1980 CJ-7 to a 1963 CJ-5 - JeepForum.com

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post #1 of 3 Old 07-28-2013, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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1980 CJ-7 to a 1963 CJ-5

I got a question. I'm considering building a new race truck. I currently have a 1980 CJ7 with a 304 v8 and I want to go to a CJ5. I found a frame on craigslist that's a 1963.
My question is can you build a CJ-5 like a 1978 from a 1963 frame or is there a difference in the frames from those two years? Basically I want to take everything from my CJ7 and throw it onto a CJ5. I know there's gonna have to be some changes but I'm willing to do it.

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-28-2013, 04:04 PM
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The frames are different. Prior to '75 the frames were the same width from front to back. So it's definitely not a plug n play swap to use parts from your CJ7

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-28-2013, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ok just what I needed to know. Thank you.
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