1. Welcome to Jeeps.net!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Jeep discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Jeep owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Any worthwhile parts from this CJ-5?

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by peelwvu, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Feb 20, 2017 at 6:36 AM
    #1
    peelwvu

    peelwvu [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2017
    Member:
    #1005
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Vehicle:
    73 CJ-5 3 Spd 304
    I just bought an old hunting camp that had a Jeep come with it. From the vin number I found out that it's a 73 CJ-5, 3 speed, with a 304. It's been sitting a long time and is pretty far gone. Are there any parts from those years that are desirable? Just trying to see if it's worth anything. I'd appreciate it if someone could help me out.

    Thanks

    IMG_1224.jpg
    IMG_1225.jpg
    IMG_1226.jpg
    IMG_1227.jpg
     
  2. Feb 20, 2017 at 10:26 AM
    #2
    Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    I don't know the answer to that but on a side note, what do you plan to do with the old hunting camp you bought? Nice find with that Jeep...hopefully someone chimes in on its value.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2017 at 10:31 AM
    #3
    peelwvu

    peelwvu [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2017
    Member:
    #1005
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Vehicle:
    73 CJ-5 3 Spd 304
    Not sure yet. We're building a house on a different part of the property. The camp location would be rough in the winter time. I'll probably just use it for storage. It hasn't been used in some time either but is a fairly solid building.
     
    Bob likes this.
  4. Feb 21, 2017 at 4:10 PM
    #4
    boondoc89

    boondoc89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #912
    Messages:
    772
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    alex
    Vehicle:
    08 JKU
    3 inch zone lift. Fox 2.0 shocks. 35 inch nitto ridge grapplers. Bushwacker flat fenders. No name steel bumpers front and back for now.
    Good question. Can you pop the hood and see if the motor will turn?? Might be a good start. The body looks to be... kinda all there. If all else fails you can completely tear it apart and try to sell what's good and scrap what's not and put the scrap cash to the beer fund at the camp!! Just my opinion. I would like to know what it's worth as she sits. Keep us posted OP
     
  5. Feb 22, 2017 at 6:09 AM
    #5
    peelwvu

    peelwvu [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2017
    Member:
    #1005
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Vehicle:
    73 CJ-5 3 Spd 304
    I had the hood popped the other day but didn't try to get the motor to turn. Tried to check and see if there was any oil in it but the dip stick was rusted tight. I'm going to stop by tonight. I'll try then.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2017 at 5:34 PM
    #6
    boondoc89

    boondoc89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #912
    Messages:
    772
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    alex
    Vehicle:
    08 JKU
    3 inch zone lift. Fox 2.0 shocks. 35 inch nitto ridge grapplers. Bushwacker flat fenders. No name steel bumpers front and back for now.
    Any news??
     
  7. Feb 22, 2017 at 6:20 PM
    #7
    peelwvu

    peelwvu [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2017
    Member:
    #1005
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Vehicle:
    73 CJ-5 3 Spd 304
    Yes. I was able to turn the fan. Took some effort but it's free anyway
     
  8. Feb 23, 2017 at 3:45 AM
    #8
    boondoc89

    boondoc89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #912
    Messages:
    772
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    alex
    Vehicle:
    08 JKU
    3 inch zone lift. Fox 2.0 shocks. 35 inch nitto ridge grapplers. Bushwacker flat fenders. No name steel bumpers front and back for now.
    It would be pretty awesome if you could get that thing running. Might take a little time and money but it might be a fun project.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2017 at 9:04 AM
    #9
    peelwvu

    peelwvu [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2017
    Member:
    #1005
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Vehicle:
    73 CJ-5 3 Spd 304
    Ya it would be cool. I have 4 kids and am about to build a house, so unfortunately time and money is something I don't have at the moment. Maybe I'll just cover it up and keep it for a retirement project. haha
     
  10. Feb 25, 2017 at 3:49 AM
    #10
    boondoc89

    boondoc89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #912
    Messages:
    772
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    alex
    Vehicle:
    08 JKU
    3 inch zone lift. Fox 2.0 shocks. 35 inch nitto ridge grapplers. Bushwacker flat fenders. No name steel bumpers front and back for now.
    Lol yea I know what you mean. I've got 2 boys as well. One is 4 and the youngest is 2 months old. Priorities haha. Where is your neck of the woods?? I'm trying to talk my wife into buying some land with plenty of acreage. I'm not a real big fan of living inside city limits.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2017 at 5:37 AM
    #11
    peelwvu

    peelwvu [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2017
    Member:
    #1005
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Vehicle:
    73 CJ-5 3 Spd 304
    Nice. My oldest is 18 and youngest is 2. I'm in central PA. Bought 12 acres in BFE. My wife isn't the happiest but it was our compromise for her getting the house she wants. Now I just need to figure out how to build it.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2017 at 5:47 PM
    #12
    Bill W.

    Bill W. Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2016
    Member:
    #629
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Harrison, Ohio
    You say you were able to get the fan to turn, but what about the engine. The fan pulley can slide in the belts without actually turning the engine. If the crankshaft pulley does not turn with the fan then you still have problems.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2017 at 8:49 AM
    #13
    peelwvu

    peelwvu [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2017
    Member:
    #1005
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Patrick
    Vehicle:
    73 CJ-5 3 Spd 304
    Ya, I just found that out too from a buddy of mine. I'll have to check the next time I'm over there.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top