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Old 01-04-2005, 01:01 PM
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My first jeep I still have its a 00 TJ sahara. It has been the best 4x4 I ever owned. the supply of aftermarket parts is endless. I say keep it and enjoy it. And pick up a FSJ also so you can enjoy what they have to offer also. Save your money and go with a good lift kit like Rubicon Express. Tires? I run 33 goodyear MTR's Im on my 2nd set. good luck There are some other wrangler owners you can talk to on my web site forum if you need to ask. www.norcal4x4.net

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Old 01-05-2005, 01:01 PM
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First FSJ was a 77 Cherokee, stock when I bought it in '83, 3/4 ton running gear and 40" tires when I scrapped it. (To much money to rebuild again and couldn't stand to see anyone else driving it.) Now it is a '82 J10 Laredo, only been up to 38" tires on it, but one day soon.......
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:48 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by DerekTJeep:
http://fsjworld.tenmagazines.com/sho...-n-82782-pos-1

This is picture of my first 2 Jeeps. ENjoy!!

Derek
your 79 looks like my 78 same rust spots and damage lol wanna buy another one? [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 01-12-2005, 12:24 AM
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My first car is my '89 Jeep Wrangler. The first mod I did was to install a snorkel! Then I got 31" mud tires, did the TFI ignition upgrade, stripped the interior and applied a polyurethane bed-liner, yanked the sway bar and trac bars, and eventually put a Weber 36 carb on it.

I had it for a little over a year when the Peugot BA-10 broke. I promptly swapped in a TF727 from an '86 Grand Wagoneer and an NP208 from an '81 J10. Now I have an AMC401 to put under the hood. I also have a pair of D44s from an '86 GW that are all torn apart waiting for me to rebuild them with the 4.10 gears, Detroit locker, and full spool that I've collected. Lift will be GW front springs with a shackle-reversal up front, and 2.5" OME springs in the rear. I'll keep the 31s until they wear out, and then trim sheetmetal to fit 33s. Eventually I'd like to swing a Klune-V under there as well....
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:32 AM
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My first FSJ is a 80 J-10 and even with all the problems and the ridicule from my family, I bought another J-10 on the 5th. and, go figure it wasnt running. Welcome to the addiction.
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:33 PM
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this is my first jeep and i love it. I WANT MORE.
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:03 PM
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63 m38a1...i bought in high school. no top, no doors, no brakes...drove it a year like that! all original except for the custom duck weeds painted on the side..it was real fun in the winter...lets see, scrape ice off the seat, inside the windshield, outside the windshield, then the guages.
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Old 01-23-2005, 06:55 PM
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"My" first Jeep is the one I currently own - a '95 ZJ, 5.2, QT. I bought it used in '99 with lower milage, and got a great deal on it because it supposedly had a tranny going out. Turns out the tranny issue was a relatively cheap fix (no rebuild), and it's been a tank ever since.

Before the ZJ, I had gone through two Toyota Supras - an '82 that I drove into the ground (+300Kmi and actually still runs), and an '87 Turbo that I drove into a semi. Given that experience, I decided that another sports car wasn't in my best interests, and I went with the ZJ because I really liked my Dad's '98. Best choice I ever made.

Since it's purchase, the ZJ has filled every roll immaginable - 5 person carpool hauler in nasty Atlanta traffic, hauling all my worldly possessions and a 15' trailer cross-country twice, off-roading in Southeast red clay mud, climbing abandoned forrest trails to reach remote PacNW campsites, and the road-trip cruiser (has been in every state in the lower 48 except 3).

All this has been accomplished in relatively stock configuation - except for K&N and Flowmaster upgrades to help the 5.2 breathe and a tranny cooler & temp gauge to help me keep an eye on it. Plus non-mechanical upgrades like stereo, storage boxes, etc for the interior. Just regular maintenace and the occasional water or PS pump is all it's ever needed. It's quickly approaching 200K, and is still running strong. So, IMO, treat any Jeep right, and it will certainly treat you right!

A couple months ago, I caught the FSJ bug. After lots of research on this site (great resource!) I'm determined to take the FSJ plunge, and hopefully will soon have another rig to add to my sig ...
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Old 01-24-2005, 01:40 AM
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Be CAREFULL of the addiction. Your friends and loved ones will think you insane, and risk divorce, excommunication and such. Its great fun. Looking to get my 4th FJS, and trade in my 04 Civic for an 04/05 Wrangler SE. So that would make my jeep ownage to 5 Jeeps. (Yes, I'm sick.)

Got my first FSJ in Sept. 04. 1985 Grand Wag. 2 weeks later bought a '75 wag for $75. Then a month later, an '81 for $100. Its bad now.
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:33 PM
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My first Jeep was the "Bomb", a red-black '77 Cherokee Chief N/T that I bought for $600. The deal was kinda shady, and went down in a Publix parking lot. That was a sign.
The Jeep was a heap, leaked fuel and oil like a sieve, had Florida rust-rot, sucked all my money straight from my wallet, smelled funny, and had some mismatched 32" tires and a crappy 3" Discount Autoparts block lift.

But I loved that truck.

Once I got the carb rebuilt, the driveshafts rebuilt, and some electrical gremlins banished, it was ok.
Then the Q-track chain gave out.
The main crankshaft bearings gave out.
The electrical system when nuts.

Yup, my wife sold it. Can't say I blame her. But that's ok, we had two FSJs at that point.
And we've managed to keep at least one FSJ since then.

My first vehicle was a cherry red 1961 Chevy Corvair. It was beyond my means mechanically, and it ran for about six months out of the five years that I owned it.
But my girlfriend(s) liked it, and it had lots of leg room, if ya'll catch my drift....
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:45 AM
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my first jeep was (and still is) a 77 Wagoneer with a 401 (blowed up), TH400, QT tcase, Dana 44 F/R diffs w/ 3.54 gears, sawz-alled wheel wells to fit 35" tires without lift!! **** I love(d) that thing!!! lookin to buy my second!!! 85 GWag w/ a 360. and possibly a third!!! early 80s Wag w/ I6 and lifted!!!
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:48 AM
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i forgot to mention, i got the Wag off of eBay for $1000 a lil less than two years ago, and the FSJ bug has definately bit me!!!!
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:09 AM
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my first jeep was a 1989 cherokee back in '97 then a 82' wag broughm...and here i am 19 jeeps later [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 01-28-2005, 07:54 AM
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i have a 1980 jeep cherokee with a 3 inch body lift and a 6 inch suspension. i've been looking all over to find parts like a new grille and new marker lights for it. if any one knows where i might be able to find these things please let me know. thanks
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Old 01-29-2005, 07:01 AM
L.E.McKinley L.E.McKinley is offline
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something funny you can do is rig your wrangler so the gas tank is a beer keg, (don't worry there built very tough for shipping them), and so cops can see it than they will pull you over because they think you got a keg of beer in your jeep. i did it and iv'e gotten pulled over for it many times but never got in trouble worse than a warning!
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Old 01-29-2005, 07:11 AM
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I think I'll do that, maby as a spare for my j truck

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something funny you can do is rig your wrangler so the gas tank is a beer keg, (don't worry there built very tough for shipping them), and so cops can see it than they will pull you over because they think you got a keg of beer in your jeep. i did it and iv'e gotten pulled over for it many times but never got in trouble worse than a warning!
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:19 AM
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my keg says duff on it, (duff from the simpsons), and the rear diff. cover has homer's head on it x-rayed with a jeep logo in his skull!
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:22 AM
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here is wut is on rear diff. cover!

http://www.cjoffroad.com/forums/avatars/homer2.gif
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Old 01-29-2005, 11:04 AM
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i still got my first jeep, all the basic info is below.
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:19 AM
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This G/W is my first Jeep. My wife's 2004 Liberty is our 2nd and my daughter's Wrangler Power Wheels is the 3rd.

A regular Jeep family!
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