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Old 01-08-2014, 06:59 AM   #1
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CJs without tailgaits

Can anyone tell me what year model CJ-5s did not have tailgaits?

Thanks.

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The cjs you see without tailgates were modified by the owner.

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The cjs you see without tailgates were modified by the owner.
Not true.

Tailgates were standard, solid panel was an added-cost factory option, included in some trim packages.

The intermediate ('72 - '75) Renegades had no tailgate. By '73, the solid back panel with rear center mounted spare was an added cost option for all CJ-5s. It may have been available in '72, but I think that '73 was the first year.
The solid panel option continued to the end of the CJ-5's run. Seems that the Laredo package included the solid back.
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Just out of curiosity, why would you want to get rid of the tailgate?
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:42 AM   #5
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I had an 81 CJ5 and it didnt have a tailgate
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:17 AM   #6
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Thanks all. I had an 81 as well steve_plunkett without the tailgate. I didn't know if any other year models came that way or not.
As to why would you do away with the tailgate ... I have an idea for a future build that would be better without the tailgate. If it ever happens I will be sure and let you know.
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Thanks all. I had an 81 as well steve_plunkett without the tailgate. I didn't know if any other year models came that way or not. As to why would you do away with the tailgate ... I have an idea for a future build that would be better without the tailgate. If it ever happens I will be sure and let you know.
I agree i think i like it better without the tailgate. It just worked for my built before i sold it
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:26 PM   #8
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It's not like there was ever a jeep with a truly useful tailgate anyway.

Just dont take the tailgate off leaving the big tailgate hole, looks dumb.

I always thought the whole solid panel thing was strange looking though.....
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my tailgates are useful to me..especially the ones I work with on the farm..plus,they are a good place to sit when I take a break
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:47 PM   #10
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My 78 CJ5 has no tailgate as well.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:24 AM   #11
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I agree i think i like it better without the tailgate. It just worked for my built before i sold it
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:46 PM   #12
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My 77 has a tail gate, but my friend has a 76 without one. So I am not sure what years had or didn't have them. ( sorry the jeep is really dirty and looks bad in the photo)
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My '82 has no tailgate. Wish it did. Nothing like sitting on the back tailgate drinking a cold one!
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I had a 75 CJ5 Renegade with a solid panel instead of a tailgate.
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My '82 has no tailgate. Wish it did. Nothing like sitting on the back tailgate drinking a cold one!
I have a Fiberglass tub on my 70' CJ5, and it does not have a tail gate. Along with my 80' CJ5, I have had 5 Jeeps before, all with tail gates. I miss not having the tail gate!
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My 73 CJ5 did not have a tailgate
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on some years,probably the later cj years. Standard was with the tailgate and one without the tailgate was an option, This may have been on the cj5 only because I have never seen a cj7 without a tailgate.. I have also never seen an aftermarket glass tub that did have a tailgate

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