* * * J E E P C O D E S * * * - last update circa 1999...

      * * * J E E P  C O D E S * * *
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      CJ - CiviJeep -  1945 - 1986   (see #1 below)
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      DJ - Dispatch Jeep -  1952 - 1973 (see #2 below)
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      KJ - Liberty - 2001 - ?      (we miss the XJ...)
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      MJ - Comanche -   1984 - 1991  (shared many things with the XJ)
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         FULL SIZE JEEPS 
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      SJ - Wagoneers        -  1963 - 1983  
      SJ - Grand Wagoneers  - 1984 - 1991  (4 made in 1992, see #12 below)
      SJ - Cherokees        -  1974 - 1983
      SJ - J series         - 1963 - 1986  
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(no idea what the compass and patriot models are, nor do I care at this time...)
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      TJ - Wrangler -  1997 -  present
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      VJ - the 2wd JEEPSTER -  1948 - 1950 (see #6 below)
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      WJ - Grand Cherokee - 1999 - 2004 (completely new design, different from the ZJ)
	  the WJ is a superb jeep - avoid the 4.0L, it uses the same weak trans as the ZJ
         and will not get that much better mileage than the 4.7L V8 which is a superb engine!)
      WK - Grand Cherokee - 2005 - present (completely new design, different from the WJ)
	(note: the WK has independent front suspension, less visibility, and what's up
		with no "J" in the designator??? - it's a horrible change from the WJ.)
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      XJ - Cherokees - 1984 - 2001  --  THIS WAS the BEST all around Jeep ever!!!
      XJ - Wagoneers - 1984 - 1992  (see #3 below)  
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      YJ - Wrangler -  1987-1995  (see #4 below)
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      ZJ - Grand Cherokee - 1993 - 1998 (this is the GC with the Park/Reverse issue!)
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john's vehicle history

CORRECTIONS and additional Notes

(input from Paul Weitlauf) 1) Actually CJ stands for CiviJeep. It was trademarked by Willys-Overland but never actually used. The model NAME for the CJ was 'Universal' until 1972, when it was dropped and the bobtailed Jeeps were just known by their CJ-5, 6, 7, 8 & 10 designations. 1945 was the first production year for the CJ-2 Agri-Jeep (12 made). 2) DJ stands for Dispatch Jeep, not delivery. First introduced in 1952 as the DJ-3A, I'll have to check into the last year of formal DJ's. Later Postal Jeeps are commonly called DJ's, but I recently found out, at least in later years, this is not completely correct, they had D- #'s. According to "JEEP - The 50 year history" it appears '73 was the last year for non-governmental DJ's. 3) XJ Wagoneer's last year was '92. In '93 the XJ Wagoneer equal was called the Briarwood 4) YJ's were made from '87-'95! There was NO '96 model Wrangler at all!!! 5) ZJ Grand Wagoneer '93 Not sure, only made in '93. (editor: regardless of the year, it doesn't qualify for recongition, it is NOT a "Grand Wagoneer", it's more a Chrysler mini-van with wallpaper... ;) 6) VJ Jeepster '48-'50 (2WD only) 7) FC Forward Control Trucks Nov'56 ('57 model?) -'66 8) C-101 Jeepster Commando '67-'73 (Jeepster part of the name was dropped in '72, so '72 & '73's are just Commandos.) (editor: many of these shared parts with the CJ-6) 9) 4XX & 6XX Willys Wagons & P/U's '46-'65 for Wagons, '48-'65 10) This only lists the Civilian models, less the little Jeep van... not sure what these were called and there's not much written on them. 11) The list for military models is almost as long. (Quad, MA, MB, MC/M-38, MD/M-38A1, etc....) :) 12) There were four Grand Wagoneers made in 1992, although the last official year was 1991. The very last FSJ is in the National Auto Museum in Reno, Nevada. I've visited with it... touched it... photographed it... ;)

FSJ Wagoneers, Grand Wagoneers, J-trucks and Cherokees

FSJ pages FSJ tech FSJ rigs

XJ Cherokees

XJ pages 
XJ tech 
XJ rigs 


WJ - Jeep Grand Cherokees - launched in 1999.

A completely new design and totally different than the ZJ's they replaced.

WJ technical pages

specs on WJ-acceleration.html
specs on WJ-braking.html
specs on WJ-comparison.html
specs on WJ-offroad.html
WJ pictures

 

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