82 Cherokee in Rocklin

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82 Cherokee in Rocklin

Postby thumbinit » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:06 pm

Hi All,

I recently got my first fixer and I'm psyched at all the knowledge sharing in this forum. Being a rookie, my goal was to get something I could learn from, but that was still in good running condition so I could enjoy driving it while I learn. I feel lucky to have found my Chief and for the most part, it's exactly what I'm looking for. The snag came when I was experimenting with the AC (by turning it on) and it caused a short under the dash that started a small flame-up. It wasn't catastrophic, but did put the old girl out of commission by melting the right side of the fuse box and some of the other wiring around that area. Now when I turn the key there's nothing.

If it was something mechanical I wouldn't be sweating it, but when it comes to the wiring I'm stumbling around in the dark. I'm sure I could take it to a shop and get it running again, but I'd really like learn how to do it myself. If there's anybody in the Sacramento area that would be willing to give me some pointers I'd really appreciate it! Any online help from you forum gurus would be great too!

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Re: 82 Cherokee in Rocklin

Postby Tatsadasayago » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:14 am

I'm just down the road in Citrus Heights and am willing to help you out.
I'll PM my contact info.

Nice looking Chief!
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Re: 82 Cherokee in Rocklin

Postby Renodemona » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:17 pm

Welcome! There are a bunch of us the area that are more than willing to help. Also, we do FSJ runs and get togethers a few times a year.
"Wait, what's on fire!?"
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Re: 82 Cherokee in Rocklin

Postby 243 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:27 pm

Man I am sorry to hear about the electrical issue, but the glass is half full, your Chero' didn't turn into a car-b-que.

I bought my 78 with a spare harness due to the amp gauge creating a similar mess.

It's a good weekend job to remove and replace the bulkhead and under dash wiring and it will give you an opportunity to repair all the hack-mods from the previous 30 years.

You should find every manual and schematic you need on Tom Collins site, click the link below.

http://oljeep.com/edge_parts_man.html



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Re: 82 Cherokee in Rocklin

Postby thumbinit » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:26 pm

Tatsadasayago wrote:I'm just down the road in Citrus Heights and am willing to help you out.
I'll PM my contact info.

Nice looking Chief!


Thanks Tatsadasayago! I'm looking forward to getting in touch with you.
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Re: 82 Cherokee in Rocklin

Postby thumbinit » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:27 pm

Renodemona wrote:Welcome! There are a bunch of us the area that are more than willing to help. Also, we do FSJ runs and get togethers a few times a year.


Sounds good Renodemona! Once I get it running again I'd love to come out for a run.
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Re: 82 Cherokee in Rocklin

Postby thumbinit » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:30 pm

243 wrote:Man I am sorry to hear about the electrical issue, but the glass is half full, your Chero' didn't turn into a car-b-que.

I bought my 78 with a spare harness due to the amp gauge creating a similar mess.

It's a good weekend job to remove and replace the bulkhead and under dash wiring and it will give you an opportunity to repair all the hack-mods from the previous 30 years.

You should find every manual and schematic you need on Tom Collins site, click the link below.

http://oljeep.com/edge_parts_man.html
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Thanks for the link 243, I'll check it out. You're right about the glass half full. It had me pretty down for a while, but I'm seeing it for the opportunity it is, just like you're saying. It'll be a great chance to get to know it better.
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Re: 82 Cherokee in Rocklin

Postby Nikkormat » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:46 pm

Hey welcome to the board. I've got an uncut dash harness from an 83 wagoneer that should get it back on the road. PM me if you're interested.
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