1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

68 CJ5 Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by RalloZA35, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Mar 27, 2017
    Jim Eyster

    Jim Eyster New Member

    Central Ohio
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2017
    Messages:
    31
    Same here. My title says it's a '67. According to the VIN it's a '68 V6, made in Canada. In reality, it's a F-Head, six volt system, so the real year is probably earlier. I think my tub was replaced at one point, and that's where the SN came from.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2017
    D. Whitton

    D. Whitton New Member

    Shediac, New...
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Messages:
    10
    Yeah, mine is a F head also, The PO said it was 6 volts, I thought it was 6 volts also, until I traced the Generator serial #'s and discovered it was a 12 volt system. Some times the internet is useful.
     
    Jim Eyster likes this.
  3. Mar 28, 2017
    RalloZA35

    RalloZA35 New Member

    Illinois
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    I have used the vin decoder and that's what it came up with but I'll go through it again. And confirm it, thank you!
     
  4. Mar 28, 2017
    RalloZA35

    RalloZA35 New Member

    Illinois
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    I believe my serial is off of another jeep also, if I remember correctly it says it's an f-head.. I'll check it out again tomorrow and post my results haha
     
    Jim Eyster likes this.
  5. Apr 3, 2017
    RalloZA35

    RalloZA35 New Member

    Illinois
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    I am having a hard time decoding the actual year of the jeep.. Ive been cruising through some decoding pages and it is apparently a universal cj5, open body, universal smog, right hand drive, and has the F4.. Where do I find the year? VIN is 8305 S 241953. Thanks.

    I have found a pdf file, that doesn't have the year of 68.. but based on the previous numbers made per year I would say Im around late 68 to early 69
     
  6. May 7, 2017
    dieseljeeper

    dieseljeeper New Member

    spanaway, wa
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2017
    Messages:
    21
    Howdy, from your pictures your body is repairable. One other very good source of repair panels and hat channels (the supports under the floor) is midwest military. M38a1 and early CJ-5s share a lot of parts and the rust damaged panels under the doors are available through John and having just replaced the right floor, hat channels and the panel under the door the panels are some of the best Ive seen. One advantage of replacing the floor, hat channels and the body side is it saves cutting out about a jillion spot welds. Good luck with it and have fun doing it!
     
    Cowboyjeeper likes this.
  7. May 17, 2017
    RalloZA35

    RalloZA35 New Member

    Illinois
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    Alright, I'm gonna see about repairing instead of replacing! Thanks to all of you. The progress has been reduced to a snail pace.. Between work, the farm, and trying to get some extra schooling in I have got zero time. But I have managed to get the engine and trans out since I last posted. Cylinders look fine, however with timing chain off, I cannot spin the crank over by hand. So I am hoping that when I start the tear down of thew engine I don't find a damaged crank. But that's pretty much where I sit, I've been working on getting the brake lines and axles off so I can send it out to be blasted. So That is all I've got for now!
     
  8. May 20, 2017
    IRQVET

    IRQVET Member

    Oregon
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2015
    Messages:
    548
    Personally, I'd ditch that tub and look for something else, maybe in an area like Cali or Arizona, where the body cancer is less prevalent. My $1,000 CJ was 98% rust free and the tub was almost perfect. Granted, I got very lucky.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2019
    RalloZA35

    RalloZA35 New Member

    Illinois
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    Well I had to put the Jeep on the back burner sadly as other things have had to take precedence but over the course of almost two years I’ve gotten to here..

    I got the engine and trans out, engine requires a rebuild, heads off you can hardly turn it over by hand and it creaks and groans (like a 51 year old would) also the outputs on the transfer case are loose as a goose. Starting to figure out what I’m gonna do with my steering. Once I get some steel to start mocking it all up I can get front axle and springs off and have it sent out for blasting and painting. Hopefully there aren’t too many more delays in Progess like this.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2019
    RalloZA35

    RalloZA35 New Member

    Illinois
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Hellion likes this.

Share This Page

New Posts