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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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My New 5! (PICTURE HEAVY)

Hey guys I just picked up a "new" 5. I've already got an early 5 ('70) but it's proved to be a bit bigger project than I originally was looking for just to get it on the road so I thought I'd pick up somethin thats a little closer to what I'm looking for. I've done a ton of reading up on these of course but I'd really appreciate you guys telling me anything and everything about what I've got here...the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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Wow thats one nice 5 you got there. The only thing I really see in the pics are the home made lift shackles. Does it run down the road strait? If it seems a little wobbley maybe change em. Really nice jeep man.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:22 PM   #3
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I like it, get rid of those long shackles though. Really nice 5 though.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:34 PM   #4
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I say if it runs and you are happy with the deal you got, then way to go. Not a bad looking Jeep at all.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:41 PM   #5
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Much better than mine. But mine was free so it's all good.
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Is that color some sort of gunmetal? I'd love to see a pic of it in the sunlight....looks great at night!!
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Unread 02-27-2010, 06:16 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies guys, I'm really looking forward to tinkering with my new toy. I of course have a LONG list of things in mind to add/change and even more questions to ask you guys about it. Here's a beginning to the list I've got in mind:
1) YJ brake booseter/master cylinder swap
2) Saginaw powersteering upgrade
3) "TeamRush" upgrade
4) Shackle reversal kit
5) Updated 4" lift w/ boomerang shackles
6) Warn Rock Crawler bumpers front & rear
7) Warn Powerplant HP
8) 33x12.50x15 BFG MT KM2 around Crager Soft 8's
9) Bestop strapless bikini top, windjammer, & tonneau cover
10) Tuffy stereo console
11) Sliders
I'm sure there's plenty more, thats just the things that came to mind.


Here's a couple daytime pics of the ol girl. The PO is calling the color pewter, I'm not sure what its called but I like it (still need to rattle can under the hood).




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Unread 02-27-2010, 06:55 AM   #8
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Nice CJ5!! Looks like a good solid platform to play with.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 07:12 AM   #9
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Nice 5! What are her specs Year trans etc.?

Looks like a very solid foundation to start with.




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Unread 02-27-2010, 07:29 AM   #10
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Nice 5! What are her specs Year trans etc.?

Looks like a very solid foundation to start with.




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I'm pretty unclear about all the specs on er. The only things I know are she's an 82, 258 I-6, and 4spd. Anything you guys can tell me would be great!
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Unread 02-27-2010, 07:32 AM   #11
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nice looking ride, you are gonna have to crawl around underneath to ID trans, tansfer case etc.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 07:47 AM   #12
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Wow, looks a lot like my 82! I had to go take a peek in the garage to make sure mine was still there! Welcome to the family!

Your transmission should be a t-176 and your transfer case should be a Dana 300. Take your VIN # and go to CJOffroad.com - For CJ Owners by CJ Owners! and use their handy VIN Decoder, that will atleast let you know what your CJ had when she left Toledo.

Some upgrades I have done to mine that were a night and date difference - Research here at JeepForum the TeamRush Upgrade. Using off the shelf tuneup parts in the upgrade you can really wake up the 258. 100s of debates on here regarding the stock carb (Carter BBD), whether to rebuild or replace. There are lots of good articles on how to clean the BBD to get it running right, but ultimately I pulled an old MC2100 from the junkyard and ran with that. If i had it to do all over again, I would have done both of those right off the bat, and my Carter was in great shape. MC2100 also removes a few miles of vacuum hoses, just make sure you dont need to stay stock to pass local emissions. Then there is all that smog crap they saddled on our CJs.....

Also to a search on engine grounds. Guy on here named JeepHammer has written a really good write up on how to properly ground you engine.

Power Steering upgrade is easy as well, and really nice!
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Unread 02-27-2010, 08:27 AM   #13
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Good lookin Jeep!
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Unread 02-27-2010, 11:36 AM   #14
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Decoded my VIN and came up with the following:

Manufacturer: Jeep Corporation (USA)
Model: CJ-5
Engine: 4.2L AMC 258 I-6
Year: 1982
Weight: 3,750 lbs
Serial Number: 042694
Transmission & Transfer Case: T4 4-spd Manual w/ Dana 300 Tcase
Plant Made In: Toledo, Ohio
Country For: USA
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Unread 02-27-2010, 12:58 PM   #15
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Very nice....teamrush like you said,,,,,Great Buy
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