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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Possibly buying my first CJ5, few questions...

I've owned several Jeeps over the last few years, including 3 or 4 YJ's and a '99 TJ. I still currently own a '94 YJ, and I've been looking at adding another. I've always wanted an older, more "original" style Jeep, and would love to have a WWII or Korean War vintage Jeep. Problem is, they're few and far between, and are either compete rusted out nightmares or $10k plus. Well, I found a late '60s CJ5, and I am considering picking it up. Its a '69 with what I believe is the original Buick "Dauntless" V6 and 3-spd manual transmission. It has a hard top and full doors, which appear to be plastic/fiberglass, although I am not sure if they are original to the Jeep. It looks to be in good condition, and supposedly runs/drives fine.

Here are my questions. Other than the normal Jeep rust issues, what are some other concerns exclusive to the CJ5, 3-spd manual, and Buick V6? I have no intentions of making this a mud Jeep, and would like to paint it OD green and use it as an occasional driver. I might restore it to an extent, but I certainly don't intend on making it a show piece. I'd really like to make it as functional as possible, and maybe set it up as closely to a war era Jeep as possible. Any guesses on what these Jeeps normally go for, at least in drivable condition with minimal rust? Thanks!

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