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Hustler R/T Jeep?

A friend of mine just picked up a 74 CJ5. My question is: The Jeep has factory looking hood stripes reading "Hustler R/T". The Jeep is original in paint and body, and the stripes are faded similar to the rest of the Jeep. The Jeep is a factory 304 2 barrel with a 3 speed and posi rear. VIN search doesn't reveal anything spectacular other the the above items and the fact that it was a Toledo factory Jeep. Everything else other than the stripes and add-ons looks like every other pre-76 CJ5 I've seen. Has anyone heard of this? Was it a trim package or dealer installed item, or just some factory looking stripes that have been installed for a long time? I'll try and get pics and post tomorrow.
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Re: Hustler R/T Jeep?

all i can say.. is that 1974 was the first year that "renagade" was standard.. and not an option package..
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Re: Hustler R/T Jeep?

The hood stripes look similar to the "Renegade" decals of that era, but in the same type cursive script as "Renegade" was written, it has "Hustler R/T". It also has the matching black hood stripe down the center like the Renegades had.

*edit* Actually Jeepgod, I'm a little disappointed, 'cause if I remember right your the guy who's usually in the know about these things.
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Re: Hustler R/T Jeep?

Pat only knows about the Super Jeep. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Hustler R/T Jeep?

acually from what i have read 1975 was the last year that renegade was a power option in 76 it became a trim option as for the hustler jeep anything is possible i know that there was a hurst commando
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Hmmmm, maybe Larry Flynt was the previous owner and had the decals custom-made..........? [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Re: Hustler R/T Jeep?

Maybe this is a little out of line, but I think it might refer to the "lighting" package. Probably has better High Beams.
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Re: Hustler R/T Jeep?

My feeble memory thinks that there was a Hustler R/T package on mid or late 70s Mopars. Maybe a version of a Barracuda with a 340. Might have been the larger cars too, like a high-performance version of a Dodge Coronet. I just can't pull it all together.

Somebody might have gotten the decal kit for one of those and stuck it on a Jeep. But I think that the lettering for that was a plain block style. I don't remember a cursive version. I've killed off too many brain cells since then.
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Re: Hustler R/T Jeep?

This will add to the mystery.

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Re: Hustler R/T Jeep?

Like usually, I didn't get the pics last night, and don't have access to a digital camera again until next week (unless I can talk jdogg into snapping a couple [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]). When I get them, I'll post them ASAP. Thanx for the help so far.
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