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Difference between CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 Grill?

I'm looking at picking up another grill to modify for a larger rad (Grand waggie rad). I have a couple sources, but none of them ar 7's, so I just want to make sure that they are going to bolt right up..

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Re: Difference between CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 Grill?

I believe that all grills from 73 to 86 are the same for CJ-5,7 and 8.
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Re: Difference between CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 Grill?

Actually, I believe all CJ 5, CJ 6, CJ 7 and CJ 8 grills are the same, though the fenders changed after 73.

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Re: Difference between CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 Grill?

Thanks.. That's all I needed...

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Re: Difference between CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 Grill?

The radiators mount several inches farther back in the older style.
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Re: Difference between CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 Grill?

Early CJ5's are different (short nose).
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Re: Difference between CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 Grill?

Again, the grill itself is the same, early models have shorter fenders.
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Re: Difference between CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 Grill?

The early Grill front is generally the same, but differnt turn signals. real small ones at first, then clear to amber lens, and then finally large lenses. The backside of the grill is differnt from the 55-about 68 when the V6 came along, then they changed the back portion again. Then when the I-6 and V8 came around the GRills were the same front and back for the CJs 5,6,7,8

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Re: Difference between CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 Grill?

The newer radiators don't mount the same. Without alot of work the older grills will not just a bolt up.
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