-2011, 10:38 PM
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BUILD THE 5. waggys were just made to be parted out for cj's (360's and 401's)
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post #11 of 11 Old 01-25-2011, 01:18 AM
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hands down in this forum---build the 5
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