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So this followed me home today...

Postby HeavyMetalThunder_81 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:57 pm

It's a '79. Originally a 360/TH400/QT rig but now has no drive train. The price was right and plans are in the works for it
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-Jonny B.
1979 Cherokee Golden Eagle - 4" lift, 33x12.5x15
AMC 360 - 4180, TFI, Headers, Dual Exhaust
TH400 - Shift Kit, Deep Pan, Aux Cooler
D20 - Twin Stick'd
F D44 - 3.54, Open
R D44 - 3.54, Lock'd

1979 Cherokee Chief - Parts
1979 Cherokee Chief - Parts
1979 Wagoneer - Sold
1981 Cherokee Chief - Cubed

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Re: So this followed me home today...

Postby Stuka » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:50 pm

Cool :)
1981 J10 AMC 258 with HEI and Weber 32/36 DGEV Carb, T176, NP208, D44/M23 with 4.56 gears and Detroit Locker, 6" lift, 33x12.50 Cooper STT's, BJ's Offroad Rear Dozer Bumper.
2017 JKU Rubicon Lifted
Pevious Jeeps: 1975 Cherokee, 2008 JK, 2005 KJ, 1989 XJ

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Re: So this followed me home today...

Postby Gumby » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:31 am

Does this make #3? Great find but I think you officially been diagnosed as addicted.
1984 GW 360/727/208.... 4"/ 31"
2004 CRD QC SRW 3500 4X4 (DD)
1983 "project Dubya" (long term)

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Re: So this followed me home today...

Postby HeavyMetalThunder_81 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:53 am

Gumby wrote:Does this make #3? Great find but I think you officially been diagnosed as addicted.


This one will be my 5th FSJ ever but as of now I'm back down to two. Unfortunately the Orange '79 had terminal cancer in the firewall, floors, and roof rails. It was stripped for parts and sent away :-(
The body on my Golden Eagle is getting rough so the wife and I talked about it, decided it would be better to find a new body than try to fix the current one, and surprisingly we agreed on a fairly large budget for it.
The body on this red '79 "S" model is CLEAN and will be getting stripped, painted up like my GE, and have most of the parts (minus the drive train) swaped into it from the GE. I have a 401 and T-18 to build for it. I'm excited. She actually is, too. It's really nice when the other half is involved and supports your hobby.
Last edited by HeavyMetalThunder_81 on Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
-Jonny B.
1979 Cherokee Golden Eagle - 4" lift, 33x12.5x15
AMC 360 - 4180, TFI, Headers, Dual Exhaust
TH400 - Shift Kit, Deep Pan, Aux Cooler
D20 - Twin Stick'd
F D44 - 3.54, Open
R D44 - 3.54, Lock'd

1979 Cherokee Chief - Parts
1979 Cherokee Chief - Parts
1979 Wagoneer - Sold
1981 Cherokee Chief - Cubed

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Re: So this followed me home today...

Postby will e » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:09 am

Nice find. Looks like a solid base to start from.
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82 Cherokee WT - SOA/SF/high steer/Alcan springs/agr box/Borgeson steering shaft/AMC 401/performer/holley TA/HEI/BeCool/727/ALTAS (2.0/2.72/5.44)/D60 Snofighter(Yukon Zip,hubs,stubs,4.56)/14 Bolt (FF,BF shave, Discs, ARB,Artec Truss)/MTR 37X12.5/Corbeau Moab Seats/RCI 6point Harness/Hella Aux lights/tuffy console/killer32 sliders/custom bumpers and roll bar/WARN 8000/steering brace/CB/dual batts/custom TC skid plate

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Re: So this followed me home today...

Postby 66stepside » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:34 am

Nice score.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1967 White Basket Case 1414D

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Re: So this followed me home today...

Postby dodgerammit » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:17 pm

HeavyMetalThunder_81 wrote:
The body on this red '79 "S" model is CLEAN and will be getting stripped, painted up like my GE, and have most of the parts (minus the drive train) swaped into it from the GE. I have a 401 and T-18 to build for it. I'm excited. She actually is, too. It's really nice when the other half is involved and supports your hobby.


This is why I appreciate my wife. She's not a car nut, like I am, but she does appreciate certain make/models. She also has a project. A 95 Miata. I have too many. The Waggy, My 2000 WS6. My 64 belair. My 85 crew cab Dodge-Cummins swap.

At least the first 3 are running and driving.... :lol:
84 Grand Waggy-Radio Flyer (Garnet Red/3M Ebony Metallic woodgrain, with tan interior) AMC 360/727/229 TFI conversion, MSD streetfire ignition, D44/AMC20 Serehill tailgate and headlight harnesses :fsj:

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Re: So this followed me home today...

Postby HeavyMetalThunder_81 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:45 pm

Started cleaning the Jeep out to assess the floors and get it ready for disassembly/body work. I can say that I've seen worse...but was hoping for better. Especially from a California rig. Sigh.ImageImageImageImageImage
Nothing I can't handle. I've done my fair share of FSJ floor pan replacement. I was just hoping that this one would have been different

On the bright side, the Jeep came with a Quadra Trac that I had assumed was blown. Upon further tinkering I think it is a part time unit with next to zero chain slop. Nice
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-Jonny B.
1979 Cherokee Golden Eagle - 4" lift, 33x12.5x15
AMC 360 - 4180, TFI, Headers, Dual Exhaust
TH400 - Shift Kit, Deep Pan, Aux Cooler
D20 - Twin Stick'd
F D44 - 3.54, Open
R D44 - 3.54, Lock'd

1979 Cherokee Chief - Parts
1979 Cherokee Chief - Parts
1979 Wagoneer - Sold
1981 Cherokee Chief - Cubed


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