I hope you can help me. I am looking at a 1975 CJ5. I don't know to much about the CJs i have always had new wranglers. But I have always wanted a CJ.
I found at 1975 CJ5 with the inline 6 with a 5speed ( i am guessing that some one changed the trans out at some time in the past) it has a new Bestop soft top. new tires. and that is about all i know. They are asking 3,900 for it.
I hope you can help me know if it is worth buying.
looks like a reasonable price from a dealer in that condition. Hard to say from pics. Looks like stock shifters and shift boots from the pics. Any possibility it is actually a 3 speed with what looks like a different (nissan?) shift knob on it?
Check and see if it has power steering or not. Also it probably has drum brakes all around. Not as much fun to drive without those 2 features. As someone else said there aren't as many aftermarket parts for a '75. You'd be lucky to get $2500.00 for that Jeep here. The fact that it's on a dealer's lot bumps the price by $1000.00.
Ad says the Jeep has a 3-Speed. No locking hubs. Front axle ( ring, pinion, etc. ) will turn all the time. The Jeep looks good but you had better check the engine over and make certain the 4WD works. Get it on some loose gravel make sure front tires spin. Good luck!
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What CSP said. And keep the drive flanges for trail spares. If you should ever break a hub the flanges will get you home. Honestly unless I was driving this Jeep daily on the street I wouldn't even bother with locking hubs, I'd leave the drive flanges on it. Causes no harm despite the claim of increased MPG with freewheeling hubs (a myth I'd like to see tested sometime).
74 CJ5 complete frame off restoration