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1972 Project Jeep CJ5 - $5,000 (Altadena)

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1972 Jeep CJ5
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 20221
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: offroad
odometer rolled over
I am selling a 1972 Jeep CJ5 I bought in high school and have modified over the years. I no longer have the time or space to keep it. Most of this Jeep is not original.

The frame, body, windshield, Dana T-15 transmission, and Dana 20 transfer case are the original 1972 Jeep CJ5 produced by the AMC corporation.
It has a complete BestTop soft top that has been on the Jeep for about 19 years. It is in good shape. I also have a BestTop bikini top for it. Unfortuantely I removed the old roll bar and never finished the planned roll cage, so there is no rear support for the bikini top.
There is a brand new battery, and the 33" BFGoodrich mud terrain KM-2 tires have less than 5,000 miles on them.

The list below describe the various modifications that have been made over the years.

  • 360 cubic inch V8 from 1979 Jeep Wagoneer (about 40,000 miles since it was rebuilt)

  • Painless Performance wiring harness (complete wiring harness replacement)

  • Custom dashboard with Autometer digital gauges. The speedometer is still cable driven.

  • Flex-A-Lite Mojave heater under dash

  • Custom aluminum radiator

  • 16" Flex-A-Lite LoBoy electrical fan (switch operated)

  • MSD ignition control and coil

  • Holly 2-barrel 500CFM carburetor, manual choke.

  • Partially finished roll cage. 2" DOM steel tubing, not attached to the frame.

  • Custom Twisted Stitch seats for taller people (I'm 6' 2")

  • 5-Point latch-style harness. Only the lap belts have been installed.

  • Full-width Eaton HO52 rear axle and Dana 44 front axle from 60's Chevy Cheyenne pickup

  • Double-cardan rear driveshaft.

  • Custom anti-wrap bar for rear axle.

  • 14" travel Bilstein 7100 remote-reservoir shocks.

  • Custom spring-over suspesion with springs from a 2000 Jeep TJ



This Jeep has been a constantly evolving project for me. Unfortunately I never finished a few specific projects.

  • There are 4 Bilstein 7100 shocks, but I never settled on how I wanted to mount the rear so only the fronts are installed.

  • The roll-cage is unfinished, again because I never settled on how I wanted to tie the cage into the frame at the rear.

  • The original fenders had several cracks in them and I planned to make some new tube fenders, but never got to it. The Jeep has no front fenders.



There are a few issues to be aware of:

  • The Jeep runs fine, but has been sitting on jack stands for about 8 years. The accelerator pump diaphragm for the carburetor dried and cracked and will need to be replaced so it doesn't leak gasoline before the engine will run.

  • There is some issue with the transfer case 4-wheel high range. It works, but it makes a lot of noise. Its possible the selector rails are not fully engaging one of the gears.

  • The origional manual steering box has seen better days and either needs to be repaired or replaced. It has significant backlash but is quite driveable once you get familiar with it. I acquired a used steering box that is ready for hydraulic assist but never got to that project. This steering box (pictured) comes with the Jeep.



Since I am selling the Jeep, I no longer have a need for other parts and tools that will go with the Jeep:

  • The original dashboard.

  • various Jeep guides and manuals

  • 4-ton and 12-ton bottle jacks

  • 4 jack stands

  • snow chains - these are ancient but work on 33" tires.

  • ignition timing light

  • Craftsman engine analyzer

  • Sunpro remote starter switch

  • Proto engine compression tester

  • Various straps and tow strap

  • Various parts for brake lines



Basically everything you see in the pictures are included. The Jeep hubcap is not included.

The Jeep has a clean title and is registered non-operational in California and needs a new part for the carburetor as described above. It is unable and needs to be registered to drive on the street and will need to be trailered home.

post id: 7751078117

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