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Rear View Mirror Exterior Round Vs Rectangle

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by mrtii, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Nov 13, 2018
    mrtii

    mrtii 1972 cj51986 cj7 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    what yr did the cj5 go from the round to the rectangle rear view mirror, and does anyone know when they reverted to the square, also the arms were there changes as well between the rectangle and square mirrors
     
  2. Nov 13, 2018
    Beach66Bum

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    It was the early 70’s, maybe already 1970. The bracket would be different too for the rectangular mirrors.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2018
    timgr

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    Not sure when the change from round to rectangle was - I'd guess it was late 60s. My '73 CJ-5 had the black rectangular mirrors, as I remember did '72s. By '75 they had changed to the later square mirror. Both of my '75s (then and now) have those.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2018
    supertrooper

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    My 69 had the original mirror when i got it and it was round.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2018
    Dave B

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    Looks like by 1971, not sure about earlier.
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  6. Nov 14, 2018
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Here's a Renegade noted as a 1970
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  7. Nov 15, 2018
    mrtii

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    looks like a very early 1970 or a retitled 1969 as it has the gas tank under the seat thanks for all the insight, I am just trying to keep it stock
     
  8. Nov 15, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    An image search on google of reasonably stockish appearing vehicles seems to show the change occurred sometime in '66 or '67. Some '66 photos have round mirrors, some have square. '67 pics all seem to be square.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2018
    maurywhurt

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    This Polaroid photo was taken in the late 60's by the original owner of my 1967 CJ-5 (which I bought from his son-in-law in 2009). It was however built very early during that model year, in August of 1966:

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  10. Nov 15, 2018
    ojgrsoi

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    Nice camper.
     
  11. Nov 16, 2018
    mrtii

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    thanks for the picture ill try to look for a used rectangle set up to restore if possible
     
  12. Nov 16, 2018
    ThePhantom

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    My 1969 has the rectangular mirror. I can’t swear it’s original, but everything else is.
     

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