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nacho
03-21-2012, 03:04 AM
i miss my first jeep some times. 1979 cj5, 304v8 and 3spd. Some day I would like to have another one, just for cruising around.

2012jkfng702
03-21-2012, 03:25 AM
Yeah.. Mine was a 96 TJ with a four banger. I blew the hamster (connecting rod) straight through the side of the block and oil pan. I put a new engine in then sold her and bought a 2001 TJ with the 4.0. Miss her too cause I sold her to upgrade my 2012... But I love my 12, so far it is the love of my life :-)...

nacho
03-21-2012, 04:02 AM
I love my 12 as well, but the first will always have a special place

wayoflife
03-21-2012, 04:13 AM
i think i miss the idea of it and what it was for me but, the reality is, i'm not nostalgic enough to want it back or any of my old jeeps. the JK we have now is way better than they could ever have been and the new 2012 we have is even better. :yup:

piginajeep
03-21-2012, 05:45 AM
i think i miss the idea of it and what it was for me but, the reality is, i'm not nostalgic enough to want it back or any of my old jeeps. the JK we have now is way better than they could ever have been and the new 2012 we have is even better. :yup:

yep, same here.

I had a 98 TJ 4 banger, I missed it. So we bought a 98 TJ with a straight 6. We only drove it once or twice after we moved to California. It just can not compete with the JK's...




TJ's suck the big one....:yup:

highoctane
03-21-2012, 06:07 AM
I miss the FSJ Cherokee I had with a 401 and 35s. My old Kaiser J2000 is prob second on my list. Both were beasts, both had 401s, both required some skill to drive in a straight line! Lol.

GCM 2
03-21-2012, 03:17 PM
Don't really miss my CJ5 or CJ7, I have gotten so used to the extra room of my 4 door that I don't know if I could go back. I do miss my J20 truck (1978, 360 V8, Dana 60 front, Dana 60 full float rear), because that thing would go straight to Off Road Evoultion for some major 21st century upgrades and become my tow rig. I would dig the old school look with, modern technology upgrades (motor, suspension, brakes, electrical)

firecrew1
03-22-2012, 03:45 AM
really wish i hadn't sold the all original 84 cj7 renegade with the 258 and an auto :idontknow: only had 76,000 miles when i got rid of it. wish it had a stick but it was so fun to cruise around

cosmo11
03-22-2012, 04:49 AM
ya i miss my first jeep also was a 04 TJ loved it. I am a farely new jeeper,but here is my small list.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u190/slamin81/2004%20TJ/230146-R1-13-11A.jpg

moved on to a 89 cherokee not a bad ride sold it.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u190/slamin81/89%20cherokee/lkj.jpg

sold it and bought my wife the 11 JK

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u190/slamin81/DSC02980.jpg

and i went out and bought myself a 98 cherokee 4.5 and some 31s

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u190/slamin81/photobucket-5839-1332391542856.jpg

that is the extent of my past and present collection .:thumb:

OH9JK
03-22-2012, 12:47 PM
First Jeep was a '65 CJ5. No frills just get in and go.

Would I trade my JK in to have the old CJ back? NO WAY!!

20jk08
03-22-2012, 05:58 PM
I don't miss my first one, 88YJ, crap tranny, p.o.s. 4.2, weak axles, etc etc. Didn't have the funds to build it right, glad it's a memory :icon_crazy:
Went on to a 99 Cherokee,(best year) loved it till it got driven into the ground,
Now in the JKU rubi, driving has matured, it's going to last a while...

lostwolf
03-22-2012, 06:42 PM
87 Gandwagoneer! It was my second, but thats the one i miss.

Notajerryskid
03-22-2012, 11:35 PM
First jeep was a willys jeep truck. no way do I miss it.


I miss my TJ. only because we put a but load of money and time into it. and had it for ever.

LAFD101
03-24-2012, 12:33 AM
My first jeep was a '47 willys. No top or doors, four cylinder, and 35mph tops, but man I do miss that jeep. It was a weekend have fun vehicle. I did drive it to work at the fire station a couple of times.

JKRay
03-24-2012, 01:00 AM
I cant really miss my first jeep since its still in the driveway but once I sell it I may a little... :(

2rescue01
03-26-2012, 02:01 PM
My first Jeep was a 1984 CJ-7, which I bought in 1996. I still have it to this day, but now also own a 2008 Unlimited Rubicon. I love the Rubicon, and can't bear to get rid of the CJ. Way too many good times to part with it!!!

kyro
03-27-2012, 10:15 AM
my first jeep was a 99 T/diesel XJ had it for 10 years now have a TJ and a WG but will have a Dozer JK one day

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10frank9
04-14-2012, 05:28 AM
I miss my first Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ) 97 Limited with the 5.2L super duper gas guzzler. Peanut butter guts and 32's. I wheeled that thing everywhere and it never let me down.

I moved on to a 00' TJ



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Sold that and went Jeepless for a while until I found my baby! My Rescue green JK.



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I wouldn't mind having my ZJ back. Don't miss my TJ because I'm in love with my JK.

Jeep4me2
04-14-2012, 08:22 AM
I kind of miss my last one. '84 CJ7

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But I usually only drove it during the summers, and even then it wasn't my daily driver. I had to sell it to get my JKU.

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I miss it, but my JKU is better

Serg5000
04-14-2012, 02:40 PM
This is my first jeep. If its gone I hope it's because I got a newer one.

10frank9
04-15-2012, 07:24 PM
This is my first jeep. If its gone I hope it's because I got a newer one.

Don't get rid of it. Especially once the title is in hand.... Unless you hand it over for another Jeep that is! ;)

Thardin
04-16-2012, 03:09 AM
i miss my first jeep some times. 1979 cj5, 304v8 and 3spd. Some day I would like to have another one, just for cruising around.

Funny, my first Jeep was a 1978 CJ5 with a built 304, 3 speed, 1 ton full width pickup axles, 4.56 gears, 5" springs and spring over axle conversion. It had a 3" body lift and ran 40x18 Ground Hawgs. Used to pull the front tires in first, but that little clutch did not like shifting into 2nd!

Damn, I miss that thing! Could not keep a front driveshaft in to save my life, but the chicks totally dug it!

NAUJK
04-16-2012, 03:33 AM
This is my first jeep. If its gone I hope it's because I got a newer one.

I am with you on this one. This is MY first jeep not the families first jeep but my personal one. If I didn't have it anymore I would hope it would be for me to get a new and improved one.

ZERO LIMITZ
04-17-2012, 01:03 AM
My first jeep was an '83 CJ7 it was stock when I bought it, then a 4" lift with 33's and a stereo system you could hear for miles!!!! Had a appointment to have it worked on and as I drove up in the parking lot of the Dealership, it caught fire and it was gone..... Went from a killer ride to a pile of molten metal with a steering wheel....... After the fire dept got it out, one of the salesmen came and give me his card and said, " looks like you might need this". I wanted to knock his teeth out....... He sold Fords

BTkillerr
04-17-2012, 01:43 AM
I do miss my old 83CJ7. I loved the body style back then...it just had a tough, bulletproof look. I loved sitting on the fender with my feet inside the engine compartment working on stuff. It was so simple back then. And my daughter, then 3, still remembers driving in Ocean Beach with the top and doors off, wind blowing in her hair, sitting high up in her car seat lol. Great memories. But I wouldnt trade my'12 Rubi for it, but I do wish I had it sitting around to tinker on and cruise now and again.

BTKillerr

Shadow's_Jeep
05-05-2012, 02:38 PM
I cant really miss my first jeep since its still in the driveway but once I sell it I may a little... :(

X2: This is my 1st one.

Prime8
05-05-2012, 06:39 PM
I had a 96 XJ that was in cherry condition (and cherry in color). Had a 4.5 RE lift and 33 kevlars on it... Got about 11.5 mpg with the 4.0. Sometimes I miss it, but the jk wranglers are so nice its hard to miss it much. I miss the 4.0 though, compared to this 3.8... Looking forward to ordering my 2013 Rubi in September! I still give the wave to modified XJs, and they typically return it. Gotta shout out to my roots!

UAE455
05-12-2012, 02:47 PM
Well in my case if I knew i would be so into jeeps like now I wouldn't have sold my 2004 TJ white Sahara, didn't have 10000miles on it coz didn't have much time to use it ...eh but the JKU is way to go

BlackDiamondBound
05-20-2012, 04:47 AM
It wasnt my first jeep, but it was my favorite jeep that I miss the most. Always regretted selling it. Funny thing I woke up this morning, and looked threw the local ads for a jk, when I ran into my jeep for sale! The guy I sold it too does not use it and it has been sitting for the last 5 years...went to check it out today and i'm buying it back this week! Was looking forward to getting into a jk and meeting up with everyone on the trails, but I just cant pass this up :)

Drumr90
05-20-2012, 01:20 PM
It wasnt my first jeep, but it was my favorite jeep that I miss the most. Always regretted selling it. Funny thing I woke up this morning, and looked threw the local ads for a jk, when I ran into my jeep for sale! The guy I sold it too does not use it and it has been sitting for the last 5 years...went to check it out today and i'm buying it back this week! Was looking forward to getting into a jk and meeting up with everyone on the trails, but I just cant pass this up :)

Dude thats cool not many times that happens.

MTG
05-20-2012, 01:26 PM
My 2012 my first jeep and I miss it every time I have to go out of town for work and I am stuck driving a Dodge speck or whatever Hertz happens to give me. :)

GCM 2
05-20-2012, 03:27 PM
My 2012 my first jeep and I miss it every time I have to go out of town for work and I am stuck driving a Dodge speck or whatever Hertz happens to give me. :)

Dude, I feel your pain :( Every week that I am on the road with work I am in a rental (and since I returned from the land of Afghans in February, the only days I have taken off were the two I wheeled with you in Moab), so I am at roughly 14 weeks, mon-fri, worth of rental cars to date this year. When I am home on the weekends, I basically find any reason to start the jeep, get it out of the garage and hit the road or trail. My upcoming work trip overseas will cover no less than 5 countries in about 80 days, at least this summer I will be wheeling in foreign lands :) I will still miss my rig back home though!

Serg5000
05-20-2012, 03:53 PM
This may not have anything to do with this thread. But.......my daughter purchased her first jeep yesterday.

BlackDiamondBound
05-20-2012, 03:55 PM
nice! looks light you taught her well:clap2:

10frank9
05-20-2012, 04:24 PM
This may not have anything to do with this thread. But.......my daughter purchased her first jeep yesterday.

That's awesome! Hope you told her to wave at other Jeeps!

Serg5000
05-20-2012, 07:01 PM
That's awesome! Hope you told her to wave at other Jeeps!

I did as a matter of fact.

KernHydro
05-21-2012, 05:03 AM
I wish I had my first jeep.It was a 1987 YJ my dad bought brand new. I totaled it in a pretty bad accident :doh: but there was something special about it, the sound and shitty ride..I put 185,000 miles on it from all over califorina, washington, canada and alaska I truly loved that jeep.:tearsdrip: I now have a 2012 and I like it... new memories to come :yup:

towzone100
06-12-2012, 10:20 PM
Yes I do. 1979 cj7. Loved that straight six. Top leaked like crazy but I didn't care.

kaptkrappy
06-16-2012, 04:57 PM
I had a '78 CJ7 with the 304 auto a long time ago. I remember the soft door with the zip down windows. I wish I had those now.
I also had a '77 Scout SSII with the Safari trim 304 auto (IH attempt to make a Jeep).
I know it's not a jeep, but it is one of the reasons I drive a JK today.

Not mine, but just like it.
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Pilgrim55
06-20-2012, 01:46 AM
My first jeep was a 1953 CJ3 B which was a high Hood with a Buick 198 V6 it was fun broke a lot of Axles

DA RUNT
06-20-2012, 02:02 AM
19?? CJ5, not sure of the year but I was 16 and this thing was a monster. V8 3spd. no top and some yokohama tires. Me and the gf (wife now) would beat the hell out of it and it always ran.... not great but it ran :driving:

JeepFan
06-20-2012, 02:56 AM
I owned a 1969 Wagoneer, 1977 J10 truck, and 1985 CJ 7. I miss all of them except the Wagoneer.

piginajeep
06-20-2012, 04:27 AM
I owned a 1969 Wagoneer, 1977 J10 truck, and 1985 CJ 7. I miss all of them except the Wagoneer.

Share some pics!!!

GCM 2
06-20-2012, 05:13 AM
I'm missing the jeep I currently own :( At the moment my middle east location is pretty austere, I am doing a ton of wheeling in Toyota Hilux's, Land Cruisers and Defender 100 and 110 series, they are cool and all, but it still is not my EVOJEEP! Eddie thanks for posting a Facebook shot of my rig with his California cousins, RubiCat and EVO1. You made my day a little brighter :)

MTG
06-20-2012, 05:40 AM
I'm missing the jeep I currently own :( At the moment my middle east location is pretty austere, I am doing a ton of wheeling in Toyota Hilux's, Land Cruisers and Defender 100 and 110 series, they are cool and all, but it still is not my EVOJEEP! Eddie thanks for posting a Facebook shot of my rig with his California cousins, RubiCat and EVO1. You made my day a little brighter :)

Greg. I'm giving you back a gold star for the use of the word austere. Hurry home brotha!

Sharkey
06-20-2012, 05:46 AM
^^X's 2. Safe travels Greg.

GCM 2
06-20-2012, 09:34 AM
Greg. I'm giving you back a gold star for the use of the word austere. Hurry home brotha!


^^X's 2. Safe travels Greg.

Haha! Thanks my brothers but trust me, out of all the unsafe, fun things I get to do, this trip is basically a sight seeing tour :yawn37: When I can share a few photos, I will certainly keep you entertained with something from one of the five countries I will be in and out of :thumb:

JeepFan
06-20-2012, 12:39 PM
Share some pics!!!

Here are a couple of the CJ7 and J10; I have to look for the Wagoneer pics.

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...this was my first Jeep! As you can see, I go way back with Jeep! LOL!!!

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wayoflife
06-20-2012, 02:49 PM
I'm missing the jeep I currently own :( At the moment my middle east location is pretty austere, I am doing a ton of wheeling in Toyota Hilux's, Land Cruisers and Defender 100 and 110 series, they are cool and all, but it still is not my EVOJEEP! Eddie thanks for posting a Facebook shot of my rig with his California cousins, RubiCat and EVO1. You made my day a little brighter :)

:cheesy: glad to hear it but be honest, you just like the fact that rubicat looks so small compared to your jeep :D

wayoflife
06-20-2012, 02:50 PM
Here are a couple of the CJ7 and J10; I have to look for the Wagoneer pics.


love that old j10 :thumb:

skully
06-30-2012, 05:11 AM
I wouldn't say I miss mine, but I know if my dad ever puts it up for sale my wife would buy it back in a heart beat. But we def love the jk more than any of the others. :) bought my first back in June of 09 and purchased my jk oct of 2011. Here's the list

DA RUNT
06-30-2012, 06:46 AM
Here's some from the past, only have 1 of the cj but my dads skinning a goat we shot hunting next to it, so I left it out :blush:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h396/travis_bar/2011%20Jeep%20JK/Toy.jpg
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h396/travis_bar/2011%20Jeep%20JK/Dadsjeep.jpg
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h396/travis_bar/2011%20Jeep%20JK/101_0021.jpg
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h396/travis_bar/2011%20Jeep%20JK/IMG00015-20091116-2046.jpg
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h396/travis_bar/2011%20Jeep%20JK/IMAG0792.jpg

livethedream
07-04-2012, 02:49 AM
Mine first jeep was a 2000 xj, it was a great truck!! sadly it was totaled a week ago. had a ton of fun in that truck and will miss it! never did get around to completing what i wanted to do with it :( but none the less it was a great truck!!

Billabong
07-05-2012, 01:29 PM
My first was a '79 CJ-5 Renegade which I bought in '93. Soft top and soft doors only. 258 straight six, T-150 3-speed. 33" BFG's. Miss that Jeep! Blew the engine after only 4 months. :(

Would buy it again in a heartbeat as a project Jeep!

rlew0083
07-06-2012, 12:15 AM
No way, that thing was a money pit. '79 Cherokee Chief 2 door. But, on the plus side it was a tank.

Zambi
07-30-2012, 07:40 PM
I miss my 2000 Tj sold it almos 2 uears ago with only 38k miles on her. I miss not having a damn car payment

Hell_Fire
07-30-2012, 07:57 PM
best car is a paid up one man:banghead:

Sharkey
07-30-2012, 11:04 PM
Don't miss my first...but I miss my last every damn day.

Hell_Fire
07-31-2012, 10:47 AM
My Old JK - the only thing I miss is that it was Diesel and it was way more economical on the road.

Moho
08-01-2012, 06:45 PM
Yes , My family has always had Jeeps, from the Willy's to the CJ's, Mine was a 61 Willy's wagon. absolutely loved it.3991:rock: