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Unread 12-09-2002, 04:42 PM   #1
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Should I buy this CJ???

A fully restored 1976 CJ5, chev350, muncie 465, NP205, 33" BFG M/T 90%-95%, 5 alloy rims, 4" spring lift w/ Dick Cepek shocks, newer interior carpets and seats, newer top and bikini. The body is completely rebuilt with 3 new sides, driver's floor pan and support, I used 12ga steel on the rear panel and the floor, very heavy duty!! The frame is perfect, no rust or cracks, limited slip rear end. The Chevy350 also has a Weiand intake and Carter carb. Dual exhaust.

What should I look for when inspecting the Jeep??
Thanks in Advance

asking $4200 USD



1990 2.5L YJ,4"lift,32"tires
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Unread 12-09-2002, 06:30 PM   #2
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Looks OK overall, but you can never tell how good a welder this guy was, or how long it will last. You will have to check all of the usual stuff, like leaks, body mounts, driveline vibrations, etc.

However, the external fan has me worried that the 350 is run'n hot. Can't say I'm a fan of that fan (get it?). It could be a perfectly done swap & body repair, but it could all be *****.

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Unread 12-09-2002, 10:08 PM   #3
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how good are you about wiring and doing electric circuit work? Guages and stuff like that , and all kinds of funky half assed wiring that's some of the stuff I'd check into before buying. Does everything work or operate properly, check all the goodies that you'll need to replace , and figure in how much it'll cost you in time and money. I'm by no means an expert but I'm learning from my mistakes and things I was willing to overlook are now costing me. Good Luck, hope ya get what ya like!
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Unread 12-10-2002, 06:31 PM   #4
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look real close to see where the hole is in the guys head. it would cost more than that to put all that stuff in that jeep. looks more like a $8000.00 jeep to me. best thing is to drive it and make sure there isnt any vibration or woundering all over the road. if the engine doesnt smoke and it shifts good. wel seems like a smokin deal to me. every jeep owner wants a sbc in there jeep or a stroker 383.
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Unread 12-10-2002, 06:36 PM   #5
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as for the fan, well for $200.00 you can buy a 4 row radiator. thats what i put in mine and it does the job. i live in mohave valley, arizona where it gets to 125 in the summer. i aso have a sbc in my old 55 M38-A1.
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