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Hey guys, I am looking at a 76 Cherokee 2dr (chief I assume?). It has 360 with 4 spd. Been sittin a while but I can pick it up for $200, is this a good deal? Is their anything to be on the lookout for? Anything special about that is a plus? It doesn't run right now and has a little rust in the rear quarters, nothing that cant be fixed. Just looking for a little help. :fsj:
02-14-2007, 09:13 PM
Now, the main things to check when purchasing a FSJ is to check the floor pans for rust/rot. If they are rusted through and need replacement, no issue; GEMOBX/77/401 makes and sells top quality replacement floorpans. Secondly, check around the fuel tank/skidplate area of the frame for rust. If the Cherokee is orignally from out there, it PROBABLY won't be much of an issue. All Cherokees aren't Chief models. If it's got the original paint on it, it'll have the "Cherokee Chief" decal running along the bottom of the doors. They're are ALOT of knowledgable folks here at the IFSJA, with lots of links to lots of great tech websites and such. BTW-The rear window motor probably won't work half right:thumbsup:
02-14-2007, 09:15 PM
Can't go wrong for $200 !!!
it's worth that price in scrap if nothing else. With lots of TLC and luck it'll be your favorite ride,that is until you get a J truck.:rolleyes:
Snatch it up while it's cheap. Some of these old beast drive half decent after sitting and some drive enough to get you to buy them then break down and become a major project. Either way there is lots of help here and more and more support parts as time goes on.
So in advance I say WELCOME and enjoy:thumbsup:
Hopefully you will be:drivin: and :fsj: just fine with little:banghead: but either way you become:cool: ..
02-15-2007, 10:09 AM
Welcome to the madness! $200 is a good price, so snap it up. As people have mentioned, you'll probably find this site the best free rescource there is - I know I have. You'll also find we like pictures, so (and I can't belive I'm the first to say this) post some pics if you can! This will also help to identify the spec. of your truck.
02-15-2007, 12:20 PM
It's worth that without a doubt. I just priced a 76 2 door with same drivetrain and condition and the guy was deadseat on $1,200.
Thanks guys, I am scheduled to pick it up saturday. I will post up some pics when i get it home.
02-15-2007, 07:16 PM
welcome to the best place for the fsj info my freind:thumbsup: this place is a gold mine on how to fix these rigs and some of the best folks that will help anyway they can to get you up and running.
02-15-2007, 07:43 PM
cool, welcome aboard. lookin forward to seein the new rig. :thumbsup:
Well, I was a little delayed getting it home but it is here as of today. I am excited to get started on this rig :fsj: .
I would post a few pics but how?
04-01-2007, 06:46 AM
The first thing I do when I drag home a keeper that has to stay outside Is a THOROUGH cleaning. I strongly recomend removing the front fenders (I find it easier to remove the doors first). Dirt and organic debris usually collects in the pocket at the lowest area of the fender as well as the cabin air intake pockets on each side of the cowl. Make sure this area is thoroughly clean and flushed with water, now is your chance to do it right. To help prevent this type of contamination from reoccuring I fix a piece of plastic gutter screen to the underside of the cowl grill. This screen is available at most home centers and I use urathane windshield adhesive to fix it. Another often overlooked area is the rocker panel. There are four drains on the inside bottom edge that should be clear. I usually Jack up the rear and remove the wheels, there is a hole in the wheel housing usually covered with a plastic plug with which you can gain access to the inside. I use a small flashlight, a 3/16" (.188) dia. steel rod about 6' long with a piece of sheet metal attached contured to the shape of the bottom of the rocker and a blow gun with an extension on the nozel. I hope this helps, I'll try to give more cleaning tips later, Dan
04-01-2007, 08:06 PM
Sounds like a good deal considering it isn't too rusted. If it has the big fender flare's it's a widetrack, it's only a Chief if it says so on it and they usualy have the 'Indian head' badge on the front fenders, S models have a patterned decal wrapping around the sides and the badges on the panels behind the rear windows. To post pics upload the pics to a website like Photobucket.com, then paste the url in your post with tags around it. Photobucket does this for you below each picture and it copies the address and [img] tags when you click on it.
04-01-2007, 08:17 PM
Welcome aboard. What part of the state are you located? Lots of fellow Texan's onboard here and you won't find a better site filled with alot of knowledgeable folks across the country.
As far as pic's. ImageShack and PhotoBucket both make life easy for uploading pic's here.
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