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Unread 03-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=aBoyAndHisCJ;13189489]But we all see YJs on the streets on a daily or weekly basis, probably owing to the fact that they were made up to '96 and fiberglass bodies.
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Huh....Fiberglass Bodies?

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Unread 03-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #17
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If you consider the production numbers (courtesy of Golden Hawk

1975-1983 CJ5 production: 222,926
1976-1986 CJ7 production: 379,659

And that 111,888 of these CJ7's were made after the last CJ5, (84-86) maybe there are just a few more '7' survivors.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #18
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the reason you see more sevens than fives is a statistical anamoly similar to the way odds change once you make a decision in a game of chance. for instance, if you have 100 ping pong balls inside of a box you cannot see inside of, and 99 of them are white and one of them is black and you are asked to, without being able to see, reach in your hand and pick out a ping pong ball. before you reach in and extract a ball, your chances are 99 to one that you will get a white ball, but once you reach your hand in and take it out, even before your look at it and reveal its color, your odds have changed to fifty-fifty, either you got it, or you ain't. same thing with the cj-5's and cj-7's..........

is than convoluted, or what?
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Unread 03-06-2012, 09:19 PM   #19
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Easy, CJ7 owners drive their Jeeps, CJ5 owners park them in the garage thinking they are valuable.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #20
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so is a rust free 8 sumthing to jump on its got a cracked block and is rough mechanicly
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Unread 03-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #21
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CJ-7s are definitely more abundant around here. CJ-5s haven't been made since 1983, I believe, and that might make some difference. I see a bunch of wide track CJ-7s, but original CJ-5s are a rarity.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #22
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And don't forget the number of CJs produced increases every day, here is the Mahindra MM
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Unread 03-06-2012, 11:20 PM   #23
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so is a rust free 8 sumthing to jump on its got a cracked block and is rough mechanicly
Absolutely, All you are buying is the frame and tub. ALL the other stuff can easily be swapped out with common CJ engines/transmissions, etc.
In the big picture of CJ worth and condition ,Rust all over is very bad, a blown engine is no problem.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 11:28 PM   #24
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Absolutely, All you are buying is the frame and tub. ALL the other stuff can easily be swapped out with common CJ engines/transmissions, etc.
In the big picture of CJ worth and condition ,Rust all over is very bad, a blown engine is no problem.
Ditto, snap it up as a CJ8 will always be a resto project that people are interested in and most will pull the engine in the process and rebuild it anyway. If the tub and frame are good then it is a project.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 02:45 AM   #25
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From were Im from..the cj8 is the rarest to see on the road.Im the only one who has a cj8 on island tho there's alot of cj5 an 7 roaming around in the island tho..
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Unread 03-07-2012, 05:04 AM   #26
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1983 CJ5 production run was only a little over 3000 units, which makes mine with the 4.2/T176/Dana 300 one rare beast !
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Unread 03-07-2012, 05:23 AM   #27
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AMC introduced E-coat and surface precoated steel in 1982 at the Toledo Plant which made a major difference in the corrosion protection and longevity of the later generation CJ-7's and CJ-8's. Even the aftermarket replacement steel bodies sold to vendors at that time were E-coated and primed at the plant. In addition the availability of replacement fiberglass bodies around that same time were readily available and relatively inexpensive alternatives for restoration. Corrosion resistance became even more emphasized in the late 80's and 90's with the introduction of the YJ. Extensive use of two sided galvanized steel and design changes to the body structure greatly enhanced the YJ and XJ from some of the historical rust issues. YJ frames and some of the late CJ's were also E-coated at the suppliers.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 05:27 AM   #28
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I see neither on the road down here, just Wranglers. I'd argue that the 5 is still more common, but that's because I have one in the barn right now.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 06:50 AM   #29
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After reading this thread I'm happy to say I've been driving my CJ5 as a daily driver the past two weeks.

I'm not going to lie though, it's been rough as hell lol.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 07:05 AM   #30
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My CJ5 isn't a daily driver, mainly because I'm only abour 100 feet from work! But the closest gas station is 20 miles away, so it does see the road quite often. Off road alot, but not rock crawling!!!
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