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Early Cj5 Dashboard

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by truckee4x4, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Jul 17, 2019
    Steve's 70-5

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    I bought it a few years ago. I think it was under $200.00

    Here is a link to my build.

    Steve's 70 CJ5 Restore

    Go to post #129 on page 7. Post #39 on page 2
     
  2. Jul 18, 2019
    Keys5a

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    I think the '66 with the F134 still had vacuum wipers, but I think the Dauntless Jeeps had electric wipers for '66-up.
    -Donny
     
  3. Jul 18, 2019
    truckee4x4

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    My wipers are electric, and from my research my Jeep is late 1966.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2019
    maurywhurt

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    My V6 CJ-5 is an early '67, manufactured in August of '66. It has (single speed) electric wipers also. Here's a photo of the dash:

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    Kaiser Jeep added the electric wiper switch just to the right of the hole that was initially used for the vacuum line, and was later used for the wiper wiring harness.

    If I'm not mistaken, the painted metal plug below the choke knob covers the hole intended for an optional throttle knob.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2019
  5. Jul 18, 2019
    ojgrsoi

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    (y) That looks like my 67 did.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2019
    truckee4x4

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    Here's my dimensioned drawing of my dashboard.
    1966 CJ5 V6 Dashboard_2nd Draft with Dimensions.jpg
    I plan to cut this out on into spare cardboard on our laser cutter and see how it matches up against the actual OEM dashboard, and make one more round of adjustments and then I'll try cutting and bending a metal one. At the end after I work out all the kinks, I plan on sharing the file here for anyone who wants it. Given that Double D makes such an awesome product for ~$300, it's probably not worth the effort and time to make your own but I like the idea! :rolleyes:

    I'd love it if you guys took a look first as well, I welcome any feedback. The blue colored lines represent where the metal should be bent back after cutting. The glove box and steering column are going to be the most challenging parts. Are there supposed to be any holes cut into the bottom 5/16 fold-over? My OEM dashboard has about 30 holes in it on this section that are all over the place so I can't tell what's factory and what's Bubba.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2019
    Beach66Bum

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    There are holes/provisions for the hand brake, heater control unit, and the glove box door in an original dash panel.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2019
    Twin2

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    while I admire your enthusiasm . there are plenty of used dashes , with less holes than the one your replacing
    55 dash - Copy.JPG

    this one has a few extra holes , just no extra 2" gauge or radio . small holes are a easy fix
     

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