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Old 07-30-2013, 04:20 AM
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77 Cherokee S Project Begins

Well after tons of searching I finally brought home a FSJ. 1977 Cherokee S 360 T18 etc. The ride home (almost 2 hours) went good with only 1 hiccup. If I downshift into 3rd wrong it kicked the transfer case out of 2h to a neutral position. Happened just as I got home, any thoughts?

I'm getting a parts list together and getting it cleaned up today, should be a fun project with lots of questions.

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Old 07-30-2013, 04:33 AM
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Congrats! Welcome in the Land of empty pockets

Lets see more pics!
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:53 AM
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The green jeep and kayaks are mine too, very empty pockets



The bad side, the real bodywork will be in the rear flares. Needs a hosing off too.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:24 AM
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look at my project: https://picasaweb.google.com/1019823...eat=directlink

you need not body off for this work!
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:31 AM
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Very nice Jeep, I like having a jeep now that has body panels and is made of metal that is worth repairing.

Looks like I am ordering all new window seals, is there any trick to getting the tailgate down?
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:42 AM
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whats happend with the tailgate? do you have the switch in dashboard and and the keyswitch at the tailgate?
If it is out of order are a lot of things to check. take the search function here or tell what is the problem.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:55 AM
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Yes the switch in the dashboard rolls the window up and down the switch in the tailgate did not. I cannot seem to get any of the 4 keys I have into the cylinder all the way. And the handle moves ok for the tailgate but it seems like everything is just dry/sticky once I get it to open I think it will be easy enough to clean up and smooth out.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:55 PM
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if you disasemble the rear taiglgate lock, you see that there is a steel square which is fixed in a aluminium cast. this square with the cast is the connection to the mechanism of the switch. the cast part is mostly broken, so you can turn left and right with they key and nothing happens
it needs some minutes to disasemble this from outside, to see if this is the worm

the part i mean is this one https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...t=d irectlink

i glued them with special steel glue.

try it.

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Yes the switch in the dashboard rolls the window up and down the switch in the tailgate did not. I cannot seem to get any of the 4 keys I have into the cylinder all the way. And the handle moves ok for the tailgate but it seems like everything is just dry/sticky once I get it to open I think it will be easy enough to clean up and smooth out.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:25 PM
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I got the tailgate down it was just sticky from sitting. Time for a good cleaning and getting some trim pieces on order.

Was there a western package? I found a badge in the glovebox, that would explain all the leather like trim.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:26 PM
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Glad to see you found one! Now do work so you can start
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:36 PM
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I got the tailgate down it was just sticky from sitting. Time for a good cleaning and getting some trim pieces on order.

Was there a western package? I found a badge in the glovebox, that would explain all the leather like trim.

I don't know about the Western package. I suspect it was a regional dealer thing.

Post pics of your interior.

Do you have a garage? I hope you don't have to work on it in the parking lot.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:11 PM
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That thing is rad! I totally dig the paint scheme. Folks were serious!

Good luck, dedicate some evenings to ready through Strode82's and CJ5's, and WSHII's builds among countless others.. Most of what your going to run into will be covered in detail and save you the hassel of posting and waiting.. Just bookmark the technical stuff and start taking stuff apart..

Glad to have another Cherokee in the house!

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Old 07-31-2013, 06:26 AM
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Thanks, it came from CA somewhere, according to the guy I bought it from the previous owner had a paint shop and did the paint job. All the panels and carpet had been torn out, I have the panels but I'm going to ditch them for ABS. Headliner matches the doors as well as the dash.



Mechanically it's very sound, engine was rebuilt a couple of years ago. I have probably put over 100 miles on it now since I bought it, all the way up to 60 mph. Other than the T18 being hard to find the right gears, its all tight. I haven't been able to get it on dirt yet to try the 4x4.





Incredibly clean for a jeep this old around here. About to order all the door and window seals from BJs. 90% of the work will be done out there, no garage. But I have garage access for the big stuff.

Has anyone replaced the roof rack fittings with bolts and fender washers? Think that would hold 2 kayaks?

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:39 AM
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:49 PM
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Looks like a good project. Have fun.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:39 PM
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Thanks. Today was cleanup day. Had a couple boxes of spare stuff, that's always good. Ripped all the old vinyl from the back to find a floor looking like this:


Other than that its been greasing hinges and PB Blaster on a few things. Still no luck with the back window opening via key. I think he must have put a new switch in or something I have 4 keys none of them turn it unless I'm doing something wrong.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:43 AM
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Been doing a few odds and ends on the jeep over the weekend, today is going to be new steering stabilizer and new headlights. After that, it's look at the drivers side window. If I roll it down all the way and hit a bump, it will jump out of the channel. Is there a diagram anywhere that shows how these work? It feels like there is a curved channel that the bottom of the window glass rides in, and as this channel pivots it raises and lowers the glass. It feels like it is bent/pinched, it is the width of the glass for most of it, then it narrows and that's where it wants to jump out.

Does it make any sense that it might just need to be straightened and cleaned up?

Edit: Nevermind, got the panel off all the way and I can see what happened in the daylight. The lift channel came off the window and slid forward and hung up on the guide channel.

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Old 08-08-2013, 06:53 AM
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Got my ABS panels in yesterday, and all my door/window seals should be in today. That will give me plenty to do over the weekend. I spent yesterday crawling around underneath and decided to start changing the leaf springs. Looks like it actually had a rancho 3" lift block in the back, not sure about the front yet.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:34 PM
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If you have not already, pull the front carpet. This is where the rust usually first shows up. The cowl vent lets leaves and seeds and such in and it stops up the drainage holes, thus pushing the water to the interior floorboards.

I have a GW 87 model that I am making road worthy now, and got two five gallon buckets of trash out of the cowl and the side vents. It is well worth your time...

Good luck, ask if you need anything.
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