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    Mail Call - 1975 Jeep DJ5

    Well as much as I hate build threads I figured I would start one for this. Piginajeep sent me a link to this the other night and I went and picked it up today. 1975 DJ5 with V6. AMC 232 3 speed 2WD. 77k miles. Spec sheet on rear axle says limited slip but I’m not sure yet since I haven’t dug into it. Floorboards have some rust so I will replace them but other than that it’s pretty solid. Drove it a few miles tonight.

    Lights work, dash lights work, runs and idles great. Front seat in pretty good shape. Brakes might need a little work since they have never been touched. Fires right up first try. Previous owner was going to run it in the gambler rally and I’m glad he didn’t so I could save it.

    Plans are not much. Gonna fix the floorboards, turn signals, speedometer and come up with a temp mount for a passenger seat so we can wheel it. Maybe try and get the original paint job back eventually. Anyway here are some pics. I’ll post more tomorrow when I start tearing it apart.

    Picking it up

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    At home

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    Parked in the garage next to the others. Three Jeep household now

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    Pictures of the exterior. All doors work and latch

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    Motor

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    Interior pictures

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    Wiper motor. Wipers work too

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    And lastly, at least this Jeep has AC in it!

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    Cool that is has AC. Looks pretty solid. I’ll bet it’s strange driving on that side, at first.


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    Congratulations on getting this awesome DJ! I have to say that I'm kinda jealous. Nice that it'll be something that Tina can drive too

    Regarding the floorboards, is the rust bad enough to really warrant a replacement? Any chance you could just cut out the cancer and weld in patches?

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Congratulations on getting this awesome DJ! I have to say that I'm kinda jealous. Nice that it'll be something that Tina can drive too

    Regarding the floorboards, is the rust bad enough to really warrant a replacement? Any chance you could just cut out the cancer and weld in patches?

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with it
    Yeah she can drive this one. I tried to get her to drive it tonight but she wasn’t having it.

    As for the floorboards, I will probably cut out and replace. The rust is really only where the heal of your foot would rest while on the gas or brake. I can probably do a 12” or 18” piece and that would do it. There isn’t any rust in the rear cargo area s that’s good.


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    Wow...this could be a cool little campmobile...and I'm missing some mail from '75...could you look behind the seats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    Wow...this could be a cool little campmobile...and I'm missing some mail from '75...could you look behind the seats?
    That would be pretty sweet. I plan on taking it out on some dirt roads but 2WD it’s not gonna be anything tough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Yeah she can drive this one. I tried to get her to drive it tonight but she wasn’t having it.

    As for the floorboards, I will probably cut out and replace. The rust is really only where the heal of your foot would rest while on the gas or brake. I can probably do a 12” or 18” piece and that would do it. There isn’t any rust in the rear cargo area s that’s good.
    But it's an automatic

    Good deal on the floor boards.

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    So, gonna go 60s and 40s? Coil overs?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    But it's an automatic

    Good deal on the floor boards.
    She’ll drive it tomorrow I’m sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    So, gonna go 60s and 40s? Coil overs?


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    I would love to but not this one. Maybe the next one with the LS.


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