Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Focker, Feb 19, 2016.
Maybe. My TSM shows the ground being up front though connecting near the engine mount.
Thanks twin, you were right! Got the MC and bracket off. Into the evapo-rust bucket it goes. I’ll be reusing this one!
I have a 1969 CJ5 and bracket is the same as mine.
This is from CJ5 dale's post earlier. What is the ' Knob ' for in the passenger side 'V' cut ?
It’s a snubber that holds pressure on the spare tire to keep it from rattling.
Thanks .That's what I remember from my '69. My '75 doesn't have a 'V' on that side, but I know they offered the side mount spare as a option that year. Did that not have this snubber?
In '75, if it had the side-mounted spare, it would have had this bumper. '75 was the last year for this feature. Regardless of the spare mounting, a '75 would have the indent, but not the mushroom-bolt when equipped with the rear-mounted spare. The indent went away for 1976, and they used a rubber (?) doughnut mounted on the body. If you have an indent only on one side, I'd say someone used a '76-up panel to repair the passenger side.
I do not think the indent completely went away after '75. From what I can tell it seems the indent carried on with the cj5s that had tailgates, the cj5s that came with the solid back panel did not have the indent. This is just an observation on my part - nothing I have seen documented.
My Jeep Corp parts book shows the later flat doughnut bumper '77-up for the model 80 (CJ-5 and CJ-6 export) and '76-up for the 90 (CJ-7). The later bumper applies flat on the body steel, and would not work with the indent. A '76 CJ-5 with the indent seems possible.
Recall that the indent is a bow pocket for the military folding top. It is vestigial - there's not much reason to preserve it on later models.
I appreciate your knowledge, Tim & Thanks . I do know the entire history of my CJ. Here's a Pick when we did the body work , back in the mid 90's. My cousin was the original owner.
I have a 225 V6 that my uncle put in a 73 Toyota. My understanding is he pulled it from a CJ5, but my cousin who grew up driving it doesn't remember the specifics, and my uncle passed 30 years ago. He had modified a bell housing to accept either the stock 4-speed from the pickup or a 5-speed from a 70's Toyota Corona. The 4-speed is starting to have bearing or tooth issues, and I found another Corona 5-speed (probably the last one in the country). The flywheel is in great shape, but looking at the pressure plate, I'm thinking I should at least consider a new one as the contact area with the friction disc looks like it has some hard spots, and the tips of the diaphragm fingers are showing some wear. I'm having a hard time identifying the flywheel or pressure plate, however. The flywheel has about a 1/8" recess in the center, and the pressure plate is 10.5" from center to center of the bolt holes. In doing some looking online, it sounds like a Buick flywheel that requires a specific pressure plate, but I haven't been able to find anything beyond just a couple comments to that effect. Does anyone know how I can measure to confirm, or happen to know what the part number would be? Thanks!
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