Jeep CJ 1972 - 1986 Rebuilders Manual

1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986

by Moses Ludel

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Jeep CJ 1972 - 1986 Rebuilders Manual - Front Cover

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Rear Cover

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Jeep CJ 1972 - 1986 Rebuilders Manual Covers the following Models:
● Jeep CJ - 5
● Jeep CJ - 6
● Jeep CJ - 7
● Jeep CJ - 8/Scrambler.

The AMC-era CJ Jeep vehicle is a four-wheel drive icon. Built from 1972-1986, these models offer advanced technology and exceptional off-pavement ability. Today, they remain top contenders on the roughest trails and byways, providing the rugged utility that owners expect from the Jeep brand.

Disassembling Your Jeep
- A Place to Start
- Front Clip and Body Tub Removal
- Disassembly of the Chassis

Engine Rebuilding
- Jeep Engines
- Choosing the Right Engine Type
- Typical Jeep Engine Rebuild
- Assembling a Crate/Remanufactured Engine
- Engine Peripherals and Accessories
- Monitoring and Protecting the New Engine

Transmission and Clutch
- Rebuilding the Transmission
- T-18 Four Speed Rebuild
- Retrofitting a T-18 Four-Speed
- Ultimate Manual Transmission Retrofits
- Clutch Service and Replacement
- Clutch Linkage and Upgrades
- Clutch Data and Torque Settings

Transfer Case and Overdrive
- General
- ?Spicer 20' Rebuild Steps
- The Dana 300 Rebuild
- Assembling the Dana 300
- Borg-Warner's Jeep ?Quadra-Trac'

Axle Rebuilding and Upgrades
- General
- Front Axle Disassembly
- Rebuilding the Front Axle Assembly
- Steering Knuckle Service
- Using a Hydraulic Press to Install Ball-Joints
- Axle Shaft U-Joints and Shaft Installation
- Rear Axle Service and Upgrades
- Disassembling the Spicer/Dana 44 Axle
- Installing an Aftermarket Locker
- Full-Floating Rear Axle Shaft Conversion
- AMC Model 20 Axle Rebuild
- AMC Model 20 Axle Shaft Installation
- Driveline Service and Upgrades
- Installing U-Joints
- Custom Driveshaft Upgrades
- Axle Data and Specifications Section

Frame, Suspension, and Body Repair
- General
- Frame Repairs
- Building a Transmission/Frame Crossmember
- Spring, Shackles and Bushings
- Body Modifications and Metal Parts Restoration Tips
- Sheet Metal Restoration Basics
- Frame Measurement Methods

Steering and Brake Service
- General
- The AMC/Jeep Steering Systems
- Steering Linkage and Columns
- Brake System Service and Upgrades
- OEM Drum Brake Service
- Pedal and Brake Adjustment Tips
- Disc Brake Conversions
- Warn's Wheel Hub Bearing Adjustment Method
- OEM Wheel Bearing Service and Adjustment
- Installing New Wheel Cylinders and Brake Shoes
- Installing Calipers, Brake Pads and Front Hoses
- Master Cylinder Installation
- Upgrading the Hydraulic System
- Safe Brake Proportioning and Metering

Electrical and Ignition System Upgrades
- General
- Ignition System and Upgrades
- Breaker Point Ignition Fundamentals ?101'
- Jeep Ignition Performance Upgrade
- OEM Wiring Diagrams

Fuel and Exhaust Systems
- General
- Carter One-Barrel Carburetors
- Engine Air Intake and Filtration
- The ?BBD' Carter Two-Barrel Carburetor
- Mopar's MPI/EFI Conversion Kit for the 4.2L Inline Six
- Exhaust Systems

Accessories and Safety Equipment
- General
- What's Next?

For an authentic restoration to original equipment standards or sensible upgrades that will enhance the performance of your vintage Jeep CJ, this is the book. Moses Ludel brings his mastery of Jeep technology into your workshop!

General information on Repair Manuals

Please note that workshop manuals are usually written for models sold in a specific country. Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as engines can vary. Please check that the manual will cover your model before purchase and if you are unsure please contact us first.

product details

  • Publisher: Robert Bentley, Inc Publishers
  • ISBN: 0837601517 (0-837-60151-7)
  • ISBN-13: 9780837601519 (978-0-837-60151-9)
  • Format: Softback, 580 pages
  • Date Published: 2003


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