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1957 CJ-5 SW Michigan **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

“1957 CJ5. Total restoration just finished after 5 years. Engine professionally rebuilt with a 30 overbore. Pretty much stock. We put in a modern 12v alternator and starter…Jeep was originally 12v. Seats are original (I reupholstered them). Everything works and it drives as it should. Not a museum quality restoration but pretty darn good. I have a clean title. 100 miles +- on the restoration.”

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6 Comments on “1957 CJ-5 SW Michigan **SOLD**

  1. Barney Goodwin

    Note the master cyl. with an upgrade to dual chambers. So I checked the inside cab picture which seems to show only the clutch pedal through the lower firewall and the brake pedal hanging from under the dash. Pad seems to be size of a GM pedal. Application of rear brake lines look hurried and not anchored.

  2. John

    Have to agree. The 2 loops in the rear brake line is really suspect. Not intending to be critically, but else has been done in a questionable manner?

  3. Kelly Davis.

    The break lines are totally secured and have functioned flawlessly for 5 years. Yes there is a modern dual chamber master cylinder so yes the brake piston is at the top of the brake pedal. Is there a problem with any of this??? I did the loop rather than cut the brake lines I got from Kaiser Willy.

    Aslo I just sold it to a collector for the full asking price.

  4. Blaine

    The loop doesn’t affect the flow of fluid. The lack of support of the brake line is more of an issue but that would only be for long term usage/vibration. The loop will help offset the vibration stress. Many newer cars have loops at the master cylinder to absorb vibration.

  5. Barney Goodwin

    I don’t think it was the intention of the commenters, including myself, to disparage the Jeep. It’s a very nice build, and I probably should have included that in my narrative. It has nice upgrades including the dual cylinder setup. But that’s the point commenting about the rear brake lines – regardless if it brought full price. Because of how nice a build that it is, the sloppy looking and improperly anchored rear lines detract from it.
    And I think that’s a value of this site – not only showing off a nice build and ideas of upgrades on a nice Jeep for sale, but also teaching about the importance of details that can matter for both safety, appearance, and marketing.

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