Panel delivery resto-mod wag canceled in lieu of 78 Cherokee NT.

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Re: Panel delivery resto-mod wag canceled in lieu of 78 Cherokee NT.

Post by SJTD » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:13 pm

Does it really count as a Cherokee if it has four doors?

I'd like to get one just to offend the do gooders who would be offended on behalf of Cherokee people who they believe must not be smart enough to be offended by a vehicle with that name on their own.
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Re: Panel delivery resto-mod wag canceled in lieu of 78 Cherokee NT.

Post by Stuka » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:18 pm

Looks pretty unmolested and original!
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Re: Panel delivery resto-mod wag canceled in lieu of 78 Cherokee NT.

Post by 66stepside » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:25 pm

SJTD wrote:Does it really count as a Cherokee if it has four doors?

I'd like to get one just to offend the do gooders who would be offended on behalf of Cherokee people who they believe must not be smart enough to be offended by a vehicle with that name on their own.
Hahaha, I honestly don’t know if it counts, or not!

I thought it was a bit weird to have it a four door, but what makes a Cherokee not a Wagoneer... just the taillights, and Cherokee stamped on the license plate holder!? Haha.


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Re: Panel delivery resto-mod wag canceled in lieu of 78 Cherokee NT.

Post by 66stepside » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:26 pm

Stuka wrote:Looks pretty unmolested and original!
Thanks! Yeah, even the motorized rear window rolls down- that’s crazy! Image


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Re: Panel delivery resto-mod wag canceled in lieu of 78 Cherokee NT.

Post by SJTD » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:42 am

I'm no authority but I thought they were a lower trim/option level than the Wags.
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Panel delivery resto-mod wag canceled in lieu of 78 Cherokee NT.

Post by 66stepside » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:45 pm

SJTD wrote:I'm no authority but I thought they were a lower trim/option level than the Wags.
Yep, pretty sure they were “entry level” Jeeps to expand the market with price points “up to 1200 lower than their Wagoneer counterparts” according to expert Jim Allen.

However, the “speciality trim packages/options made the Cherokee comparable to Wagoneers- even going the distance in pricing similar, if not more than the “Custom” Wagoneers of the day”.

Mine is a base model with the bare bones options- no frills. Meaning mine would’ve been priced 1200 lower than it’s Wagoneer counterpart, lol.

I’ve had them all, just never a cherokee NT, so the base model now a days doesn’t mean much to me. I sold off my yellow Cherokee Chief WT last Winter.

The four door Cherokee was put on the market as folks wanted a 4 door base model option, while I don’t know about production numbers, I imagine the production numbers are different for each version of the Cherokee? At any rate, Jim’s book goes into some depth about collectibility, trim options, etc. Check it out if you get the chance.





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Re: Panel delivery resto-mod wag canceled in lieu of 78 Cherokee NT.

Post by 78 WIDETRAC » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:19 pm

With that spare in the rear cargo area, is it sporting an extra fuel tank in the factory spare location?
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Re: Panel delivery resto-mod wag canceled in lieu of 78 Cherokee NT.

Post by 66stepside » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:00 am

No such luck- it has the classic V receiver hitch mounted to the frame, so that’s why the spare is in the cargo area.


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