1963 Jeep CJ5 Willys

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Engine:F4-134 Hurricane
Number of Cylinders:4
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1963 Kaiser Willys CJ5 with F4-134 Hurricane piston engine
I am selling this jeep because I am in the military and moving. I have put a lot of effort and money into it. I am not trying to rip any one off and will answer any of your questions honestly. I have tried to identify any issues that I know about and discuss them below. Start price is firm. The jeep is totally road worthy and has current tags.
Good luck bidding! Thank you
I recently repainted the body in flat olive drab; I liked this color as it gives the Jeep a very expedition/ military look. The paint job is very utilitarian and looks fine from about 10 feet away but there are small drilled holes, dings, and roughly finished bondo work that is apparent close up. The left fender has some damage (see picture) and the right fender has been replaced. There is bondo on the body which appeared sound so I left it. There is some rot on the passenger side under the body supports and on the driver’s side. It is a small amount and has been covered with POR15 rust preventative. The seats have been professionally recovered with a nice weather resistant material in a saddle brown color.
The 4 cylinder engine runs very good, it is being driven but does not have the road speed I thought it would (45-50 MPH).
It has a new high torque starter, new battery cables, new high output alternator, new valve cover gasket, new electronic distributor, new carburetor, new Humvee throttle cable, new upper and lower hoses, new radiator cap and radiator, new water pump and new engine temp sensor. There is also a new fuel tank complete, new fuel filter and new sending unit and new fuel pump. It also has a new transmission which is a 3 speed and shifts fine with no obvious synchro or clutch problems. It also has a new transfer case. There is a new exhaust system that has not been put on yet. Both the front and rear differentials have been rebuilt with new wheel bears, new brake system, new parking brake and new clutch. It also has a new brake master cylinder. The jeep has 5 new tires. The front has new lockouts for the 4 wheel drive. All new front steering components to include new bell crank. Steering is very tight. New shocks. The engine does not smoke.
The jeep has a new wiring harness. The new headlights, new taillights, new brake lights and new turn signals, all work. The jeep also has a new speedo assembly but odometer does not work. The new gauge cluster has been wired, but the fuel and the engine temp gauge do not work. I think I have not wired it correctly and there is a ground issue.
The frame is solid with no rot or repairs.

Rear differential developed a leak at the seal where the drive shaft meets the rear differential. It has a new seal so not for sure what is going on with it. The leak is a drip.
The rear main seal on the engine leaks. It didn’t leak until I replaced the seal when the transmission was being replaced. It is not a big leak but it still leaks some. I used Lucas stop leak and it seemed to help it and it has mostly stopped. I can’t say if the engine uses any oil from running because of the leak.
Temp and Gas Gauge do not work. All new components but I can’t seem to get it grounded correctly.
Jeep has no functioning windshield wipers. The vacuum wiper motor needs to be rebuilt I was going to do it but didn’t get around to it.
The old muffler system has a leak in it. I have the new muffler system that is correct for the year and model but didn’t get around to replacing it.
The horn button worked too well and it would honk all the time! I had to isolate the metal contact on the new horn button to get it to stop. It would go off while turning corners which gave me more attention than I wanted! The jeep has a new steering wheel and horn system but I think it would be best to convert to a horn button on the steering wheel column instead. Yes, I didn’t get around to changing it.
The brakes on this jeep are drum brakes which are not as effective as modern disc brakes so it takes a little more time to stop the jeep. Please be aware of this.
The jeep is very clean and you won’t have to clean it up. It will have a full tank of gas in it also. All in all a very solid Jeep for the year but it is over 50 years old. It does not drive like a modern jeep. It drives like a cross between an ATV and tractor! It is fun to drive but don’t expect a modern smooth ride. The jeep is sold as is with no warranty. Please ask any questions you may have before bidding I am not trying to rip anyone off. This vehicle is for sale locally and I reserve the right to pull off Ebay before bidding ends.

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