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post #1 of 11 Old 04-21-2021, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Identifying a Jeep

Hello all,
I need some help identifying this jeep. It belonged to my late father. My family and I have no idea where the title is, all I know is he was trying to get antique plates for it. I can't tell you the last time it was on the road. If I were to guess it was the late 90's. The dash seems pretty striped of gauges, they are all in a box at this time. I would like to try and identify it so I can get to work on restoring it. The pictures are the best I could get at the time. I believe the engine is hurricane engine (?) Thanks for the help in advance.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-21-2021, 09:10 AM
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That looks like a 1970ish CJ6. Can you find the VIN plate and post a picture of it? This will help identify all sorts of useful information about it.

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post #3 of 11 Old 04-21-2021, 10:33 AM
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I'm thinking mid 60's CJ5 myself. Take more pictures post them up.


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post #4 of 11 Old 04-21-2021, 11:55 AM
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Top mount wiper windshield so we can automatically narrow it down to 55-68 CJ-5. Looks like it has a factory heater, so that narrows it a tiny bit more to late 56-68. If you can read the serial number, you can go to the following site to finish narrowing down the exact year.


https://jeepwillysworld.com/wp-conte...tification.pdf
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-21-2021, 12:01 PM
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X2 on CJ5.

Could be as early as ‘55. Data plates will give more info.

But here’s some other checks:

“Willy’s” stamped on stock tailgate until ‘63ish
Reverse lights came in ‘66
That F-head engine was upgradable in ‘65 and nearly replaced by ‘68


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Definitely NOT a CJ6, it's a 5, late 50-early 60s

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post #7 of 11 Old 04-21-2021, 02:25 PM
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Is that the vin plate in the upper right of the second picture?

Title should be as simple as having the vin and showing it to your DMV along with a death certificate from your father. This is assuming that it is in your father's name. If he ever drove it on the road and had it registered, an old registration paper would be a good place to start. In some states you might have to trailer the vehicle to the DMV for an inspection of the vin number before they will issue a new title.
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It looks like 1960 or earlier to me.
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-23-2021, 07:04 PM
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When was the fuel fill moved from behind the drivers seat to the rear passenger corner?.

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post #10 of 11 Old 04-23-2021, 08:49 PM
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post #11 of 11 Old 04-25-2021, 04:03 PM
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50's to early 60's CJ-5's had a battery hatch cover on the passenger's side cowl between the windshield and hood. My friends 62 had it but my 64 didn't. The battery hatch is a carry over from the M-38A1.

Edit: Also the small horn button was used on early models. My 64 had a larger button recessed in the steering wheel.
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