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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2005, 07:55 PM
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cj7 to cj5

i have a cj7 and a cj5 and want to swap bodies are the body mounts different?can this be done? if so what will i be up against?
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Re: cj7 to cj5

Did you ever notice that the wheelbase of the CJ-5 is several inches shorter than the CJ-7?

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Wow two of these post in one week,

One in FLA one in Wisconson

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Re: cj7 to cj5

the thing is the 7 body is perfect but the 5 is bad a s s v8 big lift,lockers, 38"swampers the whole 9 yards it would just be nice to put my 7 body on a lot less work then swaping motor and everything to my 7 would it matter that much if the wheel base is shorter since its lifted to the moon?
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Re: cj7 to cj5

All of the body mounts aft of the firewall are farther back on the '7. You'd be a lot better off moving the running gear into the '7 frame than trying to put the '7 body on a '5 frame.

If it's an old '5 even the forward body mounts may be in different positions. Another consideration - '7 frames were fully boxed after '77. I don't know if later '5 frames were fully boxed.
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Re: cj7 to cj5

yea i wouldnt really say its "less work" to do the body than to do the drive line

both take a lot of work....you might be missing the complexity of putting a body onto a frame that wasnt meant for it.

i say swap drivetrain
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well got the 5 home today and took some mesuerments all the mounts seem to be the same only thing i can see is the wheel base is like 6" shorter on the 5 not shure how that would look might not even notice bieng so lifted on 38"swampers
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Re: cj7 to cj5

the wheel base difference is definately noticable. Like every one else has said swapping the drive train would be much easier that swapping bodies.
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Re: cj7 to cj5

cut the bodies, use the front of cj5 and the back of cj7, tell everybody its a cj6, it be a one of a kind.
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Re: cj7 to cj5

He He -- depending on where and how you cut it - you could make a CJ-5.5, a CJ-6.75 --

-- or if you plan it right - even a CJ-14!!!!
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