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Unread 11-29-2010, 08:09 AM   #1
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Looking at a 1975 CJ5 Help

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.

here are the pictures from the dealers website.1975 Jeep CJ5 - Hix Motor Co Jacksonville, NC

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Unread 11-29-2010, 08:31 AM   #2
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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?
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Unread 11-29-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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Looks decent, take it for a drive. It looks unhacked so thats a plus, but remember 72-75 don't have the aftermarket support so you might have to flex that fabricating muscle in the future.
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Unread 11-29-2010, 08:42 PM   #4
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looks great.... try get em down to maybe 3500 but its a deal for how clean that looks
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Unread 11-30-2010, 08:17 AM   #5
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I have a line on a possible 75 cj5 also. Does anyone know what those indents in the body over the wheel wells are for?
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Unread 11-30-2010, 08:23 AM   #6
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The indents are carryovers from early CJ5 production when the soft top hardware was installed in those indents.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 08:33 AM   #7
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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.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 09:49 AM   #8
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Iv'e looked at a couple of CJ's and YJ's around Illinois that looked just as good, they were full of bondo. They were all at the independant smaller car lots.

Check it out real close.

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Unread 11-30-2010, 10:45 AM   #9
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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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Unread 11-30-2010, 10:46 AM   #10
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Oh - I would go $3,200.00 max for it.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 02:21 PM   #11
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It looks like a dana 20 tc shift lever. Did jeep use drive flanges in 1975? or was the front axle swapped in from a q-trac.
Or maybe they were added later.

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1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 02:44 PM   #12
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It looks like a dana 20 tc shift lever. Did jeep use drive flanges in 1975? or was the front axle swapped in from a q-trac.
Or maybe they were added later.

bill
Locking hubs were optional for many years, and drive flanges would have been the standard option in 75. Locking hubs were often added by dealers after delivery.

I wouldn't let it bother me, a set of Warns can be had for about $150.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 02:54 PM   #13
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Locking hubs were optional for many years, and drive flanges would have been the standard option in 75. Locking hubs were often added by dealers after delivery.



I wouldn't let it bother me, a set of Warns can be had for about $150.
Thanks, would the outer stub shafts have to be changed? bill
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1973 J 4000,
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1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
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1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 03:00 PM   #14
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No, unbolt the slugs and replace with lockouts.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 04:57 PM   #15
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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).
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