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Unread 01-18-2014, 10:19 AM   #856
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But it does come with headers and OPEN exhaust. NO muffles to slow you down.

I bet that gets old fast.

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Unread 01-20-2014, 01:24 PM   #857
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I always felt like, if you had the Golden Eagle package, you have to have the golden eagle wheels. Or at least some golden colored wheels of some sort. To each their own I suppose.
I agree - for that price tag, if it says "Golden Eagle"..it should have all the accompanying Golden Eagle hard to find, original, parts...in great shape. This thing has aftermarket wheels, seats, grab bar, etc. But as others have said - maybe it's really a sound DD...and that's what you're paying for? If you replace enough stuff...I guess that's possible? : )
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Unread 01-21-2014, 05:50 PM   #858
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I think the appeal is that the Jeep needs no additional work. It's ready to go and fully complete. (at least, that's the claim). To see a price of $22K isn't so bad when you consider there is no shortage of sellers with jeeps for $30K to $50K who are trying to reclaim every penny they spent on the thing.

In that light, $22K doesn't seem like a bad deal for a person who wants to buy a fully complete CJ. Of course let the buyer beware. The devil is in the details. Any CJ would need to be inspected before buying, and a $22K Jeep requires a thorough inspection by a knowledgeable person.

(Personally I don't like the 17" wheels either)

Here's the Jeep from the ad:
I will start with the obvious on this one, the Golden Eagle package was not available with Firecracker Red for the 79 model year. The rocker strips should be black, the Levis sticker was never OEM on a Golden Eagle, the Limited Edition sticker was only on the 77 Golden Eagles which only came in one color for 77, Oakleaf Brown. There is no Golden Eagle pinstriping on the sides or grill.

I highly doubt this is, or was ever a Golden Eagle. $22,000 for this? Wildly overpriced considering it is a very inaccurately done clone.
It might have been a Renegade, there are indications of that, but it is not a OEM Golden Eagle.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:11 PM   #859
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I will start with the obvious on this one, the Golden Eagle package was not available with Firecracker Red for the 79 model year. The rocker strips should be black, the Levis sticker was never OEM on a Golden Eagle, the Limited Edition sticker was only on the 77 Golden Eagles which only came in one color for 77, Oakleaf Brown. There is no Golden Eagle pinstriping on the sides or grill.

I highly doubt this is, or was ever a Golden Eagle. $22,000 for this? Wildly overpriced considering it is a very inaccurately done clone.
It might have been a Renegade, there are indications of that, but it is not a OEM Golden Eagle.
Wow, good eye.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:15 PM   #860
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I will start with the obvious on this one, the Golden Eagle package was not available with Firecracker Red for the 79 model year. The rocker strips should be black, the Levis sticker was never OEM on a Golden Eagle, the Limited Edition sticker was only on the 77 Golden Eagles which only came in one color for 77, Oakleaf Brown. There is no Golden Eagle pinstriping on the sides or grill.

I highly doubt this is, or was ever a Golden Eagle. $22,000 for this? Wildly overpriced considering it is a very inaccurately done clone.
It might have been a Renegade, there are indications of that, but it is not a OEM Golden Eagle.
Very nice eye to spot all that. Only way to know exactly what it is would be to get the vin and decode it.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 11:06 PM   #861
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Very nice eye to spot all that. Only way to know exactly what it is would be to get the vin and decode it.
The VIN will not reveal if it was a Golden Eagle. Jeep VINs back then did not specify option packages. If it was a 77, you could tell it was a Golden Eagle by the color code for Oakleaf Brown, which was a Golden Eagle only color for 77. The only other way to tell if a CJ was a Golden Eagle is if you can get the original window sticker or the build sheet or verification from the original owner.

There are some indicators on old CJ 5s that will tell if it was a Renegade because on certain model years, there were Renegade only colors. Another color specific Renegade is the 25th anniversary Renegade CJ 5 that was available in a specific color of silver. Also the aforementioned 77 Golden Eagle which was only available in a specfic shade of brown. That color continued on in the 78 model year, but at that point it was not a Golden Eagle only option. What it comes down to, is, because of a lack of VIN coding on CJs you will be hard pressed to say definitively what options it had OEM. There can be indicators to look for, but they are not positive proof.

Whoever buys this CJ 5, if they are buying it thinking they are getting a Golden Eagle, they are getting screwed. If they are buying it because they want a nice CJ 5, they are getting screwed on the price. I am certainly no expert on Jeep CJ values, but I think this CJ is priced about 10,000 over what it is really worth. It is nicely done, but it is really just a nice 35 year old CJ.

I think there are way more Golden Eagles floating around than AMC Jeep ever built.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 09:40 AM   #862
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Other than the price, I think my issue is the fact that its a CJ5 and not a 7. Not to offend the CJ5 guys, but 7's bring more money. Whether its a "real" Golden Eagle or not "more than likely not" it is really great looking $14000 jeep. It has obviously had a lot of good work done to it and looks damn good. The same Jeep in a CJ7, $18000 would sell it to a guy wanting a good looking weekend cruiser. But then again you can find mid 80's CJ's with 4 or 5 speeds or maybe God forbid an automatic that would make a better overall driver. Only 1 cent worth of opinion though. 2 cents is to much.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 10:38 AM   #863
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Headers and no mufflers wouldn't make it a better driver in my opinion..
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Unread 01-22-2014, 02:09 PM   #864
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But it does come with headers and OPEN exhaust. NO muffles to slow you down.

I bet that gets old fast.
It does. I did that with an old Mustang and a 289...headers only...I had just pulled off the old exhaust. It was unbelievably LOUD. I mean setting off car alarms as we drove down the street kind of loud.

After maybe an hour or two it wasn't funny any more. Time to put the new exhaust on.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 12:29 PM   #865
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Boomera...item19bd57a58f

Is it just me or did they mount the shackles to the fixed location giving a new meaning to the term floating axle....
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Unread 01-26-2014, 01:24 PM   #866
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Is it just me or did they mount the shackles to the fixed location giving a new meaning to the term floating axle....
Let's hope it's a shackle reversal but it does look funny with the booms back there.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 11:03 PM   #867
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If you look, you will see that those are on the front with a shackle reversal. Notice the locking front hubs.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 11:05 PM   #868
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Where was this thread when i found the arb safari knockoff snorkel for only $12k
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Unread 01-27-2014, 05:33 AM   #869
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If you look, you will see that those are on the front with a shackle reversal. Notice the locking front hubs.
I pulled the trigger to quick, the boomerangs really threw me off.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 03:02 PM   #870
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People need to realize it's never worth the money you put into it. Another thing people need to know is your time is worth $0! My CJ5 is worth $1,000,000, I've spent $7500 on it, I could probably sell it for $3000.
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