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 Post subject: Re: Jeep Cherokee Chief.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:31 pm 
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brilliant news mate :thumbsup:

glad that it will be living on :D

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:49 am 
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Make sure you keep us updated with its progress with pictures!

It is great to see that Ben's memory is going to live on in so many ways such as this.

Any help I can offer I will. I don't know anyone down your way that can do that sort of work but others close by may?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:57 am 
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phil hammond may now as he is in the same neck of the woods as jam! :)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:38 am 
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Went back today to take pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ukjeeper/s ... 258586275/

There's a hole in the top of the left front fender that i didn't notice the first visit, as well as a small hole in the base of the wing. However neither hole has gotten into the seams/joins, so should be easy to fix... If i can find a body bloke.

Also tried to start it. Unsuccessfully. Something clicks under the hood, but it's not the solenoid . Not enough time to troubleshoot. Ben's Mum is on crutches, but came to the garage to unlock it, and was standing there while i poked around.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:55 am 
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looks awesome :)

rust doesn't look to bad - hopefully a bodyshop will sort it out no problem

loving the recaro's!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:52 pm 
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looks awesome :)

rust doesn't look to bad - hopefully a bodyshop will sort it out no problem



Hmmm, yet to be seen. Have to seen if the rust holes in the roof used the A and B pillars as downspouts when it rained. :hmm:

If that's the case, then it will, unfortunately be game over. I had to give up on my last FSJ when the A pillar came off in my hand! :o (though obviously don't want to quit on Ben's one yet)

Going to go back (again) this weekend for a closer, more time intensive look.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Well, couldn't get out there over the weekend as the family had more important things to worry about. Like welcoming a new member of the family!

So i'll try this week. Mate of mine who was a Jeep mechanic (Lancasters) has offered to come out and help take a look.

Found this on the bay which may be a good donor roof (and left front wing) along with other misc parts.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111056736299? ... 1423.l2649

Just have to get a transporter rented to go get it next week.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:23 pm 
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thats great news, looking forward to seeing all the updates

sadly i dont know anyone who can do body work :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:09 am 
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Updates:

Someone swooped in and made a cash offer on the Ebay Jeep above, 5 hours before the auction finished. :x

However, the seller has given my email address to the buyer. They only want the engine, so bodywork is still possible.

Also, have another roof being offered. Have to go up to Halifax to get it though.

Going up over the weekend to help Loraine dig out all of the paperwork and misc parts and maybe work on the Jeep.

Going up again next week with the Jeep mechanic mate to get it started if i fail at the weekend.

And finally, moving it to another friends place, much nearer to me (big barn, with electricity). Just have to find a car transporter. (selling my Cherokee at the weekend, hopefully, so i won't have a hauler for the trailer i normally use).

No big updates, just FYI.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:33 pm 
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It...is...alive!


The crappy camera mic doesn't do justice to the side pipes... ;-)


http://youtu.be/do9SwGoj8h4


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awesome glad its being saved i remember when me and jam went to kent to get some doors for the jeep, awesome motor :)

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welding wise i know a fantastic place i use in braintree called m.e.smiths they know how to weld properly and do a great job, they have worked on my fiesta in the past and jams si back in the day ;)

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Thanks. I'll look them up. Currently chasing roofs.


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Good stuff, watched the video of the roof aswell, hopefully that guy will let you have the roof off the ebay cherokee.

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Looking for car transporter options, either self drive or reasonable cost "man with a van" to move it from where it currently is to a location about 20 miles closer to me, so i can work on it easier. So if you know of anyone...

Was going to move it myself as i have access to a trailer, but sold my larger Jeep last week (raising Chief funds) and my Wrangler is too small to safely tow 2500kgs (Chief and trailer) with!


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Cheers. I've dropped them a line. :thumbsup:


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Spent this evening moving "Freddie the FSJ" to his new temporary home, with the help of some good friends. Now I can spend some time seeing what really needs to be done. Long way to go yet, but a big step. Currently resting in a big comfy barn under the watchful eye of cctv.

Happy to report he fired up and ran impeccably. Got himself on and off the trailer under his own steam.


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awesome :) keep us updated :)

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