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1956 CJ-5 Halls, TN $6800


If the floor patches aren’t too bad, this is worth a look.

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“For sale I have a nice example of a 1956 Willys CJ5. This is running, driving, Jeep that is in good condition for a 64 year old vehicle. It runs, drives, shifts, and stops like an original 1956 CJ5.

The drive train includes the original L134 Willys Hurricane 4 cylinder, original T-90 three speed transmission, original T-18 transfer case (High/Low), Dana 25 front axle, and Dana 44 rear axle. The transmission shifts smoothly and the clutch operates as expected. The front axle has locking hubs. The electrical system has been converted to 12v.

The tub does have rust, some of which has been addressed by a previous owner’s DIY repairs. The rust is primarily in the floor and associated braces. However, this does not affect the drivability.

The top that is currently on it is a Bestop Supertop. It is in good condition with no rips or tears, but the vinyl does have some discoloring and the windows have some scuffs. Also included is an older Bestop, appears to be perhaps 70’s or 80’s vintage, with the double window doors. The top material is in good shape, has a few patches and discoloration, but the stitching has dry rotted due to age. This is the top in the last photo.

The correct vintage Harrison heater works quite well and will keep the inside heated on a cold day. All lights work correctly. The original vacuum windshield wiper is not installed, but is included. I don’t know if it works. An electric wiper is also included but uninstalled.

A significant amount of work has been done to this Jeep over the last 5 years including:

1. Rebuilt Carburetor
2. Rebuilt Steering Box with new bearings, seals, and output shaft
3. All new steering linkage components
4. Complete brake system replacement including master cylinder, all brake lines, wheel cylinders, shoes, drums, and hardware.
5. Complete suspension replacement including all four leaf springs, shocks, shock plates, shackles, pivot bolts, etc.
6. New exhaust system from headpipe to tailpipe
7. New king pin bearings, seals, wheel bearings, and pinion seals on front axle
8. New U-Joints for both front and rear driveshafts
9. Recored Radiator
10. New heater blower motor and switch
11. New radial Cooper tires
12. New parking brake assembly including yoke, drum, etc.
13. New yokes at all axle and transfer case input/outputs

With this being an older vehicle, it wouldn’t be complete without a few issues. The rear main seal of the engine leaks. It’s common with these engines. The transfer case leaks at the rear output shaft. The shaft is splined, and it allows fluid to leak from under the pinion nut. This is not a hard fix, I just haven’t gotten to it. The paint is presentable, but it has flaked off from where gas was spilled below the filler.

Overall, this is a good running and driving early CJ5. If interested, please give me a call, text, or email. I do not need help selling this vehicle. If this ad is still posted, the jeep is still available.”


2 Comments on “1956 CJ-5 Halls, TN $6800

  1. Bob in nc

    I am not suggesting this jeep needs new floors but if it does that’s not a cheap or quick job to do. Otherwise owner has listed some good information. Don’t know much about market price in the cj5’s just that they made more cj5’s than the other 2a+ 3a+3b Jeep’s. Didn’t they?

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