Jeep Crew: 1984 Jeep CJ7

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  1. PurpleSplat

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  2. jeeps4u

    jeeps4u OT's Master Tech

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    CJs = money pits
     
  3. PurpleSplat

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    Really? :eek3: What about the YJ?

    I was going to go for the CJ b/c it doesn't fall under the government's stupid drive clean program. :hs:
     
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    :squint: WTF is Jeep Crew?
     
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    bump for day crew
     
  7. IDMO

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    You can always cover the rust on the YJ w/ rocker guards, poison spyder fenders, etc :o
     
  8. PurpleSplat

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    It is about half the price, silver in colour. :o But it's a 92 so I have to bring it in and have it pass the emissions test every two years. :hs:
     
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    Lotta money for a CJ. Plan on spending at least triple that in the next few years :noes:
     
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    PleaseEatSomeShit 1-900-RAT-FUCK

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    Jeep = money pit, regardless of what model you drive
     
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    It should be fine, chances are the previous owner fairly recently had the cat changed out since there was a recall for it. Either that or it's still not changed and you can get it swapped for free.
     
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    True story
     
  13. PurpleSplat

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    :hs:

    I could just buy a 77 Ford and rebuild the 351W in it. :eek3:
     
  14. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    91 was the first year for EFI, wasn't it? So that's a plus too.
     
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    Yep, it'll be EFI
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    plus it's certain that the CJ's wiring is a ratfuck, having likely changed owners three or four times... YJ's too, probably. I love old CJs, and would probably get the CJ instead, but I'm comfortable restoring something that old. Probably not a good first project. But for 800 bucks for the YJ, it's got to be a HEAP. Find out more about both and post back.
     
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    That's a lotta miles.. err.. kilometers on the YJ too
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    troof.

    CJ's interior looks surprisingly decent. Aftermarket hardtop, doors look ok, dash looks passable, needs work. CJ's looking better and better.
     
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    dehalorespire Sometimes good guys don't wear white.

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    Engine, Trans, TC, Axles?
     
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    im selling my jeep :(
     
  21. PurpleSplat

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    I'm going to try and take a look at it tonight after work. I'll take my camera with me and post pics if I'm able to get to it tonight. All I really know about it is that it's been rebuilt and apparently has been sitting in the country. So if it hasn't been used, then there's the chance that seals have dried out. :hs:
     
  22. PurpleSplat

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    Ok, so I went and took a look at it tonight, sorry no pics.

    Both doors were replaced and don't sit well with the hard top. The hardtop is in good shape. The engine is 4cyl and has 155,000km on it. Seems to run OK, although it was reving pretty high, since there was no tach, I can only estimate around 1500-1800rpm.

    The power steering pump is going, I think. Sometimes it was hard to turn the wheel, other times it seemed OK, made some noise. The 4x4 seemed to work fine.

    Gas tank looked fine, although I don't think the gas guage was working. Speedo seemed OK. The driver's seat doesn't move, although there are bolts to allow it to slide back or forward.

    Clutch and tranny seemed good, changed gears pretty smoothly, actually. Shocks and tires were good, brakes were good as were the shocks.

    It does need some work, and the only rust whole in the floor was near the rear wheel well, the seatbelt is no longer anchored to the body on the driver's side.
     
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    look for a 92-95 YJ
    95s are the best
    then comes 94 then 93 blah blah blah

    NOTHING UNDER 91
    NON FUEL INJECTED
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Not a deal breaker, but if you're not comfortable with projects like this, be aware, you should have more than a little experience before jumping into a project Jeep.
     

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