Drive Type: four wheel drive
Up for bid is a VERY clean 1976 Jeep CJ7. First a little history on it. As everyone knows, Jeeps in northeast Ohio, were prone to rust. Sometime in the late 1980's the rust was getting the better of it. My dad decided it was time for a new fiberglass body. We went to 4WD hardware to purchase a new one. At that time 4WD had a Jeep they would use for promotions, it had a blown small block Chevy, all chromed out, etc. The former owner of 4WD hardware decided he wanted a new jeep for the showroom, and offered the candy painted body,frame, and chrome windshield frame to my dad. Of course he bought it, that is what you see here. Originally Dad's Jeep had a straight six, three speed manual transmission, manual steering, and brakes. After buying the custom painted body, Dad decided some upgrades were needed. Now the Jeep has power steering and brakes, Turbo 400 automatic transmission, tilt steering column, and a turbocharged Buick V6. At the time we installed it, it was fairly high tech. Dad is now in his 70's, and it is time to find the Jeep a new home. The Jeep has less than 11,000 miles on it since it was redone. Before anything was installed, (engine, transmission, axles, and transfer case) it was all professionally rebuilt. Thanks for looking.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling a total of 747,817 vehicles in the US in two separate campaigns recently added to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database.
The first one covers about 434,581 units of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee from the 2011-2014 model years with electric hydraulic power steering, the 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 160 amp alternator, according to FCA. In the affected vehicles, it's possible for the alternator to fail without warning and possibly cause the car to stall. According to the documentation submitted to NHTSA, the automaker began investigating the problem in August 2014 and has found possible evidence of one crash caused by the failures but no known injuries.
Customers will begin receiving notification about the recall next month, and obviously the repairs will be done at no cost to them.
Chinese buyers will get their first live look at the 2014 Jeep Cherokee during the Shanghai Motor Show, but CarNewsChina is reporting that it will go by a different name - Ziyou Guan, which translates to "Liberty Light." The article states that our Jeep Liberty was never sold in China, but the iconic XJ Cherokee was sold and produced there as the Qinuoji (a phonetic translation of Cherokee).
The new Jeep Liberty Light will be built alongside the Fiat Viaggio (China's Fiat-badged version of the Dodge Dart) at the Guangzhou-Fiat plant, and the two models will share the same powertrains: a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder base engine paired to a five-speed manual or a dual-clutch transmission and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder (the base engine for the US-spec 2014 Cherokee) as an optional engine. It doesn't sound like the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 will be offered in China.
We'll be on hand when the new Jeep debuts in Shanghai, so stay tuned to Autoblog this Friday night and Saturday for our live coverage of the show.
Maker Insists Feds Overstate Risk Of Fires With Grand Cherokee, Liberty Models
It's not often that recall stories make it above the fold, in that old newspaper parlance, but when one shows up as the lead story on the network evening news programs, you know it's something big.
And so it is with Chrysler snubbing its nose at a request by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall 2.7 million Jeeps the feds insist are at risk of potentially catastrophic fuel tank fires in a rear-end collision.