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gomerkfx700
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Joined: 29 May 2006

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: looking at cj5 Reply with quote

Hello all im new to the world of jeeps i have been lookin for one for quite a while. i have found a 77 cj-5 for $2500it has a 360 (been swaped in) 3-speed it has quite a few new parts top new doors, fender flares, master cylender, carb and a few other small parts the body is pretty good for my part of the country and the frame looks good from what i can tell. it does pop out of first when goin slow acording to the owner and may need a new clutch he said the piolet bearing is starting to squill. the other problem is im 6'4 about 300 lbs can i drive this thing comfortably with maybe a smaller stearing wheel now when i set in it my knee hits the wheel when working the clutch i think that maybe i can get a set of racing bucket seats that are thinner to get some more leg room any input on what to look for and weather it sounds like a good deal would be great thanks alot and great forum
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Bockwinkle
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Joined: 11 Aug 2005
Location: Parsippany, NJ

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:22 am    Post subject: only one way to find out Reply with quote

take it for a ride and see if you are comfortable.....my guess is at 6'4" 300lbs it will be pretty uncomfortable....you are limited to how far you can mount a seat by the inner fender well and the roll cage (unless the cage is mounted on top of the fenderwell). I had a 80 CJ5 and at 6'2" found it kinda uncomfortable.....switched to a CJ7 and have never even thought of another 5.
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