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Unread 02-20-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
nichboy
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1972 Newbie

Just purchased a 1972 CJ-5, 304 V8. looking for all the assistance i can get from forum members. First what manual do you guys recommend to learn the ins and outs of this jeep. And this jeep has the stock seats and i'm 6'4" 250lb and need a little more room any suggestions.

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Unread 02-20-2010, 10:38 AM   #2
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If you haven't posted in here already check out the...CJ Technical Forum - JeepForum.com you will get only CJ guys helping you out and they can probably assist you better there.
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No jeep but I do have a 04.5 Cummins with a 4in exhaust, edge j/a, and I guess thats it....for now
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Unread 02-20-2010, 10:42 AM   #3
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The chilten manual is what we use.

Getting more room with new seats, Your screwed there buddy. From what I bin told the only way to get more room is to chop the wheel well. (I don't recomend doing this.)
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Unread 02-20-2010, 04:49 PM   #4
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Not a problem, I fit ok I just can't jump in and out like I could 30 years ago.
(owned a 65 when i was a kid)
How can I tell if my rear leaf springs might need to be replaced?
Looking from the side the rear is lower than the front by about 2 inches.
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Unread 02-20-2010, 11:54 PM   #5
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Look at the springs and see if their saggin or just not lifted as high.

I can't jump in and outta mine either.
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