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post #31 of 72 Old 04-23-2012, 02:17 AM
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I love DJ-5's I'm looking to buy one. Just waiting until one with a I6 in it comes up for sale under a grand. I would love to put like a 2 or 3 inch lift on it. I have seen them done but I cant find a kit anywhere, does anyone know where I can find one? Thanks. Also I want you all to know I'm very jealous of all you DJ owners!
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post #32 of 72 Old 04-24-2012, 01:15 AM
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I love DJ-5's I'm looking to buy one. Just waiting until one with a I6 in it comes up for sale under a grand. I would love to put like a 2 or 3 inch lift on it. I have seen them done but I cant find a kit anywhere, does anyone know where I can find one? Thanks. Also I want you all to know I'm very jealous of all you DJ owners!
i picked this one up for $400 with a blown tranny


now a $1000 later


and i still need drive shafts and to make it run

i want to put a pic here but the computer won't let me so here is the link
http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/u...85/dnsjeep.jpg
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post #33 of 72 Old 04-25-2012, 07:30 AM
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I noticed that in the second picture the tires are much larger. Did you have to add any lift to fit them? Also what size are they because they look like a good size for the jeep. Did the doors hit them when they slide open? Thanks for the help.

1997 Grand Cherokee Laredo I6, Running Strong at 176k! 2.35" lift running 31" Micky T's and a KOR rear bumper tire carrier.

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post #34 of 72 Old 04-25-2012, 10:03 AM
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I noticed that in the second picture the tires are much larger. Did you have to add any lift to fit them? Also what size are they because they look like a good size for the jeep. Did the doors hit them when they slide open? Thanks for the help.
the tires are 33's the stock springs was rearched and had an aal installed for about 2" of lift and we opened up the rear wheel opening 2" all the way around and the front is bump stoped to about 1.5" of up travel

the doors i have not started working on them yet but they will not work
in the stock configuration if the tires stick out more than a 1/4"

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post #35 of 72 Old 04-25-2012, 10:09 AM
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Late to the party but I am here. 83 DJ5L!
How have I not seen this thing driving around?? Looks good

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post #36 of 72 Old 05-23-2012, 10:20 PM
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Just got ahold of an '83 DJ-5L, was the chaplain's vehicle to get around on the tarmac at the airport here

Does anyone know if the standard CJ service manual (Chilton, Haines, etc...) will work fine? Looking to do the basic repairs on my own
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post #37 of 72 Old 06-18-2012, 10:16 PM
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im a new owner of a 1970 dj-5 postal jeep. trying to figure out how to do my rear tires, the wolnt come off because unlike all the jeeps i see the back is not cut in a half circle where the tire is and i cant get the trie off due to not enough clearance..... any solutions or do i have to pull the body off?
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post #38 of 72 Old 06-19-2012, 10:09 AM
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Most people cut the side out (and they did the next year for the DJ5-B).
I wanted to keep mine original.

You have to jack the back end up as high as it will go, and deflate the tire. I used a ratchet strap to pull it in a little. If I remember right I jacked on the rear bumper.

I was then able to angle it out with a little work.
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post #39 of 72 Old 06-19-2012, 01:52 PM
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Thanks, ill try it later, i have two other questions, is the engine in these (mines a 1969 or 1970) a chevy 153? and the transmission a 2nd gen powerglide auto? i was wondering if i can get a t-case to match up and buy cj-5 front axle and convert it to 4wheel drive. i really want to keep the original transmission though so i dont change to much cause i like keeping things mostly original. any one done this conversion with stock auto tranny?
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post #40 of 72 Old 06-19-2012, 08:37 PM
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Yup. Its a Chevy Nova 4 cylinder drive line. 153 with slip and slide.

I left mine alone, didn't convert. No idea going forward there.
It was plenty happy as a 2WD unit!

Good luck.
I have all the books, and docs for the thing. Feel free to PM me for photos / info, whatever.
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post #41 of 72 Old 06-21-2012, 07:24 AM
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I'm new too in this forum. Hope we can get along. I love air brush painting and I can do it on our jeep too. ^^

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post #42 of 72 Old 06-23-2012, 08:25 PM
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hey guys, where do we buy new grotte taillights for our jeeps, mines a 1969 and someone smashed my right one, i think its grotte model 481 not sure but i cant find them. any help? thanks
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post #43 of 72 Old 06-27-2012, 07:56 AM
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Only model as far as I know they put them on.
e-bay if your really lucky. Most times I see them just swapped out with something "similar"
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post #44 of 72 Old 08-01-2012, 04:40 PM
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hey guys, i found out our taillights, the model number was changed but grote still makes them, i bought mine through napa, they were $26 a piece, ill post the new model number later
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post #45 of 72 Old 08-27-2012, 05:17 PM
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Hey all wanted to drop this on you Im running 75 DJ5D mostly bone stock at the moment but found a place that ships and has DJ manuals give em a call and check out their OEM parts list for help replacing stock parts if you want them that way .
http://www.postaljeep.net/index.htm
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