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Civilian 1/4 Ton Low-Hood Grilles

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UPDATE: This post ran in October of 2016.

A series of emails about grilles led to the creation of this graphic. I believe my draft below is accurate based on the research I’ve done today, but if you see an error, don’t be shy about pointing it out. The grille I’m least sure about is the 1959 and later DJ-3A grille. I’m looking for more evidence that the late DJs used grilles with horizontal holes for attaching the parking lights, a necessary change because they used different parking lights after sn 14103 in 1959.

grille-examples-flat

As further evidence, the graphic below shows an early and late DJ-3A parking light schematics. This was assembled by Bruce Again and posted at the former jeeosurreygala.com site. I’ve combined what he published and turned it into this image:

parking-light-dj3a-image

The CJ-3B grilles were changed in a similar fashion in 1956. Derek has covered this issue well. And, as you can see below, CJ-5s were also switched in late 1956 or early 1957. 

early-cj5-grille

early CJ-5 grille purported to be from a 1955.

1956-cj5-grille

1956 CJ-5 grille with horizontal parking light holes.

 

5 Comments on “Civilian 1/4 Ton Low-Hood Grilles

  1. David Eilers Post author

    It will take some time as there were severall bantam grilles, several Ford grilles, a Quad and an MA grille, MB slat, GPW, M38, CJ-V35U … just off the top of my head.

  2. Marcelo Boni

    You are missing one Grille between 3 and 4.
    1952 and after CJ3A´s grille had the Radiator Brush Guard added to the grille.
    Regards

  3. Raymond Robins

    I Have a 1960, 1961 and 1963 DJ-3A Surreys and they Have verticle holes for the parking lights.

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