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    my first jeep...

    Hey folks,
    Just acquired a 59 CJ5 from a family member who could no longer afford his toys.. something about baby formula and diapers being more expensive than he had planned


    Has a bunch of mods - thought maybe somebody here might know the vehicle and can lend some expertise.. believe he bought i t from someone in California
    It has been lifted - son thinks about 3" - has 33"tires.
    small block Chev engine - looks like 4bbl
    stick shift
    tilt steering column


    THANKS all - look forward to posting some "dumb questions" and gathering your advice
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    Re: my first jeep...

    Welcome to Jeepz.com. That's a pretty cool old Jeep!

    Post some photos of the suspension and the shackles, as well as the engine and we'll do our best. It's definitely got some sort of lift on there to fit those 33s.

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    Re: my first jeep...

    Does it run ?

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    Re: my first jeep...

    Sweet Jeep. Welcome to the Z.

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    Re: my first jeep...

    and enjoy the forum!
    07 JKU with a lot of mods.
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    Re: my first jeep...

    Looks in good stance to me, might be well modded before. Looking forward with your updates, enjoy!

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    Re: my first jeep...

    Oh yes, It caught my heart. Good luck with it bro, and welcome.
    Needs to go yonder.

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    Re: my first jeep...

    Quote Originally Posted by dwillys View Post
    Does it run ?
    it kinda runs...
    looks like bad fuel pump - very little volume at the carb.
    have verified the line from tank to pump is clean. gonna replace with electric and "hide" the switch.

    According to the paperwork - engine has 3,183 miles on it.
    1965 283/4bbl from Chevy IIN Nova (220 hp)
    has power steering and brakes, front discs and a GM tilt column.
    front frame has been "boxed for strength.
    Sombody put alotta work into this thing.

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    Re: my first jeep...

    pics, pics, pics. take pics of everything, engine, trans, transfercase, back of transfercase, axles, end of back axle shafts (where tire bolts on). 65 283, chevy nova!! you could possibly have what was a popular swap in the late 60,s and early 70,s. It was popular to swap in a chevy engine with the CAR Muncie 4spd adapted to the transfercase. I have a 65 chevy 327 with the M21 Muncie 4spd adapted to the transfercase in my jeep. Nothing fancy about it other than you get a very desirable transmission amongst hot rodders. Is fun slamming through gears on the road though embarrassing Hondas. I out ran a mustang once... take pictures and we can probably tell you what you have to start with..

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    Re: my first jeep...

    Nice Jeep!

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    Re: my first jeep...

    A 59 CJ5 as a first Jeep is like a horney supermodel with an engineering doctorate for a first girlfriend!

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