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    ok my buddy came across a jeep, guy selling it said its a CJ-5 golden eagle whatever that is sorry im lost when it comes to the old model jeeps i guess it has a 305 runs good and body is in ok shape havnt seen it yet but im looking for info on this model and im interested in buying it what should i look for as in common probs and any info to know exactly what it is

    and the guy is giving my buddy pics which i can scan on my computer i will post em when i get them

    Thanks
    Mike

  • #2
    Originally posted by postj
    ok my buddy came across a jeep, guy selling it said its a CJ-5 golden eagle whatever that is sorry im lost when it comes to the old model jeeps i guess it has a 305 runs good and body is in ok shape havnt seen it yet but im looking for info on this model and im interested in buying it what should i look for as in common probs and any info to know exactly what it is

    and the guy is giving my buddy pics which i can scan on my computer i will post em when i get them

    Thanks
    Mike
    Did you ever whatch the dukes of hazzard?

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    • #3
      ya i found some pictures of what it looks like on the net and some info i think he meant he had the 304 unless he did a chevy swap

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      • #4
        WHATCH OUT FOR RUST!! They all have some, just how much is the question?

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        • #5
          First thing to check is the rear frame right in front of the crossmember, check it inside and out.

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          • #6
            Also look at the bottom of the front door post. usually a good place to find rust.
            Jay

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            • #7
              thanks guys...
              i havnt made a choice yet on weather im getting it or not its rusted pretty good but fixable that and the engine smokes non stop lol but hey itll make a nice winter project.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by daily jeeper
                WHATCH OUT FOR RUST!! They all have some, just how much is the question?

                Mine doesn't have any rust, but daily jeeper is right a lot of them look like swiss cheese. Check the frame really close.

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                • #9
                  Buy The Jeep

                  Hey postj tell em to buy the jeep....specially if the hood decal is good.....funny how them AMC decals lasted longer than GM and FoMoCo's...it's a cool ride....the motor rebuild is cake,it's only money. tell em to get a book and get crackin...............nuf said

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                  • #10
                    Critical though, as adam says, check the rear portion of the frame.
                    They inadvertently made the rear xmember to where it holds water in the frame.

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