What was your first 4x4?

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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by jeepjerry » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:59 pm

1985 AMC Eagle wagon. Was black with woodgrain and tan interior. I took all the woodgrain off of it and it looked cool! Car could go through some mud... :mrgreen:

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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by wayne » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:05 pm

My first was a m35 when I was in the army, but that was a 6x6. first one I paid for was a 87 Dodge short bed that was near new.
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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by AwesomeJ10 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:47 pm

hummer010 wrote:1980 Suzuki LJ80. This thing was a kiler! 800cc 4-banger that produced a neck snapping 42 horsepower and 44 lb-ft of torque. With 4.10 gearing and the four speed tranny, this baby could almost go 50mph. Downhill. With a strong tailwind.

It was rather modified when I got it with a snazzy plywood box. FSJ's have nothing on Suzuki's in the rust department.

The engine eventually threw a rod. I parked it at my parents house intending to do something with it someday, and it was caught in a flood. That was the end of my dear old suzook.

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That looks pretty cool. I'd love to get a chance to tinker with one..

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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by pyro » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:09 am

76 f-250...man I miss that truck. everything but the 8mpg that is...
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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by Jagged » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:40 am

My first 4x4 was a 1987 XJ with the 4.0L. The engine is still sitting outside my Dad's place. I beat the crap out of that vehicle. My second 4x4 was an '80 Toyota Truck, 4x4, lifted with 33s [no pictures of that one, though]. I had it two months, then sold it.

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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by jeepjerry » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:00 pm

pyro wrote:76 f-250...man I miss that truck. everything but the 8mpg that is...
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Thats a cool looking truck!

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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by Stuka » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:00 pm

pyro wrote:76 f-250...man I miss that truck. everything but the 8mpg that is...
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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by Grand_Wag_85 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:35 pm

I guess the first thing I ever did any real offroading in was my old '90 XJ. 4.0 AX15 NP231. Bought it stock and wound up with 4"~ lift with OME shocks, Rusty's tie rod and some other mods.

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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by kurtuleas » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:08 pm

My first was a 1977 waggy that was passed down to me by my father. Drove it in high school until it completely rusted out. So yeah, my first 4x4 was a FSJ..
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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by backroadin' » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:16 pm

'84 F-150, 302, auto, and 32" Buckshot Mudders on white wagon wheels! The PO had put on dual cherry bombs that dumped out in front of the rear wheels. I was 18 and green, but I thought I was the sh*t!! Ahh, those were the days.

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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by Ironwolf » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:45 am

My first was an 87 Cherokee. I bought it 2 weeks after I wrecked my first Mustang. I sold that jeep and regret that now. It was a good Jeep. I had hyper flex bushings from energy suspension, rough country shocks, and I rebuilt the engine. Sold it for 1500...what was I thinking?
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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by FSJ/Diesel84 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:23 pm

I first 4x4 was also my first car that I bought at 16....it was a 79 Wagoneer. I have my parents to thank for getting me into the FSJ. When I was in 7th and 8th grade, we had an 84 and 87 Grand Wagoneer and since then I wanted one. I certainly have missed that Jeep ever since I traded it in........I wish I had pics of it, but I think they were on a roll of film that never got developed :|


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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by WasBlue » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:30 pm

This old girl, my '89. She's a royal pain but I love her... Had her 4 years now, gave my sister 500 bucks and put a transmission in along with the white fender and valance (another $200). I still consider it a screamin' deal.
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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by Theduke » Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:37 am

My mother's 1989 grand wagoneer, which I then had in highschool. I sold it in 2013, and then I bought it back 2 years ago. The owner had driven it 3 times for around 50 miles over 6 years. Bought it back for the 5k I sold it for.
Don't ask what its cost to get it going again after it sat for 6 years. But it was worth it. It will be my son's car one day. I'm 41, he's 4. Plenty of time for a restore.
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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by 1978J10REDWHITE » Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:41 pm

1979 Wagoneer, 360 - TH400 QT/TC, Factory alum Mags 108K orig miles.
Zero rust rig, everything works on it.
Shows reasonably well for its usage and age.
It Inspired me to "over buy" and get two more Jeep-4X4's, so now I need to widdle the heard down back to One.
Timeless classic AMC Rig.
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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by tgreese » Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:23 am

1973 CJ-5, bought new by me.

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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by jaber » Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:13 pm

tgreese wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:23 am
1973 CJ-5, bought new by me.

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304, T-15, 4.27s. Fairway Green Poly, black vinyl interior with buckets and back seat. PS/PB, HD everything. Jeep Special Equipment roll bar, soft top, hubs.
I have a 74 my dad bought new originally Pumb Crazy Purple. It's now red, but will go back when I restore it. Mines a 304 also.
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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by akguy09 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:34 pm

1981 Jeep Cherokee WT 360/727/NP208....drove it through Highschool and when I first got married
1979 Jeep J-10 304/T-18
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Re: What was your first 4x4?

Post by Phils67 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:28 pm

1967 J2000......still have it 56 automobiles later. First registered though was a 1989 S10 Blazer with a 4.3
1967 Gladiator J2000, 1998 4.0L OBD2, T18, D20 twin sticks, D44HD/D60, Detroit lockers, 3.73s, 4wheel disc brake, FSSR, Dakota digital, etc.

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