1986 was the last year for the CJ, replaced in 1987 with the Wrangler,
a.k.a, the YJ. To rule out the CJ/YJ error, see if the headlights are
round (CJ) or square (YJ), then catalog accordingly. Alternately, if
the customer has an ‘86 CJ, the 6th and 7th digits of the VIN should
read “87.” If it’s an ‘87 Wrangler (even if the build date is during
1986), the 6th & 7th will be “81.” Jeep owners are known for making
mods, so be sure to ask about any known changes from stock.
J S Auto Supply in Jamestown, N.Y.
Maybe the year is not ‘86, or maybe it is not a CJ? Check the VIN or
once you are able to match up some parts, check to see what year and
model those parts fit, and maybe you will have solved your problem.
Maybe the car has a different motor or rear or something changed from
original equipment? These are always the fun jobs, but going the extra
mile will keep this customer coming back to you!
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Morris Auto Parts Inc.