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Old 03-26-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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My first Jeep

Hey all, just made a first timer purchase. 1980 CJ7. It has the AMC 4 (insert jokes hear). It's in great shape and been with the same owner for 17 years. Probably going to put on a clutch kit with master and slave as well. Any suggestions for suppliers? Its going to be mostly for cruising around town and getting back into a project before any major work gets started. Any positive pointers. Did I make a bad decision? It's gonna be fun no matter what.

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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First off welcome to Wrangler Forum. Congrats on the new CJ. Yeah the 4 cyl. as you know is a little under powered but Jeeps have came with 4 cyl. since 1946.

Do you have a hydraulic clutch? I have a '76 CJ7 and assumed all cj's have a mechanical linkage.

What is your goal for the Jeep? And you have to post pics or it didn't happen.

'76 CJ7
It's red.
'99 TJ
It's red too.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:37 AM   #3
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Welcome to the Jeep Thing will begin to understand.

Any Jeep is a good Jeep. As farit as thethe 4banger, Look at it like this, with a tune up you will be getting fairly decent mileage, and if you start dreaming of lifts and motor swaps you REALLY do understand the Jeep Thing.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcomes. Pretty sure it's hydraulic with what appears to be the clutch master cylinder under hood but I could be wrong. I plan to get it tuned up initially and enjoy it for a while until I can assess my approach.

Long long term could entail a conversion to a 6 but that's far out. I am just pumped to finally own a jeep.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Very nice condition! Good luck
79 CJ-7 304 4 speed all stock
07 Dodge Nitro
12 Chevy Malibu
Back in the finger lakes area of upstate NY
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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It shore is purty.

Nice jeep dude, you'll enjoy that thing, I like the red paint.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:45 AM   #7
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congrats on the buy....Enjoy!!

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