Looking for CJ5 Chrome Bumpers

dennyscars

Bigger Hammer
Oct 20, 2009
196
Roseburg OR
First Name
Denny
Willys Model
  1. Jeepster
Willys Year:
  1. 1950
I'm looking for a pair of chrome bumpers for my '63 CJ5. They were used on the Tuxedo Park and Surrey models. These are not the same as used on the Willys wagons and pickups. I have checked eBay and all the Jeep places I know of but they sell only the off-road bumpers. Any help appreciated!
 

Tuxedopark1

Gear Grinder
Nov 25, 2015
11
Michigan
First Name
Bob
Willys Model
  1. CJ
Willys Year:
  1. Other
I have a 66 Tux and just to let you know the bumpers are interchangeable, front and back. It might take a while to find them, best of luck.
 

onlyonedr

Bigger Hammer
Dec 27, 2019
30
R
First Name
C
Willys Model
  1. CJ
Willys Year:
  1. 1950
Register on EarlyCJ5.com and post a want ad. I see Tux parts for sale on there all the time; lately I have not seen a bumper but there are lots of guys that dabble in that model of CJ5 so you are bound to find something.
 

diggerG

Well Oiled
Oct 2, 2011
4,767
Wrentham Ma.
First Name
Greg
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1963
I thought that. I parted out plenty of Commmandos. And I tried to. buy a Tuxedo Park in a auto parts yard (couldn't agree on a price) but I remembered that bumper looks like a Commando.
diggerG
 

dennyscars

Bigger Hammer
Oct 20, 2009
196
Roseburg OR
First Name
Denny
Willys Model
  1. Jeepster
Willys Year:
  1. 1950
The Jeepster Man has a rear bumper for the Commando. Don't know why they don't show a front bumper. Are they different, front and rear? The Commando rear bumper has six mounting holes, my Tux Park bumper has three holes (one for the license plate bracket?) . I don't know if the Commando rear bumper's holes will line up with the Tux park bumper brackets.

I will take Gear Grinder's advice and check out the EarlyCJ5.com site.
 

onlyonedr

Bigger Hammer
Dec 27, 2019
30
R
First Name
C
Willys Model
  1. CJ
Willys Year:
  1. 1950
I did some research for you. The bumpers are not the same and the Jeepster bumper is wider. Apparently there is a small detail with the curvature that is also different. I read a thread where someone shortened a Jeepster bumper then drilled the new holes and filled the old ones. It would then need to be chromed.
 

dennyscars

Bigger Hammer
Oct 20, 2009
196
Roseburg OR
First Name
Denny
Willys Model
  1. Jeepster
Willys Year:
  1. 1950
Thanks. I suspected the Commando bumper was wider after seeing a picture of a CJ5 with such a bumper on eWillys. It just didn't look right.
 
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