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Unread 08-11-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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New-thoughts on this jeep purchase? Going postal!

I am new to the forum and not a Jeep guy originally. I bought a 97 Cherokee for a commuter and love it, so I started looking for a CJ7 or soemthing to play with. I am lucky to have a huge shop as I build mopar muscle cars, cudas, darts,e ct. So while looking I found this cheap. I am considering buying it just to say I have it.

Its a 76 2 wheel drive postal jeep with 68K original miles. according to the owner it runs perfect, except it needs a brake cylinder. Its cheap as he needs it gone. I know its a 2x4 but what the heck, right hand drive 6 cylinder and auto.

for the asking price I think I am going to grab it. Is the brake cylinder the same as a regular jeep, any issues with these or does anyone have any info on them.

He also has a 78 CJ7 with all rebuilt systems for 4K. I will look at that one too.

RUMBLON

Any suggestions and what should I look for in a 78 CJ7 if I check that one out.






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Unread 08-17-2010, 09:07 PM   #2
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I have gone postal also just picked up a 1975 postal jeep. 1975 avoids smoggy here in Cali.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 09:59 PM   #3
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I have one that's the same year, it looks very different now.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:05 PM   #4
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I have one that's the same year, it looks very different now.


well, how about some pics?
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:11 PM   #5
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I can't post any until I'm at 25 posts...
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:13 PM   #6
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Well would you look at that!

25 posts!

Here's a quick teaser because I plan to start a build thread tomorrow(sorry for the huge pic, guess I'll have to resize all these before posting):

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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:13 PM   #7
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You'd be able to WOW all your Mopar buds if you pick the bad boy up!!

Welcome to the Jeep Forum....tons of great Jeep stuff here. Do you have any pics of the CJ7?

Let us know what you end up doing.

Good Luck............
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:22 PM   #8
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You'd be able to WOW all your Mopar buds if you pick the bad boy up!!

Welcome to the Jeep Forum....tons of great Jeep stuff here. Do you have any pics of the CJ7?

Let us know what you end up doing.

Good Luck............
Oh, I bought it, its sitting in my drive way. I brought it home, went to work, broke my ankle at work and now I am laid up for 6-8 weeks. On crutches and down hearted. I unloaded it but had to have my buddy park and unhook my truck/ trailer because its a 6 speed diesel Dodge/ could not use the clutch.

HERE IS A PIC OF IT AT HOME. wISH i COULD ACTUALLY GET OUT AND WORK ON IT.


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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:24 PM   #9
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Congrats on the DJ buy, sorry to hear about the ankle.....OUCH!!!

No Jeep or Mopar fun for you, at least for a while.

Here's to a quick recovery!!
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:25 PM   #10
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Well would you look at that!

25 posts!

Here's a quick teaser because I plan to start a build thread tomorrow(sorry for the huge pic, guess I'll have to resize all these before posting):

looks good, so your posting a build thread on it, as it was and as it is now??? I would interested in seeing it. I am laid up with abroken ankle as of two nights ago, so I have pleanty of time to research a build thats not too crazy. I have two cudas a dart, a 70 roadrunner and two dodge trucks to do

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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:28 PM   #11
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Yeah as I got it and how it is now. Sorry man not trying to steal your thunder or anything, just look for it in the build forum in the next day or 2. Here's to a quick recovery!
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:34 PM   #12
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Yeah as I got it and how it is now. Sorry man not trying to steal your thunder or anything, just look for it in the build forum in the next day or 2. Here's to a quick recovery!
Not stealing my thunder I am not built that way. I am just glad for the input!! I will watch for it, as I am tryiong to decide what to do with it.

The trans slips a bit but i think it needs fluid and a new pan gasket. It also needs brakes. Did you do your brakes and if so, where did you get the wheel cylinders? and other parts? There is no DJ listed in the parts places like rockauto.com????
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:36 PM   #13
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What's the stock specs on that 70 Roadrunner?
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:38 PM   #14
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I have to believe that parts for a '76 CJ would work with your DJ. Give 4wd.com or Quardrtec.com a call as the sales staff at both organizations are very helpful.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:51 PM   #15
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What's the stock specs on that 70 Roadrunner?

Well, I said RR. This one is actually my daughter's 70 Belvedere POST car. same body style.

I have a few mopars around here.

70 BELVIE 318 AUTO COLUM BENCH SEAT B7 BLUE



70 CUDA VERT 440-6 VIPER RED


67 340-6 DART POST CAR


AND MORE
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