1971 Jeep CJ5 T18 Dana 44 Front Disks 33x10.50 Dauntless V6 HEI

Price: US $8,200.00 Item location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • Type: SUV
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 37098
  • VIN: 8305017371258
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 225 V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description:

1971 Jeep CJ

Well sorted and tastefully upgraded 1971 Jeep CJ5. A well kept Jeep from one of the best years of the short-hood Jeeps (factory 30 spline Dana 44 rear axle, factory Super Dana 18 transfercase, and rear mounted fuel tank instead of a fuel tank under the driver seat).
Engine: Buick 225cid V6 engine with HEI. The engine starts, runs, and drives without any odd noise/scent/vibration.
Transmission: the factory T14 3 speed transmission was replaced with a T18 4 speed transmission. This swap saw the transmission rebuilt with name brand NOS bearings (no chinese bearings or seals) and USA synchros. A factory Buick bellhousing mates the engine to the transmission. A new LUK clutch, with Luk throwout bearing, and USA made Koyo pilot bearings was installed. Both front and rear bearings on the T18 are 1 side sealed - oil can get to the bearing from inside the transmission but the bearing is sealed on the outside so it cannot leak out. The factory extra-heavy flywheel was surfaced. No leaks under the transmission.
Transfer Case: The factory Dana 18 intermediate shaft and roller bearings were discarded and replaced with an Advanced Adapters intermediate shaft and bearing setup. All bearings and seals used were NOS/USA or high end replacement. No indian or chinese bearings/seals were used. All gasket surfaces received anaerobic sealer and are leak free. Pinion outputs have double seals and are leak free. No leaks under the transfercase (rare!). The rear received an NOS parking brake backing plate and complete setup. A parking brake handle and cable are still required. The front output was upgraded to 1310 size in lieu of the factory mini universal joint. Both factory driveshafts were replaced with brand new Spicer heavy wall shafts with long slip splines.
Axles/Brakes: Disk Dana 27 front, Factory 30 Spline Drum (1 piece shafts) rear.
Body: the body is the most solid short-hood we have seen. No rubber undercoating or bedliner to hide rust. The body is so solid it still sports the factory floor drains. A hat-channel under the passenger floor had rusted and was replaced. The toolbox is solid and usable but did get wet at one point and has a rusty section. The only other rust we can note is above the windshield on the inside. For some time this Jeep had a hardtop with a bad top seal. The speedometer was replaced and the original is included. The original was removed because the needle broke. Looking at the condition of the chassis and particularly the factory Jeep gas pedal makes it clearer and clearer that this Jeep is likely showing original mileage at under 40,000. The new speedometer does not have a working temp or gas gauge. The Jeep came with this speedometer and we have not attempted to diagnose the temp or fuel gauge - speedometer works but does not indicate accurately. Wipers work. Headlights have been wired with relays (no factory wires cut in the harness).
Wheels/Tires: the wheels are new reproduction polished mag slots. Tires are narrow and tall 33x10.5x15 Maxxis Razr tires. Very quiet on the road and good traction off the road.
This Jeep is ready to cruise the boulevard and then go into 4-Lo and 1st Gear for off-road fun. With 33" tires and 3:73 gears you can drive confidently on the road and 57:1 crawl ratio makes off-road obstacles simple. Both front seats have lap belts with a retractable outside band. The glove box uses a reproduction plastic insert that replaces the factory cardboard insert. The seats bottoms are torn but still quite comfortable and usable.
For 48 years old you won't find a nicer example. Its not perfect but it is still as cool as can be, and shows an honest life. It is ready to enjoy now.
PAYMENT: you can make payment via check (once cleared title and Jeep are yours to remove), cash, cashiers check, or business check (again must clear first like a personal check and then title and Jeep will be released).
SHIPPING: Vehicle can be picked up in Maryland. If you require a shipping quote please contact us before sending an offer.

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