<strong>1973 CJ-5</strong><br />
For 1972, the line of AMC engines was available in the CJs, including the 304ci V-8. The 232ci Six was the base engine, the longer-stroke 258ci the middle-level option. To fit the bigger engines, the wheelbase was stretched from 81 to 84 inches, and the Jeeps of this era are called "long nose" CJs. Refinements were made to the chassis and suspension along the way, and to the options list. The AMC influence was decidedly good for the CJ. In 1973 Pete Dunkel bought a V-8 powered CJ-5 while in the Air Force in Colorado Springs. He still has it! It was well optioned, including a Meyers hardtop and a factory-approved accessory winch. It was long a daily driver, but since a restoration in 1998, it's been a show rig.