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Cj5 sheet metal

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by elg1030, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Jul 19, 2017 at 2:07 PM
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    elg1030

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    I am rebuilding a 1974 cj5, I need sheet metal, most sites list from 1976 forward. Are there any major differences?

    Eddy
     
  2. Jul 19, 2017 at 2:19 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome to the site! I thought I saw quadratec sold parts for old jeeps. Have you checked them out?
     
  3. Jul 19, 2017 at 3:04 PM
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    I did look a Quadratek, they show 76 and newer for most parts, wanted to know what was different in 74 with body.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I found this info on another site:

    1. Windshield Frame:
    a. 1976 and later taper towards the top and lean back toward the driver more.
    b. The 1974 has an obvious windsield wiper motor blister on the windshield frame.
    c. This has a MAJOR effect on what tops you can use.
    2. Dash:
    a. 1975 and earlier dashes very a lot between years--no set standard
    b. 1976 and later dashes have everything in a nice stack on the dash--easier to find stuff
    c. Better standardized wiring after 1976.
    3. Drivetrain:
    a. 1975 and earlier use some variant of the Dana 44 for the rear axle
    b. 1976 and later use a AMC 20 rearend.
    c. More engine/tranny/t-case options after 1976
    4. Seats:
    a. 1975 and earlier there is a tool box under the passenger seat.
    b. The 1976 and later use a different seat bracket.
     
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  5. Jul 19, 2017 at 9:27 PM
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    OFFGRID

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    I would like to add that starting in 1972 they added 4 inches to the front end in order to make room for the length of the 258 I6. This is evident in the lack of skirt behind the front tire in pre-1972 front fenders. This should not effect you unless you are buying fenders.
     
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  6. Jul 20, 2017 at 5:40 AM
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    elg1030

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    Thanks for the information! I am hoping that even though there are minor differences, I can make 76 outer sheet metal fit. I didn't know about the windshield differences. Thanks!
     
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