Well I started a jeep build on my 81 CJ5, but found that the frame is broken. Broken to the point that I would not feel safe puting my kids in it. If I was buillding a strictly off road jeep than it would be different. With that being said, I have found another Jeep that I am wanting to buy and wanted to see what you guys think about it. It is a 78 CJ5, fiberglass tube, full hard top and hard doors. Seems to be all factory, no lift, 232 6 cyl and the guy is not sure on the running gear. It has some wireing issues, not the origional tub on the frame and the owner seems to think it could be bad grounds. He has a new weber carb for it as well. He is asking $2500 for it, im sure I can get it cheaper, have not got to see it yet but it is 200 miles away form me. I am waiting on more pics. I am not worried if it is running or not, and all my parts from my other jeep will work. What do you guys think?
He sent me some more pics, the passanger side floor has been cut out for some reason. The guy who owns it did not realize it was cut out, or he is trying to hide something. I am not worried about fiberglass because I can get all the stuff i need free from work.
A broken frame is fixable for a lot less $ than a different jeep. I know Quadratec and 4wd are selling weld in patch parts for the CJ frames. I broke my frame just in front of the rear wheels. Wasn't too hard to patch, and is probably stronger now than when it came off the factory floor.
Which is why I offered him the friendly advice to start a new thread. He'll get a lot more responses if he titles his thread with the question he's asking than he will by putting it here under an unrelated topic. My advice was friendly and will help him get a better result.
Also there is a Forum Rules section which all newcomers should read and become familiar with.
74 CJ5 complete frame off restoration