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Old 09-13-2017, 07:19 PM
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1977 Jeep Cherokee [first jeep]

About a momth ago my mother called me from Dallas and told me her next door neighbor was moving into an assisted living home. She had a bunch of old cars laying about the property she needed to get rid of.

So now iv got a 1977 Jeep Cherokee thats been sitting in her back yard since 2006(an assumption based on the tag experation)

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Old 09-13-2017, 07:43 PM
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Awesomeness! That is almost identical to 1st one I had.
Same color interior/exterior w/ decals.
Only difference is mine had warn winch & bumper.
Does it have a 401?
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:49 PM
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No, its got a 360 2 barrel. I put 30x9.5 cooper discoverer at3 on it and pulled it into my moms drivway. I wanted to go bigger but was scared of it rubbing.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:52 AM
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Welcome and nice first year model 18! Some bumps and bruises here and there but overall it looks solid
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:27 AM
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The front fender is damaged and so is the hood and grill. Good news is there is a new grill and headlight trim in the car. There is also a rust hole in rear passenger side quarter panel from the weather stripping going bad on the tailgate window tho the plant is blocking it from view in the pictures.

I need a new hood, the trim that mounts to the front of the hood, front bumper and a driver side fender to fix the body damege and of course a weld in panel for the rust hole.

If yall know where i could find these body parts at a resonable price let me know. Only hood i found was $500.

But i wont worry about body work for another year or so. First things is cleaning the tank out and rebuilding the carb.

Is the tank easy to get out? Or should i just skip this step and put an extra inline fuel filter?

Have not started the motor. Will get battery, add gas, fuel filter and try to turn it by hand this weekend. Who knows, maybe it will start right up.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:30 AM
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O and before i do anything im changing all the fluids.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:52 AM
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Post up in the wanted forum/section.
I'm sure a hood @ reasonable cost that's somewhat close will be found.
$500 is insane, I've had to scrap 2 of 'em due to no buyers after them sitting for YEARS.

Tank is a pain, but it's probably best to pull it, clean it, replace the rubber rotted lines.
They rarely get touched, and are likely in really poor shape.

Here's what a '79 tank looked like when pulled...OEM lines and in spectacular shape after 40 years.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:24 PM
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Yep! What babywag said (hood, gas tank, etc.). In fact, there is a hood out here by us in SoCal you could probably buy for less than $100 for the part and $120 for shipping. A $500 hood better come with the rest of the parts rig, too. Grills, radiator supports, etc. all show up here (IFSJA.org) often.

I have 2 fuel filters (the factory one that I replaced when I bought it and a 5/16" clear disposable one just before the fuel pump).
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:24 PM
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The $500 hood i was referring to is a new fiberglass one. I'd like a new cheap steel one but i guess they dont make them any more. I did find a new steel fender for $170

After seeing that pic babywag im definitely dropping the tank.

I was also thinking of removing the emissions stuff rather than fixing it. All the rubber stuff doesnt look good. This jeep will be used to get up and down a ty mountain road in colorado during the winter and no inspection is required in the county as far as i can see.
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