A true labor of love for the prior owner/builder, this remarkable JEEP CJ-5 Renegade has been lovingly enjoyed and used since completion, and is one of the best-driving JEEP's you could ask for!
Designed to be the perfect, reliable, and issue free weekend driver, this JEEP project started with a clean, running and driving CJ that had been in the south for decades. You can see the starting photos and some of the build photos at the bottom of this listing.
Once it was stripped to the bare essentials and bead blasted clean, it was clear that the body, floor, and frame were incredibly straight and clean, and that more time and money could be spent on the parts and mechanicals.
The body was cleaned and prepped and very little was needed to get it ready for paint. Once it was done, Chevy Camaro HUGGER ORANGE was selected to set it apart from the crowd, and multiple coats of it were sprayed on to provide the glossy, slick, and wet finish you see in the photos below.
Is it perfect? Well, considering that I have spent as much as this JEEP is being sold for one a paint job that STILL wasn't "perfectâ€, NO, it is not. Is it REALLY nice? Absolutely. It has a couple little marks and blemishes like a stone chip, and about a half dozen small runs and minor flaws in the paint when you get within 5 inches of it, but overall, it has a KILLER look that catches attention no matter where you take it!
NO rust, NO rot, NO beer cans or chicken wire, and NO shortcuts. Just a clean, straight body with a well above-average finish.
Add to the that a full set of colorful RENEGADE stickers, and you get a finish that really looks spectacular.
The rest of the exterior was treated to new parts throughout, like hood latches, windshield prop, windshield hinges, cowl vent, windshield glass and rubber, tail lights, rear mount spare carrier, and double-tube front and rear bumpers.
Original headlights and marker lights were used, and all of the lights and signals work as they should.
Outside mirrors are new additions, as are the fender flares.
A new Bestop Bimini top lets you experience the best part of owning a JEEP with a modest amount of protection from the sun and elements.
Side step running boards and look great and look perfect too!
It rolls on black painted steel 10 hole rims that were just fit with NEW Falken Rocky Mountain tires at all four corners! These radials have an aggressive tread for OFF-ROADING, but are friendly enough for highway driving. Size 31X10.50R-15LT all around!
Inside, the clean and solid interior was covered in LINE-X protective spray to make it waterproof and non-slip at the same time!
Brand new seat frames were installed along with new BESTOP Shorty front buckets, which show like new. In between the seats, a full center console with cupholders, change holder, and large storage area with padded armrest was installed.
The dash was completely removed and all of the gauges either replaced or restored before the whole JEEP was wired up with a new PAINLESS wiring harness.
Tachometer, Speedometer, temp gauge, fuel gauge, Volt meter, and oil pressure gauge are all working as they should, and look great too! EVEN THE CLOCK WORKS!!!
Not only do the windshield wipers work, THE WASHER works too! How rare is THAT!?!
Heater was NOT hooked up to the JEEP because it was going to spend its time Naples, FL where 40 degrees is cause for school shutdowns, so even though the controls are in place, it is currently inoperative.
Headlights, tail lights, marker lights, turn signals, high beams, and warning lights all work as they should.
A new glove box insert was installed and shows like new, and new shifters with billet handles and fresh rubber boots were installed for the gear shift and transfer case.
New brake, gas, and clutch pedal covers were installed, and a fire extinguisher with mount was placed next to the drivers seat in case of emergency.
The rear cargo area is clean and neat, and has multiple drain holes to shed water in case you get caught in the rain.
Roll bar is clean and neat, and supports the BESTOP Bimini top easily.
Chassis had a lot of new parts installed on it, like a New Skyjacker suspension lift, new shocks, springs, and shackles, and new Tom Woods driveshafts. Axle shafts were swapped out to bulletproof one-piece units as well!
All axle bearings, seals, mounts, bushings, and hardware were replaced.
The frame and underside were painted a dark charcoal color, and other than marks from normal driving and some dirt grime from being used, looks great! A little pressure washing and some rattle can tough up would have it showing like it was just finished in no time.
The stock transmission was cleaned and rebuilt, and a new clutch was installed for crisp, clean shifts up or down.
New exhaust was installed, and sounds quiet and clean.
The 4.2L inline 6 was removed and completely rebuilt with stock internals and no modifications outside a better carburetor. It was painted the same blue as the RENEGADE stickers on the outside of the JEEP.
A massive Aluminum Radiator was installed to insure that this JEEP would NEVER overheat, even when stuck in 90 degree beach traffic for 45 minutes!
It starts quickly with a turn of the key, idles cleanly, and is ready to go at a moments notice.
Throttle response is snappy and smooth, and feels like fuel injection!
It shifts cleanly and crisply through each gear with no snagging, and the clutch effort is light but sure and inspires confidence in even the newest drivers.
Power steering is so light and easy that anyone in the family can enjoy driving it, and the power disc front/drum rear braking system scrubs off speed quickly and with no pulling or catching.
I have had the JEEP on the highway at 65mph and it feels stable and solid. In town, it is an absolute dream to drive, and catches ALL the attention wherever you take it.
The JEEP is one of the best driving, well-sorted, and clean looking machine you could ever ask for in this price point. The first person who gets off the couch and comes here to see it will buy it.
It comes to you with a full set of keys, a clean and clear FLORIDA title, and all the items you see on it in the photos.
Sold as MILEAGE EXEMPT on the Florida title.
That's about all I can tell you, but I encourage questions and addition photo requests if it helps you make a decision.
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I took photos of it from every angle I could, and I encourage you to ask questions, come see it, or arrange for an inspection PRIOR TO BUYING IT.
I don't have anything to hide, and have tried to cover every part of the vehicle as best I could.
It has a clean and clear title, and is ready for a new owner.
The vehicle is located in our Fort Myers, FL warehouse, and is just 15 minutes away from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) if you want to fly in and see it.
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