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1968 Jeep CJ5 NO RESERVE

1968 Jeep CJ

Condition: Used
Make: Jeep
Model: CJ
Type: Convertible
Year: 1968
Mileage: 61500
VIN: 8305S239250
Color: WWII Olive Drab
Engine: Hurricane F4
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: WWII Olive Drab
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
4-Wheel Drive

Description for Jeep CJ 1968

OK, I'm having to relist this because of a %&(I$% non-paying winning bidder. Flat put the screws to me. So, here we go again dammit. This is an M38A1 CLONE. It's a 1968 CJ5 that I've 'militarized'. The engine is is a 4 cylinder, half the valves in the block and the other half in the overhead position. It's known as the "Hurricane" engine. I started by mounting 7.00x16 military wheels and NDT tires. That changed the stance and raised the body up a bit. I then had the engine rebuilt... maybe 3000 miles ago. All new internals, new fuel pump, new clutch and pressure plate, new gas tank. I replaced the old generator with an alternator, and it works waaaay better. New carburetor (although it's from India and I suspect it was made from melted down ball point pens, but in spite of that it works very well). I split the windshield glass and got new (repop) M38A1 rubber. Also new windshield to body seal. Since the car sat outside for a number of years ( it IS 51 years old) the floors had a bit of rust-through... I've pop-rivet-patch-panelled them, so they're safe and don't splash any water. All new master cylinder and wheel cylinders. New brake lines and fittings.. A 'winter top' is included. Winter top means there's plastic over the rear window hole and connectors for side curtains and/or canvas doors. And, it's a little heavier-duty than a 'summer top'. All top brackets and bows are present. I mounted the 5 gal. military gas can on the rear, CJs had a tailgate, military jeeps do not have a tailgate. Just the same, it all works, and I have the canvas chain covers in place. I have another wheel for the spare, and I have a sort-of mount for the spare, but I just never got around to mounting it. Plus I couldn't find a tire. (Seats are non-military, but honestly, the CJ5 seats are a lot more comfortable for this 72 year old man, so I haven't really been in much of a hurry to find the M38A1 seats). So, there ya' go... if you want to put smiles on people's faces, get a hello wave from a bunch of people and thumbs up... this is the car for you. You won't be driving on the freeway, unless youre on the shoulder, moving along at around 50 mph. But this wasn't a vehicle designed for the freeway. Out in the country, around town and out on the secondary roads (gravel here in Oklahoma), it's freedom at it's best. The trailer has also been modified. Beginning with a tailgate, (which I actually like, so you don't have to lift or unload everything over the sides) but, nevertheless... and at some point the corner handles were cut off. The safety chains were cut off, however I have included repop chains that I have yet to install. I replaced all the wheel bearings on the trailer, added new wheels and tires. The jeep speedometer made noise, so I disconnected it. Even after I had the radiator R&R'd, the temp gauge always showed it was boiling over, so I carried a laser thermometer for a couple of months and it showed 168 degrees every time. Probably a bad sender. I have included service manuals on both jeep and trailer and a tow bar. This is a great rig. Good for many miles of smiles and fun. And every parade your small town has...
A little more... in order to install the safety chains on the trailer, the holes in the draw bar will need to be enlarged and it will require some welding. I don't think I ever wired the trailer correctly, although there are wires present. Just never got around to it. When I got it, it had these hideous, giant, iron-framed. humongous Ford tail lights that I removed immediately. Anyway, the service manual has the original wiring diagrams. I'll even throw in a kaiser-willys parts catalog, that can help with ID-ing parts and has some sub-assembly drawings along with prices. I think I still have the generator, the old master cylinder and wheel cylinders, and probably some new stuff that never got used. Headlights, tail lights, and brake lights on the jeep all work. I'm not sure about the backup lights. I don't drive at night. The jeep. I don't drive the jeep at night. I normally drive it, on nice days, with the top off and windshield down. It's a little "peppier" that way. But if it's raining or snowing, then definitely the top needs to be up. Or at least get yourself under a poncho. It just occurred to me that I have about a half gallon of WWII OD paint to include! I also have an aluminum hard top that could be bargained for separately. ...So anyway, bid to buy. It's a helluva lot of fun.