Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1980 Jeep CJ5
The call of the wild, the great outdoors, into the great wide open, getting a little mud on the tires, all representative of this 1980 CJ5 which has undergone a full rust remediation and repaint, engine and transmission rebuild, upgraded clutch, new fuel pump, water pump, radiator carburetor, alternator, Best top, new bikini top, frame based half doors, and a new set of Falken WildPeaks weighing n at 33 inches. Im diggin this Jeep from 1980 and it\'s like new! Our consignor notes that the factory installed Myers 6.5 foot hydraulic plow with controls is available for purchase at an extra cost.
All straight and true, and now bathed in Rhino liner paint for the exterior and its Antique White. Nifty glossy black accenting presents on the grille, bumpers, new Best soft top and doors, side view mirrors, and fender guards. True to the Jeep design, which has remained constant for nearly 60 years, it is ready to take on the outdoors and whatever it can throw at it. On the back is a set of tubes for fishing rods and a spare tire holder that doubles as a multi bike rack. A near perfect black top in denim material has clear windows in plastic and removable doors. It also includes a bikini top to really let the wind in your hair. A few areas of underlying rust bubbling is noted but it\'s very minor. 15-inch black painted wheels have 235/75R15 Falken WildPeak AT knobby rubber wrapping them, including the spare and are all from the 2nd week of 2017. A very sweet little 4x4 ready for nearly anything, just point it upward and head on. Is that a high altitude barking spider off to my passenger\'s side!?
A swing of the black denim exterior and steel tubed famed door reveals the back side of the canvas and inner door workings. Covering the interior is gray canvas and it is like new. Plastic windows abound again for weight loss and give panoramic views from any seating position on the inside. Speaking of which as we slip inside on the Cadillac high back power leather tan buckets which are in very nice condition and have integrated headrests and our consignor is including the factory low back buckets should you want things more original. Covered in smooth black plastic is a central console for some extra storage in the center is a large lockable storage box topped with a storage tray. As we move forward from this box the floors are finished in Antique White Rhino lining and have brown floor carpeted floor mats covering them. The long arm transmission shifter and the factory 4x4 twin stick shifters reside here just prior to the dash. This dash is also Antique White, all steel and is peppered with all the essential gauges and then some. Toggles and pulls abound as does a bank of 12V power outlets and a USB charger capable plug in. In front of the passenger is a white steel \"Jesus\" bar and a glove box door. Fronting the dash is a factory black steering wheel. Note the front windshield can be lowered for extra versatility. In back, a brown leather bench resides for those tag alongs they may need a ride to get them out of that uncivilized world they were hiking in for the past week. Also, a roll bar encircles the roofline just in case you are a bit too ambitious on the vertical climb.
Under the flip up hood is a gleaming totally rebuilt258ci Inline 6 cylinder mill. It has blue valve coverings and a blue painted block with no corrosion or even patina under this hood. Lots-o-aforementioned new parts are on this engine including a new fuel pump,water pump, radiator, new HEI distributor, plugs and wires,and alternator. A rew 2-barrel carburetor is feeding it fossils and air, and on back is a rebuilt 4-speed manual T-176 transmission with a new upgraded clutch and to drive the front wheels is a Dana 300 transfer case. Front and rear gearing is at 3.54.
Black paint is everywhere for the floor pans and frame which is rust free and solid with plenty of new mechanical. Suspension is all leaf spring and we see freshly redone front disc and rear drums for braking. No drips or oiling are seen and we note a new fuel tank and sending unit.
I just love the ingenuity that goes into some of the CJ mods and this one does not disappoint. I climbed in over the rocker bar and was off to the test track. Here I rode in Cadillac leather comfort and it did very well, as expected, with great acceleration, solid bias free panic stopping and good handling. I did go into 4x4 mode, and it worked well, but did not get to actually climb anything!
Grab your groover, mount the bikes and throw the fishing rods into those rear mounted tubes and go exploring, climbing, camping and whatever else we do in the great outdoors. Let\'s get a little mud on the tires!
M-4 Speed Manual
C-258ci I6 2bbl
055718-Sequential Unit Number
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