Original Hinkles Jeep from Pickens, SC. Has never left SC. Only 52K miles. 304 engine. Thinking about installing a fuel injection system. Should I or shouldn't I? Will if affect the "vintage "value if I do?
Also, someone told me that this is not the original CJ windshield because of the 2 lines on it. I have owned this vehicle since 1992 and would be totally bummed if this is true. Can anyone shed some light on this? Would it make any difference if it is a Levi edition?
Yes, you have a YJ Wrangler windshield frame. The two raised lines (bead flanges) are something Chrysler did to strengthen the inherently weak CJ-7 Jeep windshield frame. It’s not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion, unless you are worried about absolute originality, but if it’s been that way since 1992, and it still works, I wouldn’t worry about it myself. It’s your Jeep, and I understand you may look at it different.
Oddly, Your wiper arms are parked on the wrong side as well, and that’s definitely something I would fix.
I’ll post a couple pictures of my Jeep, one close up shot, and another further away and you can see the difference.