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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2004, 10:23 AM
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CJ5 Tub Swap

Hey everyone, I know this question has probably been asked before, but I am brand new at this so i just wanted to see what others think.

I just bought a 1975 CJ5 in need of total restoration. It is supposed to run (havent tried yet) and the driveline is supposed to be good (dont know about that yet either) but the body is totally gone.

My question is, are there any other style Jeep tubs that will fit a 75 CJ5?

I have been researching that there are some swaps that can be made, but it seems to me there was a major change from 1975 to 1976 in the CJ5, Is this true? Does anyone know what the major and/or minor differences are? Are a lot of the parts and pieces compatable?

Thanks everyone!

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Re: CJ5 Tub Swap

Your frame, tub, windshield, suspension, sreering column, and much more are different and not compatable to and from a 76 and later.
Try a search for individual items and years here on the board. Some things will work for both models.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2004, 03:54 PM
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Re: CJ5 Tub Swap

I don't know much but what i do know is this. i have a 75 that i'm going through. after market parts sure are easier to get for 76 and up. most companies manufacture for years 76 and up
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2004, 06:33 PM
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Re: CJ5 Tub Swap

Alright guys, well since I am so new at this (Jeeps that is) i figured I would give you all the option to go crazy.

As stated above, I am the proud new owner of the 1975 CJ5. Right now it is a pile . . .

As soon as it warms up a little i will be stripping it right down to the frame so i can do a groud up restoration.

From what i can see i will be keeping the Engine, and axels, and hopefully the transmission, but that right now is questionable (doesnt work?).

So, if anyone has any thoughts, ideas, comments, or past experiences on how, what, when, I should do things they would be most appreciated.

Give me any ideas you want. Upgrades, options, colors, tops, bodys (steel/fiberglass?), rust prevention, accessories, lockers, lift kits, wheels (style,size,etc), tires . . . everything . . . Like I said . . . just go nuts.

Lets make this the longest thread on the board.

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