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post #1 of 10 Old 01-25-2015, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
RoscoPColtran
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New member / CJ5 owner from Indiana

Hello everyone, I'm a new member and wanted to introduce myself. I've owned several Jeeps throughout my life and currently have a 2000 XJ for a daily driver. I recently picked up my first CJ. She's a 1978 CJ5 that I traded a golf cart for. She was owned by the same person for many years and stored inside. She runs ok and appears to be in decent condition. The frame has surface rust but nothing too bad and I haven't noticed any cracks. She's got the 258 with a T18A transmission. TC is a Dana 20 and the rear end is an AMC 20 with working Trac-Lok 3.54 diff. I hope to learn more about these CJ's and share info with others along the way.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-25-2015, 03:50 PM
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Welcome! Must have been a hell of a golf cart!!
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-25-2015, 04:05 PM
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Oh man, very clean. How about some pix of the interior?
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-25-2015, 05:40 PM
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You sir made a good trade. A Jeep is a hell of a lot more fun than any golf cart.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-25-2015, 05:57 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

As others have said, looks like a good trade.

Windshield frame, WS hinges, side markers, side steps and wheels are not original, but the old school soft-top more than makes up for it.

Need some more pics!

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-25-2015, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the comments guys. My golf cart was actually a custom gas Yamaha with a 6" lift but I still feel like I got a great deal on this CJ. I do wonder why it appears that the windshield frame isn't original? I've had a couple of people tell me that it looks like a YJ frame but the inside definitely doesn't. The defroster vents are correct as well as everything else as far as I can tell. I'm definitely removing those steps very soon and replacing the side markers with the correct ones. The top is the original Whitco top with the AMC Jeep logo on the passenger side and it's made from a very durable denim type of material and is still in good shape except for the glass. New tires are coming soon also. These Goodyear's date to 1998 and they have almost all of their tread left. The jeep has 73000 miles and has been sitting for a long time.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-25-2015, 11:53 PM
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Very nice indeed. Welcome aboard.
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-26-2015, 12:42 AM
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I do wonder why it appears that the windshield frame isn't original?
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Aftermarket WS frames have two horizontal raised 'ribs' located at the bottom of the frame.

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post #9 of 10 Old 01-26-2015, 05:14 AM
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Welcome! I'm an Indiana '78 CJ5 too! Nice looking jeep!
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-26-2015, 06:12 AM
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Welcome, and great trade.

BTW, the Jeep T-18 trans is highly coveted by many. Nice score on that.

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