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Unread 04-23-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
95knight
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Ok so ive been cruiseing my local craigslist and found a 1966 CJ5. He says it has a Hurricane 4cylinder engine, and 4 speed manual. He says it runs and drives great and that it just needs a fuel pump and carb rebuild. Hes motivated to sell it because hes moving and hes ask $2495. Also has a spare rim with no tires. Tires do look good. Looks like front diff is leaking. Floors dont look bad at all in thr pics and body looks really clean. Seats look good and solid just cracking like some attention should fix that. Also its a 40/60 bench seat and he says the bench seat is rare? Finally engine looks okay just greasy and some loose wires running over the top back of the engine bay.

Now my question is Is it a good quality type of jeep? Like that year CJ5. Also is that price reasonable and if not what would you say?

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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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Depends on what your looking for. It won't do well as a DD in highway traffic, but will be a blast to tool around in or go wheeling. The 4 will be (relatively) weak, but is a good motor.
Bench is not uncommon. The T98 (if it is stock) four speed is worth having.
Price is hard to tell, especially without pictures of the undercarrage and body.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 05:23 AM   #3
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Depends on what your looking for. It won't do well as a DD in highway traffic, but will be a blast to tool around in or go wheeling. The 4 will be (relatively) weak, but is a good motor.
Bench is not uncommon. The T98 (if it is stock) four speed is worth having.
Price is hard to tell, especially without pictures of the undercarrage and body.
Yea it wouldnt be more of DD itd be a toy sorta to drive to school and work once in a while. And here is a link to the ad since i was on my phone yesterday.


http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/3761685403.html


Also Im not afraid of working on it because i can do most my slef and if not i know a few people that could help me.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 05:59 AM   #4
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That looks like a 4 speed to me-good find!
(the trans cover is different for the factory T98 Jeeps, and that appears to be one)
Be aware that the Fhead 4 cyl is a reliable little engine, but it's glacially slow, especially
by modern standards. But with that trans, it outta climb anything!
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Unread 04-24-2013, 08:00 AM   #5
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Okay. Ya if trying too talk a friend into a 50/50 and then probably make it a play toy or hardcore jeep and drop a v8 with 5 or 6 speed in
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Unread 04-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #6
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if its your first jeep and you are not that familiar with jeeps.

just go to the car lots, craigslist, etc: drive a few used jeeps, at least 3 before you lay any money on the table,
before you settle, look for loose wires and rust, these are signs of problems to come.
most old cj's will have plenty of those!!!!!!!!! be sure to drive it on a rough, bumpy road, as cj's will and can have very loose steering issues.


cj5, cj7 however, do not drive the models made after 1999 as they drive and ride like a car.

I have the 4 banger in a 1984 model cj7, runs ok, but not a power house.

if you are a big boy like me, the cj7 is much easier to get into, out of: just me.
however the cj5's do look good.

its your jeep and you will be the one riding in it, fixing it and driving it, so no matter what anyone says about any model jeep, you make the decision.

good luck,
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Unread 04-24-2013, 07:51 PM   #7
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Ya im 6'3" and will probably be atleast 6'6".

Ya i have a zj now, a 98 so i know the generalness but the cjs i have no clue really.

And i talked to the guy and hes straight up said its problems like the spare rim is too rusty but floors and body are solid he said... But i may test drive it and look over it but idk if i will right now anyways. Sorta wanna fix my Trans Am first and thatll be 2k
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