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post #1 of 4 Old 05-11-2013, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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CJ5 Drivetrain Question

I have a '70 Postal DJ5 and wanted to take and install/swap the 4x4 drivetrain from my parted out 71' CJ5 into it .

Question is... Will I need to use the frame from the CJ5 to make sure bolt patterns match, etc?
Guy wants to buy the frame from me Monday.


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post #2 of 4 Old 05-12-2013, 08:40 AM
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Which frame do you want to keep?
If the swap means placing the DJ5 body onto the CJ5 frame, That should be rather easy to lay-out.
Just do some measuring of the frame widths, wheel centers, and where ever the body sits on the frame, you can always drill new holes to secure the DJ to the CJ.
If that is what you're wanting to accomplish.
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Which frame do you want to keep?
If the swap means placing the DJ5 body onto the CJ5 frame, That should be rather easy to lay-out.
Just do some measuring of the frame widths, wheel centers, and where ever the body sits on the frame, you can always drill new holes to secure the DJ to the CJ.
If that is what you're wanting to accomplish.
Good Luck! Joe
I'd like to sell the CJ5 frame, but if I need it to use the CJ5 drivetrain, then I'll keep it. Just wondering if the DJ5 frame will support the swap.

I'll measure the widths and wheel centers... I was hoping to sell the frame so I can fund a couple of tools I need.

However, if I kept the CJ5 frame, I'd know for sure the drivetrain would fit and I could get it all sandblasted/cleaned and painted without having to mess with the tub. Be pretty convenient...

Thanks

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-13-2013, 12:37 PM
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I think the postal jeeps had a boxed frame as opposed to an open frame on the cj. Did The Dj have steering on the right side? I'd just take some measurements and see how they matched up.
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