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Old 01-25-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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I'm about to buy a 79 jeep. I know that at a glance most jeeps look alike, but aint. So my question is, What would be the latest model dash that would upgrade into it? It has the v8 if that matters. Thanks

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Old 01-25-2011, 08:44 AM   #2
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is it a cj5 or a cj7?

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Old 01-26-2011, 09:57 AM   #3
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It's a CJ7
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:10 AM   #4
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the cj7 and yj body tubs are almost identical, so a yj dash should fit up with no major problems. the wiring might be a pita, though.
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What's wrong with the dash that's already in it?
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What's wrong with the dash that's already in it?
Yeah, x's 2?
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Unless you really want to do an overhaul to your dash and ruin the CJ look, I would stay away from YJ dash comonents in a CJ. The latest stuff you should look at would be from 1986 CJs. If you go to a YJ setup then you'll be changing gauges and everything.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:50 AM   #8
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Well I got my CJ7. It was a soft top, but the guy I got it from got a hard top for it and and gave away the soft top and doors. But I got a new Bakini top with it, so all is good for now. I wood like to know, I have twist handles on my jeep but I would like to make it paddle handles. How hard will this be? I would also like to put the cozy wing vents in. That or just go to half doors.
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Well I got my CJ7. It was a soft top, but the guy I got it from got a hard top for and and gave away the soft top and doors. But I got a new Bakini top with it, so all is good for now. I wood like to know, I have twist handles on my jeep but I would like to make it paddle handles. How hard will this be?
it will be easier, cheaper, and headache free to find doors on ebay or CL and then sell yours.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:51 AM   #10
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Well, Iwent to put me 3 inch body lift on, and low an behold, I snapped the tree bolts on the passanger side right off. Now I have to figure out how to get them out without messing up the recieving threads. Got ta lovethose 32 year old bolts......lol

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