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  • What is a Cherokee Laredo?

    What options are included in the Cherokee Laredo series which distinguish it from the standard Cherokee?

    I have a 1982 Cherokee Wide Track that I am restoring, and I would like to eventually restore it so that it could be considered a "Laredo."

    I am researching suppliers for leather seats or material, since the "nutmeg" color is difficult to find that blends well with the "orange bronze" color. The present interior is black, but black is a no-go in the deep south (USA) as an interior color.

    But other than leather seats and an electric window in the tailgate, what else did the Laredo package include? Many thanks.

    Kenneth Smith
    Monroe, LA
    1982 Cherokee
    258 cid/T-5 $15 Sunpro Voltmeter gauge
    replacement; Quadratec Trailmax Thermal Pro
    Seats! 4 inch SKYJACKER suspension lift, 33X12.5 in
    BFG Mud Terrain Tires on 15X10 in ProComp Rims.
    New BJ's chrome-moly rear axle shafts, 3.73:1 diffs and ARB Air Locker!

  • #2
    I'd have to scan the factory brochure to list all the options the Laredo package included. It was basically a culmination of several convience groups, with add-ons like Rear Defrost, under-hood light, special exterior striping, chrome wheels, chrome grille sections, uplevel interiors, vanity light, etc etc. It was the highest level option package for the Cherokee and J-truck at the time.
    Jason Davis
    '82 J-10 Laredo, 360, T-177, 4" Rusty's
    '85 J-10 (parts)
    '09 Pontiac G8 GT Sport, '97 Sierra (Vortec 454), '98 Silverado Z71 (5.7 Vortec)

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    • #3
      here's my old '82 Chero laredo(in 1996):


      I would think that the Exterior strpes would be the hardest thing the replace on the package.
      1983 J-10 - Black/Black ( for sale Fall '07)
      -360/727/NP208/D44/AMC20-3.31s
      -Rancho RS --5000s,Dynomax 2.5 ,K&N ,
      -31" Super Diggers
      1985 GW - Blue/Tan ( Sold Spring '05)
      -360/727/NP229/D44/AMC20-3.31s, 3" Lift - 31"s
      2000 XJ Sport - Pat Blue/Grey
      -4.0/AW4/NP242/D30/Chryo 8.25-3.55s
      -Classic rims, K&N, Dynomax 2.5 "

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      • #4
        here's the '83 Brochure list of goodies for the Laredo:



        if these picts don't show goto the link in my sig..they are all there.
        1983 J-10 - Black/Black ( for sale Fall '07)
        -360/727/NP208/D44/AMC20-3.31s
        -Rancho RS --5000s,Dynomax 2.5 ,K&N ,
        -31" Super Diggers
        1985 GW - Blue/Tan ( Sold Spring '05)
        -360/727/NP229/D44/AMC20-3.31s, 3" Lift - 31"s
        2000 XJ Sport - Pat Blue/Grey
        -4.0/AW4/NP242/D30/Chryo 8.25-3.55s
        -Classic rims, K&N, Dynomax 2.5 "

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        • #5
          Yeah, pics aren't working....
          Jason Davis
          '82 J-10 Laredo, 360, T-177, 4" Rusty's
          '85 J-10 (parts)
          '09 Pontiac G8 GT Sport, '97 Sierra (Vortec 454), '98 Silverado Z71 (5.7 Vortec)

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          • #6
            Thanks for scanning in the picture of the colors offered. Not sure if mine is listed or not. Perhaps the Copper Brown Metallic may be what I have, but I'm not sure.

            Is there not a way to determine the color from the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?

            Kenneth
            Monroe, LA
            1982 Cherokee
            258 cid/T-5 $15 Sunpro Voltmeter gauge
            replacement; Quadratec Trailmax Thermal Pro
            Seats! 4 inch SKYJACKER suspension lift, 33X12.5 in
            BFG Mud Terrain Tires on 15X10 in ProComp Rims.
            New BJ's chrome-moly rear axle shafts, 3.73:1 diffs and ARB Air Locker!

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            • #7
              Not through references we have access to. But on the plaque on the driver's side at the top corner of the firewall, there's a stamping with the VIN, as well as some other code numbers. One of those is the original paint code.
              Jason Davis
              '82 J-10 Laredo, 360, T-177, 4" Rusty's
              '85 J-10 (parts)
              '09 Pontiac G8 GT Sport, '97 Sierra (Vortec 454), '98 Silverado Z71 (5.7 Vortec)

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              • #8
                Hmm. it seems that all the picts from FSJworld never work right.

                caionneach-
                If you look on Ebay you can find an original brochure for '82 , that's where I got that one...for 5 bucks.


                Anti-
                you always have good answers..seems to be just rust where my code should be...so I guess that's my official color code..or maybe the universal JEEP color code.
                1983 J-10 - Black/Black ( for sale Fall '07)
                -360/727/NP208/D44/AMC20-3.31s
                -Rancho RS --5000s,Dynomax 2.5 ,K&N ,
                -31" Super Diggers
                1985 GW - Blue/Tan ( Sold Spring '05)
                -360/727/NP229/D44/AMC20-3.31s, 3" Lift - 31"s
                2000 XJ Sport - Pat Blue/Grey
                -4.0/AW4/NP242/D30/Chryo 8.25-3.55s
                -Classic rims, K&N, Dynomax 2.5 "

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                • #9
                  FSJWorld won't allow remote posting of the pics from their site- trust me I've tried.
                  Patrick V.
                  MEMBER #14
                  73 J4000 "The $LUT" 360 V8 bored .040 over Edelbrock 2131 1407 4V carb K8600 cam Dual Flowmaster 40 mufflers TH400 QT 3.73 Dana 44s
                  78 Cherokee Chief WT "Old Blue" 360 V8 4V TH400 QT RIP

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pdspeh:
                    Hmm. it seems that all the picts from FSJworld never work right.

                    caionneach-
                    If you look on Ebay you can find an original brochure for '82 , that's where I got that one...for 5 bucks.


                    Anti-
                    you always have good answers..seems to be just rust where my code should be...so I guess that's my official color code..or maybe the universal JEEP color code.
                    Maybe you need to get out the fancy AMC decoder ring for the numbers - A WIRE BRUSH!!! LOL! [img]tongue.gif[/img] Honestly, unless the plate is really toast, it should clean up enough to read the numbers.

                    Maybe that's what AMC was trying to do with all of those Bronze/Brown combinations - find something that matches the inevitable rust they would all eventually have on them!!!
                    Jason Davis
                    '82 J-10 Laredo, 360, T-177, 4" Rusty's
                    '85 J-10 (parts)
                    '09 Pontiac G8 GT Sport, '97 Sierra (Vortec 454), '98 Silverado Z71 (5.7 Vortec)

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                    • #11
                      Not sure about an 82, but the 76 TSM lists the paint # on the ID plate on the left-hand side of the firewall under the hood. Third row middle was the paint option #. The TSM also states that paint wasn't available from the factory, but was available from Ditzler or duPont. They had a Dark Cocoa Metallic #H4 in 76. Bring your # to a paint jobber.
                      76 Chief, T18, 3.54, HEI, Carter AFB.

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                      • #12
                        Mine didn't have the chrome grill inserts. It had JEEP on the grill though
                        Other then that, it has all the lights and power and rear defrost, etc. Anyone want to buy my chrome rims? [img]smile.gif[/img]
                        Never did get all the numbers off the plate for paint or anything else though.
                        78 Chero, 38"s and minimal lift

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                        • #13
                          They all had Jeep on the grille on trucks and Chero's. The chrome center section of the grill was a part of the Laredo package. If yours is black, then it got changed at some point.

                          What chrome rims do you have?
                          Jason Davis
                          '82 J-10 Laredo, 360, T-177, 4" Rusty's
                          '85 J-10 (parts)
                          '09 Pontiac G8 GT Sport, '97 Sierra (Vortec 454), '98 Silverado Z71 (5.7 Vortec)

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                          • #14
                            http://www.froadin.com/chero/rims.jpg
                            Older bad shot of them. One tire is blown out, and unsure of condition of other tires.
                            I really wouldn't doubt the grill was changed out.
                            Of course it has a Rhino grill now [img]smile.gif[/img]
                            78 Chero, 38"s and minimal lift

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                            • #15
                              Yeah the grille is part of the package. I'd have to scan the brochure to show it.

                              What are you asking for the rims?? 15X8 stock chromies, right? Would you be able to dismount the tires. Maybe PM me, I didn't want to hijack this post.....
                              Jason Davis
                              '82 J-10 Laredo, 360, T-177, 4" Rusty's
                              '85 J-10 (parts)
                              '09 Pontiac G8 GT Sport, '97 Sierra (Vortec 454), '98 Silverado Z71 (5.7 Vortec)

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