The short wheelbase and narrow frame of the CJ-5s allowed them to fit into places where full-size 4×4 trucks could not go. Their ability to maneuver over rough terrain made them ideal for park maintenance vehicles, forest fire protection, and transporting equipment and supplies to hard-to-reach places. Also helping them gain popularity was their low cost of repairs and operation.
The CJ-5 has the distinct honor of having the longest production run of any US vehicle. A total of 603,303 CJ-5s were produced between 1955 and 1983.
|Engine Options||Hurricane engine, 72 hp & 114 ft./lbs. torque
Perkins diesel, 62 hp & 143 ft./lbs. torque
|Transmission Options||T90, 3 speed manual transmission|
|Transfer Case||Dana 18|
|Rear Axle||Dana 27|
|Front Axle||Dana 44|
|Curb Weight||2,469 lbs.|