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post #1 of 92 Old 12-01-2020, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Last of a Great Breed decal

It's my understanding that the "Last of the Great Breed" decals only came on the last 1500 or so of the 1986 CJ's. I think the decal is super cool but mine is an 1984. Would the CJ community sanction a "Last of the Great Breed" decal on an 84 or would that be a violation?

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post #2 of 92 Old 12-01-2020, 05:51 PM
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I believe all CJ's are the last of a great breed.
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Its not like you are putting a Rubicon sticker on the hood.
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i have a RIP decal 1941-1986 for jeep.

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i have a RIP decal 1941-1986 for jeep.

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I have a RIP decal 1941-1986 for jeep.

I'd like to see that. I believe Denny, aka Renegade82, has that as his signature.
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here is the drawing of the decal. it all started joking at work with wrongler owners. they were giving me grief about always working on my cj. that i need to get a newer one. but told them that the cj7 was the last of real jeeps. cj's were built simple, rugged, all low end grunt, and no frills.
the guy who got me into jeeps35 years ago used to tell me back then the last of the real jeeps were cj5's. he hated when they added the automatic transmission to a cj. he said they took away the mans jeep. 30 years later he is right. i see more woman driving the wronglers then men.

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I hate to be technical, but the CJ didnt start until 46. Prior to then they were MB or GPW.

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yes but they were. but i believe the 46 was pretty much over run parts from the war production. i was reading something online about it. i remember the article saying some of the minor differences. i believe it saying that the area about the springhangers on the fame had a short piece to box in each spring hanger. if i can find it again i will post a link. it was actually pretty interesting.

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As the war was ending in mid-45, Willys Overland started to look for new customers to sell the Jeep, since their biggest customer (well, their only customer) was no longer having the Jeeps shot at and blown up. The first model, based on the MB3, was from MB parts. The early version was built for the Civilian Market. That is (a story) where the CJ name came from. Willys then thought the Jeep could replace the farm tractor. They came up with the Agri-Jeep. In 46, after additional modifications from the CJ proto-type, Willys came out with the CJ-2a. (There was never a CJ/CJ-1.)

Certain options in the MB were not with the CJ: tilt up headlights and 24v systems.

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cj's were built simple, rugged, all low end grunt, and no frills.

I've never driven a CJ, but I did have a YJ and I have to ask: just how basic is a CJ that a YJ has frills by comparison? Granted mine was pretty old and beat up so maybe when new it would've been more plush somehow.

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Early YJs had cosmetic changes from the CJ. The first and most hideous, I mean obvious, were the headlight. The dash was completely changed, gas fill location, fenders, hood, grill, and I am sure there are more.

A YJ tub will fit on a CJ frame, with some modification to hide the fact it is a YJ tub. (Ask me how I know. )

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more me it was the major change of the transfercase and 4 wheel system. on a cj you have front locking hubs at each wheel. the transfercase is all gears. with the introduction of the yj they installed the vacuum disconnecting split front axle shaft and a chain drive transfercase. the yj's got wider in the axles, started adding the non serviceable throw away parts. suspension made it ride lower i never seen a need for track bars in leaf spring offroad suspension.

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Early YJs had cosmetic changes from the CJ. The first and most hideous, I mean obvious, were the headlight.

I remember being at the Detroit Auto show in early 1986 while on a business trip and seeing the 'new' Jeep YJ at the AMC booth. Salesman or an AMC employee came over to me and asked me what I thought of the new modern look... "Damn, I said, you guys really F**ked-up the iconic Jeep look by putting square headlights in". But he went on-and-on about much safer the new YJ was and all the new features which I was not impressed about, at all.


I left that booth smiling to myself, as I knew right then and there that my 84' CJ-7 just became a classic vehicle and was keeping it until the day I die. I still have it, just not driving it right now as repairs are being done.

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