FRAME OFF RESTORED JEEP, BASICALLY EVERYTHING NEW, ONLY 1K MILES ON BUILD, NICE!
Streetside Classics has kind of become your go-to place for Jeeps, and this 1983 Jeep CJ5 is merely the latest in a long line of restored, trail-ready fun with a reasonable price. Thanks to rebuilt mechanicals, it's ready to go anywhere and we like that they didn't go overboard with the cosmetics, so you won't think twice about heading out onto the trails.
Now don't get me wrong, this is a great-looking CJ. It's got recent paint and the lime green metallic color is funky enough to look right on the boxy Jeep bodywork. But when we see Jeeps restored to exceptionally high levels, we realize that they're never going to go out and play in the dirt ever again, and that's really a shame. So with that in mind, you really should just go out and enjoy this CJ as intended. One of the things we like best about the CJ5 is its closer relation to the military-spec Jeeps (heck, you can still see a place where the shovel used to fit just behind the driver's door!) and the shorter wheelbase makes this the most maneuverable vehicle in the dirt this side of a lawn mower. The paint job looks good and shines up well, although it's the kind of finish that you won't worry when it gets bumped and scratched when you're out having fun. And care-free fun is really what this is all about, right? Fortunately, it's geared for it, with a big winch up front, new rubber fender flares for the oversized tires, and a sturdy spare tire carrier out back.
As far as a Jeep can be all-new, the interior is freshly outfitted with new seat covers and seat belts, which are probably a real smart idea when you're bouncing around without doors. The interior is the usual industrial-strength Jeep, with a painted steel dashboard, simple gauges with bright markings, and the floors are bare painted steel so no worries about getting the carpet dirty. The color combination inside is attractive and very outdoorsy, and it's a pleasant surprise to see a tilt steering column in a CJ5. Heavy-duty rubber floor mats look suspiciously like tire treads and no self-respecting Jeep would be seen without a 4-speed manual transmission. Jeeps are the ultimate open-air experience, but just in case you meet inclement weather, this one also includes a full BestTop top and doors to button things up.
The tough-as-nails 258 cubic inch inline-six powered Jeeps for decades and this one has less than 1000 miles on a full rebuild. It's quite likely that this is the original engine for this Jeep and while it was being rebuilt, it also received a new carburetor, fresh wiring, and a rebuilt 4-speed manual gearbox. Corporate turquoise engine paint gives it a proper industrial-strength look and clearly the engine bay was stripped and painted while everything was out of the way. This Jeep includes both power steering and power brakes, always useful for vehicles with big tires. The 2-speed transfer case didn't need any work as it still works properly and it was fitted with a new single exhaust system that has just the right grumble to it. The undercarriage wasn't restored but again it's just right for playing on the trails and it does have a new set of step bars to make climbing in easier. New steel wheels with 31x10.50-15 off-road radials have been fitted and the stance is awesome.
We sell a lot of Jeeps and this one is definitely ready to play. At this price, how can you lose? Call now!
- Four Wheel Drive
- Front Disc Brakes
- Manual Convertible Top
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Build Receipts
- Restoration Photos
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