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1955 Jeep CJ

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Manufacturer: Jeep
Model: CJ
Year: 1955
Color: Orange
Mileage: 32,200
Engine: 8
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Rec
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1955 Jeep CJ for sale

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I purchased this jeep ten years ago from a gentleman in Colorado that built this rock climber. I completely had the body redone to match my alma mater.  I have only driven this vehicle less than 200 miles. It has been stored in a garage. I need to sell it because I have had six back surgeries in one year. and it is hard for me to get in and out of this jeep to drive.
Listed below is the story of the jeep and all additional information as told by the gentleman I bought it from:
I managed to spend just over $18000. I started off with a 1955 CJ5. the first year of the round fenders. The body had just been done by an accomplished body man. great because I don't do bodywork. I bought a frame from a 71 CJ5. removed all the suspension hangars. clutch linkage and motor mounts. The frame was then sandblasted. boxed in areas and painted with POR15 paint. I stayed with leaf springs. and decided to do a spring over with a reverse shackle. I made suspension hangers that are attached to the side of the frame. not the bottom. This was done to greatly improve stability. To increase stability even more. I used Dana 44 rear end from a Grand Wagoneer. (6 inches wider than the stock CJ5 differential). For the front I used a sidetrack Dana 30 from an 86 CJ.
The drive train. I grew up in the 60s and 70s. I cut my teeth on a V8 and I just love the sound and stupid power. I wanted fuel injection. no more running the carbureted engine at 2000 rpms tp keep it from dying at high elevation or at an angle. I found a 5. 3 V8 2nd generation Chevrolet Vortec engine from a 2000 Silverado with 32200 miles on it. I also managed to keep the alternator and powersteering pump on the serpentine belt. I purchased a reprogrammed computer and wiring harness from Howell. The computer was reprogrammed to run the engine on it's own with no input from the transmission or speed sensors. The O2 sensors were installed into the headers to complete the closed maintenance free system. The computer sits in the glove box away from heat and water.  
The engine is rated at 295hp from the factory. plus the gain from advance adapter ceramic headers and air intake. The cooling is from a Ron Davis Racing aluminum radiator with flex-lite dual electric fans run by a pro comp yellow top battery.
The transmission is T18 from a 2 wheel drive 1979 Ford F150. It has a 1st gear ratio of 6. 32 to one. this gives you a crawl ratio of 6. 32 X 2. 46 X 4. 27= 66. 38 to one. awesome in the rocks! The transmission and transfer case were rebuilt and attached with advance adapters pieces. I used a model 18 transfer case to use the power take off port for a 25% reduction Warn/Saturn overdrive. This puts the engine around 2200 rpms at 70 MPH. I get around 20-22 mpg on the highway. probably because the Jeep is so light.
The differentials. I love what lockers do on the trail. But to keep the manners on the road acceptable. I chose to use selectable lockers. Ox lockers for the front and rear. You can engage these front and or rear and use at any speed. (helpful in the sand). I used disk brakes front and rear. because I don't always make it up what I pointed at. its nice to have good brakes coming back down too. The winch helps here sometimes!
The interior has all new seats. a fully padded roll cage. Autometer gauges. a Cadilac steering columne that tilts and telescopes. The steering is all new including a novice steering shaft. a brand new power steering box for a Grand Wagoneer. even new tie rods and tie ros ends. The clutch and brake pedals and all linkage was replaced with new parts using a 1983 CJ. I have bought most interior comforts such as sun shades. dash pads and a dome light.
Most everything is new. or rebuilt. Please look at the list of items/improvements to see the additional work accomplished. I did most of the work. but I let professionals do the welding. and rebuilding of the drive train. I know what back lash is. just don't know how to set it.
Basically it's a Jeep. The gas gauge has stopped working 6 months ago. (The float became disconnected. ) The autometer alt gauge does not work. Its a Jeep and will mark where its been. (I use synthetic gear lube you could reconnect the transmission and transfer case if you want it to stop completely. ) I also have soft top with doors but no snaps in body since the body was redone.
Here is a list of what the Jeep has. br>1955 Jeep CJ5
1955 BODY. 1979 Chevrolet Artic white. Herculiner Aluminum rocker and corner guards. entry guards Stainless grill cover. 1953 Buick exhaust ports  Seats. nbsp;    Front. Pro Comp black buckets     Rear. Pro Comp black fold and tumble rear seat     Seatbelts. 2-Point racingCJ  Flares. 1976 CJ  Mirrors. 1974 CJ driver and passenger  Side steps. 1978 CJ  License Plate holder. 2000 TJ  Lights. nbsp;    Rear. brake/turn signal 2000 TJ     Front turn signal. 1971 CJ
Engine. 2000 Chevrolet Vortec 5. 3Howell computer and wire harness   Advance Adapter ceramic headersMagna flow. 11" oval mufflersK&N Air filter   Ron Davis Racing aluminum radiatorRadiator reservoir. 1982
Flex-Lite dual electric cooling fans  Battery. Pro Comp yellow top deep cycleGas Tank/skid plate. 15 gallon 1983 CJ  Acell electric fuel pumpAluminum and stainless gas line
Transmission. Ford T- 18 6. 32/1 Frame. 1971 CJ. andblasted. POR15 paint  Full rollcage. padded. chicken bars for rear  Dash. 1955 CJ with 1974 CJ dashpad     Speedometer. 1974 CJ     Gauges. Autometer. Oil/Temp/Alt     Tachometer. Autometer     Chicken bar. 1984 CJ Laredo     Plastic repo glove box. holds engine computer  Steering. power     Cadillac 1982 steering column. tilt & telescoping     Steering box. 1984 CJ     Power steering pump. 2000 Chevrolet     Steering brace     Steering spacer/adapter. 1972 Jeep Commando     Novack lower steering shaft  Brakes. master cylinder. 1982 CJ     Delco line lock/adjuster for rear brakes  Windshield. 1975 CJ. (electric wipers on bottom)     Sun shades. 1975 CJ  Bumpers. nbsp;    Front. 1984 CJ Laredo       Smitty-Bilt grill guard       Pro Comp 12000 lbs hooks     Rear. Genuine Steel with receiver. d-rings    Tire Carrier. Valley Industries solid mount  Winch. 8000 lbs Mile Marker electric     1/4 inch plate mount     Roller fairlead
Center-Force Clutch  1974 CJ Clutch/brake pedal hanger  Transfer Case. Dana/spicer model 18Warn/Saturn overdrive. 25% reduction Differentials. ront. Dana 30 sidetrack. 1986 CJ  Disk brakes. stainless lines     Ox locker  4. 27 ratio Genuine Gears     Pro Comp steering stabilizer  Rear. Dana 44. 1979 WagoneerDisk brakes. stainless lines  Ox Locker4. 27 ratio Genuine gears
Tires. wheels  35 X 12. 0 15 Pro Comp All-Terrains     15 X 8. Aluminum Outlaws
Suspension. nbsp; Outboard. hangars on side of frame    Reverse shackle     Springover     Skyjacker springs. 4. 0 " lift     Pro Comp 3000 shocks  Storage.     Ammo boxes in rear fenderwells

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