Jeep Spotters Guide – Part 2

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Cherokee XJ (84-2001) AMC and DaimerChrysler. Small SUV. Long lived model virtually unchanged over it’s 17 year model span. Many cosmetic and interior changed over the years. Solid front and rear axles. Front coil spring and rear leaf suspension. 2 and 4 door models with rear hatch. Special models offered Sport, High Country, Classic.

Engines – 4cyl, 6cyl(4.0EFI), and GM V6(2.8L TBI)
Transmissions – 4 and 5sp manual, Auto
Transfer case – Command Trac and Select Trac
Front axle – Dana 30, Rear axle – Dana 35, Dana 44.

CJ-8 (81-86) AMC. Also known as the Scrambler. Round Headlights, Wheelbase 104″ and rear body is similar to a small truck which adds to a greater rear overhang. Factory fiberglass hard top cab and steel hard doors. Front disc brakes. Factory front sway bar. Only 27,792 were produced.81 CJ-8 Scrambler

Engines – 4cyl(AMC150, GM151), 6cyl(258), V8(304).
Transmissions – 4sp(T4, SR4), 5sp(T5), Auto(999, 904)
Transfer case was the Dana 300.
Front axle – Dana 30, Rear axle – AMC20.

Jeep CJ Products

CJ-7 (76-86) AMC. Round Headlights, wheelbase 94″, rounded front fenders, door opening is a U shape. First CJ available with an automatic trans and disc brakes, also available with A/C. Available with a factory hard top option. Fully boxed frame which widens in the rear. Front disc brake option in 77, standard 78 and up. 76-78 have 11″ rear drum brakes, 79 and up have 10″. Locking steering column with optional tilt wheel. Axles widened in 82 to increase stability. Factory front sway bar. Special models offered Levi’s edition, Laredo, Golden Eagle, Limited, and Renegade.82 CJ-7 Limited

Engines – 4cyl(AMC150, GM151), 6cyl(232, 258), V8(304).
Transmissions – 3sp(T150), 4sp(T18, T4, SR4), 5sp(T5), Auto(T400, 999, 904).
Transfer cases – Dana20, Quadra-Trac, Dana 300.
Front axle – Dana 30, Rear axle – AMC20, Dana44 in 86.

Jeep CJ Products

CJ-5 (76-83) AMC. Round Headlights, wheelbase 84″, rounded front fenders, door opening is an inverted S shape. Windshield more sloped and flat accross the top. Frame widens after the rear of the front wheels. Fully boxed frame which widens in the rear. Front disc brake option in 77, standard 78 and up. 76-78 have 11″ rear drum brakes, 79 and up have 10″. Locking steering column with optional tilt wheel. Factory front sway bar. Special models offered Levi’s edition, Laredo, Golden Eagle and Renegade.82 CJ-5

Engines – 4cyl(AMC150, GM150), 6cyl(232, 258), V8(304).
Transmissions – 3sp(T150), 4sp(T18, T176, SR4).
Transfer cases – Dana20, Dana300.
Front axle – Dana 30, Rear axle – AMC20.

Jeep CJ Products

CJ-5 (72-75) AMC. Round Headlights, wheelbase 84″, rounded front fenders, door opening is an inverted S shape. First Jeep with Saginaw steering and optional power steering. Windshield angle steeper and wiper motor on the outside also windshield frame has a rounded top. Frame is straight front to back. Special models offered Super Jeep and Renegade.
Bill Graham’s 74 CJ-5 on right.
Engines – 6cyl(232, 258), V8(304).
Transmissions – 3sp(T15), 4sp(T18).
Transfer case – Dana20.
Front axle – Dana30, Rear axle – Dana44.

CJ-6 (55-75) Kaiser, AMC. Round headlights, wheelbase (55-71,101″, 71-75,104″), rounded front fenders, door opening is an inverted S shape. Jeep is essentially a CJ-5 with a piece added to the body behind the door opening. Kaiser, AMC. Round headlights, wheelbase (55-71,101″, 71-75,104″), rounded front fenders, door opening is an inverted S shape. Jeep is essentially a CJ-5 with a piece added to the body behind the door opening. Kaiser, AMC. Round headlights, wheelbase (55-71,101″, 71-75,104″), rounded front fenders, door opening is an inverted S shape. Jeep is essentially a CJ-5 with a piece added to the body behind the door opening.
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Engines – 4cyl (Fhead), 6cyl(225, 232, 258), V8(304).
Transmissions – 3sp(T14, T86, T15), 4sp(T90, T98, T18).
Transfer case – Dana18, Dana20.
Front axle – Dana25, Dana27, Dana30, Rear axle – Dana44, AMC20.

M38A1 (51-71), CJ-5 (55-71) Willys, Kaiser. Round Headlights, wheelbase 81″, rounded front fenders, door opening is an inverted S shape. Windshield wipers top mounted (51-68), bottom mounted (69-71) Windshield angle steeper and wiper motor on the outside(69-71). Windshield frame has a rounded top. Frame is straight front to back. Special models Tuxedo Park, 462.Eric and Sharon Lawson’s CJ-5

Engines – 4cyl(Hurricane Fhead), V6(Buick225).
Transmissions – 3sp(T14, T86), 4sp(T90, T98)
Transfer case – Dana18.
Front axle – Dana25, Dana27, Rear axle – Dana44.

CJ-3B/M606 (53-64) Willys, Kaiser. Flat fenders, 81″ wheelbase, hood hight 10.5″. BottomDerek Redmond’s 61 CJ-3B mounted windshield wipers.

Engine – Lhead 134 4cyl, Hurricane Fhead 134 4cyl.
Transmissions – 3sp(T90).
Transfer Case – Dana18.
Front axle – Dana25, Dana27, Rear axle – Dana44.

Check out the CJ-3B page by Derek Redmond for incredible info on the “3B”.

CJ-3A/M38 (48-53) Willys, Kaiser. Flat fenders, 80″ wheelbase, windshield 27″ tall and one piece glass. Hood 6″ high. Bottom mounted windshield wipers.CJ3Asm.jpg (4910 bytes)

Engine – Lhead 134 4cyl with a gear driven Camshaft (Note: This is different than the CJ-2A)
Transmissions – 3sp(T90).
Transfer Case – Dana18.
Front axle – Dana25, Rear axle – Dana41, Dana44.

CJ-2A/M38 (45-49) Willys. Flat fenders, 80″ wheelbase, windshield 25″ tall and splitcj2asm.jpg (5196 bytes) glass. Hood 6″ high. Top mounted windshield wipers. First “CJ”.

Engine – Lhead 134 4cyl.
Transmissions – 3sp(T90).
Transfer Case – Dana18.
Front axle – Dana25, Rear axle – Dana23, Dana41.

MB (41-45) Willys. Flat fenders, 80″ wheelbase, windshield 23″ tall and split glass. Recessed headlights. 9 slot grille. Hood 6″ high. No tailgate.MBsm.jpg (4780 bytes)

Engine – Lhead 134 4cyl.
Transmissions – 3sp(T84).
Transfer Case – Dana18.
Front axle – Dana25, Rear axle – Dana23.