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Jeep DJ5 2wd To 4wd Conversion

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by BrokenTrooper, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Oct 26, 2017 at 6:57 AM
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    BrokenTrooper

    BrokenTrooper [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys, I had a question about a topic that I had see quite often. I own a 1976 Jeep DJ5 postal. It has the AMC 2.5 I4 with the stock automatic transmission. I was wondering how easy it would be to convert this from a 2wd Jeep to a 4wd Jeep? Would I need CJ5 parts or would it all have to be custom? Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2017 at 7:03 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome! I would find a wrecked jeep of similar year, and just swap over the parts.
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2017 at 7:05 AM
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    aggrex

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    Welcome! Several members on this forum may have the information to assist you in your quest to convert your postal vehicle. I'm just wondering whether this postal jeep would offer enough articulation on the trails after all your work or function better with just a locker for trails.
     
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  4. Oct 26, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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    OFFGRID

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    Does the jeep have the 2 holes on the front of the frame on each side on the bottom for hangers for the shackle and front of the springs, and mounts for the rear of the springs welded on the frame, or are you going to have to put these on? One of the front holes probably used to mount the bumper. What rear axle do you have? If you don't know shoot a pic of it and post it on hear.
     
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  5. Oct 26, 2017 at 4:21 PM
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    Offroad798

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    Welcome from Florida.
    DJ-5 and DJ-6
    The DJ-3A was replaced by the right hand drive DJ-5 Dispatcher 100 in 1965. It was based on the CJ-5 and used the Hurricane and Dauntless engines. A 20-inch (508 mm) longer wheelbase DJ-6 model was built from 1965 to 1973 alongside the CJ-6. Looks like cj-5 will be a good bet. Good luck.
     
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  6. Oct 26, 2017 at 6:39 PM
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    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Broken Trooper.
    You've heard from a couple of our best. I'm curious how your build comes along. Keep us posted. And don't forget to share some pics. Yeah...we like pics. :).
     

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