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Old 02-21-2020, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by headrickja
Where can I go to learn about Cj jeeps made in the 1970 . Any information would be appropriated . I have two J10 jeeps and have been a member of this board for many years but have been thinking of buy a 1975 cj and wanting to learn about them.Thanks again
Buy the TSM. Cheap on CD-ROM at RockAuto.

What other information do you want?

"The Jeeps you are looking at derived from the 4-cylinder powered M38A1, built for the US military in the Korean war era. Kaiser-Willys Corp first offered the very spartan CJ-5 in 1955, based on the M38A1. Little changed through 1971, except for the addition of an optional V6 engine starting in 1966. Here, we call these 1955-71 models the "early" CJ-5.

Around 1970, American Motors Corp (AMC) bought Jeep from Kaiser, and began planning some upgrades for the CJ. In 1972 they released an upgraded CJ-5, using AMC engines (2 inline 6s and a V8) and upgraded/improved steering, axles, transmissions, brakes, and chassis. Most of these changes were simply modernization of the original CJ-5 design with better components. The engine compartment was lengthened to accommodate AMC's excellent inline 6s. These 1972-1975 Jeeps are called "intermediates" around here.

The "late" era begins in 1976, when AMC/Jeep releases its complete rework of the CJ-5. Now almost everything changes, only retaining most of the external appearance, the engines and the front axle. This design continued with some changes in engines and transmissions through 1983, when the CJ-5 was discontinued."
Tim Reese
Maine beekeeper's truck: '77 J10 LWB, 258/T15/D20/3.54 bone stock, low options (delete radio), PS, hubcaps.
Browless and proud: '82 J20 360/T18/NP208/3.73, Destination ATs, 7600 GVWR
Copper Polly: '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top
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