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Old CJ5, told Mrs. Kathy I wouldn't buy another project (as a trade jelled)
#1427233 Tue Oct 19 2021 03:30 AM
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'Bolter
And the good news is she's OK with the deal! My Little Bro said he was selling his '63 CJ5 farm auction purchase from a few years ago. If I wanted it I could have it for $100 more than he paid. Well I remembered it all very well. We were at the Back Gate Auction, (a big week long farm auction) and I'd checked out the old jeep. Pretty nice body, very little rust, decent old mud tires and the motor cranked instantly and sounded like the proverbial sewing machine. It was covered with mud from last years duck season and likely hadn't been loved in decades. Well, the auctioneer was about to close the sale at $350 when Brother walked up. Told him it was a pretty decent old Jeep and he ortta bid $400. He did, the next word was "SOLD!" Brother, "WHAT!@it." As I laughed myself silly, he looked the old Jeep over and soon felt a little better about it all.

Fast forward to yesterday, was at Brothers place when he made the above mentioned offer. Well my reply was I really couldn't, first of all it was worth more than that (he quickly agreed) and just last week I'd promised my bride I wouldn't buy another project, we have plenty. I also mentioned I was thinking about selling my Farmall Super A. We talked on and eventually hit upon a trade. The Jeep is actually a pretty nice little topless, ride the back roads and old woods trails sorta Jeep. He's done a very few things to it and it's always ready for deer season. Except this year, the starter is in the floor and it needs brushes. Oh Well every old Jeep always needs something. The old saying, "JEEP, Just Empty Every Pocket" is a real thing.

Currently Mrs. Kathy is away on a Ozark Mt. horse riding camping week with friends. We just talked and I shared the Good news, her comment, "at least you didn't Buy another one".

I'll take it.

RonR

Last edited by moparguy; Tue Oct 19 2021 04:12 AM.

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Re: Old CJ5, told Mrs. Kathy I wouldn't buy another project (as a trade jelled)
moparguy #1427239 Tue Oct 19 2021 04:26 AM
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Socket Breaker
You only have too many projects when you run out of room to work on them. right?

Something like that.

Re: Old CJ5, told Mrs. Kathy I wouldn't buy another project (as a trade jelled)
moparguy #1427242 Tue Oct 19 2021 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by moparguy
The old saying, "JEEP, Just Empty Every Pocket" is a real thing.
grin
Never been a Jeep guy, so had never heard that, but I'm very familiar with BOAT: Bust Out Another Thousand. frown


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Re: Old CJ5, told Mrs. Kathy I wouldn't buy another project (as a trade jelled)
moparguy #1427246 Tue Oct 19 2021 09:57 AM
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thumbs_up


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Re: Old CJ5, told Mrs. Kathy I wouldn't buy another project (as a trade jelled)
moparguy #1427247 Tue Oct 19 2021 11:28 AM
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That jeep is every bit as much fun as a new side x side .Nice brother to sell it to you .
.I got a short story about when I was working a construction job changing out the transformers at Camp Rilea at the Oregon coast back in 1967. Week end warriors were there training and they told of the new jeeps 1967-68  problems ,, 'They said the way they were built that when a front wheel left the ground over a big bump that the wheel turned in like you see the Volkswagen do and cause wrecks .. I wondered how true that statement was ? And wonder if they changed the engineering ..I did see a white one in a building there that was for parades and it was an older one maybe like the one you  have.. 


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Re: Old CJ5, told Mrs. Kathy I wouldn't buy another project (as a trade jelled)
moparguy #1427251 Tue Oct 19 2021 01:14 PM
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'Bolter
When I was in AIT at Fort Knox training they warned us of the possibility BTW 1968


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Re: Old CJ5, told Mrs. Kathy I wouldn't buy another project (as a trade jelled)
moparguy #1427253 Tue Oct 19 2021 01:38 PM
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I always wanted an older Jeep. Farmall's are a lot easier to find (at least in Nebraska) than CJ5's that are in decent shape. Nice score. thumbs_up Also, nice to hear that you have an understanding spouse.

John


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Re: Old CJ5, told Mrs. Kathy I wouldn't buy another project (as a trade jelled)
moparguy #1427264 Tue Oct 19 2021 04:15 PM
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I just sold a Jeep Scrambler CJ-8. You know, the Pickup version.

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Re: Old CJ5, told Mrs. Kathy I wouldn't buy another project (as a trade jelled)
moparguy #1427305 Wed Oct 20 2021 01:27 AM
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The Jeep the Troops at Camp Rilea were referring to was an M151, that Was not a Jeep per say but a built for the Military Vehicle. The M151 had fully independent suspension on each for corner and would get pretty squirrelly if you didn't know how to drive it.

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Re: Old CJ5, told Mrs. Kathy I wouldn't buy another project (as a trade jelled)
moparguy #1427321 Wed Oct 20 2021 03:39 AM
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We were warned about those also in Basic Training in 1970.


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