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Posted: 2/16/2006 5:04:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 5:45:26 PM EDT by the_survivalist]
i just bought this jeep from someone i know. he has no title for it but i can work around that.

i think its a 57 (judging from the ser no.) and i am not sure of the model, i was thinking early cj5 but maby a late 3-b. not that informed in old jeeps.









i am planning to put a diesel engine in it, but not sure what type to get. 6.2s are everywhere, but isn't that a little too much? i am thinking about a rabbit engine.
most important thing though is that i don't want any computers in the truck. i have my reasons.. i know some of you gearheads are going to know the year/mod right off. any suggestions on engins, ideas as to what i am getting myself into?

this will be a daily driver, SHTF-BOV. so reliable is more important than fuel economy, but economy is pretty important too.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:06:43 PM EDT
run forest..run
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:07:18 PM EDT
2 words...fiberglass body..
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:08:05 PM EDT
Looks like a CJ-5 to me, hard to tell with no clear side shot of the body.

I would skip the diesel, IMO. The 6.2 (or similiar) would be more $$$ & trouble than it's worth due to the weight & need to beef up the suspension. The Rabbit diesel may be your best bet if you have to go diesel.

Take the VIN # & you can find out exactly what year it is.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:08:34 PM EDT
Severly corroded model.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:12:28 PM EDT
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the body is in surprisingly good shape.
it doesn't have a vin# but it has a serial # plate. 57548 155765

whare could i go to find the info on Y/M/M.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:14:15 PM EDT
Try rustbucketjeep.com.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:32:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobCole:
Looks like a CJ-5 to me, hard to tell with no clear side shot of the body.

I would skip the diesel, IMO. The 6.2 (or similiar) would be more $$$ & trouble than it's worth due to the weight & need to beef up the suspension. The Rabbit diesel may be your best bet if you have to go diesel.

Take the VIN # & you can find out exactly what year it is.



thats exactly what i was thinking. the 6.2, though common is just too much engine. i prefer diesel because the fuel stores a lot better, and if properly maintained, they will last just about for ever.. and i know how to make bio-diesel..
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:49:46 PM EDT
It's a '62 CJ-5

Willy's
57548/8305 155765

Starting in 1955 the first set of numbers is:
57(universal jeep line) 5(body type) 4(cyl.) 8(4wd)

Kind of difficult to read but the Dec column for 62 looks like 15564something.

http://www.film.queensu.ca/cj3b/Photos/SerialNumbers/SerialNosMonthly6063.gif
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:53:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By balexander:
It's a '62 CJ-5

Willy's
57548/8305 155765

Starting in 1955 the first set of numbers is:
57(universal jeep line) 5(body type) 4(cyl.) 8(4wd)

Kind of difficult to read but the Dec column for 62 looks like 15564something.

www.film.queensu.ca/cj3b/Photos/SerialNumbers/SerialNosMonthly6063.gif

thanks, that answers a lot of questions..
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:54:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 5:54:30 PM EDT by phylodog]
I think you should get all of your friends to write Chip Foose a letter so he'll trick that bad boy out for you on overhaulin and it won't cost a dime!!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:00:38 PM EDT
How much did you pay for it?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:06:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By phylodog:
I think you should get all of your friends to write Chip Foose a letter so he'll trick that bad boy out for you on overhaulin and it won't cost a dime!!

thats not a bad idea..
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:07:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:
How much did you pay for it?

$750 i figure the solid frame and body that doesn't require a crapload of work is well worth it..
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:37:48 PM EDT
4BTA Cummins. The 4 cylinder version of the Dodge truck diesel. You're going to want one hell of a transmission behind that, like a ZF 5 speed from an older Ford 4X4 Super Duty, like one of the early '90s trucks. Don't even dream of keeping the original front & rear axles, either. Another possibility would be an Isuzu diesel.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:31:21 AM EDT
Look at the 6cyl Nissan turbo diesel that was in the International Scout. It has the same bolt face as a 440 Chrysler, so trannys aren't a problem. It's all mechanical, so no computers to mess with either.

This guy bought them all when International went belly up. www.jescoweb.com/
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:37:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ross:
Look at the 6cyl Nissan turbo diesel that was in the International Scout. It has the same bolt face as a 440 Chrysler, so trannys aren't a problem. It's all mechanical, so no computers to mess with either.

This guy bought them all when International went belly up. www.jescoweb.com/



It's too tough to get parts for these engines, at least in my area. Everything is special order. Get something mainstream.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:07:35 PM EDT
i think if i go diesel a 6 cyl is too much, i don't want to tear up rear ends all the time.. i am thinking 4 or CYL should be enough..
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:33:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 1:43:43 PM EDT by DanishM1Garand]
3-53t Detroit with the aluminum block from the Gamma Goat. Bellhousings exist that mate them to chevy bolt pattern transmissions. 103Hp 213FtLbs torque source for engine

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