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post #1 of 28 Old 01-05-2014, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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How many people have a 1977 CJ?????

Is it just because I own a 77 or is there a lot of people that own 77's?
I see a lot of posts that say my 77 this or that.

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post #2 of 28 Old 01-05-2014, 03:22 PM
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People with 77's need to identify the year because its amc's bastard year for the cj. Some parts are 76, some are the same as 78+, and some are 77 year only and are near impossible to find. So without identifying its specifically a 77 you can get bad information from owners of other years. Welcome to the club.
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post #3 of 28 Old 01-05-2014, 04:44 PM
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I had a 77 CJ7, 258, T18.
I never found any parts were unobtainable but some sure were expensive.
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post #4 of 28 Old 01-05-2014, 05:21 PM
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I have a 77 cj7. The fuel tank is different the filler tube is different the round bezzel is different. The defroster duct is different. The defroster duct that mounts under the windshield is different then the aftermarket ones, the aftermarket ones are big and hit the speedometer. I think there's a extra cross support on the frame but I'm not sure. That's the most I've ran into.
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post #5 of 28 Old 01-05-2014, 07:52 PM
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Bought mine New when I turned 16 and still have it !! Along with a 78,81 and a 82 model. All CJ 5's. My wife says that I have a problem. I guess I can't see that other than I still need a 76,79,80 and an 83 to finish my collection of Jeeps !!
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post #6 of 28 Old 01-05-2014, 08:24 PM
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I have a 77 cj7. The fuel tank is different the filler tube is different the round bezzel is different. The defroster duct is different. The defroster duct that mounts under the windshield is different then the aftermarket ones, the aftermarket ones are big and hit the speedometer. I think there's a extra cross support on the frame but I'm not sure. That's the most I've ran into.
And to top it off, 77s aren't even consistent within the model year. Earlys are different than lates. Then there are parts exclusive to the 1977 that may as well be made from unobtainium, because nobody in their right mind would manufacture parts for just one model year.

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post #7 of 28 Old 01-05-2014, 08:29 PM
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Me! Sorta...


I mean I have 46, 68, 73, 77, 89, 92, 93, 01 and 2013 parts on it.

Building out a Jeep is like trying to smother a fire with twenty-dollar bills. You just never have enough at once to put it out...

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post #8 of 28 Old 01-05-2014, 08:32 PM
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Me! Sorta...

I mean I have 46, 68, 73, 77, 89, 92, 93, 01 and 2013 parts on it.
I know that feeling but I think thats more of a jeep cj thing than 77 specific.
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post #9 of 28 Old 01-06-2014, 07:49 PM
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77 cj-5

has 258 and t18. not sure if anything on it is original except the vin number.
Have not had that much trouble with parts but she's not much but tub and drivetrain and winch. Don't really need anything else for this old girl.
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post #10 of 28 Old 01-06-2014, 08:44 PM
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'77 here...I agree with the defroster frustration issues--I would love to one day upgrade the whole heater/defroster system to the one used in the later CJ models.

I've already upgraded the crappo Prestolite distributor to a circa-'85 Motorcraft/module setup with the big cap/rotor and that was a great improvement.

Currently an '86 CJ-7 and a '77 CJ-7 Golden Eagle---#4 and 5 following a '01 Sahara, '90 Sahara, and '85 CJ-7....
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post #11 of 28 Old 01-06-2014, 08:48 PM
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77 here too

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post #12 of 28 Old 01-06-2014, 09:19 PM
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I have a 77. All original...haven't uncovered any parts issues...yet...
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post #13 of 28 Old 01-07-2014, 06:16 AM
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I think we can agree that AMC realized it was in over its head with the Jeep Division and cut corners where they could, when they built our CJ's. They used leftover parts from the previous model year to start building the next model year, as evidenced by my '76 having a lot of '75 parts. I always thought that the '76 and '77 shared many of the same parts....am I incorrect in this assumption?

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post #14 of 28 Old 01-07-2014, 07:35 AM
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I have a 91 YJ, but I just got a 77 CJ7 with a 304. I'm not sure what transmission/transfer case it has. I haven't had time to dig into that.
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post #15 of 28 Old 01-07-2014, 09:09 AM
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I think we can agree that AMC realized it was in over its head with the Jeep Division and cut corners where they could, when they built our CJ's. They used leftover parts from the previous model year to start building the next model year, as evidenced by my '76 having a lot of '75 parts. I always thought that the '76 and '77 shared many of the same parts....am I incorrect in this assumption?
The early 77s shared many parts with the 76s. But the late ones shared parts with the 78s.

The ignition systems were shared, and so were the fuel tank fillers but possibly not the filler hose; rumors are that it isn't long enough for the 77. The heater is the same, too.

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