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Unread 02-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #61
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Can't wait to get started on this thing. I have to find a way to get some keys made for the ignition because the PO lost the keys. I'm thinking I should just pull the tumbler and bring it to a locksmith. Or buy a new one.

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Unread 02-09-2012, 07:30 AM   #62
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You can't pull the ignition tumbler without having the original key.

The only way to get it out without a key is to drill it (carefully).

You may be able to pull a door tumbler and use that to have a key made though. IIRC some years used the same key for both.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 09:03 AM   #63
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I dont think the door is keyed the same. I know for a fact mine isn't and its an 85 so that may not work
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Unread 02-09-2012, 09:14 AM   #64
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Any good locksmith should be able to hook you up on site.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 09:43 AM   #65
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Yup, my doors and ignition were different keys too. Doors took the oval key and ignition took the square key. Are you just trying to start it? Or so you can steer it? To start it just take a 1/4" wrench, undo the actual ignition switch from the column and use a pocket screwdriver to start it....... These things are so easy to steal.

One thing I've learned with buying older cars...... look all over the Jeep, under the carpet, the underside of the body, frame, engine compartment, etc. I'd say 3 out of 5 cars I've bought have a hide-a-key hidden somewhere.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 02:25 PM   #66
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I'll take another look. The parking office gave me until the 27th to get it off campus or they're going to tow it.
The to-do list:
1. Find keys!
2. Get a battery (there's a red top sitting in the bed)
3. Change the oil
4. Put coolant in the system
5. Drain the gas and put some fresh fuel in there
6. Start it up
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Unread 02-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #67
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You can always get a tow dolly from U-haul, put it in front of the jeep, chock the dolly wheels, and then use Your truck to pull it on there.

I think that's what I did with mine one time? Either that way, or leave the dolly hooked to your truck and have a buddy's car/truck with a soft tow strap get parallel to you and pull it on that way. And just disconnect the rear drive shaft. Bu I think your supposed to leave the steering wheel unlocked, so you still gotta work on that.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #68
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Great find, I am going to watch this closely as I just bought my Scrambler this fall. I had an 83 I bought new and kept for 11 years until family could no longer fit. The wife went looking while I was in Afghanistan and we finally fought her, an 82 model I plan for it to be my DD once I get a few items squared away this spring. I paid a lot more for mine, but I feel it was an ok deal, the wife said my smile was worth it. Best of luck Z Monster
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Unread 02-09-2012, 05:03 PM   #69
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My '81 Scrambler uses the same square headed key for both the doors and ignition. That said, the tumblers are so loose/worn over time; most any key that fits in there will turn it. Try a few keys, they may work.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 06:20 PM   #70
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Quote:
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I had an 83 I bought new and kept for 11 years until family could no longer fit.

The wife went looking while I was in Afghanistan and we finally bought her, an 82 model I plan for it to be my DD once I get a few items squared away this spring.
How about posting some pics of your current and previous Scramblers?

Build/refurbish thread would be awesome, as to not derail the OP's thread!!


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Unread 02-09-2012, 06:42 PM   #71
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Do yourself a favor and rent a full size 3/4 ton truck or pay a discount towing company to tow it to your new location. We have a few here in town that use goose neck trailers behind dually trucks. They charge much less than your typical tow rates. I imagine you could get it home safely for $500. That scrambler is too much for your jeep to tow. If you get a blow out with those dry rotted tires you will likely crash. Your insurance will not pay if you are towing more than the rated weight. You got a smoking deal, use a few bucks to be safe.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 07:19 AM   #72
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Just remembered that I don't think the ignition is in "lock", just the off position. If I were to disconnect it at the ignition switch I might be able to start this thing today.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 07:38 AM   #73
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Do yourself a favor and rent a full size 3/4 ton truck or pay a discount towing company to tow it to your new location.

That scrambler is too much for your jeep to tow. If you get a blow out with those dry rotted tires you will likely crash.

Your insurance will not pay if you are towing more than the rated weight.

You got a smoking deal, use a few bucks to be safe.

Very well said - much truth to this!

Better safe than sorry...



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Unread 02-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #74
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congrats on the 8 man. you got a helluva deal on that! if it were me, i'd rent a car trailer and tow it on that. you could winch it up there if you have a winch, or use a come-along.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 09:16 AM   #75
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Nice find, and a good buy my friend, it's worth quite a bit more than your cherokee. It's like the holy grail of CJs. I gave 600 bucks for my CJ, as a rolling frame and driveline and no body, and a pickup load of parts...
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