Jeep CJ - CJ5 CJ 5 CJ-5 Low Reserve
Price: - Item location: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jeep
- Model: CJ
- SubModel: CJ-5
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1977
- Mileage: 999,999
- VIN: J7F83AA022565
- Color: Orange
- Engine size: 258 ci, 1bbl carb
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1977 Jeep CJ CJ-51977 Jeep CJ 5. 6 cylinder 258ci, T150 3-speed transmisison and manual Warn hubs. Manual steering and brakes. This is currently registered and tagged in Florida with a clean title. This is as close to spec as you can get.
I bought this Jeep two years ago in NC to have a restoration project (restoration to original spec with some ignition updates), but I have realized I won't have the time in the next few years to complete it. This is a solid Jeep overall and would be great for driving around town, off-road, to break down and restore, or to break down and build to your own specs.
I'll run through the Jeep for everyone who would be looking for things that I was looking for when I found this one:
Engine/Mechanical:No engine oil or fluid leaks. I have kept this Jeep in the garage for the past two years without a drip pan and have had no drip marks on the floor. Engine runs very well, no knocking, ticking, etc. 4WD works well. I haven't rebuilt the steering, so there is some play. Emergency brake not functional. Jeep pulls a little bit to the front passenger side on initial braking of drive but is fine after that - I haven't inspected to identify root cause.
Gauges:Speedometer, Gas, Temperature, Oil Pressure gauges all work well. Amp meter does not, Odometer reads 28,799, but does not increment properly so true mileage unknown.
Switches/Lights/Mechanical:Lights and parking lights all work. All side markers light up with exception of passenger front. Horn works. Air blower works, defroster works but flow is weak (needs new defroster hose), heater works but is hooked up to the air knob. Wipers and Radio do not work. Lap belt needed for front passenger seat.
Body/Frame:There is some surface rust near windshield hinges, overall body is pretty rust free, a couple of places with small rust holes on the driver's side where rocker rails would be, but very minor and no bubbles. Driver and passenger floor pans replaced with fiberglass by previous owner (two 2'x2' sections). Body has diamond plate on rear quarter panels, though from the feel behind the panel it does not appear as though there is rust, but I don't know for sure. Frame has some surface rust in places, but in great shape and structurally sound.
Top/Doors:Tigertop is in fair shape, so I'd expect this to last a few more seasons. Soft doors functional and close/open easily. Brand new bikini top still in box included in sale
My Upgrades and new parts:4 New BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A tires 31"x10.5"R15 (tires driven ~50 miles, still have the hairs)Brand new HEI ignition upgradeCarter YF carburetor rebuilt in April 2016Brand new gas tank and sending unitBrand new battery and battery trayBrand new rear fender flares (new front flares included but not installed)Driver side tail light housing (passenger included but not installed)Rear view mirrorPlastic gloveboxStainless steel license plate holderWheel cylinders fairly newStarter fairly new
I filmed some videos to give a realistic idea of the Jeep. https://youtu.be/j0w9pm-AoF8https://youtu.be/Hj3EvoPUQpMhttps://youtu.be/K3N2V9XRSUYhttps://youtu.be/25nA4aTAozU
As I said, this one is a great candidate for full resto, or to enjoy as-is and replace things as needed since this is road-worthy.
I've done my best to cover the condition accurately. Any questions - then feel free to ask and I'll respond. Also, I reserve the right to pull this listing at any time. Good luck!