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Unread 11-25-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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Don't see that many CJ's.

I went hunting, 350 mile drive. Didn't see one CJ the way there, back or up there. Just noticed I don't see them as much anymore. Just in Washington?

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Unread 11-25-2015, 11:24 AM   #2
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All my Jeeping buddies who hunt usually take their trucks nowadays...

Used to be that everyone only had one 4x4, and access was extremely limited, requiring a lot of tight twists, turns and climbs to 'get to the good spots'.

Nowadays, you unlock the gate, and could drive a box truck to most spots! Everyone has crew cabs, and the Jeeps are many relegated to just that... Jeepin'!

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Unread 11-25-2015, 11:37 AM   #3
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How many other 30-year old vehicles do you routinely see on the road, especially 4x4s?

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Unread 11-25-2015, 11:45 AM   #4
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Most people use side-by-sides and quads these days. Noisy damn things!
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Unread 11-25-2015, 11:54 AM   #5
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In my part of the woods, Houston and the Texas gulf coast area, CJs are rare. I suspect that most CJs in these parts are sitting in fields or garages and don't go anywhere. The occasional CJ I see on the road is likely in between owners who drove (or will drive) it very little. I saw a nice CJ5 a few weeks ago in the Lowe's parking lot and it had clearly just had the obligatory springs, shocks, tires and brake work to make it drive-able, but i suspect that being 35 years old it will soon experience other failures and will end up sitting somewhere, inactive. Also, I suspect that CJs were just never sold in large numbers in these flat lands of the coast.
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Unread 11-25-2015, 11:59 AM   #6
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Oddly enough, I see more Scramblers running around my neck of the woods than any other CJ.
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Unread 11-25-2015, 12:11 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=Ken4444;32912930]In my part of the woods, Houston and the Texas gulf coast area, CJs are rare. I suspect that most CJs in these parts are sitting in fields or garages and don't go anywhere. .

I heard about this one just before a scrap dealer was contacted to take it away. Might take awhile but it will be back on the road opposed to being crushed.

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Unread 11-25-2015, 01:26 PM   #8
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As the years pass there are fewer and fewer Jeeps left to be seen. Even the newest ones are 29 years old. The density of remaining Jeeps seems to be in the south (Fla., Ga., etc) and SoCal. Rust is less of a factor and a Jeeps biggest threat (besides careless drivers). On the other hand many of those still left are not daily drivers. I'm in Pa and I can think of about 12 of them just in my county (411 sq.m.) but only ever see 3 of them during my travels at maybe 2-3 week intervals. Some only at shows.
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Unread 11-25-2015, 01:48 PM   #9
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I see very few in my area. Recently I have been seeing 2 very nice CJs not far from where I live.
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Unread 11-25-2015, 03:51 PM   #10
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Getting more and more rare.
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Unread 11-25-2015, 04:44 PM   #11
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Took a long drive today in the CJ5 all around northern Virginia and saw one other CJ all day, a CJ7 with a kayak on the roof.
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Unread 11-25-2015, 06:39 PM   #12
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Pathkiller. Saw a beautifully restored early model CJ5 for sale in Georgetown Monday.
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Unread 11-25-2015, 06:57 PM   #13
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I see very few in my area. Recently I have been seeing 2 very nice CJs not far from where I live.
That's odd, me too. The one seems to have disappeared since it got colder but I see the other one every time I leave the house and go out to my garage!
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Unread 11-25-2015, 07:18 PM   #14
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In my part of the woods, Houston and the Texas gulf coast area, CJs are rare. I suspect that most CJs in these parts are sitting in fields or garages and don't go anywhere. The occasional CJ I see on the road is likely in between owners who drove (or will drive) it very little. I saw a nice CJ5 a few weeks ago in the Lowe's parking lot and it had clearly just had the obligatory springs, shocks, tires and brake work to make it drive-able, but i suspect that being 35 years old it will soon experience other failures and will end up sitting somewhere, inactive. Also, I suspect that CJs were just never sold in large numbers in these flat lands of the coast.
I have one and my neighbor has a CJ5 and a CJ7, he drives the CJ7 weekly but the CJ5 sits a bit. I'd like to drive mine more but it's a needy lil thang, and currently stripped out for tub refurb. I love taking it out and tooling around town on weekends but I don't think I'd DD it.
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Unread 11-25-2015, 07:38 PM   #15
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I see very few, here in Corpus. When I lived in Colorado and Arizona, I saw CJs all the time. They were everywhere.
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