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post #1 of 3 Old 07-29-2011, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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CJ5 project

My buddy has a old cj5 with no title. the body is rust free and no dents. It is on stock axles and has a block lift. Its on bald 35's. Theres no motor or tranny. Im looking at buying this from him for $350. Im thinking a 350 motor, th350, and 208 transfercase. Im thinking i can do this for under 4k. any opinions?

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-30-2011, 05:59 AM
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The engine is fine. A lot of people put SBCs in their rigs, but...

That transmission is really too long for a CJ5. Your driveline angle will be steep even without a lift.

The NP208 had the front output on the driver's side and your front axle is on the passenger's side.

Because CJ5s rear driveline is roughly a foot shorter than a CJ7 or Wrangler, you're really better off trying to find a good manual transmission and Dana 300 combo.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-30-2011, 06:37 AM
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