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    Say again the price of that Jeep...

    Like many of you I have a jeep wrangler that I use to putz around in, mainly to take the wife and grandkids to the ice cream drive in. Its pretty impressive how many in this group have a jeep of one flavor or another.
    They are sorta a poor vehicle, cold, noisy, dont handle well but I love em. Im on my 20th version. Was driving the jeep before I had a liscence, and my kids all learned to drive in a jeep. My first joint venture was with the two boys when we rebuilt a wrecked TJ for their first car.

    Ive been watching the inventory grow at a local jeep dealer, the 2020s are out now. They unloaded a couple of Unlimited Rubicons yesterday, with the new colors, one Bikini Blue and the other Mojito green.
    These are the top of the line, with every option except hared top.

    Window sticker at $59999

    Almost $60K for a rag top jeep. Holy batman,keep on movin


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    And is that blue one now in front of your garage with the last of the summer snow in the yard?
    So what is the story of that tough little Cornbinder in your avatar under your screen name?

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    My grandfather had a Jeep and that is what I learned to drive on the levee roads of the Mississippi River. My brother got one in high school and I worked on it. Swore them off after that.
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    Say again the price of that Jeep...

    I feel your pain... I got my 1st Jeep when I was 17. Cost me $1200. I’ve owned Jeep’s for the last 35 years.
    They fall into the same category as cubs. Not the best at anything, price makes no sense when using logic to justify, but pretty good at everything, unlimited mods & accessories.
    Like a cub no matter what your parked next to people always at least glance at it.

    They have come a long way since my 78 CJ5.


    She was a Mercedes girl when I met her. Now my Jeep smells girly & is always clean!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieN View Post
    And is that blue one now in front of your garage with the last of the summer snow in the yard?
    So what is the story of that tough little Cornbinder in your avatar under your screen name?
    Negative on the blue jeep, the 09 is still in front of the hangar. Im looking around for a 4 door version. Get a bit sporty when most of the grandkids get in the back to head for the ice cream. Reminds me a lot of 3 boys in the back of the station wagon, better than any WWF wresttiling. Drove my folks to the edge. The sales manager told me that the modern jeep wrangler wins the prize by far for holding its resale value of of any car.

    In a previous life, I was flying Scouts. I had 3 over ten years. Wonderful airplane, the last one was a sweetheart. Some medical stuff forced me to Light Sport, now I fly the cubcrafters flag over the hangar. Suppose I should change the avatar. My brother had one of the last cornbinder Scouts they made. You could hear it rusting in the night. Im not kidding

    John thats a sweet rubicon. 3.5 inch lift?

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    hate to rain on a parade, have had 3 heaps, mainly grand cherokees 98 and newer, electrical problems galore, no more. all the wiring i cant believe they can carry electricity there such a small gauge. electrical dampner doors nightmare. windows ugh.

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    It's interesting the commonality I see as I get to know more of the big tire guys. My first car was a '74 CJ5 it wasn't pretty but it would do everything I asked of it. I've owned six other CJ5's of various flavors and one Wrangler since that time, then the aviation bug got hold of me and now I spend most of my fun time with the plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouter View Post
    .... The sales manager told me that the modern jeep wrangler wins the prize by far for holding its resale value of of any car.
    Don't all sales mangers say the same thing about their automotive products?
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    Love my TJ. Tow it behind my RV. Perfect for that because you can tow it 4 down. Driving it makes me smile! I ditched the soft top for a hard top.
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    I like jeeps - used to have one. But I needed more space and versatility so I got a 4Runner. My Dad has one for 20 something years and that truck wouldn’t quit. Mine’s 34 years old this year and runs like a top!


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    Too funny. When I thought about buying a Jeep, a buddy told me they were terrible vehicles-drove crappy, couldn't haul anything, cold, noisy--he thought they were great.
    Twenty years later, I still have mine and he still has his. The closest I get to 4 wheeling is driving on the grass in front of my hangar.

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    I've owned 8 or 10, newest was a 62 pickup. Oldest daughters first vehicle was a 2wd 10 year old Comanche. I have a friend who has driven nothing but 2WD Comanches since they came out, even today. He has a rustfree spare he bought down south in storage waiting for the one he's driving to die

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    Newer Jeeps around here in upstate NY are sacrificial anodes.

    Glenn
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    They are now a Chrysler product......or if you prefer, a Fiat product......GROSS!

    That oughta get em going!

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    Fiat. Fix it Again Tony. Toyotas for me, the worse Toyota is better then the best Chevy, Ford, etc. Says a guy born and raised 20 miles away from the River Rouge Detroit plants.
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    My most dependable vehicles are built with chop sticks.....my fun ones are built with wrenches!


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    My first at seventeen was a 64 CJ, 4 cly F-head if I remember correctly 134 ci. Pulled the body, welded and repaired the floor painted her red with black soft top. Dick Cepek supplied the Armstong Tru-Trac flotation tires which looking at gave me the same thrill then as my Bushwheels do now. That poor little engine struggled to turn them much over 50 but it ran the beaches on the Cape, took us camping, skiing, carried a few deer and more than a few kegs of beer. Would get so cold inside you needed a scraper to keep the inside windshield clear and drove in a old army mummy bag to keep from freezing to death. It is the vehicle that I carry my most fond memories of.

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    My first Jeep was a 1975 CJ-5. It was so rotted at 7 years old that in 1982 for my senior project at the local Vo-Tech school I designed and built a new body out of 12 gauge steel. Drove that Jeep for a few years after. Quite a few Wranglers later and I still like them, but boy do they rust up here.

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    Owned a 87 Cherokee Limited for a while... There are days I wish I did not sell it...

    Bought the oldest boy a 97 Wrangler with the 4 banger... just got through giving it a new paint job a few days ago... He is currently driving it with a Smittybilt Brief top and the soft top doors... we have a hard top with hard top doors for it also.. we have plans for the next few mods... I’m living vicariously through him..






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    Quote Originally Posted by 40m View Post
    My first at seventeen was a 64 CJ, 4 cly F-head if I remember correctly 134 ci. Pulled the body, welded and repaired the floor painted her red with black soft top. Dick Cepek supplied the Armstong Tru-Trac flotation tires which looking at gave me the same thrill then as my Bushwheels do now. That poor little engine struggled to turn them much over 50 but it ran the beaches on the Cape, took us camping, skiing, carried a few deer and more than a few kegs of beer. Would get so cold inside you needed a scraper to keep the inside windshield clear and drove in a old army mummy bag to keep from freezing to death. It is the vehicle that I carry my most fond memories of.

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    be sure to ask the silver hair girl about going on dates with a farmers son in a ragtops 78 cj 5 at -26
    more the time I picked her up for dinner, she had some smoking high heels and a black leather miniskirt
    We went to the mud fest. Don’t know why she hangs around ����

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    I have a less intense memory, when I got out of high school I had if I recall a '73 CJ-5, if I remember it was about the last of the SWB versions.
    October into November I had not put the sides on the top yet. Turns out my lady friend was not as cold tolerant as I was. Damn she was a good one too. Oh well. By spring I was into the car I still drive today.

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    I bought a ‘73 Landcruiser in high school, still got it. Poor things been upside down a few times but always ready for more adventure.
    Everytime something broke I’d build it stronger. Japan meets Detroit, GM driveline, ford 9”
    Did a frame up restoration a few years ago, now I don’t wanna get it dirty
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    Bought my first one last winter. The cub analogy is spot on. Leaky, noisy, rough riding, and durable (eccept the stuff that has the crysler symbol on it). Straight six (amc)and running gear looks stout. Happy so far while i to am getting some electrical gremlins fixed. Notice when its warm outside the oil pressure is down around 20 psi. Normal or am i in for a pump? Ive tried everything from dyno and synth 10-30 and am now using havoline 10-40 with a quart of lucas.

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    Oh, and im looking for a used wheel for a full size spare if anyone has one laying around. 15" wheel and i believe its the 4.5x5 bolt pattern. Its a 1996. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
    I bought a ‘73 Landcruiser in high school, still got it. Poor things been upside down a few times but always ready for more adventure.
    Everytime something broke I’d build it stronger. Japan meets Detroit, GM driveline, ford 9”
    Did a frame up restoration a few years ago, now I don’t wanna get it dirty
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    Way back in my hang gliding days, a buddy who had one of those Toys and I were driving down a steep switchback, when his (unrestrained) battery jumped out of the bracket and shorted out against the brake line, and this was a single, not dual/ brake line system. When it burned a hole in the line, we lost all fluid, a one in a million chance but it happened. Luckily it happened just right and he was able to nose it into the switchback, otherwise we would have been bailing out. The next day we hand carried a new battery up the mountain, and crept it down in low low, no problem. Great rigs!

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    [QUOTE=Cub Special Ed;753259]Bought my first one last winter. The cub analogy is spot on. Leaky, noisy, rough riding, QUOTE]
    ... turn upside down if you’re not careful...

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    You guys have it all wrong I got to buy a 1999 Husky and floats last fall and all it cost me was a new Jeep Wrangler for my Wife! The Wrangler is one of the top vehicles for holding resale value. Its a Jeep thing better than having to buy her a Chevy Tahoe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cub Special Ed View Post
    Oh, and im looking for a used wheel for a full size spare if anyone has one laying around. 15" wheel and i believe its the 4.5x5 bolt pattern. Its a 1996. Thanks
    Same as Ford pickup

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    Resale value? below is a photo of what my FJ looked like when I bought it, bone stock for $2500.00
    The one pictured is now listed for $75k
    Ive probably spent about that on mine since I’ve owned it and I’d be hard pressed to get $30k for it.
    Doh!
    shoulda listened to my dad..
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    I traded my Wrangler for a newer nicer BMW X5. I still can't believe it everyday that I'm driving in climate controlled leather comfort.

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    My first one was a 41' military (by Ford) that I bought in a junkyard in 61' for $40.00. Got me all through high school. Have owned several late 40's CJ2A's, a CJ3B, a couple early 70's wranglers and 2 cherokees. None since the late 70's, but learned a lot because they all gave me something to work on at the time. Fond memories about the girls too. Remember one time in late November when the warmest place on the veh. was on the hood outside. Just an old man's dreams of long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
    Resale value? below is a photo of what my FJ looked like when I bought it, bone stock for $2500.00
    The one pictured is now listed for $75k
    Ive probably spent about that on mine since I’ve owned it and I’d be hard pressed to get $30k for it.
    Doh!
    shoulda listened to my dad..
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    Sold. Do you take two party post dated out of town checks? I’ll take delivery Monday.

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    Any of you guys running 31's on your Jeep?

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    My dad in his Willy's in the early 50's in Puerto Rico

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    Dad many years later in my 79'
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    Any of you guys running 31's on your Jeep?

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    As many pavement landings as you can get out of a set of 31s, those might last 40k miles on a Jeep
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    I've had way too many jeeps, currently on #14. Started in high school with a 1978 CJ-5, I've done a frame off restoration on a 1976 CJ-5 and engine swaps. It's a disease I think. I've dug jeeps out of the river bed and I've also dug an airplane out of a sand bar on the Brazos, actually I helped Steve P dig my plane out, I don't think he's still mad . Here's my current, like it so much that this is the second one just like this, use it to work out of, can't beat it on the ROW,




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    My first car was a 64 Scout bought off the for sale lot on Elmendorf AFB. Memories?? Far too many to list, including losing a tooth on the steering wheel while 4 wheeling. Scout was followed by two Land Cruiser FJ’s which I loved. Few years ago I thought I’d buy one for old times sake - only to realize they’d become collector items with prices like Oliver mentioned.....
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