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Unread 09-22-2010, 07:51 PM   #31
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main thing is i can get in my 7...cant fit in buddy's 5

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Unread 09-22-2010, 08:02 PM   #32
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CJ7 drivers need the extra space...


...for their PURSE!


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Unread 09-23-2010, 08:47 AM   #33
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not purse...girth
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Unread 09-23-2010, 09:49 AM   #34
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Unread 09-23-2010, 09:52 AM   #35
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not purse...girth
CJ7, the choice of fatties!

Careful, some of these bubbas get testy if you mention their girth. When I suggested to someone a while back that rather than modifying his CJ5 to accommodate his giant gut he would be better off taking on an exercise and diet regimen and losing some friggin weight, his feathers ruffled like a wet hen and he ranted and raved like a lunatic. Seems to me that when you have to modify your physical surroundings to accommodate your belly it's time to admit you have a problem.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 07:05 PM   #36
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guys,

I live in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and i would like to modify an cj5 into a cj7 (here in Brazil cj7 and cj8 are rare) i know that cj7 is bigger than CJ7 , i have it in a frame documento but i need to modify the cockpit and i don't have the inch (or in MM) to do it, someone can healp?

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Unread 03-01-2013, 01:28 AM   #37
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guys,

I live in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and i would like to modify an cj5 into a cj7 (here in Brazil cj7 and cj8 are rare) i know that cj7 is bigger than CJ7 , i have it in a frame documento but i need to modify the cockpit and i don't have the inch (or in MM) to do it, someone can healp?

see some pictures...








Eu não penso que você pode alterar de 5 a 7. O corpo é inferior a 5. Você poderia mudar a 7 em a 5. Corte o corpo em 5 para tornar a 7 seria demasiado perto das rodas.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #38
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Dear jeepcliffband,

Thanks a lot for your ansure, i will modify the frame to fit a cj7 parts, here i don't have cj7 external parts to make it , i need the external diferences to modify it , i think to buy a cj5 or a cj6 to do it. the cj5 i must to make the frame bigger and modify the external areas ( i need these external measure from the door and others parts do to it) or modfy a CJ6 to came smaller to come a CJ7 ( need these external measure because i find only the specs of the frame of these models). i need help to make the right plain to these modification. i rear in another post thath the exteral area in CJ7 is like a box but i don't have any idea about how to modfy it folling the same measure from the original.

thanks for your attention , sorry about my bad english (i need to improve it ( thanks a lot to write in Brazilian portugese, probaly using a google translate)) and hope someone can help me.

regrats

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Unread 03-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #39
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Differences that came on the factory brochure were these.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 10:22 AM   #40
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I'm 6'4" so I need those 10", I barely fit in CJ-5
I hear ya Skyd... I am 6-4 too. I wanted a CJ5 but every "5" I looked at was almost mission impossible to get in or out of. My "7" is very comfortable enough leg room for those long stretches of highway. And most importantly, easy for an old guy with a bad back to get into or out of.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 10:26 AM   #41
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Differences that came on the factory brochure were these.
Yes. Making an automatic transmission available was the main motivation for the CJ-7 model. Aside from the extra 10" of wheelbase and what that impacts, it's basically the same as a CJ-5.

<edit> The new body design included an update of the tailgate, IIRC. The CJ-7 has a plug tailgate, unlike the CJ-5.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 02:02 PM   #42
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Dear jeepcliffband,

Thanks a lot for your answer, i will modify the frame to fit a cj7 parts, here i don't have cj7 external parts to make it , i need the external differences to modify it , i think to buy a cj5 or a cj6 to do it. the cj5 i must to make the frame bigger and modify the external areas ( i need these external measure from the door and others parts do to it) or modify a CJ6 to came smaller to come a CJ7 ( need these external measure because i find only the specs of the frame of these models). i need help to make the right plain to these modification. i rear in another post that the external area in CJ7 is like a box but i don't have any idea about how to modify it following the same measure from the original.

thanks for your attention , sorry about my bad English (i need to improve it ( thanks a lot to write in Brazilian Portuguese, probably using a Google translate)) and hope someone can help me.

regrats

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Unread 03-01-2013, 06:52 PM   #43
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Unread 03-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #44
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Cutlass327,

Thanks for your post

i think it is the idea, try and learn more.

see ya

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Unread 03-02-2013, 05:20 AM   #45
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The first jeep I purchased in 1984 was a 72 cj5. From there I had 2 cj7's, a Commando, Wagoneer and a Scrambler. When the Jeep bug bit again a few years ago I knew it had to be a cj5. I found a completely stock 1973 cj5 plow vehicle wth 37k that had last been registered in 1981. All those little differences add up to the most smiles per dollar. Meaning, close to stock is a hoot to drive and you don't need to worry about the aftermarket part availabilty to enjoy yourself. Just my opinion.
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