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1962 Article on a CJ-5 Build

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This May 1962 article in Four Wheeler magazine highlighted a few things. First, it’s a really clean build. I wish the pics were in color, as it’s deserving of some great photos.

Second, if I understand correctly, the rear bumper is actually a gas tank. I’m not sure I like that plan so much.

Third, given this jeep is near Colorado Springs, it probably has the Thor Electro-matic hubs, which allow a push button engaging of the front hubs. And, because they are short hubs, the front wheel covers can be placed over them.

Fourth, this has an early vacuum brake assist. Herm carries a newer version of this.

Fifth, the White top on this jeep is beautifully styled in my opinion.



One comment on “1962 Article on a CJ-5 Build

  1. Mike

    I also liked the styling on the top, note the rounded look to the roof section, made it easy for water to roll off. In 1962, this is the style top I wanted for my dad’s CJ3A, was told only made for the CJ5. This was a big disappointment for a 12 year old such as myself.

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