1979 Jeep CJ5 LS Swap, NO RESERVE 4x4, Electronic Overdrive Transmission

Price: - Item location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: CJ
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 31508
  • VIN: J9F83EH045261
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1979 Jeep CJ


Selling my Jeep CJ5 for no other reason than I have a new project vehicle that needs work.

Engine and drivetrain:

Approx 400hp 3rd Gen 5.3L GM LS engine.

-Engine is all rebuilt with ARP bolts

-Mild comp cam with new comp cams valve springs upgrade

-New stainless steel mid length headers. -PSI stand alone wiring harness

-New aluminum radiator

-New 10mm pro race spark plug wires

-double iridium plugs

-Custom exhaust.

-Rebuild 4L60E overdrive transmission and torque converter

-Dana 300 transfer case.

-3.90 differential gears

-Brand new STT pro 33x12.5x15 tires

-New wheels

-New high amp battery with 4 year warranty and high amp alternator.

-Runs very strong.

-Transfer case needs a new input seal that was quoted at $300CAD from a transmission shop here.

-New 3/4ton GM steering box.


-2.5 body lift

-frame has been strengthened with 3/16” steel C-Chanel running length of suspension mounts to handle the power from the new LS engine.

-Newly fabricated transmission crossmember is made from 1/4” steel and is through bolted to the frame for added strength to the frame and crossmember.

-The frame has been seem sealed and then freshly undercoated after work

-New brake system (brake booster and master)

-New front rotors and pads

-New rear brake mechanism and shoes (pads)


-Front and rear SMF bumpers are powder coated black. Front bumper has 9.5ton Warn winch with remote, rear has swing away full size spare wheel and tire

-Newly powder coated roll cage (shown in pictures). The powder coating is exceptionally nice looking. New “bestop bikini” top that covers the front two seats in case of rain.

-New LED taillights.

-Brand New Hood installed (Not shown in pictures and not painted yet).

-Brand New Fender (Not installed yet)

-I was planning on putting on rock sliders if I were to keep it.

Front end:

Completely rebuild with top of the line“Moog” parts

-Warn locking hubs.

-Front end rebuild includes new (drag link, inner and outlet tie rod ends, inner and outer wheel bearings, Axle Ujoints, ball joints, new spindles and hubs, fresh alignment etc.).

-No expense spared.


Freshly restored a couple weeks ago with bed liner over the new floor pans

-Carbon fiber body wrap on the instrument panel

-Painted steering column.

-New Autometer gauges.

-Water proof seats are surprisingly comfortable, but can be changed out very quickly if you want a different style.

-5 point TCI harnesses (just lap belt can be used for daily driving if you want).

$25,000 in quality, name brand parts alone in this Jeep.Labour just to do basic engine swap is quoted locally at $8,000-$10,000 plus parts.

You can’t build this Jeep for less even using cheap parts.

Most parts on this Jeep don’t even have 100km on them.

This is not a show vehicle but a really nice and fun to Drive daily driver for a great price. A real head turner and thumbs up type of vehicle. In my option and with quotes I’ve gotten $2000-3000 would really make this Jeep a show stopper, but Ichose to allow these final decisions to be made by the proud new owner.

Feel free to email or text me with any questions. Ph#306-220-2055

Please don’t bid if you are not able to take delivery. Buyer is responsible for all customs clearance.

I may consider reasonable offers prior to auction closing.