I know this has been handled before to some degree, but now I can't find the threads(mostly because of VB's word count search pre-requisite) so I'll ask again. What is the deal with CJ-5 tailgates? Mostly what I can tell is pre-'76 they have them, post-'76 they don't. Correct me if I'm wrong. The deal is I want a CJ-5. I don't want a CJ-7. But I want a tailgate. Now I know that prior to the mid '70s the spare tire was mounted on the passenger side, not on the rear, which made a downward folding tailgate possible, but I've seen some stock CJ photos made prior to '76 which show the spare mounted on the rear of the vehicle, presumably with no tailgate. Can someone clear up this whole tailgate mess for me? Were they originally an option which eventually went away, or are there certain years which are guaranteed to have them. On a similar note, whats up with roll bars? Some older jeeps have them ( I saw a '67 the other day with a seemingly factory one) but others even up into the '70s don't have them at all. Way too confusing. Can anyone help?
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