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Unread 12-02-2009, 07:02 AM   #1
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Zj owner wanting to go cj

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.

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BLACK 97 ZJ 4.0L-42re-242-DANA 30/35 (3.73)
MODS) 2in lift-30x9.5x15 BFG A/T-15x8 Pacer Wheels-K&N Intake-1in TB Spacer-40Series Flowmaster-Hi-Flow Cat-JKS Trackbar-Sliderz-BDS adj CA-BDS SS-Cobra19 ULTRA III-FireStick4FT-PA Horn-Hella500 DL-Roof Rack-TC Skid-Gastank Skid
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Unread 12-02-2009, 07:05 AM   #2
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Been there, done that...... Still have the ZJ though only use it to go get parts for my CJ!

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Unread 12-02-2009, 07:28 AM   #3
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Offer 1500 for it if you like it and see if he'll take it. CJ5s with hardtop and doors are pretty rare.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 07:48 AM   #4
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Do a little research on parts, etc. for a '73. 1976 is the oldest I would buy. I believe a 1973 has drum brakes all around too.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 08:04 AM   #5
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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
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MODS) 2in lift-30x9.5x15 BFG A/T-15x8 Pacer Wheels-K&N Intake-1in TB Spacer-40Series Flowmaster-Hi-Flow Cat-JKS Trackbar-Sliderz-BDS adj CA-BDS SS-Cobra19 ULTRA III-FireStick4FT-PA Horn-Hella500 DL-Roof Rack-TC Skid-Gastank Skid
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Unread 12-02-2009, 08:28 AM   #6
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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
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Unread 12-02-2009, 09:30 AM   #7
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I will look into that my shop is going to put it up on the lift and check her out for me. Thanks for the input guys
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MODS) 2in lift-30x9.5x15 BFG A/T-15x8 Pacer Wheels-K&N Intake-1in TB Spacer-40Series Flowmaster-Hi-Flow Cat-JKS Trackbar-Sliderz-BDS adj CA-BDS SS-Cobra19 ULTRA III-FireStick4FT-PA Horn-Hella500 DL-Roof Rack-TC Skid-Gastank Skid
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Unread 12-02-2009, 09:46 AM   #8
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also hard shifts in the tranny arnt that uncommon in an older CJ as parts wear out. could be rebuilt really cheap and would be just fine.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 01:00 PM   #9
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Cant you do both? nothing better than a zj to drive with a cj in a mini resto. that what im doing.
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Unread 12-02-2009, 01:46 PM   #10
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Now it has a soft top that not in good shape. With out a top it's no good to me as a dd. And looked at replacments $600 big ones. Are there any cheap fixes for this?
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MODS) 2in lift-30x9.5x15 BFG A/T-15x8 Pacer Wheels-K&N Intake-1in TB Spacer-40Series Flowmaster-Hi-Flow Cat-JKS Trackbar-Sliderz-BDS adj CA-BDS SS-Cobra19 ULTRA III-FireStick4FT-PA Horn-Hella500 DL-Roof Rack-TC Skid-Gastank Skid
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Unread 12-02-2009, 10:43 PM   #11
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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.
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Unread 12-03-2009, 11:55 AM   #12
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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
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BLACK 97 ZJ 4.0L-42re-242-DANA 30/35 (3.73)
MODS) 2in lift-30x9.5x15 BFG A/T-15x8 Pacer Wheels-K&N Intake-1in TB Spacer-40Series Flowmaster-Hi-Flow Cat-JKS Trackbar-Sliderz-BDS adj CA-BDS SS-Cobra19 ULTRA III-FireStick4FT-PA Horn-Hella500 DL-Roof Rack-TC Skid-Gastank Skid
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Unread 12-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #13
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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.
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Unread 12-03-2009, 01:01 PM   #14
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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.)
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Unread 12-04-2009, 08:43 AM   #15
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Found me some more cj for sale
1975 CJ-7 Jeep
http://joplin.craigslist.org/cto/1474030200.html
http://joplin.craigslist.org/cto/1482909740.html
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BLACK 97 ZJ 4.0L-42re-242-DANA 30/35 (3.73)
MODS) 2in lift-30x9.5x15 BFG A/T-15x8 Pacer Wheels-K&N Intake-1in TB Spacer-40Series Flowmaster-Hi-Flow Cat-JKS Trackbar-Sliderz-BDS adj CA-BDS SS-Cobra19 ULTRA III-FireStick4FT-PA Horn-Hella500 DL-Roof Rack-TC Skid-Gastank Skid

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