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Old 09-09-2008, 03:07 PM
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Just one more reason to make the ex-wife mad!!! (UPDATED BUILD)

Well I don't know if I told any of you all but I am a back-up tow truck driver for a company here in Salida. So the other day I get called out for a 45,000 dollar Harley that's broke down on the side of the road. I pull the thing on the truck and head towards his house, about 30-minutes away. Turns out he's a FSJ buff and we start chatting about them. I tell him I've been looking for a W/T Cherokee for some time now but like most FSJ'ers I didn't want to pay all that much for it. He says, "I happen to have one that's very clean but needs an engine. So knowing that he knows what they are worth I ask him what he wants out of it. I about wrecked when he said $600.00 .

So we get to his house I this is what I found......














In looking at it I found it to be a 4-speed B/W, 360 2bbl, D20 t/c, and D44 F&R w/lockouts. The interior is in perfect shape and even has the factory farmer killer style jack still in the case. But the bad thing is it is going to need an engine from he sound it makes when you start it. But that can be changed

So I said, well if your going to ask that much I guess I'll buy it

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Old 09-09-2008, 03:09 PM
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:12 PM
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Wouldn't it be cool if all it needs is a coil or something simple like that? That's way cool dude! Good score!
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:12 PM
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:15 PM
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If you don't jump on that I will have SERIOUS questions about your mental stability!
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:15 PM
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:18 PM
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OK, it's not nice to mess with the simple-minded!

Title of your post changed from the time I started a reply until I hit "submit".
When the browser loaded after I posted I thought I was in a different thread!!
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:19 PM
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:21 PM
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:32 PM
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Yes, yes I know I suck but it sure made the wife mad when I pulled $600 bones out of the bank to get it . Well like I always say, it's far easier to ask to be forgiven then for permission.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:35 PM
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love those manual Cherokees, and thats a sweet one, well done
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:44 PM
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Great find! I wish some of those would drop around here.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:46 PM
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:48 PM
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:02 PM
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COOL! Congrats
Do you still have that 401 laying around?

Sorry, NE715 bought it when she came through last month. But I always seems to come across them from time to time.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:04 PM
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I put in a picture of the 73' J4000, just looked so good when I snapped this picture.

It's about time to get it ready for another snow season.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:10 PM
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:33 PM
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Sorry, NE715 bought it when she came through last month. But I always seems to come across them from time to time.
If I had a Chero that looked that nice, it would have to have a 401 and round headlights.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:15 PM
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:31 PM
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