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Tuxedo Park Registry

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Nowherenothing, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Dec 13, 2022
    Keys5a

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    Good looking Tux you brought home! That is a ‘64 (not home to look up month), but my Tux is 11400 built in June’64. I can see the pivot for the column shift lever still present. Originally, you had a column shift T90 with a single-lever transfer case.
    Your color was Sierra blue. No, that ashtray is not original, nor are the gauges. Your chrome trim looks beautiful! Usually, it needs (expensive) re-plating. Your seats are original, but originally had vertical pleating. The steering wheel looks like its off an International Scout?
    Great start for bringing a Tux back to its former glory.
    -Donny
     
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  2. Dec 13, 2022
    nunrleft

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    Thanks for fixing it for me.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2022
    nunrleft

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    If you could let me know the month and how you came to that conclusion I would greatly appreciate it and any more insight you have. Thank you very, very much.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2022
    Keys5a

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    I have a list, as do others on this forum, that has production date by year and month based on serial numbers.
    Often, titles may show a year newer than when the vehicle was produced. My own Tux is titled as a ‘65, when my dad bought it new, even though it was built in June of ‘64. It wasn’t unusual for these vehicles to sit new on a dealer lot for sometime a year or more. I’m out of town right now, but guess yours was likely built in April or May ‘64 since they are only 366 units apart.
    Do you happen to have a folding license bracket/light mounted in the center of your tailgate? This is one of the unique pieces found on a Tux.
    -Donny
     
  5. Dec 13, 2022
    nunrleft

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    If this list you have is actually something that is from the manufacturer I would certainly appreciate a copy of it in order to pursued my DMV into correcting the model year on the title. I didn't look at it too closely as it was getting dark when I got it home and was getting a cover over it before an expected snow storm. The chrome license plate light and bracket as on other Tux's is present, however it's been relocated as a large steel spare tire carrier was mounted on the rear. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 13, 2022
    nunrleft

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    I hadn't noticed. LOL A bit of research and it appears the steering wheel is from a late 40's or early 50's L or R series IH pickup. Wonder Why that was switched out?
     
  7. Dec 14, 2022
    Beach66Bum

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    Congratulations on finding a Tuxedo Park. Another one saved!
    The first thing I saw was the correct factory chrome gas cap still on! This is the one part I have yet to find for mine.
    If you’re wanting to get the Tux back to stock, the chrome bumpers are now being reproduced by jeepsterman.
    The full Cutlas turbine hubcaps do come up on eBay. They are pricy though!
    Great that you have the very difficult to find licence plate holder.
    The 15” steel rims are one of the easy parts to find, and usually around $40-$60 a piece.
    Can’t wait to see your progress.
     
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  8. Dec 14, 2022
    W2SNO

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    Actual Production Date - May 1964 Tux production started with 8422A 10920 and ended with 8422A 11334.

    I don't have access as to when the MODEL YEAR for 1965 Tux started though.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2023
    Robert Basselman

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    I'm new to the forum. I just completed a 6 month frame off restoration on a 1966 cj5a Tuxedo Park. Vin # 8322 A 16719. As the vin number indicates it a Buick 225 v-6 or dauntless. I've owned it since 1972.
     
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  10. Apr 18, 2023
    Beach66Bum

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    Welcome!! :beer::)
     
  11. May 9, 2023
    Aidan Turner

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    I'm coming back to this for some selfish research. Aside from myself, Boe, and Nowherenothing, do we have tabs on other MKIII Tuxes?
     
  12. Jul 20, 2023
    Mark Zanoni

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  13. Jul 24, 2023
    Keys5a

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    I can’t see very much of this one (poor photos), but it does look like a genuine MKlll. It looks like no bumpers, front or rear (claims rear bumper(s) (bumperettes?), but the license light is there. I do see the driver’s floor shows a row of pop rivets. With the lack of detailed photos, I don’t see many (any?) bids at the high starting price.
    Unfortunately, the MKlll serial numbers are mixed in with the regular CJ5’s, so no way to track them other than making a list of specific examples like this one (57548-154308).
    -Donny
     
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  14. Aug 21, 2023
    Lawrence Geer

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    My 2nd time around owning this Jeep. I bought it with a locked up motor. I repaired the engine and drove it off road mostly. I sold it to my uncle who painted it green and beat it up. I have it back now with his passing. I plan on bringing it back to its former glory this fall/winter. VIN is 8322 12218.
     
  15. Aug 27, 2023
    Rich Cain

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    Picking up a 65? Tux
    Serial # 8322 11614
    Has no Tux pieces that I can determine.
    Complete but missing gas tank.
    4cyl twin stick .
    Possibly the Tux Vin plate was put on this?
     
  16. Aug 28, 2023
    Keys5a

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    Look at the dashboard where the steering column mounts. Is there an additional U-shaped cutout the accommodate a shift linkage above the column? Any small holes drilled on the sides of the hood adjacent to the hood hold-downs (for Tux badges)?
    What was the original color? Look up under the cowl around the glovebox. These could help determine if its rebadged.
    -Donny
     
  17. Aug 28, 2023
    Rich Cain

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    Donny
    Yes holes in hood and u shape above steering column.
    I will look for trim plate.
     
  18. Aug 29, 2023
    Keys5a

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    Rich, See my comments in early CJ5/CJ6 tech. Your serial number shows a July 1964 build date. What color are things high up under the dash?
    -Donny
     
  19. Oct 7, 2023
    Jpluvr1

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    Just found one in Cali and brought it home. 63 Tuxedo park 2 owners. First owner repainted it red in the 70s and still has Indian Red underneath.
     
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  20. Oct 7, 2023
    Rich Cain

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    Blue under dash .
    Horrible green repaint.
    Chrome hinges underneath paint Lol
     
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