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post #46 of 123 Old 10-18-2012, 10:22 AM
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Lol, a GM Turbo400 is junk?

Wonder why they were in all kinds of 3/4 ton trucks up into the 80's.

Also must suck seeing as they are still used in HMMWV's

but back on topic, any pics of the new grille setup? What are you doing with the rhino?
Yah that guy was kinda a dork, I have a 727 in mine but I wish I had a turbo 400

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post #47 of 123 Old 10-18-2012, 10:43 AM
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Yah that guy was kinda a dork, I have a 727 in mine but I wish I had a turbo 400
I don't think I ever called anyone names in my post so I would appreciate if you keep your opinions about an individual person to yourself...as far as what I said about the tranny I was speaking from my own personal experience because I have owned 3 vehicles with the turbo 400 my 77 chief being one of them and none of the vehicles were used for any towing, they were daily drivers and only mildly abused off road with factory size tires and hardly no engine mods for extra power, 2 of them went out under normal driving the 1st one I had in my chief was slipping when I got it, I had it rebuilt by a professional, highly praised local transmission shop and had them put a shift kit in it then followed the shops guidelines towards properly breaking it in, kept up with proper maintenance (fluid,filter,flush) and when it finally went out again only 3 years later it was because I was on dry pavement and proving to a buddy that the ole truck would smoke all four tires when I hammered into it in a curve from a stop...yea that was quite abusive however I had only done it once before on accident pulling into traffic, this time it smoked them through first and when it went to hit second the tranny gave out....like I said everyone has their own opinion on everything and I'm just basing mine on my own personal experiences with 3 different vehicles....

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post #48 of 123 Old 10-19-2012, 09:09 PM
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when it finally went out again only 3 years later it was because I was on dry pavement and proving to a buddy that the ole truck would smoke all four tires when I hammered into it in a curve from a stop...yea that was quite abusive however I had only done it once before on accident pulling into traffic, this time it smoked them through first and when it went to hit second the tranny gave out....like I said everyone has their own opinion on everything and I'm just basing mine on my own personal experiences with 3 different vehicles....
I'm sorry, I am still not clear, was your friend impressed or not?

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post #49 of 123 Old 10-20-2012, 05:08 PM
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I'm sorry, I am still not clear, was your friend impressed or not?
Well at the time he was but that was over 10 years ago lol

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post #50 of 123 Old 10-21-2012, 09:00 PM
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that thing is sweet ive got one just like it minus the chief part haha but sweet jeep man
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post #51 of 123 Old 10-21-2012, 09:06 PM
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that thing is sweet ive got one just like it minus the chief part haha but sweet jeep man
What's different between chief and regular? I have a chief
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post #52 of 123 Old 10-21-2012, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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cherokeemoses.....I totally need to see a pic of your jeep. Putting that same grill on mine, and really wanna know how it's gonna look.


jeepdj5......emblems? and w/t? I've had 3 cherokees, and all were chiefs.

Beauty is in the eye of the jeepowner.
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post #53 of 123 Old 10-23-2012, 12:49 PM
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What's different between chief and regular? I have a chief
The chief was a trim package that included different moldings, badges and a 2 tone paint scheme usually of red/black, yellow/black and blue/black and it was only available in wide track with 2 doors other than that all the standard options were available

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post #54 of 123 Old 10-23-2012, 01:03 PM
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The chief was a trim package that included different moldings, badges and a 2 tone paint scheme usually of red/black, yellow/black and blue/black and it was only available in wide track with 2 doors other than that all the standard options were available

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Cool I was thinking the black two tone part was spray painted! Thanks
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Cool I was thinking the black two tone part was spray painted! Thanks
A lot of people actually did repaint the black parts with a rattle can...I did on my old one....the color schemes I quoted above we're just the most common ones I'm pretty sure there were more

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Cool I was thinking the black two tone part was spray painted! Thanks
I think I've posted it before but here's a pic of me and my old chief when I had it 12 years ago...

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post #57 of 123 Old 10-23-2012, 02:39 PM
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A lot of people actually did repaint the black parts with a rattle can...I did on my old one....the color schemes I quoted above we're just the most common ones I'm pretty sure there were more

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Yah LOL, but blue shows through the black, ha ha ha, you can see it by the door
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post #58 of 123 Old 10-23-2012, 06:07 PM
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Mine started life as a "lorado" but I stuck on some Chief badges and two toned it. I like the two tone look a lot.

Purchased as a lorado (you can see the lorado badges:



A pick of the Chief badge (which is higher than stock):



And one of the paint scheme


I decided to not go with the stickers/stripes but I think BJ's sells them.
Also, I stopped the black at the body line (you can see in both pics and compare to the 'high school shot' of an original Chief above). Originally it covered part of the body as well, plus I didn't paint the back black. So a 'purest' would know but the truck isn't exactly trying to look stock anyways...

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post #59 of 123 Old 10-23-2012, 11:53 PM
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Mine started life as a "lorado" but I stuck on some Chief badges and two toned it. I like the two tone look a lot.

Purchased as a lorado (you can see the lorado badges:

A pick of the Chief badge (which is higher than stock):

And one of the paint scheme

I decided to not go with the stickers/stripes but I think BJ's sells them.
Also, I stopped the black at the body line (you can see in both pics and compare to the 'high school shot' of an original Chief above). Originally it covered part of the body as well, plus I didn't paint the back black. So a 'purest' would know but the truck isn't exactly trying to look stock anyways...
Lol it's funny that you knew that was a high school picture, regardless of yours being a phony chief that's still a damn good looking FSJ!!

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post #60 of 123 Old 10-23-2012, 11:53 PM
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Yah LOL, but blue shows through the black, ha ha ha, you can see it by the door
Forget the Cherokee, I would be working on the Willys behind it!! Lol

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