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New Guy With 72 Cj-5, Have A Couple Dash Questions..

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by 70sVintagePreferred, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. Nov 23, 2016
    70sVintagePreferred

    70sVintagePreferred New Member

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    Hey everybody, new Jeep owner here.
    I bought a 72 cj5 a few months ago, i have searched everywhere but i cant seem to find a diagram of what switches and knobs etc went where on the dash. PO had attempted to rewire it by hacking most of the wiring out and throwing it away, and the only spot i could figure out was the ignition switch location. im sure some holes are extras added in the past, ive looked for pics of dashboards on google etc and cant find anything clear enough to identify whats what.


    Like i said, i found the ignition switch location, but what goes above it and below it?


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    im sure some of these are extras but which isnt and what went there?


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    the switch hole to the right of the poorly done radio opening is labeled hi-lo-off, is that where the heater switch went?

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    any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2016
    jeepstar

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    Dash Photos

    here is a link of some tasteful jeep dashes.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2016
    timgr

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    Do you have the '72 TSM?

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    The gauge holes are correct for the optional oil pressure and amps gauges.

    There are a lot of added holes added by the POs, including the radio holes.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2016
    wally

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  5. Nov 24, 2016
    70sVintagePreferred

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    no i sure dont. is there a pdf i can view or download of it?
     
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  6. Nov 25, 2016
    timgr

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    Available on CD from RockAuto for about $25. Printed copies are available too, at higher cost.

    Don't buy a Haynes or Chiltons manual - you want the factory manual for 1972.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2016
    wally

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    agreed. there is a bit of erroneous information/data in those.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2016
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    What was the original color? Could it be a purple?
     
  9. Nov 29, 2016
    70sVintagePreferred

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    It is.
    there were 3 colors on this jeep when i started stripping the paint. white over silver over wild plum. i know the wild plum color is original because it is everywhere up under the cowl, under the windshield frame, even behind the HVAC box it wild plum. plus when i stripped the paint i found old body work where it had been repaired and under the repair was wild plum.
    That color is listed in the PPG paint chip book as being a "special edition only" color, combined with it having the optional gauges in the dash which i am positive are original to the dash as the gauge hole openings have the notch at the bottom like the factory holes should have and it is a flat back as well.
    95% sure it is a Wild Plum Renegade.

    edit- almost forgot, i found a 1972 TSM online as a .pdf

    https://cloclo26.cldmail.ru/2cesuuf...?key=e24d42bfcd376bd83affeb50eb82909f9c0a992c
     
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  10. Nov 29, 2016
    Walt Couch

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    getting a 410 gone notice for this? Are you sure you enclosed all?
     
  11. Nov 29, 2016
    timgr

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    In 1972, the optional oil and amp gauges were only available with the Renegade package. They were located to the left of the driver, same as in the earlier Ren I and Ren II. In 1973, the gauges were placed on the regular option list, and were located under and to each side of the speedometer.
     
  12. Nov 29, 2016
    70sVintagePreferred

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  13. Nov 30, 2016
    chevy71super

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    I love the 74 Wild Plum color jeeps! I used to walk home from school and stop by the Jeep dealership and sit in the new ones on the lot. Around 16 at the time. Some day I will own one . . .
     
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