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Buying a 77 cj5?

Discussion in 'CJ' started by -Willow-, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. Sep 1, 2021 at 10:02 PM
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    -Willow-

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    Hey everyone just had a quick question, my neighbor is thinking of selling his 77 cj5 it has the 304 in it and he said it’s a 4 speed, I offered him 1,200$ and some work around his property and he’s more than likely going to take the offer, Is there anything I should look for on the jeep first or anything that’s common problems with them, it has no cancer rust and very little surface rust.
     
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  2. Sep 2, 2021 at 6:48 AM
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    2.5” lift 32x11.50x15,cold air intake, Smittybuilt stainless steel Bumpers, rough county pocket flares,Rugged ridge seat covers and floor mats. Conversion LED headlights 20’ LED Light bar hardtop,soft top,bikini top.
    That’s sounds like a great price if it’s what it sounds like. Is the frame good?
    Hard to believe that a 44 year old vehicle has no rust when was it last restored?
    How many miles is on the engine?
    Drive it lock in the rear ends check the transfer case & transmission
    Post some pictures
    I don’t think I would hesitate I love those V-8 CJ‘s.
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2021 at 8:52 AM
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    Yes the frame is in great condition, I’ll post a few pictures I’ll be getting some more pictures Friday evening as well I’ll post them when I get them, but from what I saw the frame has no rust on it, and only slight rust I’ve seen is a little surface rust on the floor boards of the jeep but if I get it I can catch it before it has a chance to become a cancer like rust.
    However it has been tarped and not driven in about 17 years so it’s going to need a new soft top and some tlc.
     
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  4. Sep 2, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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  5. Sep 2, 2021 at 8:55 AM
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    660DA1FC-11A4-436E-9623-B76698360B05.jpg
     
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  6. Sep 2, 2021 at 9:46 AM
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    I’d say grab it!!! Looks awesome
    You’ll have a lot of fun it.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2021 at 10:41 AM
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    @-Willow- wow pretty solid - nice find! A Jeep like that is extremely rare up in here in Canada, in the rust belt.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2021 at 12:08 PM
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    Do you get the CJ yesterday?
     
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