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Willys CJ series brings the Jeep to the masses

The CJ (short for Civilian Jeep) brought the versatile vehicle to the general public. In production for nearly 40 years, the CJ was the precursor to the Jeep Wrangler.

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1945 Jeep Willys CJ-2A

The Jeep CJ-2A was the first Jeep marketed toward the civilian market.

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1945-1949 Jeep Willys CJ-2A

The CJ-2A was produced for four years between 1945 and 1949. Power came from a 134-cubic-inch in-line four-cylinder engine.

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1946 Jeep Willys Universal

Carried over from its military counterparts, the fold-down windshield made it to the civilian model. 

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1949 Jeep Willys CJ-3A

Compared to the CJ-2A, the CJ-3A received a one-piece windshield and a stronger rear axle.

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1953-1964 Jeep Willys CJ-3B Universal

Updates in 1953 brought about a name change to the CJ-3B.

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1954 Willys Jeep CJ-3B

A taller grille and hood were implemented in the CJ-3B in order to fit a new Hurricane F-Head four-cylinder engine.

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1955 Jeep Willys CJ-5

The CJ-5 debuted in 1955 with slightly larger dimensions compared to the CJ-3B.

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1955 Jeep Willys CJ-5

In addition to the longer wheelbase and overall length, the CJ-5 featured engine, transmission and axle upgrades.

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1955 Jeep Willys CJ-5

The CJ-5 had production run that ran for more than 30  years. More than 600,000 CJ-5s were built.

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1955 Jeep Willys CJ-6

Compared to the CJ-5, the CJ-6 featured a 20-inch longer wheelbase. 

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1955 Jeep Willys Dispatcher

1955 Jeep(R) Dispatcher (J-0278)

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1955 Jeep Willys CJ

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1955-1983 Jeep Willys CJ-5

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1956 Jeep Willys CJ-3B Universal

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1956 Jeep Willys CJ-5

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1956 Jeep Willys CJ-6

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1959 Jeep Willys CJ-6

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1960 Jeep Willys CJ-5

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1964 Jeep CJ-5As

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1964 Jeep Toledo assembly line

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1964 Jeep WillysTux Park Mark 4

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1966 Jeep CJ-5

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1970 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade

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1971 Jeep Renegade II

1971 Jeep(R) Renegade II (J-0284)

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1973 Jeep(R) CJ-5

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1973 Jeep CJ-5

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1974 Jeep CJ-5 Postal Delivery Vehicle

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1974 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade

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1975 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade Levi's

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1975 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade Levi's

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1976 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade

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1976 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade Levi's

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1976 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade Levi's

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1977 Jeep CJ-5 and Jeep CJ-7

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1977 Jeep CJ-5

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1977 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade

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1978 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade Levi's

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1979 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade

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1979 Jeep CJ-7 Golden Eagle

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1980 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade

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1980 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade

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1980 Jeep CJ-7 Laredo

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1981 Jeep CJ-7

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1981 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler

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1982 Jeep CJ-5

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1982 Jeep CJ-7 Jamboree Edition

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1982 Jeep CJ-7 Limited

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1982 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler

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1982 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler

1982 Jeep(R) Scrambler (CJ-8) (J-0287)

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1984 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade

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1985 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade

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1986 Jeep CJ-7

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1944 Jeep Willys ad

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1944-1946 Jeep 'Hell Bent for Victory' ad

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1945 Jeep 'Fighter to Farm Hand' ad

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1946 Jeep CJ ad

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1946 Jeep Universal ad

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1960 Jeep CJ-6 ad

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1971 Jeep Universal ad

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1973 Jeep Super Jeep ad

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1974 Jeep CJ-5 Renegade ad

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1974 Jeep CJ-5 and CJ-6 brochure

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1974 Jeep CJ-5 and CJ-6 brochure

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1975 Jeep brochure

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1976 Jeep CJ-7 ad

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1977 Jeep Golden Eagle ad

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1979 Jeep CJ-5 ad

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1980 Jeep Laredo ad

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1980 Jeep CJ ad

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1980 Jeep Renegade ad

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1981 Jeep Scrambler brochure

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