View Full Version : Intro from the NewB
02-11-2007, 08:56 PM
Hi all! Just got my first FSJ this weekend and thought I'd throw a quick "HI" and introduction.
Just bought a 79 Cherokee Golden Eagle from another list member. It's literally 99% rust free and has a nice running 360/T400. I plan on building it up as a daily driver to replace my truck which is going back from lease later this year. It's a plan I've wanted to do for a while...hopefully it will work out!
Future plan include 4" lift, dynomated interior, new seats, custom door panels, paint and decals. Then, when I get tired of the gas mileage, I'll be putting in a 350TBI/700R4/208 setup that I have. BTW...anyone know anything about getting a decal set for my rig? I'm guessing it would have to be hand done, but any help would be much appreciated.
About myself...I'm a computer guy by trade, but I have lots of experience with engine swaps, tranny swaps, GM electronics, LT1 stuff, turbo charged 4 cyl dodge cars...a little bit of everything. I come from the "build it don't buy it" school of thinking! :-D
Anyways, I'm sure I'll have lots of questions once I get into this thing!
02-11-2007, 09:00 PM
Welcome!! and Gees what a SWEEET Chero! :thumbsup:
02-11-2007, 09:11 PM
WOW that is clean! Lemme be the first to say YOU SUCK!
02-11-2007, 09:14 PM
Welcome aboard and DAYUM THAT'S NICE!
02-11-2007, 09:25 PM
Welcome to the Rockn World of the IFSJA.
Good luck with your Projects.
02-11-2007, 09:31 PM
Wow...I love W/T Cheros but I love the Golden Eagle ones even more!!! Very noice!:thumbsup:
02-11-2007, 09:47 PM
02-11-2007, 09:53 PM
Kewl dude. Because of kids I have a wag but I would much rather steal that one from you.
02-11-2007, 09:56 PM
02-11-2007, 10:03 PM
Very nice ride !! You have yourself a $12k truck (as long as you keep the golden eagle decals). Now you can run with the "Big Dawgs" like Pop :p
02-11-2007, 10:06 PM
Nice Golden Eagle. I just got a bronze one a couple months ago.
02-11-2007, 10:45 PM
But skip the 350 BS. That's for the illiterates that can't figure out how the superior AMC 360 or 401 can work. If you really need a Chevy, get a Blazer and fiddle around with that for fun.
02-11-2007, 10:53 PM
Keep us updated with your progress.
02-11-2007, 10:54 PM
www.goldeneagledecals.com (http://www.goldeneagledecals.com) has decal sets.
02-11-2007, 11:05 PM
Sweet, looks really clean. If I were you I'd clean it up, do the interior nice and simple and in keeping with the Golden Eagle motif, stick on a 4" lift and 33's or 35's on the stock rims, and build a nice 401 with a 4spd for it. That would make it a really unique and cool AMC Jeep piece, I also prefer to keep the AMC over a Chevy; sticking a chevy mill into an old Jeep, especially one with a rare trim package, just gives me a feeling of something being mismatched and done improperly, like it's incomplete, but that's just me. Welcome to the board and enjoy the new rig!
02-11-2007, 11:07 PM
all i have to say is ... YOU SUCK!
02-12-2007, 03:54 AM
Looks good. I like the WT Cheros myself. Stick with an AMC motor - they can be excellent, and are very tunable - quite a few people with 350hp+ engines.
02-12-2007, 06:32 AM
WOW! Thanks for the welcome! This Cherokee has already gotten more response that I anticipated...including the couple in the Wrangler taking pics of it at the gas station while it was being trailered home!
I'll be honest...I bought this truck to be a daily driver so I was real keen on the idea of keeping the current drivetrain, mostly because I want FI and overdrive. However, the short distance that I have driven it, it seems to run very nice. It also has the 16% overdrive that everyone HATES so that could be another strike against it (I might like it tho since this is not a trail truck). I will say that because it runs so nicely and has working A/C, the drivetrain swap has been moved to the end of the list of things to do.
And don't worry, the golden eagle decals are definetly staying. :D
02-12-2007, 08:17 AM
Welcome aboard. Nice rig.
02-12-2007, 08:36 AM
Welcome to the insanity and congrat's on one sweet Chero!:thumbsup: Your replacement decal's can be found here:
vBulletin v3.5.4, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.