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Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by Jim 48, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Jan 23, 2008
    Jim 48

    Jim 48 New Member

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    this is the first time I have submitted a thread so please bear with me as I attempt to do this. I have a 1978 original cj5 "levis" jeep, all parts are stock and it is in almost mint condition. Does any one know why levis and amc joined for the one year to make this model? I understand they also went with the gremlin same year. Any ideas where I should look? thank you
     
  2. Jan 23, 2008
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    no idea, but welcome from so-cal and........pics are requiredR)
    Jim S.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2008
    sparky

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    Welcome!

    It was a marketing gimmick and it wasn't one year I didn't think.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2008
    pathkiller

    pathkiller Member

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    Right, marketing gimmick and pretty sure it spanned many years. Levi's edition Jeeps had a special Levi's sticker on the side and "Levi Denim" upholstery in either blue or tan. Not sure how many Jeep or AMC models Levi came on, I had a 78 Cherokee with the Levi interior, so I know it wasn't just the CJ line. I've seen J-series trucks with it too.

    Just a marketing deal, similar to an "Eddie Bauer" Bronco or an "Orvis" Grand Cherokee.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2008
    timgr

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    A gimmick, but the fabric (actually textured vinyl) they used on the seats was pretty nice. I recall they continued the fabric without the Levi's badges after the marketing agreement expired (or was terminated?).

    I had a Levi's tan 'factory replacement' Bestop on my '73 ... looked sharp, and was very practical.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2008
    zila

    zila I throw poop

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    I have a 75 Cj5 Levi's Edition. Other than the Levi's buttons on the seats and the logo on the body I see no real difference.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2008
    lamar

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    i bought a new 77 cj 5.it had the levi package. blue levi seats and blue levi top. think the first were in 1975.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2008
    LostDawg

    LostDawg Slowly rusting in the NW

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    OK, it was mentioned once already, but...
    :uwop:

    And welcome, you've come to the right place.:coffee::coffee:
     
  9. Jan 24, 2008
    Jim 48

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    I am amazed at all the respondses, thank you. I was hoping the levis status might make it a bit more valuble, or rare(r). I have just re-built the 258 and had a very hard time trying to set up the emmision stuff. It was all diconected when I bought it and had screws in the ends of hoses which led to no where. Any idea where I could find pictures to make sure all is in the right place? it seems to be running alright now.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2008
    timgr

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    Year? Model? Equipment? State origin (ie CA or not)?

    Reviewing the thread, year = 1978, model = CJ-5 (?), engine = 258, California?

    The best reference is the factory manual (FSM or TSM) ... I have the '77 manual which will be close, but the '78 will be different - likely different enough that you'll need it if you need to pass a visual. Reply about the specs, and I can list the devices for '77.
     
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  11. Jan 24, 2008
    fuzz401

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    AMC used the levis back in 73 with the gremlins
     
  12. Jan 26, 2008
    Jim 48

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    thank you, I know it came from california originally, it has a straight six 258 single carb. I don't know what model it is I thought it was only a cj5. It engin seems to working now but I have know idea how to tell if the emission parts are doing there thing.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2008
    timgr

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    VIN # would help too.

    1977 Jeep CJ-5, 258 cid, 1V, manual transmission, California vehicle.
    1) air guard (air injection)
    2) catalytic converter
    3) EGR (exhaust gas recirculation)
    4) FTVC (fuel tank vapor control)
    5) PCV (positive crankcase ventilation)
    6) TAC - mechanical type (thermostatic air cleaner)
    7) carb vent to vapor canister
    8) throttle solenoid
     
  14. Jan 26, 2008
    jeepbandit

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    The Levis model was available from '75 to '86.The material for the interior & top simulated Levi's denim jeans' texture and stitching and came in tan or blue. Early versions had a red "Levi's" decal above the Jeep emblem behind the front wheel opening.This package was available or included with many other packages. It was very common.
     
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