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Production of the CJ5 and CJ6 spanned many years.  To try and make your search a little easier we have divided this into sections by years.  Click on the section that works best for the year of your vehicle.  You will also find a short history of each of the vehicles below

Parts for 1954 to 1964 CJ5 & CJ6 Parts for 1965 to 1983 CJ5 & CJ6
CJ5 History CJ6 History
CJ5 History

The CJ-5 was influenced by new corporate owner, Kaiser, and the Korean War M38A1 Jeep. It was intended to replace the CJ-3B, but that model continued in production. The CJ-5 repeated this pattern, continuing in production for three decades while three newer models appeared. "The CJ-5 has the distinct honor of being a vehicle that was hard to kill off... equaling the longest production run of note."[4] A total of 603,303 CJ-5s were produced between 1954 and 1983.

In 1965, Kaiser bought the casting rights to the Buick 225 cu in (3.7 L) V6 Dauntless and the CJ-5 and CJ-6 got a new engine with 155 hp (116 kW) supplementing the Willys Hurricane engine.

A similar model, the Jeep DJ, was based on the CJ.

The company was sold to American Motors (AMC) in 1970, and the GM engine was retired after the 1971 model year. (GM's Buick division repurchased the engine tooling in the early 1970s which served as the power plant in several GM vehicles.) The "Trac-Lok" limited-slip differential replaced the "Powr-Lok" in 1971.

American Motors began using their own engines in 1972. Replacing the Hurricane was the one-barrel 232 cu in (3.8 L) (except in California). Optional was a one-barrel 258 cu in (4.2 L) (standard in California). Also in 1972, AMC's 304 cu in (5 L) engine became available in the same tune as a base V8 muscle car. To accommodate the new engines the fenders and hood were stretched 5 inches (127 mm) starting in 1972 and the wheelbase was stretched 3 inches (76 mm). Other drive train changes took place then as well including the front axle became a full-floating Dana 30.

In 1976 the tub and frame were modified slightly from earlier versions. The windshield frame also changed meaning that tops from 1955-1975 will not fit a 1976-1983 CJ-5 and vice-versa.

In 1979, the standard engine become the 258 cu in (4.2 L) that now featured a two-barrel carburetor.

From 1980 to 1983, the CJ-5 came standard with a "Hurricane"-branded version of the GM Iron Duke I4.

Several special CJ-5 models were produced:

  • 1961-1963 Tuxedo Park Mark III
  • 1965 "Tuxedo Park Mark IV"
  • 1969 Camper
  • 1969 462
  • 1970 Renegade I
  • 1971 Renegade II
  • 1972-1983 Renegade Models — featuring a 304 cu in (5 L) V8, alloy wheels, and a Trac-Lok limited-slip differential
  • 1973 Super Jeep
  • 1977-1983 Golden Eagle
  • 1979 Silver Anniversary

Early Tuxedo Park models were trim lines, but the Tuxedo Park Mark IV was claimed as a separate model than the other CJ series (marked in 1965 as the "Universal"), with more differences than past models. The Tuxedo Park Mark IV was an attempt to crack the mass market; it was, according to Jeep, “a new idea in sports cars ... the sportiest, most FUNctional car on the automotive scene.” It added to the standard CJ chrome bumpers, hood latches, gas cap, mirror, and tail lamp trim. 81 and 101 inch wheelbases were available, with a variety of convertible top and seat colors, and front bucket seats in “pleated British calf grain vinyl.” Sales of this model, introduced in 1965, were low.[5]

Production 1954-1983
Engine(s) Willys Hurricane F-head I4
Perkins Diesel
225 cu in (3.7 L) Dauntless V6
151 cu in (2.5 L) Iron Duke I4
232 cu in (3.8 L) AMC I6
258 cu in (4.2 L) AMC I6
304 cu in (5 L) AMC V8
Transmission(s) 3-speed manual
4-speed manual
Wheelbase 81 in (2057 mm) (1954-1971)
83.5 in (2121 mm) (1972-1983)
Related Jeep DJ-5

CJ6 History

The CJ-6 was simply a 20-inch (508 mm) longer-wheelbase (101 in) CJ-5. Introduced in 1955 as a 1956 model, the CJ-6 was never very popular in the United States. Most CJ6 models were sold to Sweden and South America. The U.S. Forest Service put a number CJ-6 Jeeps in to use. American sales ended in 1975. Just 50,172 had been made when the series went out of production completely in 1981. Just as in the CJ-5, the V6 and V8 engine choices appeared in 1965 and 1972. Former President Ronald Reagan owned a CJ-6 and used it on his California Ranch.
Production 1955-1975
Engine(s) F-head 4 cylinder
Perkins Diesel
225 CID V6 Dauntless
Iron Duke I4
304 CID V8
Wheelbase 101 in (2565 mm)
  1. Cary, Reed. "The CJ-3A Universal Jeep", retrieved on 2009-09-28.

  2. "The CJ-3A", retrieved on 2009-09-28.

  3. Jeeps in Japan

  4. Tellem, Tori. History of the CJ-5 - Jeep Autopsy: CJ-5 One Of The "Unstoppables" JP Magazine, retrieved on 2009-08-15.

  5. "Jeep for 1965". http://www.allpar.com/trucks/jeep/1965.html. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 

  6. Gipper "CJ-6 April 1984" Ray's Jeeps FAQs, 2005, retrieved on 2008-09-17.

  7. Marsden, Rachel. My Personal Glimpse into the Heart and Soul of Ronald Reagan, June 9, 2004, retrieved on 2008-05-27.

  8. "Lifestyles: Reagan's Ranch, a Symbol of His Nostalgia for a More Simple Life" The Orange County Register, June 20, 2004, retrieved on 2008-05-27.