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Unread 02-20-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Will an Early CJ5 tailgate work in the YJ tailgate opening?

In morphing my YJ into a "CJ9", I was looking in Q-tec, and got an idea, if it would work. I'm looking into doing the CJ tailgate, but, had a thought, what about the early CJ5 tailgates with the "Willy's" stamped on them? I'm talking about the late '50's-early 60's CJ's. The main question is, how much dimensionally do these early tailgates differ from the later CJ's? Not sure how many, if any, have done this. Thanks!


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Unread 02-20-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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Why Jeep ever did away with the tailgate is beyond me. Please do a write up should you take on this swap. And don't forget to do pictures. Cant have to many of them. Good luck.
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