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jydder 07-12-2013 09:32 PM

Which Model started your Jeep obsession?
 
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This is the one that hooked me. I was about 13 years old back in the mid 70s. Still remember the first time I saw this model on the road. Wanted one in the worst way:

rogueleader 07-12-2013 10:14 PM

My first Jeep was a red '74 CJ-5 Renegade. Had it for a little over a year in Michigan's northern peninsula. Really liked that one, but it was hard to really like it during the winter when temps were below zero, as it had a rag top.

jydder 07-12-2013 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by rogueleader (Post 3956647)
My first Jeep was a red '74 CJ-5 Renegade. Had it for a little over a year in Michigan's northern peninsula. Really liked that one, but it was hard to really like it during the winter when temps were below zero, as it had a rag top.

I bet. I'm in Maine and loving my ragtop during the summer, but you can bet the hardtop is going back on after the leaves change!!

HappyJKU 07-12-2013 10:21 PM

1963 Willys CJ5 with a Buick V-8. I was just out of high school (1980) and loved that Jeep!

jydder 07-12-2013 10:26 PM

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1963 Willys CJ5 with a Buick V-8. I was just out of high school (1980) and loved that Jeep!

'63 Willys CJ5: Nice!

its time 07-13-2013 12:49 AM

My dad had a CJ7 and I loved that I dont remember the year just the jeep thats when I got bit the infection stayed hidden until it was time for me to get my first car I bought and it was a TJ since then the jeep infection has completely takes over as I own a CJ7 to and im saving for the time I need a JK. :p

bbrightlj 07-13-2013 01:04 AM

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My Dad had a CJ 5 Back I'm the early 80's when I was a young kid so that's when it started for me. So far I've owned 2 CJ 7's, 1 TJ, and 2 LJ's. I guess I'm addicted :-)

PHILDABEAST 07-13-2013 02:26 AM

Started with a basket case 1953 M38A1 that my dad and I rebuilt when I was 13. Except for a few years here and there I've owned some form of jeep ever since.

Off Pavement 07-13-2013 08:46 AM

Though I was only 7 and didn't realize it for a few years, I never forgot that first ride in a Jeep FC 150. I learned that the best things in life are dirty in 1958.

Steeljag 07-13-2013 08:56 AM

Had be be late 70s as a kid hanging at the beach and seeing CJ5's cruising the beach.

Michigunman 07-13-2013 09:07 AM

When I was in High School in the 70's two of my older brothers both had CJ-5's. I bought my first of three CJ-5's around 1980.

Jeep #1
http://home.comcast.net/~michigunman/Jeep/76CJ5.jpg

Kota7x 07-13-2013 10:12 AM

My family has always had Jeeps, my grandparents had countless Cherokees, my uncle had a CJ Scrambler for a while, and in 2008 my dad picked up a 98TJ for our desert vacation house. That right there set the seed and the addiction.

Wordgie 07-13-2013 10:31 AM

I was 10 years old and sat in a brand new '76 CJ7 at a new car show that was being held at the mall. That planted the seed. 9 years later Uncle Sam let me drive his.

I never got my own until I leased a '98 SE. Life necessitated some changes and I had to get out from under a car payment so it got traded off with a promise from the wife that once we get things in order I get another one. She held up her end I got a '99 Sport that I now own outright.

If I ever get rid of this one, it'll be so I can get a new one.

JenyGirl 07-13-2013 10:37 AM

Cj

RoadGlide 07-13-2013 11:39 AM

...ya all are gonna laugh...the one that hooked me was an international scout...lusted afterone as an 8 year old...then realized jeep was the way to go...lol.

its time 07-13-2013 01:07 PM

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This little man is already hooked at age two. We walk into a dealership and he walks over to a new jeep and says please and im like I have one already and he says no me! Haha
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sparkjockey 07-13-2013 05:27 PM

Had a '69 CJ5 back in high school. I think it spent as much time on jack stands as it did on the road, but it sure was fun.

Los57 07-13-2013 06:03 PM

'78 CJ7 Renegade, blue with white rims and a white hard top.

HillbillyJeeper 07-13-2013 06:19 PM

CJ7 Was about 1980. I was 8, inherited it when the o'l man died. Traded it for a 2wd Toyota pickup when I was 16, I shoulda been shot for that. Bought another at 20 and have had a jeep since. I've loved them all, I have owned every model since 80 except scrambler. Runnin a '12 JKR now. Waitin patiently on the diesel. Def going AEV 350 again tho.

jydder 07-13-2013 06:27 PM

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'78 CJ7 Renegade, blue with white rims and a white hard top.

I liked those, too. Classic.

Blue Heron 07-13-2013 07:52 PM

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I had a 86 CJ7 renegade I bought with 7000 miles on the odometer in 87. I drove the piss out of that jeep. We were great friends. Never let me down. Felt like a king every time I drove it.

I was inspired by the 78 CJ5 Levi editions. And the Daisy Duke jeep!


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Not my jeep but one of my favorites

Blue Heron 07-13-2013 08:15 PM

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Mine was the exact same as this one.

Los57 07-13-2013 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jydder (Post 3958897)

I liked those, too. Classic.

That's what it looked like except with black seats.

jydder 07-13-2013 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Blue Heron (Post 3959126)
I had a 86 CJ7 renegade I bought with 7000 miles on the odometer in 87. I drove the piss out of that jeep. We were great friends. Never let me down. Felt like a king every time I drove it.

I was inspired by the 78 CJ5 Levi editions. And the Daisy Duke jeep!

Not my jeep but one of my favorites

Nice! I get to drive my buddies 70s-era CJ7 when I visit him in Fl a couple of times a year. It is a blast.

Tarby 07-13-2013 09:55 PM

There were jeeps in our family, but this was my first one that I owned and rebuilt. 1984 J10.[IMG]http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/s...by93/j10-1.jpg[/IMG] Before that, while I was home from college, I bought a 1978 CJ5 Renegade with 304 V8 off a repo man for $1100...it was in sad shape, but I sold it a week later for $2500.
Since then, have always had at least one jeep in the garage...

UnlimitedRubicon 07-13-2013 10:09 PM

Scrambler

HappyJKU 07-13-2013 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jydder (Post 3956691)
'63 Willys CJ5: Nice!

Thanks for that pic. I had vacuum windshield wipers on top of the window like that pic. When you put the windshield down, the line would unplug. I would put a piece of elect. tape so to not suck up water, dust or whatever.

JMike 07-14-2013 01:15 AM

I saw a Golden Eagle someone restored when I was little and have wanted a jeep ever since it's just taken a while to get it

jydder 07-15-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by JMike (Post 3959980)
I saw a Golden Eagle someone restored when I was little and have wanted a jeep ever since it's just taken a while to get it

My story exactly.

jydder 07-15-2013 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by its time (Post 3958134)
This little man is already hooked at age two. We walk into a dealership and he walks over to a new jeep and says please and im like I have one already and he says no me! Haha

Sounds like you're raising him right!


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