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post #1 of 23 Old 04-16-2006, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought a CJ-5 (I think)

Hi, I have a 89' jeep cherokee and I have posted in that forum several times, but today I purchased for $1000.00 what I think is a CJ-5 and drove it with no windshield, no top, no doors, a sticking throttle pedal, lots of smoke and lousy brakes the 20 miles back to my dads farm and will go pick it up next weekend. (What an adventure that was )

The reason I am unsure of the model is that it has no tailgate, were CJ-5 offered without tailgates or did someone just weld mine up (there are no indications of this)? I also don't know the model year. Either way, I do know that it has a four cylinder gas (Hurricane?) engine, a three speed transmission (T-90?), a front/rear passenger side offset, twin stick, transfer case (dana 18?), and offset axles. My guess, just from the little research i have done,would say that the front was either a D25 or D27 axle and the rear a D44. but i have no way to confirm any of this.

I have a ton more questions but I'll save those for another thread. Any help identifying this Heep and any of the other parts on it would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 05:27 AM
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Hi, I have a 89' jeep cherokee and I have posted in that forum several times, but today I purchased for $1000.00 what I think is a CJ-5 and drove it with no windshield, no top, no doors, a sticking throttle pedal, lots of smoke and lousy brakes the 20 miles back to my dads farm and will go pick it up next weekend. (What an adventure that was )

The reason I am unsure of the model is that it has no tailgate, were CJ-5 offered without tailgates or did someone just weld mine up (there are no indications of this)? I also don't know the model year. Either way, I do know that it has a four cylinder gas (Hurricane?) engine, a three speed transmission (T-90?), a front/rear passenger side offset, twin stick, transfer case (dana 18?), and offset axles. My guess, just from the little research i have done,would say that the front was either a D25 or D27 axle and the rear a D44. but i have no way to confirm any of this.

I have a ton more questions but I'll save those for another thread. Any help identifying this Heep and any of the other parts on it would be greatly appreciated.
I have a 1978 CJ5 without a tailgate.
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post #3 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 06:19 AM
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I run a 77 CJ7, but I also have a 78 CJ5 without a tailgate

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post #4 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 06:53 AM
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I have a 82 CJ5 no tailgate.

Best of luck in rebuilting your CJ5!!
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post #5 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 09:26 AM
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If you can get me the VIN #, could tell you what it is .

Some CJ's have tailgates, some don't, I believe it was an "option" at that time...

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post #6 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 11:14 AM
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what is the wheel base?? the cj 5 is 14"shorter than the cj 7 . and the doors are different.
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post #7 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 12:52 PM
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post #8 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 01:16 PM
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the body should have some sort of "lip" sticking out. the doors are not perfectly straight like the newer jeeps. they have a stupid little piece sticking out. i dont have any pictures ATM but i will see what i can do. i am sure someone will have pictures of a 5 and 7 to show you.
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post #9 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 02:03 PM
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a CJ 5 door frame will look like the back door on a cherokee... (on the cherokee, its the wheel well hump, on the CJ they cut the body in that way...)
the CJ7 will have a door similar to the wrangler (of any year)

i've seen a number of CJ's both 5's and 7's that didn't have a tailgate... they did a solid tub in the late 70's for some odd reason...
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thats the description i was wanting to say heh couldnt think of it
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post #11 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Do you know where the vin# is located on it?
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post #12 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 05:26 PM
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Sounds like a 1955 to 1971 CJ5 which is 12.5" shorter wheelbase than a CJ7.
Where is the gas tank?
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post #13 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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It is under the driver seat.
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post #14 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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It has S-shaped door frames (the best way i can explain it) instead of the u-shaped door frames like the Cj-7 and Yj/Tj wranglers. So it is probably a Cj-5 but I 'm not sure the year model were is the vin # at?
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post #15 of 23 Old 04-17-2006, 07:36 PM
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Its a 5 then, the vin should be on the drivers side firewall.
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