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Tuxedo Park Registry

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Nowherenothing, Sep 11, 2019 at 1:24 AM.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:24 AM
    Nowherenothing

    Nowherenothing New Member

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    Spinning off of the superjeep registry I'm hoping to compile current owners of the surviving Tuxedo Park MK1, 2, 3 & 4's, both cj5 and cj6.

    Especially want to start to compile any information about the very early ones about which it seems like there isn't much out there.

    Who's got a Tux or has some info on one? Post it up and give some details.
     
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  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:32 AM
    Nowherenothing

    Nowherenothing New Member

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    I'll start.

    Mine is a 1963 Tux Mark 3 VIN: 57548153200. October 1962 Build date

    Indian Ceramic Red, survivor. My goal is preservation.

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  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 11:22 AM
    Beach66Bum

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    My Tuxedo Park is a 1966 with the factory Dauntless v6. VIN is 8322 A 16391, which breaks down to, open body cj5, Tuxedo Park. “A” is the Dauntless v6, “1” is left hand drive, “6” is no emissions, “391” is early May build.
    I went with all Bestop brand for the seating, soft top and spare tire cover. The fender well seat cushions are NOS. New complete dash from Walck’s. New 2.5” BDS suspension. Drive train is, T-86 3-speed floor shift, Dana 18 single stick, Dana 27, Dana 44 with power-lok. LT 235 75R 15 Toyo M-55 snow tires.
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 3:47 PM
    Gregory Plouff

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  5. Sep 12, 2019 at 8:31 AM
    timgr

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    Nice Jeeps!

    Paint and trim tag is cool. Jeep used that type of tag through 1972. They are just glued on, and often fall off. If it were mine, I'd at least make sure that it's well secured. If not, I'd remove it for safe keeping, or maybe stick it back with some Pliobond type cement.
     
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  6. Sep 13, 2019 at 10:59 PM
    Keys5a

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    Since you're bringing up the Tuxes, I have never seen or documented any MK l or MK ll Tuxes. The implication is there were two previous versions. The MK lll Tux was offered for 1963, and only in Indian Ceramic (coral) and had a white grill. Unfortunately, the MK lll didn't have any different designation on the model/serial tag from regular CJ5 models. I'm not aware of any CJ6 versions either.
    The MK lV Tux had two distict versions and was a stand-alone new model, either 8322 or 8422 for the long wheel base. The '64 and '65 F134 versions with the column shift T90/single lever T/C . These came in only 4 body colors; White Cap, Presidential Red, Sylvan Green, and Sierra Blue. There were many unique trim features such as chrome parts.
    I have heard that the V6 Dauntless was introduced in the second generation MKlV, which seem to be available in any Jeep color, though Prairie Gold (light yellow) was popular. The MK lV Tuxes were made partway through the '67 model year.
    All this info is off the top of my head and I will add to or correct information when I get back home to look into my notes. I happen to be up on the NC Outer Banks where my two Tuxes reside. I still have the '64 my father bough new in '65, and it serial #11400 and it was White Cap with red top and seats.
    I'll look tomorrow at my other one (Sierra Blue/blue) to post the numbers. I have also parted a Sylvan Green one and will post those numbers.
    -Donny
    Roy, your reading too much into your Tux serial number. You are correct that the "A" designates the Dauntless, but the rest are simply serial #16391. The Tuxes used sequential serial numbers. I'll post up the range when I get back in town.
    -Donny
     
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  7. Sep 14, 2019 at 4:38 AM
    Nowherenothing

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    This period ad also implies the existence on the mark 1 and 2. Whether or not there are still any in existence is up for debate, but they certainly did at some point.

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  8. Sep 14, 2019 at 7:11 AM
    KeithR

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    1964 Tux Mark IV, VIN 8322 11846

     
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  9. Sep 14, 2019 at 8:32 AM
    Walt Couch

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    1966 Tux MK IV vin 8322 15272
     
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  10. Sep 15, 2019 at 12:27 PM
    wheelie

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    I'd be interested to see folks add their paint color, interior color, and other info (drivetrain, etc).

    I'll add both of mine in soon.
     

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