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2 Jeeps, what would you do

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by SandhillMike, Oct 28, 2004.

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What would you suggest?

  1. Make the '66 your driver

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  2. Make the '74 your driver

    67.5%
  3. Sell one and build something else

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  4. Sell both and spend your time playing golf

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  1. Oct 28, 2004
    SandhillMike

    SandhillMike Moderator

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    Here's the queston. I have 2 Jeeps worthy of being finished. If I keep them both, one as a driver and one as a off road only what do you think I should do? At present the 74 is stock. I6, T14/D20 and I think 3.34 gears in the D30/D44's. The 66 is a V6, T90/D18/OD with 5.38's in the D30 with disc brakes (perches over and under) and stock D44. It also has springs from a CJ7. I also have a Ford T18 and a Jeep T150/D20 laying around along with a spare stock 70 frame. Which one would make the better driver/all around Jeep and which one would make the better off road machine.
     
  2. Oct 28, 2004
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    sorry, partial to V6s and 5:38s
     
  3. Oct 28, 2004
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ;)
     
  4. Oct 28, 2004
    MOP

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    I would beat on the '74 offroad and drive the '66. Having the 5.38's in your offroad machine would be good. Then just send the T18 to me so you don't have to think about it.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2004
    kcjeep

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    I vote for the '66 V6...got the same in my '69
     
  6. Oct 29, 2004
    CT

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    I would keep your 1974 jeep in stock condition. And use the already modified 66 jeep for your off road rig. Frankly, I prefer to keep all my jeeps as close to factory stock as possible. It is just a thing with me.
    (here is my recent stock jeep. : http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7125

    I know those things are more fun off road with the big tires and stuff.
    But running down the highway on a rainy or icy day and having to make a quick stop, I feel a stock jeep will be much safer. Especially if you get into skid and get sideways. Just my opinion. Congratulations on having 2 jeeps. One for playing in the dirt, and the other one as a daily driver.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2004
    DanStew

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    I would say also kee pteh 74 for road duties and the 66 for offroad. the 5.38s kill you on the road for speed. Drop in the T18 in the 66 and you will have one stout trail jeep. HHMMM you have an extra frame, i may have to get with you in a few months and see if you want to part with it :)
     
  8. Oct 29, 2004
    sparky

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    The '74 will have better road manners and another Early on the trail is just what we need.

    OR you could sell the '74 and put that money into that sweet Willys pickup you have for a DD. :D
     
  9. Oct 29, 2004
    DanStew

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    You know Mike, you may want to take the 74 and put it into the Willys Wagon. The 258 6 cyl would be nice in th ewagon and you could sell the cj body and frame and recoup some costs.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2004
    timgr

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    A '74 will be a lot more comfortable and safer driver. Probably cheaper to run and maintain too. Stock gear ratios in '74 were 3.73 and 4.27.
     
  11. Oct 29, 2004
    Ducks-Bass-n-Jeeps

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    I belive the 74 sounds like it would be better at keeping up with traffic.
     
  12. Oct 29, 2004
    Duke47

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    I'd go with the '74 on the road, and keep the '66 with those 5.38 gears on the the trails. Like timgr said '74 gearing is 3.73. As far as takin' a '74 into the woods and trails with a T-14, D-20 combo with 3.73 gears that what I run in my '74. I just try not to get in over my head on trails I know I can't get out of.
     
  13. Oct 29, 2004
    Glenn

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    What wagon?
     
  14. Oct 29, 2004
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Mike has another :shock:
     
  15. Oct 29, 2004
    53Flattie

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    Make the '74 the DD.

    I drove "Granny" back to my house, and let me tell you, even though they are really close to an early CJ5, they are much more comfortable. The hanging pedals and manual saginaw steering make things really nice.

    Just my .02
     
  16. Oct 29, 2004
    DanStew

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    Oops.. sorry meant the truck ;)
     
  17. Oct 29, 2004
    Glenn

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    Really? I totally missed that. :(
     
  18. Oct 29, 2004
    sparky

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    It was a question not a statment Glenn. I was reading what Dan wrote too.

    Whats wrong with the ole Super Hurricane in the truck? Why put a 258 in there?
     
  19. Oct 29, 2004
    Glenn

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    Ain't nothing wrong the Super Hurricane! Dan, wash your mouth out with soap and go stand in the corner.
     
  20. Oct 29, 2004
    SandhillMike

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    Thanks for the input guys. Now I just need to get to work. :D
     

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