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    New guy needs some help

    Hey everybody, new guy here. I rode around in this Jeep as a kid and then didnít see it for about 25 years. I came across it the other day and the elderly lady still owns it and I am interested to get some info about it but I have no idea . Any help would be great. Thanks




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    It's rough, but we've seen a lot worse. All of it seems to be there. Hmmm, looks like the start of a project.

    Welcome to the group.

    It is either a CJ-5 or CJ-6.

    CJ-5's were 135 inches long, CJ-6' were longer (155 inches). The engine is the F-134 (4-cylinder, 70 HP). It looks like a 12-volt system. Original tires were 6.00 x 16.

    It looks like you have a Jeep gold mine there. I think there is a red CJ-2 sitting in the background.
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    Yep there is a CJ2 sitting there also. It is pretty rough but for some reason I love it.

    The previous owner was my neighbor when I was growing up and he was a damage control officer for the Missouri department of conservation. I’m remember riding in it to some of his jobs and he always said it was like a mountain goat with a motor.

    Now I’m a damage control trapper and I haven’t had much luck with a couple utv’s The last few years and I thought about giving this old Jeep a try. If I can get it going good it would be perfect for what I need.

    Thanks for the reply and the info. Now if I can figure out what year it is. I’ve looked everywhere for a tag and can’t find one other than one on the blower motor on the firewall and it just has a serial number.


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    What Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curdog View Post
    Now if I can figure out what year it is. I’ve looked everywhere for a tag and can’t find one other than one on the blower motor on the firewall and it just has a serial number.
    The tag on the blower motor appears to be a VIN/Serial Number tag that has been moved from point A to point B and secured with a sheet metal screw vice the original 4 screws or brads in the corner.

    I think the numbers are 8305 190162.

    I am not sure what the "8305" indicates, it may be a paint color code. The next number "190162" I believe is the vehicle serial number.

    CJ-5 190162 was a 1965 serial number. 1965 start was 175722 and close was 194162 - 18,440 built that year.

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    Welcome Curdog,

    The tag that is on the blower is in fact the serial number tag, as LarrBeard stated. The first number set is the body designation, 83 = Universal CJ5, then 05 = Open Body. Then the next sequence of numbers would be your serial number. The link bellow is a bit confusing because it states that a VIN number was assigned after '62. 1962 through 1965 was a turbulent time with Jeeps because it was a period of transition between Willys and the new owners Kaiser. From what I can find, LarrBeard is correct in stating that your CJ5 is a 1965.

    https://www.jeepfan.com/tech/decodin...ers-1955-1971/

    I agree, a Jeep will beat a UTV any day of the week.
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