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Correct Wheels For '62 Cj5 - 15" Or 16"?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Tom Stephens, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Nov 26, 2018
    Tom Stephens

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    I can't seem to find online confirmation.

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    timgr

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    Likely both were available.
     
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    Rick Whitson

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    Just a thought, my 64 Tux came with 15" wheels and had 4:27 axels, and the 66 donor I bought had 15" with 3:73 axels. I think if it had the 5:38 axels it had 16" wheels and the Military type tires. Just a thought. Good Luck
     
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    Keys5a

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    15" was much more common, but 16" was optional.
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  5. Nov 26, 2018
    Tom Stephens

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    Thanks guys!

    Does anyone have a '62 manual or know of any written info regarding the wheels?

    Tom
     
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    Daryl

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    Very few if any CJ5s ever came with 16" rims. You can never say never with Jeep though and a dealer could swap anything around to suit any customer.
     
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    Tom Stephens

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    garage gnome

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    I have a parts 62 with 5 original 16" wheels.
     
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    PeteL

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    I grew up thinking 16" was normal, but that people went 15" because the smaller tires were cheaper.

    15" as a "car" size was often on sale, 16" being a "truck" size never was.
     
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    Keys5a

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    Like Daryl stated, most CJ5's had 15" rims from the factory, but the dealer could order in the 16" size. I have only seen a handfull of 1960's CJ5's with 16" rims, but hundreds and hundreds that had 15" rims. Take the literature for what it is, but specifications often were tailored for advertising purposes.
    -Donny
     
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    garage gnome

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    My understanding is that the 15” wheels came with 7.50 wide tires for more floatation whereas the 16” wheels came with 6.00 wide tires. I know the 15” ones were optional equipment for the 2As and 3As.
     
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    Tom Stephens

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    Thanks NCRenll, easier to read than the one I previously posted!

    Tom
     

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