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post #1 of 61 Old 03-06-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Which is rarer: CJ-7 or CJ-5?

Which do you see more often on the streets: CJ7s or CJ5s?

Which do you see most often on the trails or in offroaders'/outdoorsmen's garages— CJ7s or CJ5s?

But mostly I'm just curious about you guys' responses to the first question— which do you see on the streets more often?


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post #2 of 61 Old 03-06-2012, 07:43 PM
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I drive for a living about 100 miles a day and I see CJ7s 10 to 1 over CJ5s. But YJs/TJs 10 to 20 or more than CJ7s.
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Here I see about the same amount of each,but a few more 7's I would say.
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post #4 of 61 Old 03-06-2012, 07:44 PM
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In my area they seem both few and far between, probably has a lot to do with rust. I'd say I see more 7's though. I'd venture to guess there are more of them on the road throughout the country.

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I see at least five times as many 7's as 5's on the road.

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600,000 CJ5 v 380,000 CJ7, but the CJ7s came later in production so have a greater chance of surviving.

Round here we have CJ7s and Willys, mostly ex military. In fact I own about 10% of all the CJs in this area.

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post #7 of 61 Old 03-06-2012, 07:57 PM
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The CJ5 was made for 28 years and the CJ7 was only made for 10. But how many 1955 vehicles of any kind do you still see on the road? The older CJ5's are definitely more rare because fewer of them have survived. CJ's tended to live very rough lives compared to other vehicles. They were either used for work, and worked very hard, or used for play, and played very hard.


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post #8 of 61 Old 03-06-2012, 07:57 PM
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CJ-6 and CJ-8 are rare.

As suggested, since rust finds CJ's particularly tasty, you seldom see either them in our wonderland of snow and road salt.

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Alot more CJ7s around here.....Still see some CJ5s on the road.
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post #10 of 61 Old 03-06-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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In fact I own about 10% of all the CJs in this area.
One of the better quotes JF has produced, with or without context.

Well I own 100% of the CJs in this area— top that.

'This area' being my garage.

Where did you get those numbers from— 600,000 CJ5s, etc? Those are great stats.

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YJ's are rare.

six hundred something thousand units...




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YJ's are rare.

six hundred something thousand units...



But we all see YJs on the streets on a daily or weekly basis, probably owing to the fact that they were made up to '96 and fiberglass bodies.

Here's a further question: how is it that a mere three more years of production in the 80's ('83-'86) results in a relative preponderance of CJ7s to CJ5s on the roads, given the fact that the CJ5 was manufactured for nearly 30 years until '83, and production outnumbered CJ7 production, by 600,000 to 380,000 (quoting BagusJeep)? Did CJ5 production taper off in the late 70's/early 80's towards the official end of the manufacturing run? Why do you see more CJ7s than CJ5s?

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More CJ7's then CJ5's here.

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But we all see YJs on the streets on a daily or weekly basis, probably owing to the fact that they were made up to '96 and fiberglass bodies.

Here's a further question: how is it that a mere three more years of production in the 80's ('83-'86) results in a relative preponderance of CJ7s to CJ5s on the roads, given the fact that the CJ5 was manufactured for nearly 30 years until '83, and production outnumbered CJ7 production, by 600,000 to 380,000 (quoting BagusJeep)? Did CJ5 production taper off in the late 70's/early 80's towards the official end of the manufacturing run? Why do you see more CJ7s than CJ5s?
everyone turns the 5's into rock buggies?

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