1954: CJ-5 (1954-1983) enters production, based on the Korean War-era Willys M38A1 2.2L Willys Hurricane Inline-4 2.5L Iron Duke Inline-4 1965: Jeep CJ-5 Receives Buick V6 Dauntless Option, Power Steering Option 1967: 2-barrel carb for V6; added 5hp and 10lb-ft torque 1969: Side Marker Lights Added 1970: Kaiser sold to American Motors Corporation (AMC) 1971: Powr-Lok Replaced by Trac-Lok Limited Slip Differential 1972: To accommodate new engines, hood stretched 5 inches, wheelbase also extended 3 inches 2.5L Iron Duke Retired, Replaced with 3.8L Inline-6 4.2L Inline-6 Option, 5.0L V8 Option, Full Floating Front Dana 30 Axle 1973: Updated Dashboard, Center Gauge now has Speedometer, Fuel, and Temp Gauges 1976: Jeep CJ-7 (1976-1986) Enters Production Wheelbase 10-inches longer than CJ-5, rear curvature of door deleted for more open design, hard top, full steel doors, and an automatic transmission were all options. Optional AWD Quadra-Trac system. Improved handling, comfort, and stability over CJ-5. Engine Options: AMC 2.5L I4, 2.5L GM “Iron Duke”, 3.8L AMC I6, 5.0L AMC V8 Transmissions: Tremec T-150 (manual, 3 speed), Trecmec T-176 (manual, 4 speed), Borg-Warner SR-4 (manual, 4 speed), Borg-Warner T-4 (manual, 4-speed), Warner T-18 (manual, 4 speed), Borg-Warner T-5 (manual, 5-speed), GM TH-400 (optional 3 speed automatic), TF-999 (optional 3 speed automatic for 4.2L), TF-904 (optional 3-speed automatic for 2.5L). Transfer Cases: Aforementioned Quadra-Trac #1339 (1976-1979), Dana 20 (1976-1979), and Dana 300 (1980-1986).