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post #1 of 20 Old 06-20-2009, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Ode to a fallen warrior

So I will post some pics in a day or so, but my TJ caught on fire today and the engine burnt up and through my firewall. I feel like someone removed a part of my body.... Sad to see a trusty friend go. I am not sure I can buy another Jeep for some time as I need a truck in the near future for moving and general work. Looking at a 4x4 manual frontier, but am wanting to stay american. My wallet is twisting my arm for the cheaper Nissan that is a generally more capable mid size. I just have to say I was crushed to see my friend go...

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post #2 of 20 Old 06-20-2009, 01:10 AM
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Sorry about the bad news. Hope you weren't inside when it caught fire. What happened?

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Sorry about the Jeep, have any idea how the fire started?

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post #4 of 20 Old 06-20-2009, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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I suspect a leaking fuel line managed to mingle with my y-pipe. I was in it and so was my girlfriend, just not for long once I saw smoke and flame. Prior to the fire the vehicle started runnning real rough and it smelled rich, but I think now I was smelling raw fuel.
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post #5 of 20 Old 06-20-2009, 11:56 AM
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If you want to stay American get a dodge ram older than 01, or a Ford SuperDuty 3/4 ton, at least then you still get solid axles, and will make a decent wheeling rig, better than the crappy IFS that everything else has now.

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post #6 of 20 Old 06-20-2009, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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I seem to recall there being some fuss about dodge auto trannies? I would like a stick, but how are they over the long haul?
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post #8 of 20 Old 06-20-2009, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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somehow i think i need to edit the first pic as it looks like it got mirrored instead of rotated, you may notice that the driver side is somehow the passenger...
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post #9 of 20 Old 06-20-2009, 04:01 PM
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That sucks. My sisters xj did that the one time I took her wheeling with me and my buddies. I have no idea how it started..saw smoke puring through the vents so I yelled to her get out! I poppped the hood and the vaccume canister and some ac lines were on fire? We tried using water, didn't work...so i grabbed a shovel and started throwing sand and dirt on the motor and beat the crap out of the area that was on fire. Luckily i was able to snuff it out and get the xj home.
Caught fire once again and always ran like crap afterward so now its in the scrapyard.
I will be investing in a fire extiguiser now.
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post #10 of 20 Old 06-20-2009, 04:04 PM
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Not interested in swapping a crate motor inh there? You could probably save that jeep for under $4000 no?
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post #11 of 20 Old 06-20-2009, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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dunno, the whole firewall is melted out and so is the console, I will probably do a cj or yj down the road when I get more money. For now I am going to look for a truck so I can cart a Jeep or a suzuki samurai around in the future.
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post #12 of 20 Old 06-20-2009, 07:09 PM
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man, that sucks

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post #13 of 20 Old 06-21-2009, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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not sure whether or not I want to do a cj up in the future as a street/show vehicle, a YJ for serious beating, or a samurai/tracker. Pretty sure I am not going to get another TJ. I want to do something carbed next for a new challenge. Oh well, leave for the navy tomorrow and have a very long training block, so I will get time to think about it.
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post #14 of 20 Old 06-21-2009, 12:00 PM
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sorry to hear about your loss....about the truck, why not a Jeep pickup?? you are still gettin a jeep, you can build it, and you can tow a cj when you get it

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post #15 of 20 Old 06-21-2009, 05:08 PM
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^^^sounds like a good idea. 60s/70s j trucks are hard to find, but every once in a while you can find one in good shape. or a FSJ cherokee or wagoneer...im kinda partial to the cherokees though.

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