Based on the M38A1 military vehicle, the Jeep CJ-5 (1959-83) had the longest production run of any Jeep model. In many ways, the Jeep CJ-5 set the standard for what a Civilian Jeep would look like. Its grille and rounded fenders were transplanted onto the CJ-6, CJ-7, and CJ-8, and the CJ-5 silhouette significantly influenced the Wranglers that would come afterward. The CJ-5 also helped to launch trims like Renegade, Golden Eagle, and Laredo. Through the CJ5’s production run, the Jeep brand changed hands from Willys, to Kaiser, to AMC, to Chrysler. Though Jeep changed hands, the CJ-5 soldiered on, continuing production until 1983. Changes throughout the production run make it important to know exactly what year CJ-5 you have in order to ensure proper part fitment. Whether you’re upgrading your CJ-5 to tackle the trails, or restoring it to showroom-spec, here are the parts to help you do it.