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Numbers match cj-5 newbie

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Shortee, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Sep 29, 2008
    Shortee

    Shortee New Member

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    Just picked up a 1960 cj-5 mint condition.Model number is a 57548 and the number on the front of the drivers
    side frame looks like 425L and the number on the lower passenger side of the block is SD 807895 11A. Also is this A 4-134 or a 4-150.Igot a super deal on this thing. I think im going to enjoy the feedback i receive from everyone.Need to know if the numbers are matching. THANX to any body that can give me info ??
     
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  2. Sep 29, 2008
    timgr

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    AFAIK there's no such thing as matching numbers on a CJ-5. On later models, you can roughly match the production dates, but on early models, I think there's even less correspondence between the VIN and the engine numbers. If you find the right number, the chassis number should match the sequential (last) part of the VIN.

    Why do you think it's a 150? Only the F134 was available in 1960. The 150 is an '80s engine. Post a picture of under the hood for confirmation.

    Welcome from Boston!
     
  3. Sep 29, 2008
    Shortee

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    Thanx Tim.One guy told me it was a 150 and thats why im askin.This is my first jeep ive always had 70 to 74
    Broncos.So im on thin ice.THANX again
     
  4. Sep 29, 2008
    sparky

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    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    welcome from so-cal....nice looking rig Shortee :beer:
    Jim S.
     
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    Shortee

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    Thanx Jim. I got my work cut out for me learning about older jeeps.The reason is should i custom this thing
    and possibly lose value of originality or leave stock.
     
  8. Sep 29, 2008
    sparky

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    Looks nice, clean, and original to me. If it were me I'd leave it stock(ish). Depending upon your use.
     
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    Boyink

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    Looks pretty nice as-is..plenty of already-cutup rigs out there for customization. What are you going to do with it? Unless you're getting into rockcrawling, look to upgrade steering and brakes, throw a set of lockers or limited slips in and call it a day.
     
  10. Sep 29, 2008
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    I would not cut up or lift that rig. It is a truly rare, mostly stock cj. There is plenty of jeeps you can customize to your hearts content.

    Nice, very clean stock cj. It's rare to find one in what appears to be that good of shape.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2008
    Shortee

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    Another serial number ??????

    Been to numerous web sites.Model number is 57548 1960 CJ-5.Found motor number on block, 4J 262762 can
    this be original motor.Cant find the numbers matching on any sites, May be i dont get the number order?
    THANX SHORTEE
     
  12. Oct 8, 2008
    sparky

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    Re: Another serial number ??????


    Maybe I'm a little dense but it seems like we've covered this already. I agree with Tim, there's no such thing as a "numbers matching" CJ-5.
     
  13. Oct 8, 2008
    one match

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    If you want to find out more about jeeps and have time to be at a computer go to the cj3b page. You will get lost for days.

    Jim
     
  14. Oct 8, 2008
    sparky

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    Derek makes my job easy, he provides all the information already so I don't need to duplicate it. :D

    On a serious note, you're right though. That page is a GREAT resource. It was the inspiration for the start of this page. We've both grown in different ways over the years. I still read the stuff that Derek has and that he posts though. There's scarcely a better page that covers the late Willys and Kaiser years that that page.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2008
    lynndiwagon

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    That is a fine looking jeep. I've got a '61 that is almost as nice. I wish my paint was as nice, although same color.I wouldn't change a thing other than basic maintenance items. I even kept brakes original. Nice rig.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2008
    timgr

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    Maybe the OP doesn't realize what matching numbers usually means? As I understand it, there were some cars (muscle cars, Corvettes, likely others) where the serial number on the chassis match the serial number on the engine. This matters a lot for these cars, since collectors most want cars that have their original engines.

    On a Jeep, the numbers on the engine simply don't match the chassis - ever. Pretty sure these engines don't have a serial number of any kind. The numbers indicate what type of engine it is (ie displacement and compression ratio), but do not uniquely identify that engine.

    Kinda wordy, but I'm trying to make it clear.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2008
    Shortee

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    Thanx to everybody that responded to my ????? Thanx tim for a clear cut answer and i am going to put this BS
    to rest and move on to my restore.Just dont like ordering wrong parts for wrong vehicle. THANX again SHORTEE PS Great web site
     
  18. Oct 11, 2008
    hethcox

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    Very clean suprisingly straight jeep you have there,great true color also.Fine indeed.
    I'm sure in due short time you will see a greater appreciation for its mere obvious "AMBIENCE" than just its mere timeless stock breed fashion that can "DO ALL"!
    Stock older jeeps seem to start calling out to there new owners, what is best for them rather than what you think at the time pre decided is, best for it.
    They seem to have a nact for finding appreciative new owners that care about there individual well being and longevity moreso than there common hidden unleashed talent that they all have within...
    I suggest your next jeep after you realize that this one is very special is to; start looking for a nice in-expensive project jeep that is a solid good starting platform but one that may also allready have some good off road essential drive parts and build that one up for on/off road fun and for this "little red" one just treasure it and just relax because it will allways be your friend.:)
    Congrats!
     

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