Jeep CJ 1945-1970 Repair Information

Tailgate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except Utility Wagons

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: The tailgate used on late CJ-5 and CJ-6 models is fastened to the body by 2 hinges on the bottom-this tailgate differs very little from that used on earlier models

  1. Open the tailgate to the 45° position and disengage the right hinge.
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  3. Open it a bit more and disengage the left hinge.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Alignment is accomplished by moving the hinges.
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Utility Wagons
  1. Matchmark the support prop-to-tailgate position.
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  3. Unbolt the support props from the liftgate.
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  5. Unbolt the liftgate hinge from the body.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Alignment is accomplished by loosening the catches and moving them to obtain a satisfactory fit.
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