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Jeep CJ-5

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A utility vehicle produced by Willys & Jeep. CJ stands for Civilian Jeep.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Jeep CJ page on 12 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Willys CJ-5 (after 1964 Jeep CJ-5) was influenced by new corporate owner, Kaiser, and the Korean War M38A1 Jeep. It was intended to replace the CJ-3B, but that model continued in production. The CJ-5 repeated this pattern, continuing in production for three decades while three newer models appeared. "The CJ-5 has the distinct honor of being a vehicle that was hard to kill off... equaling the longest production run of note."

From 1961 to 1965, optional for the CJ-5 and CJ-6 was the British-made Perkins 192 cu in (3.15 L) Diesel I4 with 62 hp (46 kW) at 3,000 rpm and 143 lb/ft (213 kg/m) at 1350 rpm.

In 1965, Kaiser bought license to produce the Buick 225 cu in (3.7 L) V6 Dauntless engine, to offer the new 155 hp (116 kW) option on the CJ-5 and CJ-6, countering complaints that the 75 hp four-cylinder Willys Hurricane engine was underpowered. Power steering was a $81 option. The V6 engine proved so popular, by 1968, some 75% of CJ-5s were sold with it.

Kaiser Jeep was sold to American Motors Corporation (AMC) in 1970, and the Buick engine was retired after the 1971 model year. (GM's Buick division repurchased the engine tooling in the early 1970s which served as the powerplant in several GM vehicles.) The "Trac-Lok" limited-slip differential replaced the "Powr-Lok" in 1971, and PTOs were no longer available after that year. AMC began marketing the Jeep less as a universal utility vehicle, and more as a sporty one, notably increasing its performance and features.


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1958 Jeep CJ-5 Model 1958
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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1958 Jeep CJ-5 Model 1958
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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1958 Jeep CJ-5 Model 1958
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Summer NNL hosted by GTR Auto Modelers
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1962 Jeep CJ-5 1962
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  July 21, 2014
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1962 Jeep CJ-5 1962
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Green Street Cruise Night:  July 21, 2014
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1962 Jeep CJ-5 1962
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
Green Street Cruise Night:  July 21, 2014
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1962 Jeep CJ-5 1962
Photo ©2014 Bill Crittenden
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
23 March 1967NHTSA Recall 67V030000
Jeep CJ-5, Jeep CJ-6
Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Foundation Components:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page


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