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Unread 11-09-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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Different year Cj5 door difference

Would hard doors from a 1970 cj5 fit on a 1977 cj5 or did they change something

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Unread 11-10-2013, 05:34 AM   #2
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they changed the body a fair amount around 1971-72 so amc could fit in their 6 cylinder engines and get a little more room inside with the cj7 models. the angle of the windshield changed for sure and the early cj doors won't work. you would have to get an early cj windshield and mount it on your '77 to make them work. too expensive really and there are lots more later model cj's around than the early ones.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 06:54 AM   #3
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Apart from the angle difference, the later CJ5 hardtops needed adapter plates since the windshield was also narrower on the top. If this is a Meyer top, it also uses unique door hinges, and assorted other parts. Whatever you find, make sure you get more then just the doors.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 07:19 AM   #4
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they changed the body a fair amount around 1971-72 so amc could fit in their 6 cylinder engines and get a little more room inside with the cj7 models. the angle of the windshield changed for sure and the early cj doors won't work. you would have to get an early cj windshield and mount it on your '77 to make them work. too expensive really and there are lots more later model cj's around than the early ones.
The body change in '72 was just to lengthen the front clip.
Tops & doors from 55-75 will interchange.
1976, the windshield was angled back more, so 76-up top & doors are different.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Crapp. Well thanks to everyone who replied. Saved me some money. Lol
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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:14 PM   #6
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How much of a different angle is it about? I have a 60 willys and it seems damn near straight up and down.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 09:00 AM   #7
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the later cj windshield frame was raked back another 10-15 degrees iirc. too big of a difference for them to interchange.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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Not to mention that the '75 and older windshields are 4" wider at the top of the frame.
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