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1981 CJ-5 Irvine, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,900.

Michael has this nice looking CJ-5 for sale.

“A hard to find a jeep in excellent condition with much restored and no expense spared. Almost every mechanical detail has been addressed while keeping the original feel.
Complete 258 4.2L Engine Rebuild by Pettis Performance w/ documentation!
Howell Aftermarket Fuel Injection, California Approved, Clutch & Flywheel
New Painless Wiring Harness, Speedhut LED Gauges, Powermaster Alternator
Balanced Drive Shafts, front & rear by Drivelines Inc. of Lake Forest
New Vastly Improved Ride with Leaf Springs by Deaver Springs of Santa Ana
New Bilstein Shocks, Engine and Transmission mounts, Battery, Hoses
New MagnaFlow Exhaust
Jeep Factory Original CJ Powder Coated 15×8 Rims
Original Paint!

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The motor was pulled to completely rebuild the engine with the best of all components and machining and to add a Howell California legal fuel injection system ($1,200.00). This is not a rebuilt crate motor! The head work includes surfacing, all new valves, springs, Viton seals, hardened seats, etc. All receipts for the machining and components along with a photo diary of the engine assembly work. The engine was bored .030 over, align honed, crank turned 10/10, Comp Cam camshaft installed, etc. The clutch, flywheel, and related components are new.

The engine, flywheel ring gear, and clutch assembly have been balanced. New exhaust manifold. The engine, clutch work, and related components are estimated to be approximately $4.000.00. Replaced the entire electrical harness, from headlights to tail lights, with the latest generation of the Painless CJ kit ($850.00). The alternator is a 100 amp American made unit from Powermaster. All of the gauges have been replaced with Speedhut LED gauges made in Utah ($800.00). The speedo is GPS and accurate regardless of tire size and gearing. It also shows altitude and direction. These are by far the best gauges for a CJ, on the market. Pioneer speakers and foam covers behind the factory speaker locations, and the Jeep is pre-wired for a radio.

All of the lighting components, interior and exterior, have been replaced along with LED tailights. The headlights as well as all of the lights, are bright with no grounding issues. The stainless KC off road lights are new and work, wired with a relay. The radiator, hoses, and belts are new. The water pump is a high flow unit from Flowkooler ($100.00). The high flow thermostat is Robert Shaw. Virtually the entire fuel system from the gas cap and filler to the multi-port fuel injection has been replaced, including the tank, shield, and sender. The hard lines were not replaced. The leaf springs are new with a much improved ride, rebuilt by Deaver Springs in Santa Ana. The rear driveshaft is new and the original rear drive shaft was brought to the front for strength.

Both have been rebalanced by Drivelines Inc. in Lake Forest, Ca. The seats, carpeting, dash pad, steering wheel, Rugged Ridge molded floor mats, visors, shifter boot, shifter knobs, lights, and controls are new. The windshield frame, wiper blades, seals, and rubber are new. The front bumper filler, flares, mirrors, and stainless hardware is new. The wheels are Jeep factory CJ 15X8 wheels, which were powdercoated. The 5 matching tires are 32 inchers, not new but in very nice shape with great tread and no cracking. The canvas top is a few years old, but it is in nice shape. The plastic windows do have very minor scratches. Days were spent steam cleaning the entire underside of the Jeep, and it is immaculate. The tranny (T176), axles (Dana 20 & 30), and transfer case (Dana 300) have not been rebuilt, but they work as they should with no known problems. They appear original to the vehicle. Transmission tower assembly has been rebuilt to remove slop in the shifter.

Every single thing on this Jeep works as it should, right down to the windshield washer squirter speaking of which, the washer and radiator reservoirs are also new. Everything replaced or done to this Jeep has not been mentioned and the original paint has been left alone, as there are very few honest, unmolested CJ’s left. No attempt has been made to detail the engine compartment with a cheesy paint job. The Jeep is very solid and has a little over 1000 miles on it. An initial 20 minute cam break-in with Comp Cams break-in oil has been done. It just ran through California smog with no problems, and it is registered through May of 2019.

I hold a clear California title in my name. The rebuild was done by a true perfectionist after restoring cars his entire adult life, He has a passion for what he does, and has spared no expense in the work done so far. Almost every receipt is in the binder. Please understand that this is a 35 year old vehicle, it is by no means cosmetically perfect, but it is very nice for it’s age.”


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