Long story short I wanted a smaller diesel pickup that was off road capable. At the time nothing really existed and swapping a diesel into a newer gas pickup is extremely difficult in the Denver Front Range area. So I traded my ZJ for a 75 CJ5. My best friend had a 4 door long bed Tacoma. Turns out the 4 door Tacoma cab is the same length as the CJ5 tub so I matched the Tacoma's wheel base. I went with coilovers in the rear with triangulated links. Spring over in the front with YJ springs. Still had a used set of YJ leaf's in that picture. I bumped to 2.5" YJ leaf's but they have since flattened out so now I'm about to add 4" leaf's and slider boxes.Well then, let's hear the story about the build!
Yeah but... Wait! What???
Okay. We were talking about different pictures. LoL! And both correct. I didn't even see that picture in the earlier post. However it looks like more CJ6's were built in the 70's then the 80's. Less of an 80's Jeep then the YJ in that case.That's really weird. The picture I see in the post you quoted is definitely a YJ - square headlights and all.I'm not sure we're talking about the same pictures. The Jeep in the pictures I'm looking at has round headlights, an extended tub and longer wheelbase. To my knowledge that's a CJ6. The only thing I can identify as a YJ is the "family bar" roll bar. That may be from a YJ. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
This is the picture I see:
Edit: I see it now - you quoted the post with YJ, but you were referencing SKT's earlier post. Those definitely look like CJ6's.
That makes sense. I've never seen a CJ6 in person. The smaller door makes the tub look longer then a CJ7/YJ. The article I found said the CJ6 started production in the 70's. Apparently that's wrong.I'm no expert, but it looks like the CJ-7 was produced 1955 -1981.
I bet that diesel version was nice.