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Willypug

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That was the best and most capable 4X4 I've ever owned, and I've owned three jeeps, Isuzu Troopers, and five Tacomas since 1968. Yours looks flawless, congratulations. I was a Sgt, then WO1, but decided to go back to college. Sometimes I wish I would have stayed in for the pension, but Vietnam burned me out. This is what they looked like new.

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My dad sold his 68 Bronco and bought a brand new 75 Cj5 in that exact color and trim. His was a 232 6cyl but he had no choice as he had a long commute to work every day. I do miss rolling around in the back of that thing at 5 years old. No back seat or roll bar pads back then, just bumps and bruises all over your head.
 

Geoarch

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My dad sold his 68 Bronco and bought a brand new 75 Cj5 in that exact color and trim. His was a 232 6cyl but he had no choice as he had a long commute to work every day. I do miss rolling around in the back of that thing at 5 years old. No back seat or roll bar pads back then, just bumps and bruises all over your head.
Yeah, I had the same engine. I rebuilt it once in the 15 years I had it when I got laid off in the early 80s, and it got me through grad school and all the fieldwork I had to do, and run at Rubicon in about 74 I think. My daughter, who must be about your age feels the same way. She only buys Jeeps now. Has a Compass at this point.
 

Willypug

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Yeah, I had the same engine. I rebuilt it once in the 15 years I had it when I got laid off in the early 80s, and it got me through grad school and all the fieldwork I had to do, and run at Rubicon in about 74 I think. My daughter, who must be about your age feels the same way. She only buys Jeeps now. Has a Compass at this point.
He ended up stripping it down and changed the color, had one of the first hard tops in NC for it and then the year before I got my license he sold it to a cousin of his. He said I would have killed myself in it if I got and he was probably right.
 

Geoarch

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He ended up stripping it down and changed the color, had one of the first hard tops in NC for it and then the year before I got my license he sold it to a cousin of his. He said I would have killed myself in it if I got and he was probably right.
Well, I survived a few hairy situations, including some with my daughter along.
 


Geoarch

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He ended up stripping it down and changed the color, had one of the first hard tops in NC for it and then the year before I got my license he sold it to a cousin of his. He said I would have killed myself in it if I got and he was probably right.
But what a way to go!
 

Lunentucker

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