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post #1 of 31 Old 07-05-2019, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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What do you like about your Jeep? Name one thing.

From the 1944 flat fender CJ-2’s thru the 1986 CJ-7’s that ended the era, there are many little quirks that make these Jeeps special. Some are good, and others maybe not so, but we all accept them. I drive a 1985 CJ-7 currently, and I owned a new 1986 CJ-7 back in the day. I also own a 2017 JKU. These two models are completely different animals in my opinion, comparing them is like apples to oranges. I Love my CJ-7, and many things about the way it’s put together, the way it drives, and the way it looks.

With the windshield in the normal driving position, my CJ-7 seems to catch every bug in the county. When I gas up my little Red Tank, I spend several minutes cleaning the bugs from the windshield. One of the best parts of cleaning the windshield comes at the end, when...stand by....here it comes......drum roll please....

One thing I like about my Jeep is; I can wipe the windshield clean with only two swipes of the squeegee.


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post #2 of 31 Old 07-05-2019, 10:45 AM
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What do I like?

It's paid for....
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post #3 of 31 Old 07-05-2019, 10:56 AM
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Wheelbase. I have plenty of room to stretch out with the correct shaped door opening.
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post #4 of 31 Old 07-05-2019, 01:36 PM
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I can go months without seeing another one.

And when I do, that Jeep wave means something.
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post #5 of 31 Old 07-05-2019, 07:58 PM
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I can go months without seeing another one.

And when I do, that Jeep wave means something.
Yep.

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post #6 of 31 Old 07-05-2019, 09:51 PM
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I can open the hood and still see the pavement underneath.
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post #7 of 31 Old 07-06-2019, 12:42 AM
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I don't personally know anyone else who owns one!

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post #8 of 31 Old 07-06-2019, 05:19 AM
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They are so basic and simple. Plus, what other vehicle is out there, where it is legal to drive a completely open body without all the family roll bars and other enclosures that a CJ lacks? It's one of the most unsafe vehicles to drive and I love it!

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post #9 of 31 Old 07-06-2019, 06:43 AM
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Wow! I didn't realize that in certain areas CJs are rare. I live in an area that once was home to Hinkle Jeep the world's largest Jeep dealership until it closed in the early 1980s. There is a thread on this forum about them. You could drive through any residential area and see a Jeep parked in every fourth or fifth driveway. We also get very little severe winter weather so little salt gets put on the roads. Therefore there is no scarcity of old Jeeps around here. At our club's monthly cruise in at least 25% of the Jeeps are CJs. It is sad to say that a 74 is usually the oldest one in there.

What I like best about our 74 intermediate CJ5 is that it has a 258 for power and the utility truck look of the mid 50s tub--low backs, tube steering column, etc. There is no computer or emissions past the PCV. I also can see ground from above and nothing is in the way when I work on the engine.

What I really like best about CJs--fill in the number- are fellow owners both present and past. How many times have you heard "I wish I still had mine!" On Thursday I was on my way to a family gathering in the mountains while driving on a narrow unpaved mountain road I met a flat fendered Jeep with the windshield down, decorated with red, white, and blue bunting and flying a full sized American flag. As we slowed down and moved to the left to let the other pass and were side by side we waved and at the same time said "Nice Jeep!" and went on our ways.

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post #10 of 31 Old 07-06-2019, 11:56 AM
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There's not another one exactly like it....

Too bad stupidity isn't painful.
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post #11 of 31 Old 07-06-2019, 05:49 PM
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The chicks dig it!
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post #12 of 31 Old 07-06-2019, 06:43 PM
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One thing I like the most is it's not like every other 'Wrangler' on the road. It's not a YJ, not a TJ, not a JK, not a JL. It's unique.

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post #13 of 31 Old 07-06-2019, 06:55 PM
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The classic/vintage appreciation compliments I get just about every time I drive it.
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post #14 of 31 Old 07-06-2019, 07:06 PM
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I am a fan of bare bones mechanical simplicity. My CJ-2A is that. No fluff (by contrast my YJ seems cushy). If I'm parked somewhere, classic Jeep folks will stop to just chat and check it out.

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post #15 of 31 Old 07-07-2019, 03:20 PM
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Young boys and old men look out the windows of their mini vans with that: THAT's what I should be driving! Look
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