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Offline jerry k

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new to me 1978 cj-5
« on: December 20, 2011, 06:14:03 PM »
Picked it up , with a little help from chuck, last week. One owner cj-5, came complete with the original paperwork from hassan bros jeep dealership.  The body needs a tlc, but everything else looks to be in good shape. It sat in a garage for the last 13 years. Hope to get it going for the spring.
1975 CJ-5 360,t-18,d-20,f&r d-44's,q-78's trail rig
1978 cj-5 resto/mod
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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 06:53:13 PM »
The frames in great shape for the year as well.   :cheers:
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79 CJ5 304/T-150 Silver Anniversary
79 CJ5.5 360/T-18/4.1 D-300
77 CJ5 360/T-18/3.15 D-20
77 CJ7 258 Fuel Injected T-18/D-20 (from CO)

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 12:17:43 AM »
looks pretty sweet jerry...what are your plans for this??

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 07:18:35 AM »
you suck
Dad always said "If it has boobs or spark plugs it will be fun AND will cause you problems."

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 07:54:42 AM »
looks pretty sweet jerry...what are your plans for this

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Thanks jay, for now I just plan on putting a new gas tank in it and getting her running. I plan to do a little body work just to fix a cple soft spots. I will keep the original color , and just putt it around as is. I do see leaf springs and some 33" skinnys in the future.
1975 CJ-5 360,t-18,d-20,f&r d-44's,q-78's trail rig
1978 cj-5 resto/mod
2000 Cherokee

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 08:26:14 AM »
that will be a sweet rig for cruisin... nice find jerry!

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 08:53:00 AM »
Funny my 2A has the same rims, I hate them, whats the drivetrain?

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 09:15:07 AM »
258/T-150/D20

If you have the same rims on your 2a they are not period correct but if I recall you have front disc so you can't use stock rims.

However, if you do have front drums and your looking for stock rims I have 4 extra.
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71 CJ5 V6/T14/D18/Warn OD (from CO)
79 CJ5 304/T-150 Silver Anniversary
79 CJ5.5 360/T-18/4.1 D-300
77 CJ5 360/T-18/3.15 D-20
77 CJ7 258 Fuel Injected T-18/D-20 (from CO)

Offline jerry k

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 09:27:27 AM »
Funny my 2A has the same rims, I hate them, whats the drivetrain?




I don't mind them, I was planning to paint them, possibly to match the body and run the skinnys on em.
1975 CJ-5 360,t-18,d-20,f&r d-44's,q-78's trail rig
1978 cj-5 resto/mod
2000 Cherokee

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 12:54:42 PM »
Congrats on the new wheels.  I think its really cool its a one owner with docs.

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2011, 12:44:00 PM »
Congrats on the new wheels.  I think its really cool its a one owner with docs.
I am the second owner of both my 66 cj5 and my 86 cj7
My cj7 was in the same condition 100% stock with 235/75/15 tires on it dark grey it has changed a little since then
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Offline jerry k

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 07:19:43 PM »
I need to update this thread.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 07:20:52 PM by jerry k »
1975 CJ-5 360,t-18,d-20,f&r d-44's,q-78's trail rig
1978 cj-5 resto/mod
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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 11:34:42 AM »
8 lug rims !
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Offline jerry k

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2012, 12:06:33 PM »
Haha, I was doing the brakes on my pickup over the weekend , wanted to see what 35's would look like on the cj..hmm...I do have a set of wontons looking for a home...
1975 CJ-5 360,t-18,d-20,f&r d-44's,q-78's trail rig
1978 cj-5 resto/mod
2000 Cherokee

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Re: new to me 1978 cj-5
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 12:36:52 PM »
lets 'ton it!   ;D
i am an AMSOIL dealer! pm me for a quote

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