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post #46 of 99 Old 09-06-2019, 02:08 PM
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My monthly payment goes for repairs and upgrades rather than an auto loan!

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post #47 of 99 Old 10-31-2019, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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Last month (or there about) my WW linkage broke and jammed with one arm up and the other arm parked too low. I remember thinking “Great timing” since I had just received my tag renewal notice in the mail, and I knew they expired (today)10/31/19. In NC your car must be inspected prior to tag renewal.

I ordered the parts and fixed my wiper system including a reinforced windshield frame repair in the area where the wiper stresses the sheet metal. It took a couple weeks but I got it fixed with plenty of time to spare.

Last Friday I took off work to take my wife fishing, but she changed her mind at the last minute. I figured perfect, I’ll take the Jeep in for the state inspection instead.

I’ve taken my vehicles to the same shop since I moved to NC ten years ago. I have developed a good relationship with the shop owner, he races in circles and I race in a straight line..,lol, we have the racing bug in common.

So I take my CJ-7 in for inspection and the shop almost came to a standstill. The owner has been restoring a CJ-5 for another customer (in his race car shop behind the business shop) and they were using my Jeep as a comparison to figure out where different things went under the hood and such. CJ’s don’t grow on trees, you don’t see one often, and it was obvious mine was the first one in that shop in years.

So now you are probably wondering where I am going with all this...one thing I like about my CJ-7 is....drum roll please....

My CJ-7 passed inspection!

Everything works, lights, horn & wipers.
And it was topless to boot!

Before and after pictures below
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post #48 of 99 Old 10-31-2019, 07:27 AM
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I don't want to jinx myself, but I'm soooo grateful that my jeep functions as well as it does. I tell myself that, all the time. I read all these issues that jeep owners are dealing with and think of how lucky I am. My little jeep runs/drives great and it's fun to drive, especially in the summer with no top or doors.

That's what I like about my jeep.

But, because I just posted this, I'm expecting bad things will start to happen........


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post #50 of 99 Old 10-31-2019, 03:52 PM
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So I take my CJ-7 in for inspection and the shop almost came to a standstill. The owner has been restoring a CJ-5 for another customer (in his race car shop behind the business shop) and they were using my Jeep as a comparison to figure out where different things went under the hood and such. CJ’s don’t grow on trees, you don’t see one often, and it was obvious mine was the first one in that shop in years.

So now you are probably wondering where I am going with all this...one thing I like about my CJ-7 is....drum roll please....

My CJ-7 passed inspection!

Everything works, lights, horn & wipers.
And it was topless to boot!

Before and after pictures below
That is odd that they don't see many in NC. I am in Upstate SC, and see at least 1 a day during the winter, and about 5+ per day during summer. There are a lot of people in my area that have them. Hell during the summer time, early in the morning, you will see guys riding down the road with no top on the jeep and wearing a business suit on the way to work.
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post #51 of 99 Old 11-01-2019, 01:38 PM
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post #52 of 99 Old 11-02-2019, 05:04 AM
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One thing? There are lots of things, most already mentioned, so I'll go with the front profile. While I love most Jeeps, the front end of a CJ is my favorite. The profile of the grill and hood, the round headlights, the uncomplicated bumper. I love the beauty and simplicity of the CJ aesthetics.
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post #53 of 99 Old 11-04-2019, 10:02 AM
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That is odd that they don't see many in NC. I am in Upstate SC, and see at least 1 a day during the winter, and about 5+ per day during summer. There are a lot of people in my area that have them. Hell during the summer time, early in the morning, you will see guys riding down the road with no top on the jeep and wearing a business suit on the way to work.
I agree! If the numbers were available to back me up I'd bet there were more new ones sold in the Upstate than any other similar area in the country. When we have a Jeep club gathering a quarter to a third are CJs. My daughter lives in the lower part of the state and I seldom see CJs there.

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post #54 of 99 Old 11-04-2019, 06:19 PM
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The one thing I like about my CJ................It's just really COOL!

It just puts a big smile on my face every time I look at it!
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post #55 of 99 Old 11-04-2019, 08:50 PM
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I agree! If the numbers were available to back me up I'd bet there were more new ones sold in the Upstate than any other similar area in the country. When we have a Jeep club gathering a quarter to a third are CJs. My daughter lives in the lower part of the state and I seldom see CJs there.
The reason for this is because of Hinkle's. Largest Jeep dealer on the East coast, maybe even the entire US, and located in Pickens, SC.

Okay, back to the topic.
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post #56 of 99 Old 11-04-2019, 09:04 PM
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The power and acceleration of the 4.7l engine.
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post #57 of 99 Old 11-18-2019, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got my lift-gate installed on my hardtop. I put the hardtop & steel doors on after finishing a water pump replacement. I took it for a test drive in the rain this weekend. I drove it to work and back today too. It’s a different animal with the top and doors on, no more worries about rain and cold temps. I guess it’s a new level of comfort, if you can use the word comfort and CJ-7 in the same sentence.

So now for the grand finale of this post. One thing I like about my CJ-7 is..... I have an all weather CJ-7!

Why do I own a CJ? I like to “Balance the wrench and the steering wheel”
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post #58 of 99 Old 11-26-2019, 06:44 PM
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When my 10 yr. Old son puts down his xbox controller and says "dad can we go work on the jeep" it's not roadworthy yet, but when it is......

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post #59 of 99 Old 11-26-2019, 08:56 PM
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intermittent wipers - life changing upgrade!!!
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post #60 of 99 Old 11-27-2019, 08:27 PM
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No doors. I’ve always thought that was so cool since I was a little kid riding around with my dad, in his CJ, with no doors on.
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