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Unread 03-30-2010, 06:40 PM   #1
Chadicus
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Looking at 1975 CJ5 tomorrow

Hi guys Ive been looking for a CJ project for a while and a 1975 CJ5 just came available locally. I realize there are less aftermarket parts available for the intermediate CJ's but that is fine with me. I kinda like the idea of a 75 project since thats the year i was born. My plans for it are light wheeling and something just to drive around town in the summer. I plan on 3 to 4" of lift and hopefully running 33's. The CJ im looking at tomorrow is bone stock with 304 V8, 3 speed transmission. The axles are dana 30 front and 44 rear. He is asking $3000 or best offer. Besides rust what are some things i should look for for while testing it out? What are you guys thoughts on this model. Would this be a pretty solid base for my project? I dont mind hard work and am not in a rush to just bolt stuff on and call it done. I will take a camera and post up pics tomorrow after i see it. I will have more info on it then too. Hopefully i will be joining you guys over here on the CJ side of the forum soon! Thanks for taking the time to help me out.

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Unread 03-30-2010, 06:58 PM   #2
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3 grand is probly ball park if it is in good shape. I sold 67 for 3 grand a few years ago and then picked up my 75.. Power steering and brakes are desireable, check the miles, etc.. Where in Wyoming are you?
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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:01 PM   #3
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If its bone stock chances are it hasn't been abused on the trail. I would still crawl around the under side looking for leaks in the drive train components and cracks on the frame. If it has power steering look for cracks around the steering box mounts, pretty common for this model.

The 304 in a 1975 is one of the best. Horsepower started to drop on the 304 after '75. Carb should be a Motorcrat 2100 2bbl. The tranny should be a T-15 one of the strongest of the 3 speeds.

As you stated, rust is the biggest enemy of these rigs.....Good Luck!
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Unread 03-30-2010, 11:54 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Yeah rust is my main concern. I figure if the body, frame, and engine is in good shape it should be a decent buy. zilla im in Newcastle next door to the Black Hills.
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