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post #1 of 14 Old 07-12-2012, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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A little CJ 7 trivia question

I have worked on a lot of CJ 5's but nor any 7's. I bought my 7 in pieces and have never seen it in one piece. My question is: on my 79 with the fender mounted roll bar, what was bolted to the top front of the rear fender that was also bolted to the front of the fender? I have looked at another gutted tub and it also has had some sort of plate there, but it is missing too.

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-12-2012, 05:57 PM
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I'm pretty sure 79 is the year they started to bolt behind the seat instead of the wheel well. My 78 bolts to the wheel well

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post #3 of 14 Old 07-12-2012, 06:02 PM
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My 79 bolts to the wheelwell, same as 78. Mine just hast a piece of flat stock, mout to mount. Sorry, no pics.

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post #4 of 14 Old 07-12-2012, 07:08 PM
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-12-2012, 09:11 PM
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I thin the fender mounted ones also bolted to the side of the fender as well as the top of the fender well.
I thin so also . The 76 "7" had spacers between the angle and side of the tub.

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My 79 bolts to the wheelwell, same as 78. Mine just hast a piece of flat stock, mout to mount. Sorry, no pics.
You have to be different Hutch, my 79 bolts behind the seat.

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My jeep started w/zero options. Boat steering wheel, lowback vinyl seats, no rollbar, steelies etc. It did have a 304/T-150. I got the WHOLE Renegade pkg from a fresh wreck in 84. What year the wreck was..I'll never know. I got the buckets, tach, clock, rollbar & pads, carpet, steering wheel and custom turbine rimes. Then put 83 stripes on it. And I'm restoring it to stock..whatever that means in my mind. So yeah, hutch is zero for...everything I've said this week! Has anybody been banned for being this stupid?
No wait..it was an early 79..yeah that's my story. Mid-year change!

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I thin the fender mounted ones also bolted to the side of the fender as well as the top of the fender well.
John is correct. I used to have a '79 CJ7 and the OEM roll bar was bolted to the top of the fender well and through the side of the tub utilizing bushings to space the gap to the side panel of the fender.

In the photo below notice the four fasteners just above the flair and below the top. These where part of the roll bar mounting.


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There was an angled steel plate that re-in forced that front corner of the rear fender top (under the roll bar base). It acted the same as the lower foot brace on the later roll bars. I didn't take pictures, but they were present on a 76 CJ-7 that we recently parted due to rust.

If anyone is interested, I have all the mounting hardware for the roll bar (and plates) for the fender mounted bar including the spacers that go between the bar and tub. I couldnt toss them as I figured someone out there would need them. Make offer.

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Thanks for backing me up Trapshooter. lucdog was calling me a liar. Again! BTW, did ya try that Truck avenger yet?

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1979 was the mid year change where they could be on the fender well or on the floor. My 1979 goes to the floor.

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No wait..it was an early 79..yeah that's my story. Mid-year change!--hutch
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Ok, so it sounds like it was a strengthening brace for the roll bar. I am putting a family bar in so I guess I can get rid of the holes. Thanks guys.

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Thanks for backing me up Trapshooter. lucdog was calling me a liar. Again! BTW, did ya try that Truck avenger yet?
Not yet Hutch. I still have the engine in pieces in the garage. I've been to occupied by other things to work on the 401.

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