new (to me) 84 CJ7 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > CJ Jeep Forum > CJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-31-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
Newb
 
Thundersong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10
new (to me) 84 CJ7

Get my new jeep next week. Needs work, but not much. Have a list, would be nice to know what to be prepared for, the garage won't give me a quote until they see it. Just moved, know nothing of the area, would love to find a place where I could help and learn. Not in that order. Always wanted to. Why not start now?

It needs; Horn, emergency brake, mirrors, battery, rear main seal, drivers seat, and the floor panel beneath that. A checking over, an oil change, and inspection. Then it needs tires, soft top, winch, lift, but that's a bit down the road yet. Not far if I can help it...

Soon. So soon. Will be immense.

Get to explore my new territory and beyond. Have to find places to swim. And rivers to kayak.. and trails, back roads. Must go camping, have fire, and be in the dark. And the woods. I miss it all and more. Me in a city. Ha. Oh well, be roaming soon enough. I can't even begin to describe how excited this jeep will make me. Just thinking about it, adoring it, and everytime I drive, unbelieveable.

Recently moved north of Boston. It is much busier out here, than where I come from. It is hectic, and I am not fond of crossing roads.. makes walks difficult sometimes.. enjoy the rush, I tell myself. Still don't do it though. Need to work on that.

It has been mere hours since I have had the forum back, and it has been a strong highlight. Also increased by my excitement for my jeep.. I am surprised I could stay away that long. Over now.

Someone was trying to talk me into buying a newer car. I told him, even if I had a million dollars, I would buy this exact vehicle. It is just what I wanted. Frame and body are in good shape, sat over the winter, but we will warm up to each other nicely. Just waiting to be adored, and appreciated, played with and challenged. We have a lot in common.

Am pleased to be here.

Was the first time I agreed to install an application that could take pictures and videos. What was I going to say? No? Never. Could have asked for anything. Had a laugh, didn't bother reading the rest. Its worth it.

Thundersong is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Andalusia, AL
Posts: 544
Good luck with your jeep

dirt dawber is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-05-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
lynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: York, PA
Posts: 1,116
Well if it needs all of that, it will probably also need some carb work, the stock BBD is prone to issues... not too bad if you know what to do, or replace with a Motorcraft 2100. Steering may be sloppy... could be the joints in the intermediate shaft, or could be in the box. If you lift it (suspension or shackle lift), be aware of caster angle changes that will make it handle squirelly, hard to keep between the lines. Correct caster to 5-7 degrees positive by installing steel shims between the spring pack and mount (easy), or cutting/rotating the knuckles (big job). Also be aware of proper toe-in to help in tracking. Expect to spend some money on the brake system.
Rewiring the whole rig may be a good idea, depending on what previous owners may have done. EZ wiring is a good solution, good price, not too hard to do.

HTH, good luck!
__________________
Lynn
'05 LJ
lynn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my jeep gets me dates greenjeepgurl87 Off-Topic 88480 Yesterday 11:02 PM
How long did it take for you to get your first windshield crack? j.luis JK General Discussion Forum 88 03-04-2014 09:11 AM
Torx Bit-Where to buy? realter JK General Discussion Forum 39 07-31-2012 07:59 AM
New member from gilbert az. brettrob WF New Member Check In 21 04-08-2012 11:00 PM
Help me install my extra 4x6's? brainfreeze Communications and Electronics 4 03-31-2012 06:25 PM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC