About Willys Vehicles - CJ-5 and CJ-6 Universal

CJ-5
History - (1955-1983) Willys CJ-5 "Universal"
CJ-5 Production Total: 603,303
Illustration - CJ-5

CJ-5 Illustration

In 1955, under new leadership by Kaiser Industries, Willys Motors began to promote their newest member of the CJ series, the CJ-5, a model that marked a significant departure from the “flat-fender” CJs, with its rounded front fender design and squeezed grille (to accommodate larger headlights). Influenced by the Korean War M38A1 Jeep, the CJ-5 included updates such as rounded fenders, a hood and body made of heavy gauge sheet metal, a larger windshield frame, increased length on the riding springs, form fitting front adjustable bucket seats, a deeper, back-lit instrument panel, rear seating options for 4 passengers, and a new passenger car type handbrake located to the left of the driver underneath the instrument panel.

In 1965, the CJ-5 and CJ-6 four-cylinder Willys Hurricane Engine was supplemented with 155 hp (116kW), as a result of Kaiser having purchased the casting rights to the Buick 225 cu in (3.7 L) V6 Dauntless.

While the CJ-5 remained fairly consistent throughout many years of production, 1972 brought with it several changes worth mentioning. In 1970, Kaiser ownership was replaced by a new company, American Motors (AMC). It was decided in 1971, that the GM engine would be retired, replaced in the following year (1972) with engines made by American Motors, the one-barrel 248 ci in (4.2L) and the AMC 304 cj in (5L) V8 engine. In order to make room for the new engines, the fenders and hood were stretched 5 inches (127 mm) and the wheelbase was stretched 3 inches (75 mm). Updates to the drive train at that time included the front axle becoming a full-floating Dana 30.

1976 brought several new changes - the tub, frame and windshield frame were modified. As a result, tops from years 1955-75 will not fit a 1976-83 CJ-5 and vice-versa.

In 1979, the standard engine became the 258 cu in (4.2 L) which now featured a two-barrel carburetor.

Starting in 1980 and on through the close of production in 1983, the CJ-5 came factory with a "Hurricane"-branded version of the GM Iron Duke I4.

The Tuxedo Park: Trim package, CJ-5, or CJ-6?
In 1961, Kaiser was coming to the realization that it had an image problem. The broader masses believed the Jeep to be a great…vehicle — that is, if you needed to work on the farm, go hunting, or partake in some other industrious activity. To fix this “problem” they decided to introduce a new, more “upscale” version of the CJ-5. Accordingly, in 1961, the Tuxedo Park was introduced as a trim package. It is widely believed that these trim packages (Tuxedo Park I, II and III) were offered between 1961-1963, and included chrome add-ons, along with an “Indian Ceramic” steering wheel (in place of the standard black). The seats also received an upgrade to “Black British Calf Grain Vinyl with Indian Ceramic Facings” (Trim Code L-29).

In 1964, Kaiser promoted the Tuxedo Park as it’s own separate model (Tuxedo Park Mark IV) for the CJ-5A and CJ-6A. The Tuxedo Park Mark IV included several options that set it apart from the standard Jeep®. These options included:

- Chrome front bumper
- Chrome hood badges
- Windshield clamp catch
- Chrome drop down license plate holder
- Chrome tail lamps
- Hubcap displaying the “Jeep” emblem
- Column shift

**If you suspect you may have one of these models, check the prefix of your vehicle’s VIN tag. The CJ-5A Tuxedo Park Mark IV has a prefix of “8322″, while the CJ-6A Tuxedo Park Mark IV has a prefix of “8422″.

Unfortunately, this model never gained the popularity that was hoped for, and only approximately 460 of the CJ-6A models were ever produced, making them a rare find for those in the market. If you have a Tuxedo Park Mark IV, it is much more likely that yours is one of the CJ-5A models. While these vehicles did not capture the undivided attention of the masses, they were a valid attempt at becoming something “more” than what Jeep® appeared to be in 1960, and opened the door for other models that were to come…

Special CJ-5 Models:
1961-1963 Tuxedo Park Mark III
1965 "Tuxedo Park Mark IV"
1969 Camper
1969 462
1970 Renegade I
1971 Renegade II
1972-1983 Renegade Models
1973 Super Jeep
1977-1983 Golden Eagle
1979 Silver Anniversary

Service Guides and Documents:
Jeep Dipstick Guide- Document provided courtesy of Michael Scoggins

For more information on the Universal CJ Series models, visit our CJ-2A, CJ-3A and CJ-3B history pages.
CJ-5 Photos
Rick Conner - 1955 Willys CJ-5

Rick Conner - 1955 CJ-5

Chuck Mitchell - 1957 Willys CJ-5

Chuck Mitchell - 1957 CJ-5

Chuck Mitchell - 1960 Willys CJ-5

Clint Pressley - 1960 CJ-5

Joe Theis - 1961 Willys CJ-5

Joe Theis - 1961 CJ-5

Joe Theis - 1962 Willys CJ-5

Duke - 1962 CJ-5

Bill Wagner - 1963 Willys CJ-5

Bill Wagner - 1963 CJ-5

Jessetonda Smith - 1964 Willys CJ-5

Jessetonda Smith - 1964 CJ-5

Mike Otte - 1965 Willys CJ-5

Mike Otte - 1965 CJ-5

Bryan Pyke - 1966 Willys CJ-5

Bryan Pyke - 1966 CJ-5

Jason King - 1967 Willys CJ-5

Jason King - 1967 CJ-5

Charles Kent - 1968 Willys CJ-5

Charles Kent - 1968 CJ-5

Tim Tighe - 1969 Willys CJ-5

Tim Tighe - 1969 CJ-5

For more photos of these and other Willys Jeep Models, visit our Willys Jeep Blog Customer Photo Album!
CJ-5 Specs
Weight:
(Gross): 3750 lb. (1701,0 kg.)
(Shipping): 2163 lb. (981,1 kg.)
(Curb): 2274 lb. (1031,5 kg.)
Length (overall): 135 9/16” (3,44 m.)
Width (overall): 71 3/4” (128 cm.)
Height (overall): 67” (170 cm.)
Ground Clearance: 8” (20,3 cm.)
Tread (front and rear): 48 7/16” (123 cm.)
Fuel Capacity: 10 1/2 Gal.
Transmission: T-90
Transfer Case: Dana 18
Front Axle: Dana 25 (1952-60) or Dana 27 (1961-1971)
Rear Axle: Dana 44
Wheelbase: 81” (206 cm.)
Other: 1 Piece Windshield, Fenders curve down
CJ-5 Engines:
4-134 F Head Motor (473 or 475)
Years Offered: 1955-1971 CJ-5
Engine Type: L4-134 “Go-Devil”
Number of Cylinders: 4
Cubic-In. Displacement: 134.22 CID (2199.53 cc)
Horsepower: 60 hp (45 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 105 ft-lbf (142 N-m) @2000 rpm
Compression Ratio: 6:48:1
Valvetrain: L-head
V5-225 Dauntless Motor (473)
Years Offered: 1966-1971 CJ-5
Engine Type: Buick 225 V6 Engine
Number of Cylinders: 6
Bore x Stroke: 3.75” x 3.40”
Cubic-In. Displacement: 225 (3.68 L)
Horsepower (net): 160@4200
Torque (net): 235@2400
Compression Ratio: 9:0:1
Valve Configuration: OHV

CJ-5 Paint Colors
Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1955*
Willys Paint Color - Blue Comet Poly

Blue Comet Poly
DQE-11259-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - President Red

President Red
DQE-70549-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Steel Glow Gray Poly

Steel Glow Gray Poly
DQE-31268-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Julep Green Poly

Julep Green Poly
DQE-41657-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Transport Yellow

Transport Yellow
DQE-80050-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Pine Tint

Pine Tint
DQE-41451-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Concert Ivory

Concert Ivory
DQE-600740-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Raven Black

Raven Black
DQE-9000-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1956*
Willys Paint Color - Blue Comet Poly

Blue Comet Poly
DQE-11259-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - President Red

President Red
DQE-70549-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Steel Glow Gray Poly

Steel Glow Gray Poly
DQE-31268-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Julep Green Poly

Julep Green Poly
DQE-41657-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Transport Yellow

Transport Yellow
DQE-80050-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Pine Tint

Pine Tint
DQE-41451-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Diamond Blue

Diamond Blue
DQE-12486-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Cherokee Orange

Cherokee Orange
DQE-60251-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Arena Yellow

Arena Yellow
DQE-30121-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Glacier White

Glacier White
DQE-8124-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Raven Black

Raven Black
DQE-9000-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland from 1958-1960*
Willys Paint Color - Amber Metallic

Amber Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Arena Yellow

Arena Yellow
DQE-30121-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Autumn Wheat

Autumn Wheat
DQE-21494-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Coral Mist

Coral Mist
DQE-71129-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Foam Green

Foam Green
DQE-42571-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Fountain Green Metallic

Fountain Green Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Glacier White

Glacier White
DQE-8124-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Glenwood Green Metallic

Glenwood Green Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Jade Tint

Jade Tint
DQE-41236-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Steel Glow Gray Metallic

Steel Glow Gray Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Omaha Orange

Omaha Orange
DQE-60281-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Palm Beach Ivory

Palm Beach Ivory
DQE-60592-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Peacock Blue

Peacock Blue
DQE-12357-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Plantation White

Plantation White
DQE-8205-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - President Red

President Red
DQE-70609-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Raven Black

Raven Black
DQE-9000-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Rosewood Metallic

Rosewood Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Royal Blue Metallic

Royal Blue Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Transport Yellow

Transport Yellow
DQE-80050-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Tropical Rose

Tropical Rose
DQE-71130-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1961*
Willys Paint Color - President Red

President Red
DQE-70609-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Omaha Orange

Omaha Orange
DQE-60281-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Peacock Blue

Peacock Blue
DQE-12357-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Jade Tint

Jade Tint
DQE-41236-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Cerulean Blue

Cerulean Blue
DQE-10297-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Fountain Green Poly

Fountain Green Poly

Willys Paint Color - Palm Beach Ivory

Palm Beach Ivory
DQE-60592-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Tropical Rose

Tropical Rose
DQE-71130-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Foam Green

Foam Green
DQE-42571-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Steel Glow Gray Poly

Steel Glow Gray Poly

Willys Paint Color - Coral Mist

Coral Mist
DQE-71129-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Plantation White

Plantation White
DQE-8205-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Transport Yellow

Transport Yellow
DQE-80050-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Autumn Wheat

Autumn Wheat
DQE-21494-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Redwood Poly

Redwood Poly
DQE-72178-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Glacier White

Glacier White
DQE-8124-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Mallard_Blue_Poly

Mallard_Blue_Poly
DQE-12371-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Amber Poly

Amber Poly
DQE-21930-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Arena Yellow

Arena Yellow
DQE-30121-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Royal Blue Poly

Royal Blue Poly

Willys Paint Color - Glenwood Green Metallic

Glenwood Green Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Black

Raven Black
DQE-9000-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1962*
Willys Paint Color - Amber Poly

Amber Poly
DQE-21930-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Black

Black
DQE-9000-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Foam Green

Foam Green
DQE-42571-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Fountain Green Poly

Fountain Green Poly
DQE-42793-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Jade Tint

Jade Tint
DQE-41236-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Mallard Blue

Mallard Blue
DQE-12371-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Palm Beach Ivory

Palm Beach Ivory
DQE-60592-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Parade Blue

Parade Blue
DQE-12611-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Peacock Blue

Peacock Blue
DQE-12357-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Plantation White

Plantation White
DQE-8205-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - President Red

President Red
DQE-70609-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Rosewood Poly

Rosewood Poly
DQE-71178-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1963*
Willys Paint Color - Amber Poly

Amber Poly
DQE-21930-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Bell Green

Bell Green
DQE-42901-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Champagne Poly

Champagne Poly
DQE-42199-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - GSA Gray

GSA Gray
DQE-31817-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Indian Ceramic

Indian Ceramic
DQE-71248-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Jet Line Gray Poly

Jet Line Gray Poly
DQE-59242-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Nordic Blue Poly

Nordic Blue Poly
DQE-12311-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Olive Drab

Olive Drab
DQE-42955-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Omaha Orange

Omaha Orange
DQE-60281-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Parade Blue

Parade Blue
DQE-12611-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Parkway Green

Parkway Green
DQE-43161-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - President Red #2

President Red #2
DQE-71334-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Sierra Blue

Sierra Blue
DQE-15077-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Spruce Tip Green Poly

Spruce Tip Green Poly
DQE-43026-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Steel Glow Gray Poly

Steel Glow Gray Poly
DQE-31268-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Transport Yellow

Transport Yellow
DQE-80050-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Tree Bark Poly Brown

Tree Bark Poly Brown
DQE-23250-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - White Cap

White Cap
DQE-8345-DAL*



***Kaiser Willys cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of the colors or paint codes presented in this guide. When selecting a color for your vehicle, use the codes above as a starting point or reference, and work with your local paint supplier to find a color that works best for your budget and intent. There are several paint suppliers such as Auto Color Library, or Sherwin Williams, who may be able to cross-reference some of the older paint codes for you to find a more current formula, or if you are able to pull a painted piece off of your restoration project, they may be able to scan the color for you in the store to find a close match.

CJ-6
History - (1955-1975) Willys CJ-6 "Universal"
CJ-6 Production Total: 50,172
From 1955 through 1976, the CJ-6 model was offered to appease Jeep utility owners whose only complaint about the CJ-type models was lack of storage space. Virtually identical to the CJ-5, the CJ-6 offered a 20” longer-wheelbase (101 in) and was most popular in Sweden and South America until production was ended completely (both in the US and overseas exports) in 1981. (American sales had already ended prior to this in 1975). During its run, the CJ-6 was offered the same choices with regard to the V6 and V8 engines in 1965 and 1972.


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