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1981 cj7 hood, will it fit on a 1975 cj-5??

On my 1975 cj-5 my hood has had it it is dented really bad. So i found a 81 cj-7 parts jeep, and was wondering if the hood would fit on my 75 cj-5, i measued a couple times, but want to be sure before i purchase this 81 cj-7
i need all the suggestions i could get

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Re: 1981 cj7 hood, will it fit on a 1975 cj-5??

Yes. The hood should fit. If it is a parts jeep and you are buying the whole thing, does it have power steering and brakes you can snag for your 75?
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Thanks for answering my hood question.The jeep that I am getting, does have disk brakes, and I am not really sure if it has power steering, if it does do u think its worth 300.00? it has running motor and a 4spd tranny, and doors and cap.
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Re: 1981 cj7 hood, will it fit on a 1975 cj-5??

Don't know if it sounds like it to others,but it sounds like to me you have 300 bucks worth of parts.Just hook up with yer loco Jeepin' buddys and swap or sell 'em the parts you didn't use yourself.That is if you don't want to collect a 'Tresure Trove' of parts sombody don't want you to have around like the one I have.Heh heh heh.
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Oh yes, definitely worth $300 for all the parts. I paid $200 for a '79 Cherokee that the only thing I managed to salvage was the engine (less than 7k on a rebuilt 360) and axles--the tcase went kablewie on the PO and the front axle came loose at speed and broke through the tranny case in a couple spots!

As an FYI on the hood, the "short hood" CJs were CJ5 and CJ6s from '55-71. (Not sure about CJ6s after 71 or if they were built after 71--I don't know much about them). In 1972 they redesigned the CJ5 and went to a longer hood/front fenders. This length hood/fenders stayed the same from 72 on till the end of the CJ series. The major difference after that being in a change in the marker lights on the fenders in the late seventies. The change was made in 72 to accomodate I-6 and V-8 engines.

I'd definitely scarf the disc brakes and everything else I could. You mighte even be able to sell some of the parts like the frame and such to other folks to pay for your parts! Also, if you have a worn out 304 in your '75 and the CJ7 has a good 258 you might think about a swap. I'm convinced that the 258 in the CJ7 we just picked up is as potent as the 304 in my 74. It's also lighter. However, like I mentioned we are dropping a 360 in place of the 304 on the CJ5 and that is a whole nother ballgame!

Good luck and let us know what you decide to do with this! (and of course what all parts you manage to score!
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Re: 1981 cj7 hood, will it fit on a 1975 cj-5??

Every body is right about the hood fitting. I just wanted to add one thing. If anybody has a 55 to 71 Jeep that they need a front clip for you can get them off a 2 wheel drive mail Jeep. Everything is the same except the grill and they seem to be everywhere.
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Re: 1981 cj7 hood, will it fit on a 1975 cj-5??

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they seem to be everywhere.

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they seem to be where ???

I've often thought of going postal, but never seen one, worth having, anywhere (well except for sycho's). So where is it that they are everywhere?
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Re: 1981 cj7 hood, will it fit on a 1975 cj-5??

my 73 cj 6 is a long hood . As for postals I know where there are two clean running ones in Norfolk Va for 1000 each . Pm me if you are interested and I will put you in touch with the owner .
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Try these guys for postal jeep parts. It helps keep my CJ-5 going many a time.

http://www.postaljeep.com/aaamotors.html
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I seem to find most of them in farmers fields although I have seen several in junk yards. Also every once in a while I come accross them in postal auctions.
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