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New Cherokee Chief WT owner, first post.

Postby MischenFSJ » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:01 pm

I just picked up a '77 Cherokee Chief S WT. It had the Levi interior, until a P.O. removed the back seat, buddy seat, and some of the paneling... The plan is to get it back to the street as-is for a while and slowly fix the interior and potentially paint. Very pleased to have this is my next project as the last one ('70 Charger) is winding down. I picked "Levi" up from Northern Iowa where he hadn't left the property for quite some time. An electric fuel pump, a few fuses, lightbulbs, fluids, etc and I drove it 120 miles home and it ran and drove surprisingly well.

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Re: New Cherokee Chief WT owner, first post.

Postby REDONE » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:38 pm

Nice!
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Re: New Cherokee Chief WT owner, first post.

Postby az chip » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:59 pm

Good luck! And drove it in Northern Iowa the first trip to get it home?! Wow. Hope you had a support vehicle!
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Re: New Cherokee Chief WT owner, first post.

Postby toothofwar » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:41 am

Very nice find.

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Re: New Cherokee Chief WT owner, first post.

Postby MischenFSJ » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:11 am

Thanks! I had a family member come with me to check it out and we brought plenty of tools and supplies. I was intent on driving it home, probably so it would go over better with the better half... it's easier to tell her it's a good buy when you can drive it home.

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Re: New Cherokee Chief WT owner, first post.

Postby fulsizjeep » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:24 am

Welcome to the madness and congrats on your Jeep! It's always best if you can drive it home. Stick to the plan. :-bd
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Re: New Cherokee Chief WT owner, first post.

Postby superdave » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:58 am

Sharp Jeep! I drove mine home on a hope and prayer too. I just saw a rusted Chief with a tan Levi interior on the Chicago craigslist if you're looking for seats.
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Re: New Cherokee Chief WT owner, first post.

Postby will e » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:07 pm

Looks like a solid start! Welcome. You'll find a lot of friendly folks and good info here.
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Re: New Cherokee Chief WT owner, first post.

Postby MischenFSJ » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:07 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I'm looking forward to learning more from everyone here and getting my Chief road worthy and eventually get it all fixed up.

Thanks for the heads up on the Levi interior. I'll have to pass for now as the wife has a few house projects she wants done.

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Re: New Cherokee Chief WT owner, first post.

Postby fsj454 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:27 am

HI AND WECOME. I have beat to death many Cherokee Ss . This one got my ATTENTION . If I can help and contribute to this project in any way please ask FSJ454.
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