Anyone Here Into Older Jeeps? The CJ Kind?

Discussion in 'Vehicle & Transportation' started by JeepHammer, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. JeepHammer

    JeepHammer Well-Known Member

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    I'm kind of a 'Jeep Junky', as if you couldn't tell by the handle!

    I just like the simplicity and abilities of the jeeps, up to about '86 when AMC sold out to Chrysler, and they started to get 'Plastic' everywhere inside...

    If you have an older Jeep, I'd like to see pictures of it, maybe list it's upgrades or add ons...
     
  2. TechAdmin

    TechAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    Jeeper here. I love CJs but to be honest YJ's are pretty simple. My CJ7's 258 has more vacuum hoses than any other vehicle I've worked on.
     

  3. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

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    Jeeper as well here ..

    I have three Jeeps in the stable. One YJ running a full race-prepped Chev 350, full width axles and 38" military tires. Winch, hard-top, roof-rack, tote-box, hitch-rack, etc and ready to spend serious time away from home - as long as the gas lasts in the tank.

    Second YJ lifted 2" and on 31" tires - hard-top and softop ready to go at moments notice.

    TJ Unlimited w/ hardtop, softtop, lockers and air-bags - designed to tow the Fleetwood Evolution trailer to the middle of no-where.

    Evolution trailer setup with generator, solar panels, etc and ready to stay away from civilization for as long as possible.

    You can find more about my Jeeps on my website at http://www.JeepForum.com
     
  4. jeepntxj

    jeepntxj New Member

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    Yep

    '50 Flattie, 2.5" Rancho springs, currently in the middle of a Buick 225 & D27/M20 axle swap
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    and

    '53 M38a1, all stock, all original except for 2.5" Rancho springs & the tires
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    Had this, but sold it. Big regrets

    '79 CJ5, modded 304, T18, 3.55's, 33x12.5's w/ 4" Skyjacker, 1-pc M20 shafts
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    I've also had and sold a 99 TJ, a '66 Jeepster Commando as a parts donor, and currently have an '08 2DR on 33's, and a '00 XJ on 35's (about to be replaced w/ 37's)
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  5. FNFAL308

    FNFAL308 Guest

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    Had a 98 TJ with 9" and d44, long arms, etc, a 95 YJ, 95 Cherokee 4x4 Sport, 90? 2 door Cherokee Sport. Then the family grew so I went bigger. Wish I still had the TJ.


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  6. Jerseyzuks

    Jerseyzuks Well-Known Member

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    Not a jeep, but close enough... I'm into suzuki samurias, or "Zuks"... hense the screen name.

    Current zuk is kind of a sleeper, doesn't look like much but it will go anywhere that I point it :)

    Spring over lift, slightly longer shackles, sitting on 31" Kumhos

    6.4:1 T-case makes it really crawl, I have a twin stick for it but haven't had the chance to install it.

    Locked in the rear

    I replaced the tired old carborated 1.3 liter with a newer 16v FI 1.6 L

    I added power steering

    Took out the bench seat in the back, replaced it with a single bucket seat so that there would be more room for a toolbox and a cooler.
     
  7. JOECOOL

    JOECOOL Pastor Joe

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    I have owned a 1970 Jeep CJ10 & a 1974 Jeep Wagoneer. They just don't make 'em like they used to. I loved them both.
     
  8. coinguy

    coinguy Guest

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    I drive an 86 full size Bronco - is that close enough? :)

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  9. Old Sarge

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    I own a 69 CJ-5, with the aluminum block V6 engine, and a 1/2 cab. Bought it with a snow plow. It had been grossly abused by a kid who was using it in the mud drags. But, it serves it's purpose by getting us in and out, when the weather turns sour.
     
  10. TechAdmin

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    I've been looking for a Scrambler forever but around here one in half way decent shape runs $6000+.
     
  11. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Amateur Radio call sign KM4GDU

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    1984 Jeep J10
    1978 Cherokee Cheif
     
  12. JeepHammer

    JeepHammer Well-Known Member

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    I gave up on finding a scrambler all together...
    I live in one of the 'Notches' in the 'Rust Belt', so if you do find one, it's rusted to dust and the owner STILL wants $6,000 for it!

    I swear, I'm going to shorten a FSJ or Truck frame and drop a Re-pop CJ-8 or CJ-10 body on it!

    Right now, I have a '73 CJ-5 with skinny steering column, no plastic on the dash, and a factory V-8 under the hood!
    Love that little go cart!

    I have a '79 CJ-7 that is a dedicated trail rig, Scout axles, V-8, Automatic, lengthened wheel base setting on 38" tires.... Works REALLY well, but if I want larger tires (and are we EVER satisfied with the tire size? :p )
    I'm going to have to go up to Dana 60's or porthole axles...

    My 'Haul All' is a '86 Grand Wagoneer, I have three pickups, a gladiator, and two J-20's,
    So I'm 'Jeep Rich' right now...

    Good thing about having 'Rural' property, you can have a 'Bone Yard' to keep your 'Extras' and 'Parts Vehicles' at without everyone calling the law or home owners association on you!

    I have developed several 'Upgrades' for AMC jeeps, and many of them work on different vehicles, so if anyone is interested in them, I'll be glad to help you out with the early carburettor vehicles.

    I also owned automotive machine shop for about 20 years, and starter/alternator rebuild shop for about 10 years, so if any of you guys have questions about making things or fixing things, I'd be glad to help you out if I can...
     
  13. CherokeeCat

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    Hammer- me thinks you're "ate up" with the Jeep bug!! :D:D

    I've always wanted one but with kids (not the goat type) its not too practical to go the CJ route so after my car gave up the ghost, I was able to purloin a '99 Cherokee (hence my screen name :D). I'd love to pick your brain about the ins and outs of Jeepdom and how to make mine better. I'll post a pic if I get a chance!
     
  14. jeepntxj

    jeepntxj New Member

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    I know how you feel. All of'em down here go for a pretty penny as well. What's sad, is a wheeling buddy of mine has 4 in various conditions. The best is a show piece that gets trailered everywhere, and the worst is a halfcab, wooden flatbed that gets beat-on every chance he gets.

    The show jeep:

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    It's sickening how much money he has in it :(
     
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  15. jeepntxj

    jeepntxj New Member

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    AND he has a CJ10:

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    And a rare Aussie scrambler, an Overlander with the Worldcab:
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  16. jeepntxj

    jeepntxj New Member

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    Can't wait to see pics.

    Once you start making yours better (or "modding" :D), you're going to regret it. Once you start, you never stop.
    My XJ used to look something like this (stolen off the net, i don't have any stock pictures):
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    and now it looks like this:
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    It's a sickness, so my wife says, lol.
     
  17. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Amateur Radio call sign KM4GDU

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    you can get those CJ10's from the military surplus auction. and just a FYI the Civilian CJ10 used a FSJ frame
     
  18. solaceofwinter

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    im not much on the older ones but i just sold a Rubicon a year or two back. It was great. Id kill to get a 4dr KJ.
     
  19. 91G-Dub

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    I'm an "old" Jeep guy myself. I'm Old and I drive Old Jeeps :D

    My current daily driver is a 1991 Grand Wagoneer and my weekend/back up is a 1980 J10 pickup truck.


    Over the years I've owned CJs (both 5 & 7) and YJs.
     
  20. CherokeeCat

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    Looks good, jeepntxj!! Mines a daily driver so at this point I'm not expecting to go with the extent of mods you have (although ya never know!) Thanks for posting!
    PS- that Aussie Scrambler is sweet!!