DFW area, Old School FSJ Mechanic Needed

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twikel
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DFW area, Old School FSJ Mechanic Needed

Postby twikel » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:51 am

I live in Carrollton, TX and just purchased a '83 Cherokee S and need a qualified FSJ mechanic that I can take the vehicle to. Engine running rough (needs complete tuneup), small exhaust leak, sucky fuel mileage (probably needs a rebuilt carbie), A/c needs a new Compressor clutch and Vaccing, etc. Owner stated engine and tranny had been rebuilt within the last 2 years, but I still want to go through the vehicle top to bottom. Nothing worse than an unreliable jeep...

I'm also looking to do a SOA and either shacle or block kit to give me a 3 to 4" lift. I'd like to meet a few local FSJ members that could give some advice on weekend projects. I owned a auto-customizing store in Alabama for 6 years, so I'm new to the FSJ but not the skills required to do what I need.

Any help would be great.

Todd
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Todd Wikel
Plano, TX
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'83 Cherokee Chief S (W/T)

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Re: DFW area, Old School FSJ Mechanic Needed

Postby jaber » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:34 am

Hey Todd, welcome to the Network.. Image
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'74 CJ5
'75 J-20 Wrecker
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Re: DFW area, Old School FSJ Mechanic Needed

Postby CherokeeJim » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:58 pm

I'm located in Copperas Cove Texas, I been around the FSJs my entire life, owned 5 of them. The entire family has had 16 of them. Awesome rigs. Nothing I haven't done.
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'77 Cherokee 6" lift/EFI 377/TH475/BW1339/D44s/4.56s/35x12.50x15s soon 401/422/ Detroit rear
79 Cherokee 4dr EFI 408/TH400/1339/31s
'82 J10 5.3L/4L60E/Atlas 3.8/SOA with 2" front springs and 6" boomerangs/ 63" rear GM springs inboarded/D44FHD and Ox locker/high steer/14Bolt and Detroit 4.56s/ 4wheel disc brakes with hydroboost/37" Pro Comps
74 Cherokee, 401/TH400/1339/31s
71 J4000 short box on Cherokee frame/4.3L Vortec/TH400/D20/ D44s/4.10s/33s
'08 Tundra 5.7L 3" lift/33s

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Re: DFW area, Old School FSJ Mechanic Needed

Postby CherokeeJim » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:00 pm

before the above photo
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'77 Cherokee 6" lift/EFI 377/TH475/BW1339/D44s/4.56s/35x12.50x15s soon 401/422/ Detroit rear
79 Cherokee 4dr EFI 408/TH400/1339/31s
'82 J10 5.3L/4L60E/Atlas 3.8/SOA with 2" front springs and 6" boomerangs/ 63" rear GM springs inboarded/D44FHD and Ox locker/high steer/14Bolt and Detroit 4.56s/ 4wheel disc brakes with hydroboost/37" Pro Comps
74 Cherokee, 401/TH400/1339/31s
71 J4000 short box on Cherokee frame/4.3L Vortec/TH400/D20/ D44s/4.10s/33s
'08 Tundra 5.7L 3" lift/33s

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Re: DFW area, Old School FSJ Mechanic Needed

Postby CherokeeJim » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:01 pm

Another before shot
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'77 Cherokee 6" lift/EFI 377/TH475/BW1339/D44s/4.56s/35x12.50x15s soon 401/422/ Detroit rear
79 Cherokee 4dr EFI 408/TH400/1339/31s
'82 J10 5.3L/4L60E/Atlas 3.8/SOA with 2" front springs and 6" boomerangs/ 63" rear GM springs inboarded/D44FHD and Ox locker/high steer/14Bolt and Detroit 4.56s/ 4wheel disc brakes with hydroboost/37" Pro Comps
74 Cherokee, 401/TH400/1339/31s
71 J4000 short box on Cherokee frame/4.3L Vortec/TH400/D20/ D44s/4.10s/33s
'08 Tundra 5.7L 3" lift/33s

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Re: DFW area, Old School FSJ Mechanic Needed

Postby Whtshos » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:16 pm

I met up with Todd this fall. Great guy! We spent a couple of days at my work under a breeze way near Lake Arlington. We replaced the water pump, oil pump guts, rear main and associated gaskets. I had just rebuilt the 2BL off of the boys "TANK" and was replacing with a 4BL. We took his old one off, and after some wrencking and a couple good lunches, he seemed quite pleased with his new toy.
Found it humorous how he noted how bad of condition his rig was in, all I could do was compliment what great shape it was in, HECK, he had a FULL INTERIOR with headliner!!!!
I talked with him about a week ago and is still pleased with it. :-bd
'79 Chief (the boys) 3.5 RC lift 360-TH400
'02 Baby Grand (Mammas) 3.5 OME lift 4.7 HO QD
I'm looking for a J10 (stopped looking 6 April 2013)
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