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Unread 02-26-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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79 cj-5 renegade

Ran across a 79 cj-5 renegade with a 258 today for sale. Noticed that it does not have a tailgate.The body tub is all one piece and the tub appears to be original.Did jeep make cjs with no tailgate and also is there any way to confirm that is a real renegade? Thanks!

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Unread 02-26-2010, 04:45 PM   #2
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it's an aftermarket fiberglass body tub. tailgate openings are options on them. There was always tailgates in those years
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Unread 02-26-2010, 05:22 PM   #3
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it's an aftermarket fiberglass body tub. tailgate openings are options on them. There was always tailgates in those years
you absolutley certain about that?

at least a couple '79's in here have no tailgate???

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Unread 02-26-2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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my 79 has no tailgate and it is not fiberglass... Sorry I dont have any pics...
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Unread 02-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #5
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IN 79? wow... I thought thoe were all older jeep.


I'll just shut up now, I'm really not into that knowledgeable about 5's
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Unread 02-26-2010, 06:17 PM   #6
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Around 72 or so the CJ5 could be ordered with or without a tailgate.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 07:54 PM   #7
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The "tailgate delete" option was offered by the factory... special order and you don't see THAT many out there.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 07:58 PM   #8
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I have an 82 cj5 parts Jeep with no tailgate, original steel rusty tub
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Unread 02-26-2010, 09:29 PM   #9
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My 78 CJ-5 does not have a tailgate. Original steel factory tub.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 09:34 PM   #10
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My 79 has no Tailgate. All Steel Factory Tub.





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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:33 PM   #11
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There was a thread a few weeks ago on the whole tailgate/no tailgate body tubs. Try Search?

I bought my new 76 CJ-5 in May of 76, it had the tailgate as standard, the solid back was an option/standard on the Renegade. That being said, my CJ-5 had ALL of the Renegade items on it, 304 V8, Levis Interior and Top, Padded Dash, Sport Steering Wheel, Chrome Rocker mouldings, Fender Flares, and get this, the side mounted spare. The only thing it did not have was the solid back. I wanted the solid back, but this one was sitting on the showroom floor and was exactly what I wanted except for the one option. The dealer said since it was the end of the 76 production cycle, they could not guarentee me getting a 76 like I wanted with the solid back. So I bought mine and put a spare tire carrier on the back. In fact, it was common for Jeep dealers would order CJ-5s with the solid back due to customer preference and at some point in the late 70s-83, the solid back became standard, and the tailgate went away completely.

As far as your Jeep being an original Renegade, kind of hard to tell since CJs could be ordered with various options that were standard on the Renegade like my 76 was. However, according to my sales brochures the Renegade package lists the 304 V8 as standard with the Renegade 73 to at least 76. I have seen Renegades from the late 70s with the 6 cylinder engine though. I have a brochure for 79, (I think), I will check and see what it says about the V8 being standard on the Renegade in 79.

I think about the only way you are going to be able to tell for sure is if you can come up with the original sales information.

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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:34 PM   #12
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My 79 CJ5 does not have a tailgate either.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 10:42 PM   #13
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Mine doesn't have one either.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 11:03 PM   #14
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1969, it did have a tailgate.

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Unread 02-26-2010, 11:25 PM   #15
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My 1980 does not have a tail gate.
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