CJ5 Jeep, fiberglass body, tilt back hood, Clifford 6, New everything nice resto

1974 Jeep CJ Resto mod with Clifford 6

Technical specifications of Jeep CJ 1974

Price: US $15,411.00
Item location: Park City, Utah, United States
Make: Jeep
Model: CJ
SubModel: Older full restoration, garaged since
Type: SUV
Trim: Resto mod with Clifford 6
Year: 1974
Mileage: 30000
VIN: 8322A16484
Color: Imron pure yellow tint
Engine size: Clifford S-6, high torque, 250HP
Number of cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual T-18 w granny
Drive type: 4WD
Drivetrain: 4 Wheel Drive
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: Old School. lucky if it stops
Options: Old school, lucky if it starts, Soft top, new Bestop, but 32 years old
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This is a 1974 CJ-5 with a perfect, rust free, spot free frame, full fiberglass body, Imron aircraft paint, which was applied 32 years ago, but perfect in all respects (STORED INSIDE, see pictures), tilt back hood and fenders (sit on tire and work on Jeep), new everything, but garaged for decades after only putting 250 miles on. Perfect tow bar too
I could call this a garage find, but the truth is that I just got busy and lost the spark. I took a rusted crap jeep and removed everything, sandblasted the frame and applied old school zink based primer and lead based paint to everything. It has never seen sun or rain in 32 years. I purchased a Shell Valley tub and one piece hood and placed that on 2" body lift cushions. I painted that in the now totally illegal Imron aircraft paint in pure tint yellow (no color added), so it is the toughest paint you could buy at the time. It's even better today since this stuff is outlawed, just like the primer and paint on the frame. So, the yellow is so bright that you cannot look at it. Check the pictures and know the lights are off inside a warehouse. It has NEW Dick Cepek fun country 35" radial tires. This Jeep was built for sand, what I enjoy the most and these are the best tires for that.
Add to this new radiator, gauges, seats, shocks, leaf springs, lights, 5 way harnesses, roll cage, interior, top, electronics and then I added a straight-6 with the Clifford cam, intake, headers,etc. I also installed a T-18 tranny with granny and a heavy spring racing clutch.
Is it perfect? Nope! Fact is, I never finished. Yes, it would drive just fine right now, lights work, brakes work, everything is just fine. Mirror, 1 gauge glass and windshield are cracked, 12" spoke wheels are a little rusty, but fine (don't use alloy wheels, that's a moron play. These will bend on a rock, so you just bend it back. Alloy will crack). If you put some time into the ancient motor and a new battery and polish it up, it would take you to work everyday, but that's not what I wanted. I wanted to put a set of Dana 44's on it, which I have a front 44 axle inside the jeep now. I wanted to extend the front and rear and build special suspension, but alas, that didn't happen. Regardless, this has perfectly good corporate 30's.
The Clifford stuff on the motor is old school, but it's supposed to get 250 HP out of that motor without giving up torque. Given a revival of this motor, I could beat everybody on sand. It requires no power to do well on sand. The T-18 is the dream tranny, so the set-up is just great. However, the motor has sat forever. Tried to crank it a couple of years ago and ended up pulling the plugs and soaking pistons with WD-40 and have not checked back. The motor was well and perfectly rebuilt, so I doubt if it's major, but it's an AS-IS find and you need to get it rolling. More likely, someone will drop a gnarly V-8 into it and have a blast!
Parts alone, I have $11,000 siting there on a $1000 frame with hundreds of picky hours in it's restoration. I'm retiring and getting a motor-home to travel for years to come and don't want to store it. Towing my other yellow jeep (2015 version), but it's not nearly as yellow. Anyway, this, I would consider fully restored with basic axles and a motor that needs work or replacement, but the jeep needs nothing else and it's a total classic. May take 4 months to get a title for it (lost it, but it still has the Oregon plate)
I looked up CJ5's in KSL.com and Ebay and took the average of all the older, but "restored", part restored and any newly painted jeeps, which ran from $12,500 to $19,500. The average was $15,411 and that's how I arrived at the price. Don't offer a low ball price. The answer will be no. Why? Because NONE of them had a fiberglass body, DC tires, Imron paint or a T-18 tranny, let alone $11k in parts at 1978 prices, all old stock, all still new.

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