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Old 06-20-2022, 10:32 PM
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Hello All ! Please Check In ?

As I am posting my build, I see a lot of views every day of the thread, , but few other posts?

Interested as to why folks stalk, but rarely post or comment?

I realize Facebook has replaced some of the interest and support, but there is still a TON of good info and builds here.

So - please check in and say "HI"

Let's see who is still around and active here.

I'll go first ...

My name is Jim and I'm a "Jeep-A-Holic" ....
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1977 "401" 'Da Chief
1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

"Madness" build here:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280
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Old 06-21-2022, 07:52 AM
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Hi Jim... Dave here. I look at this site every day, I usually only log on to make a comment if I feel like it may help. Or if I have an update on my build thread.

Good weather in the PNW may be returning so I might complete my floor pans one day soon! We have had a ton of spring rain.



I specifically look at your build because you are making progress everyday. It is really cool to see your Jeep come together.



I also use this site for research on any issues that help me on my jeeps.
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Old 06-21-2022, 09:31 AM
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Scott here, and I have not gone one day without checking in here.

I am on every day, either looking for build tips, or troubleshooting my own.

I love to read creative fixes and problem solving shares from others, and do throw in the occasional curve ball, just for thought
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'84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

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Old 06-21-2022, 05:10 PM
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Rob here.
Just realized I needed to update my location in the user CP. I'm on here pretty much daily but don't post much unless I have a question, can help, or am updating my build thread.
I just started a new career with the Army so haven't had much free time to do anything with the beast, but I'm looking at a 360 rebuild or LS swap (haven't decided which yet) some time later this year if all goes well.
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2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877
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Old 06-21-2022, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for your service
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'84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

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Old 06-21-2022, 05:25 PM
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Thanks for your service

I should've clarified in that post above, I'm an Army civilian employee, though I did do 8 years in the Navy a couple decades back, so yeah.
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1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer / Baltic Blue & Tan
2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877
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Old 06-21-2022, 06:31 PM
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'84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

Rather be driving, than waiting to be modified
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Old 06-21-2022, 07:36 PM
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Hey Jim,

I will jump in..

I am Bryan, and I am working on my Jeep problem. I am down to 3. You are probably tired of hearing from me. I am full of dreams and empty on resources at present due to other efforts (2 houses and a large piece of barren land in the last 2 years..)

I check this forum a few time per week and only post, as others said, when I think I have something to offer or make a little progress on my wide track wagoneer. This past weekend, I dropped the fuel tank due to pump going out. I bought a 2000 XJ tank and am debating going that route for the extra 2 gal capacity over of the 18gal F150 tank it has. The XJ tank will take some reworking on pick-up and sender, so not sure I will make the change. And I am still dreaming of that LS engine swap..
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Old 06-21-2022, 08:52 PM
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Hi all! Thanks for checking in.

Keep them coming folks.
Just post and say HI.
No need to detail the why you come here

Glad to hear from a few !

I read this forum daily if there is something posted in General or the Build forums.

I still find this site to have the best info on detail stuff I need to learn...
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1977 "401" 'Da Chief
1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

"Madness" build here:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280
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Old 06-22-2022, 10:22 AM
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I'm here...relatively new to the forum (this Feb.) but not entirely new to SJs. Glad to see other people working on these rigs and to have somewhere to bounce ideas and such. Thanks everyone for their help and I'll continue to try and help out where I can.
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B350/TH400/D20
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http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...79#post1734879

Previous Rig:
Tan '88 Grand Wagoneer
.030 over 401, TBI, headers
3" exhaust
31x10.5s
2" rear lift blocks
custom headliner
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...77#post1734777

"The engineering side of me says that it's more than strong enough. The redneck side of me says that it's going to fall apart and I need to beef it up."--somebody I know
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Old 06-22-2022, 03:55 PM
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Cliff here, from beautiful Northeast Tennessee!

Checking in daily, actively working on a 77 Cherokee (and a 1991 Firebird Formula).

I chime in when I have an answer or suggestion but realize most folks here know significantly more than me, when it comes to our beloved FSJ's. And I always check the parts for sale too.
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Old 06-22-2022, 05:06 PM
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Cliff here, from beautiful Northeast Tennessee!

Checking in daily, actively working on a 77 Cherokee (and a 1991 Firebird Formula).

I chime in when I have an answer or suggestion but realize most folks here know significantly more than me, when it comes to our beloved FSJ's. And I always check the parts for sale too.


Close to Greenville? Worked there for a few years MANY moons ago
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1977 "401" 'Da Chief
1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

"Madness" build here:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280
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Old 06-23-2022, 10:24 AM
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So maybe it's my turn to write here about myself and background!
Hello all ,my name is Mees and I'm living in Holland
I'm a jeep owner for 19 years now!
It started with the 73' j4000 I bought in 2003 from someone in CA.
It's getting a complete overhaul for the second time at the moment after thirteen years use as daily work truck!

My Father did have a couple gpw jeeps and a cj3a or cj3b in his younger years and later a 63' two wheel drive ifs wagoneer with a 6 cylinder Nissan diesel engine in it.
So the jeep addiction was always there for us kids!

A couple years after the 73' j4000 I purchased a 80' cj5 project without a drivetrain.
Did start working on it and put a drivetrain together,but it's standing still for a couple years now.
Earlier this year I picked up the 70' j4000 that I purchased somewhere in 2019 through this forum.
The plan was to use the 70' as a donor truck ,but it got a massive delay with getting things in motion for shipping because the person who arranged things had to much on his plate.
So we started on disassembling the 73' and re-use as much as possible for body parts and sheet metal.
It's getting along slowly but steady.

One of these days I'm going to start my own thread about the work I'm doing on the 73' j4000 at the moment.

In the meantime I'm visiting this forum almost daily and have a read what people post about their project and sometimes doing a search for all kinds of jeep related things and solutions for parts.

Cheers on all your cool (jeep) projects and enjoyment you have with it!

Mees
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http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=180974

99' Dodge ram 2500 4x4 crew cab 5.9 Cummins ,backup work truck for now
73' Jeep J4000 (named Heep or Desert Dragon) amc 360 V8 converted to LPG with T15/D20 (was my daily work truck for thirteen years and is getting major overhaul at the moment!)
80' Jeep cj5 350 V8 Chevy/sm420/D300 project
70/71 Jeep J4000 parts truck with Buick 350

Former vehicles:
85' Volkswagen caddy mk1 1.6 diesel.
83 Toyota land cruiser BJ42 3.4 diesel.

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Old 06-23-2022, 12:14 PM
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I'm on here now for my 1987 J-20.

I originally joined the mail-list predecessor to the IFSJA forum in 1998 when I bought my '88 Grand Wagoneer, and posted a LOT about it and my '78 Cherokee buildup, through about 2008 or so.

Then I got out of FSJs for a while, then got back in with the J-20 about three years ago.

I'm also active on the FB sites.

A *lot* of the information that we spent discovering and sharing back in the early-2000s is now in the archives and FAQs, so there is not as much need to hash things out on a daily basis, as most of the mysteries have been solved.
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Old 06-23-2022, 03:31 PM
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Hi Jim! I'm a loser non-FSJ owner. I used to be cool like you guys but now I just day dream of the days when I used to have to wait for a flat bed every time I drove my Cherk.

Same day I will be cool again. Hopefully in Sept or Oct.
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Old 06-23-2022, 07:36 PM
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Funny post... my name is Michel and I live in SF... bought my 74 waggy in 1983... with 70ish Kmiles... the poor thing has now 349Kmiles but has been parked for a few years... Now driving an 85 bought in 2002 ... well with gas at $6.40 here in Calif... it is only driven once a fortnight... due to street cleaning... and last night to pick up the kids at the airport with their luggage...
Current project is some old off-road bike that I bought for parts 15 years ago... but it starts on 2nd kick... so it is almost a keeper... a pain has DC and AC electrical system!

The FSJs are always an on-going project...
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Old 06-24-2022, 09:38 AM
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Hi, my name is Dan. I would not call myself a Jeep-A-Holic, it might give you fellows the wrong impression hahah. Actually I have no idea what to call myself.

Jim, I do occasionally read you but I have a personal policy for internet posting: If it does not offer anything constructive or make someone laugh I do not post. I do make rare exceptions, perhaps this is one.
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Old 06-24-2022, 04:05 PM
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Close to Greenville? Worked there for a few years MANY moons ago

Yes, Jonesborough, a few miles east!
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Old 06-24-2022, 05:28 PM
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Hi, my name is Dan. I would not call myself a Jeep-A-Holic, it might give you fellows the wrong impression hahah. Actually I have no idea what to call myself.

Jim, I do occasionally read you but I have a personal policy for internet posting: If it does not offer anything constructive or make someone laugh I do not post. I do make rare exceptions, perhaps this is one.


Hi Dan!

I am making a list of small items to come shop for... lol
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1977 "401" 'Da Chief
1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

'Da Chief here: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ighlight=chief

Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=188457

"Madness" build here:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=89280
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Old 06-24-2022, 06:13 PM
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I'm Steve and I tend to lurk more than post. I have a habit of checking the site as part of my morning routine before going to work so tend to be short on posting time. I'm weird and prefer the Kaiser era trucks over the later AMC era. I have a '72 J4500 that I post about in the prissy section when I have something to say about it but I like to read what others are doing.
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