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post #1 of 7 Old 01-13-2003, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all, I was just looking at picking up a 74 cj 5 and had a few questions. It seems that everything for aftermarket parts deals with 1976 and newer. Will I have trouble finding parts for this 1974? If so I will wait, but it is too sweet a deal to turn down. If anyone has info I'd much appreciate since I will be looking at it tomorrow night.

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-13-2003, 09:30 PM
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get it.. u cant find parts for a 73'.. trust me.. everything i want is from 74 up... and u can always get a vintage cj catalog from www.4wd.com that is 4wd hardware.. that place is great..get a cj/wrangler catalog and a vintage.. and then u can get anything ur heart desires..

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-13-2003, 09:43 PM
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get it.. u cant find parts for a 73'.. trust me.. everything i want is from 74 up...
Say what???? The only thing different on a '73 and '74 are the body mounts and even they can be interchanged with very little work. Virtually everything from '72-75 is identical. What exactly do you want that you are believing is only available for '74 and up?

Cherokee a lot of the '76 and up parts that you see in the catalogs will also fit '72-75. They are listed as '76 and up in many cases because they aren't exactly the same as pre-76 and worthless to someone looking for an exact part.

For example 4WD Hardware lists its battery trays as '76-86. They will fit perfectly on any '72-75. The difference is the '76-86 have an additional support brace that wasn't there in '72-75. All other support braces and bolt holes line up perfectly. You will need to drill one hole in the firewall of a '72-75 if you want to utilize the extra brace. That's just one example but you do have to be familiar with what fits and what doesn't before ordering.

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sry CSP, i didnt mean that literally... i meant that when ever i looked for something i always got left a yr behind...

anyways, i meant it sarcastically

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-15-2003, 05:50 PM
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the spring pad on the rears are in fartherthe cjs after77 the springs are wider the rear is a dana 44 flanged axel too used from 74 to 76 i think any rear u put in from other cj you will have to make new spring perch for it

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You'll probably find out that the main reason that you cant find things like a hardtop because the windshield is different on the 75 on down. I too have a 74 CJ5. I wish it was a 76 but whatever. If you dont mind not being able to find a hardtop because they are rare and don't make them anymore. Also, I havent been able to find lightbars either and you can forget about a roof rack. Oh well. It's still a CJ but if it doesn't have a V8 i'd suggest looking for another jeep.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-15-2003, 07:50 PM
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the spring pad on the rears are in fartherthe cjs after77 the springs are wider the rear is a dana 44 flanged axel too used from 74 to 76 i think any rear u put in from other cj you will have to make new spring perch for it
Nope. The wider frame began in '76 so the spring perches being wider also started in '76. The Dana 44 flanged rear axle actually was used from mid-70 through '75. The difference being the mid-70 to 71 has an offset diff.
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