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Old December 31st, 2007, 08:25 PM   #1
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Like the title says, I'm looking for the person that originally built this CJ5 Jeep. I bought it from (I think) the second owner in the Battle Creek area. He thought the builder worked in or around Battle Creek. There are several details I need to know and the original builder would likely know these answers readily. If you know the person, please ask him to contact me.

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Old December 31st, 2007, 10:16 PM   #2
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I can deffinetaly appreciate you looking for the original biulder, but it's douptful you will find them.

But, please, why not ask up your questions about that rig on here. I am pretty sure we can help.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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I suspected that someone would recognize the unit. It is a pretty serious Jeep and built well. Also it is well used. Has a 343 and I wanted to know how many miles were on the engine when installed. The brake booster and brake pedal were not setup correctly and I wanted to ask questions regarding its setup. I estimate the gears to be 4.56 but wanted to confirm.

I would think people on this site have seen this Jeep off road around Battle Creek, Lake Michigan.....
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Old January 1st, 2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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Dates of purchase. Previous owners name. Anything would be more helpful than a picture and a crappy story.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 04:55 PM   #5
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Can't help you with the motor, is it having problems?

The brakes, is it a factory CJ setup? Those are adjustable to raise and lower the pedal assembly (if I remember corectly).

To find out what gears you have, jack up the axle and start counting turns.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 05:46 PM   #6
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Can't remember if Michigan will do this; but in some states you can call the Secretary of State with the VIN number and they will forward a letter from you to the previous owner. They will not give out the name or address, but if you write a letter including a request that they contact you then you might be in luck. That is how I got in touch with the original owner of an Early Bronco VIN we had in New York State.
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I would think people on this site have seen this Jeep off road around Battle Creek, Lake Michigan.....
Not really. We're not into illegal wheeling that much. :tonka:
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 06:04 PM   #8
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Good idea on the SoS. Tried that, they suggested a local enthusiast board such as this for faster return and information. They were not willing to forward my contact information to anyone (makes sense I guess). Thanks anyway, I appreciate the help and ideas.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 06:35 PM   #9
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Try carfax .com? Pay the extra money and get a full report?
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I doubt carfax would be of any help. jack up the jeep pull the diff cover and find the numbers on the ring gear and divide to find your ratio.
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I doubt carfax would be of any help. jack up the jeep pull the diff cover and find the numbers on the ring gear and divide to find your ratio.
x2 never hurts to change your fluid either.
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