I found a 1973 cj for sale the owner is asking 2000
304 v-8/ t-15 /Dana 30-44 /Dana 20 t- case
has the doors and hard top. Runing on so new 35 a/t 90% tread. Custum seats and front/rear bumpers. Has a few little rust spots but other than that it Looks good. He told me that it will need a new trany soon, some times hard to shift gears. Don't realy know if it's worth 2000. Don't realy have that much knolage with the cj modles. So any feedback would be great. I'm going to take it for a test drive after work today and see how she handles.
Ya I've wanted one for some time now. Got tired of how much more a zj cost to upgrade then a cj. And it has a frame lol. Being a machinest I've got some projects in mind for her. I've done some reading up on her and looks like all the drive train are good and stout and not like that pos Dana 35 lol
2000 isnt bad IMO if its not too rusted up. Check the frame for cancer spots as well as the tub. The wheel wells are usually the first place. If its not rusted to pieces thats a pretty good deal IMO. ALSO...If there is armor paneling around the rear corners or anywhere ask why its there...I see a lot of new purchases on here where they discover after they get it home that the diamond plating is covering a MASSIVE rust spot or just huge hole in general. Something to think about atleast
1985 CJ7 Project Phase One : 5.3L Vortec/4L60E, Moser axles for AMC20, Twin Stick'd Dana300 - Completed Phase Two: Bedliner, Rollcage, Seats, BESRK Rear Bumper w/ tire swing, Soft Top, and a few other goodies - Mostly Complete Phase Three: Waggy 44 front, Scout D44 Rear, 4.56's, ARB's (F/R) SOA with YJ Springs, 35x12.50x15 BFG MT - Not Even Close to beginning
Also a mostly rust-free 1970 Scout 800A That I'll get to start working on someday...
Chrome won't get you home...BUT Rattle Can Black may just get you back"
They make soft top patch kits but they are really just a very temporary fix. My cj5 came with a torn top. Patched it twice my head was still wet so i invedted in a new bestop. $710.56 but well worth it.
Looks like it has a little bit of a leak from the front/rear seals on the motor or just a bad valve cover gasket. And a little leak at the t case. Axles look to be in good shape no slop in them. Other than that looks to be little simple things to fix. Still waiting on the test drive and to check out the soft top.
It has some different style lock outs than I've ever seen before. Must be an older style Dana 30. Has a nob that sticks out of the houseing. Checked the frame for rust looks good just some surface rust
Coming out of a ZJ, there's no way you're going to like that as a DD unless your commute is just down the block. That's a giant leap backwards in comfort, ride quality, etc. We'll see what you think after a test drive.
'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,2.5" Superlift,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: time & money pit under construction with parts from CJ's,YJ's,TJ's,FSJ's,GM,Ford,IH,Honda,Toyota and a whole lotta aftermarket & custom stuff. http://www.jeepskate.net
The 1972-75 CJs are the so-called "intermediate CJs". Their hoods had been extended to accommodate a straight-6 engine, but they did have fairly primitive braking and electrical systems. Parts are harder to come by than for the '76 and later models, but you can still find them. I love mine, but it's a recreational vehicle only--not a DD. They come with a very stout driveline. You gotta love the factory Dana 44. They'll take all kinds of abuse. Wheel the heck out of it and enjoy. (Added bonus: once you learn to control a lifted CJ-5 with a V-8, you can drive anything.)
locked front and rear