JeepForum.com - Reply to Topic
Thread: I have two 73/74 CJ5's that I'd like to sell but don't know what they're worth Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
 
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
10-01-2021 02:07 PM
bob4703 After you ID what you need to make one out of two keep what is left. My neighbor who has always been a MOPAR guy started gathering V8 powered ZJ Grand Cherokees. He sold my wife the last running one. Then he sold his two non running ones for scrap. Then he decided to buy one more and needs some parts.

You can never anticipate your future parts needs.
09-30-2021 04:18 PM
pblanton
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoonHoss View Post
A full frame up restoration should be just that, full frame up, including a full rebuild of all the mechanicals , and restoration of all the paint, body, interior, top and electrical.
That's what I plan on doing. I'm going to choose the best frame and have it rust treated, sand-blasted and Epoxy coated. Then install the suspension and drivetrain and go from there. I'm not putting a full top on this one. It'll be a summertime Jeep with only a bikini top and half doors. The guy before me already welded the snap holes closed, and I just need to clean that up.

I'm also thinking about building the front clip so that it lifts up and forward so that the engine bay is easier to get access to. Looking for a kit to do that now, but may end up just fabricating it myself.

I've had a handful of jeeps (four CJ5's and one CJ7) when I was younger but haven't had one now in over 20 years. I'm getting excited about building it, but more excited to have it finished.
09-30-2021 04:11 PM
pblanton
Quote:
Originally Posted by CSP View Post
If you're anywhere around Parker/Elizabeth/Franktown/Kiowa area I can help identify things you may not be familiar with.
I'm glad it's an AMC 304. They have more value to me.

I bought the unfinished 360 from a guy in Parker. You wouldn't be him would you? That guy went to College with the guys who started New Belgium, and another guy who started Crocs.
09-30-2021 02:31 PM
CSP
Quote:
Originally Posted by pblanton View Post
I also think that maybe the engine in the '73 may be a GMC engine but I didn't crawl under it to get pics.
The one pictured is an AMC V8.

Other than 1960s GMC V6's, GMC used Chevy engines and Chevy V8s have the distributor at the rear of the engine.

If you're anywhere around Parker/Elizabeth/Franktown/Kiowa area I can help identify things you may not be familiar with.
09-29-2021 06:21 PM
devildog80 Looks like you would have a nice driver......and a 2 or 4 wheel trailer to match?
Maybe a dual rear axle?
Maybe a 4 door CJ5?
Soooo many possibilities!
09-29-2021 03:33 PM
JEEPFELLER Mine are priceless

The only way "mine" could leave my possession would be

$ Six figures or more

OR

The "Grim Jeeper" totals him out.

-----JEEPFELLER
09-29-2021 12:38 PM
JoonHoss
Quote:
Originally Posted by pblanton View Post
A full frame up restoration should be worth about five times that...
A full frame up restoration should be just that, full frame up, including a full rebuild of all the mechanicals , and restoration of all the paint, body, interior, top and electrical.

I see alot of Jeeps advertised for ridiculous amounts as well. Some are pristine and command a premium, others are much less so to an avid jeeper, but you can never account for those with more money than smarts.

Hoss
09-29-2021 12:19 PM
pblanton
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoonHoss View Post
Here's a decent example of what they are going foe locally here in WA

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/c...386773417.html

Hoss
A full frame up restoration should be worth about five times that. I've seen people asking for up to $50k for a frame up restored CJ5 before, but that's ridiculous in my opinion.
09-29-2021 11:10 AM
JoonHoss Here's a decent example of what they are going for locally here in WA

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/c...386773417.html

Hoss
09-29-2021 10:28 AM
pblanton
Quote:
Originally Posted by JEEPFELLER View Post
pblanton,
Looks like you have a really good beginnings of a Yellow keeper, quite a few parts, looks like a project to finish up and drive!
-----JEEPFELLER
Yeah. After taking inventory it seems like all I need to do is to get an engine ready, a little body work (the '74 body is almost perfect and completely rust-free), some paint and then assemble a good, running, hairy-chested, AMC 360-powered Jeep. I'm thinking that the package with the two Jeeps and all of the parts is worth about $10k, but a completed, running, freshly painted 360-powered, frame-up resto-mod Jeep would be worth well into the $20k range.

To finish the project correctly I'd need ...

- Rust treatment and epoxy-coat on one of the frames.
- Body prep and paint on the tub, fenders, hood and grille.
- Engine assembly.
- New upholstery on a seat set. Probably the seats in the black Jeep since I have all three and they match.
- Reassembly

Some things I'd like to do are...

- Build a full-cage rollbar from a later model CJ5 with a floor-plant, angled rollbar.
- Carbon-fiber one of the dash panels.
- Get the seats re-upholstered in a gray/black (matching the gray of the center console that I already have) two-tone setup with carbon-fiber insets down the middle
- Build an overhead console for Ham, CB, scanner, stereo, and some lighting.

I have thought about putting a diesel engine in it, but I think I have enough parts leftover to build a second jeep with a diesel engine if I am so inclined.

I have a 2000 square foot shop to do the work in but we are also working on remodeling our house so it is full of building materials. I need to clean out the shop first and then install my two-post lift in it so some preliminary work to do first.
09-29-2021 09:07 AM
JEEPFELLER pblanton,

Looks like you have a really good beginnings of a Yellow keeper, quite a few parts, looks like a project to finish up and drive!

-----JEEPFELLER
09-29-2021 09:01 AM
JEEPFELLER Bat Boy,

How would you ship a fuel can that has been used?

I see no issues with a new virgin can.

-----BN STLLN
09-28-2021 06:52 PM
ranger83 I would be glad to take that jerry can off your hands.
09-28-2021 04:55 PM
pblanton I forgot to include the picture of the engine in the 73...
09-28-2021 04:46 PM
pblanton
Here are the pictures and more information...

Ok. I went out today in the sunlight and took some pictures. Now that I see what I have, I'm leaning toward finishing the project. I need a good rebuilt engine, but the one in the '73 may run with a little tweaking. I also think that maybe the engine in the '73 may be a GMC engine but I didn't crawl under it to get pics.

I was wrong about a few things and have some things I forgot.

- The suspension is Rough Country and has 8005 and 8006 springs, which are a 2.5" lift.
- I have two sets of half-doors that are new.
- I have a new set of bolt-on fender flares for a YJ that can be trimmed to fit a CJ. I remember looking for this kind of flare for mine and couldn't find them as a matching part for a CJ, but was assured that the YJ flares would work with a little careful trimming. Apparently that's what other people with these kinds of flares on the CJs use, so I bought them.
- I have a set of new, red body mounting grommets, new hood latches, new windshield tie-downs and new mirrors.
- I have new oil pressure and battery gauges.
- The console is a Rugged Ridge and is for a 1976 and later CJ, but I was planning on making a bracket to allow it to fit the 73/74 body. The difference is the storage box under the passenger seat on the earlier models.
- I also have a set of newer style (early eighties) CJ5 taillights.

I forgot to mention that the 74 has a padded dashboard that is un-cracked but I was planning on reupholstering it anyway. I like the little padded dashboards that were on that year model better than the larger more angular ones on the later models with the interior wiper motor.

For all full-size photos, see the Google Photos gallery here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Kn2Qj9J4DfVtZoHR7 The photos I uploaded to Jeep Forum gallery are still being moderated. My Jeep Forum gallery will be here once it's moderated: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/memb...74-barn-jeeps/

Here are the Jeeps...
pxl_20210928_200517361.jpg

1973 Jeep (the one with a title)
pxl_20210928_200533755.jpg

Rough Country springs
pxl_20210928_201159332.jpg

Rugged Ridge Console
pxl_20210928_201124195.jpg
pxl_20210928_201134262.jpg

Mid eighties Pontiac Fiero speaker seats
pxl_20210928_200928457.jpg

Rough Country suspension parts (shocks and U-bolt kit)
pxl_20210928_200827921.jpg

74 CJ5 padded dashboard with fender flares box on top.
pxl_20210928_200811927.jpg

74 CJ5 front grille, instrument panel and the spare for the 73 underneath
pxl_20210928_200755895.jpg
pxl_20210928_200620437.jpg


[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome