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post #1 of 8 Old 08-10-2005, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Besides the Cj7 being 10" longer, what are the main differences between a Cj7 and a Cj5?

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-10-2005, 06:21 PM
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Doors. the CJ5 has an "S" shaped door where the CJ7 has a "U"
In later years the CJ7 changed to wide track axles, which carried on to the YJ and TJ.

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post #3 of 8 Old 08-10-2005, 06:23 PM
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Besides the Cj7 being 10" longer, what are the main differences between a Cj7 and a Cj5?
Dawgates pretty much summed it up. Doors and Axles and you already know the stretch issue.

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I heard there is a bit of a height diff. as far as the interior goes. I am 6'3 and judging by the pics of the 5's I might have an issue with them
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-10-2005, 06:38 PM
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CJ 7: http://www.jeeptech.com/models/cj-7.htm

CJ 5: http://www.jeeptech.com/models/cj-5.htm

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-10-2005, 07:39 PM
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Im not sure.. But I dont think the CJ5 has a tailgate.... Or does it?
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-10-2005, 07:49 PM
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Im not sure.. But I dont think the CJ5 has a tailgate.... Or does it?
Depends on the year......mine doesn't and it's a 1979.

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Until the early 70's, tailgates were standard on the CJ5. After that, 71 or 72 I think, it was optional.

As far as the height difference, it is more of a "steering wheel clearance" problem. The CJ5 seat will only go back so far. Someone 6'3" may have a little trouble getting in and out of a CJ5.

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