CJ5 project - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > CJ5 project

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineSavvy Billet LED Tail LightsWant to be able to SEE? DOT Approved Headlights for under

Reply
Unread 07-30-2011, 12:00 AM   #1
Matt
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lp
Posts: 75
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?

Matt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-30-2011, 06:59 AM   #2
gojeepin
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Riverview, Florida
Posts: 3,441
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: Steering, suspension, and driveline basics. An article on how it works and where to look for problems.

83 CJ7, 4.1L 6cyl (4.0L bored .030" over), 35" tires, T-5 transmission, Dana 300 TC, Trussed AMC 20.
gojeepin is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-30-2011, 07:37 AM   #3
colojeepguy
Registered User
1970 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado Springs CO
Posts: 1,137
No title?
colojeepguy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.