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This Cherokee sits more as I drive the newer Cherokee more and more. Cry
 Yesterday I started to remove the interior to see what parts of the floor need to be repaired. Most of it has been taken out.
 Sucks I don't have a garage or even a shed to store what I remove.  ( There is a crappy shack here that is full of spiders, leaks water and is mostly rotted. Surprises me it is still standing.)   It will probably rain now and I 'll need to wait to work on the interior again.

Some rot in places. The drivers side rear quarter panel was replaced with an AMC Corp. piece, still had the paper work taped to it. I already knew the drivers door is not original, which is a bummer as it the build month and year on it.  There is a first year registry for Cherokee's and there is one that is only 4 numbers off of mine, so I can say it was built November 1973 or possibly the first week of December.

Took the lower seat cushion off the rear seat and found lots of change, dog hair, plastic sheriffs badge and car. Girls hair clips and a pencil with, for the time being, I will assume it belonged to the original owners daughter. 

 I talked my girlfriend into finding out history of the Jeep. I'm curious as to what she will find.
I Need to figure out why the rear window stopped working. This will be easier now that there is no seats in the way to get to the back of the Jeep.

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Originally posted by berettajeep berettajeep wrote:

I can say it was built November 1973 or possibly the first week of December.

Wow, that was right around the time I left Bremerton WA for Mare Island CA.  December 3 was the date, if I recall correctly.  Just 45-1/2 years ago...doesn't seem so long.  Smile 
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On your rear window be sure and check the plug in connection at the back of the frame underneath before it goes through the floor....
I wasted hours on my wagoneer before checking the easy placeAngryEmbarrassedConfusedOuchCry
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Originally posted by Flatfender Ben Flatfender Ben wrote:

On your rear window be sure and check the plug in connection at the back of the frame underneath before it goes through the floor....
I wasted hours on my wagoneer before checking the easy placeAngryEmbarrassedConfusedOuchCry


 I had a test light and was checking what was happening as my girlfriend pushed the rear window switch on the dash.  I don't have the stock wiring going to the rear window anymore. Before he passed away a member of the FSJ websites I go to made an upgraded wiring harness for the window that included relays ( He also made a upgraded headlight harness that I also have)

  The wires to the window motor have no power. The motor was running slower and slower in the recent months ( It is slow to begin with for the earlier Cherokees/Wagoneers)  and kept on tripping the circuit breaker. It got to the point where it would go up for a one or two seconds then trip the breaker and I would have to wait a minute until it reset its self.

 

 
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Started wire wheeling the floor. A lot worse then I thought. Harbor freight has a $99 "welder" for sale, I may get one and weld in replacement panels.
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Most of the interior has been disassembled but since I don't have a garage or anywhere to store the pieces I remove, everything is still in the Cherokee.

Yesterday I removed the rear tailgate window motor. ( Before I did that I bolted the window linkage arms to the its bracket so the glass will stay up. I will take the motor apart at work and try to clean/repair it.
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Was able to contact the original owner of the Jeep and we talked for 30 minutes Always interested in knowing the History of this Cherokee. I am hoping he will look for some old photos he may have it.
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Monday my XJ decided to shut off in the driveway as I was waiting for traffic. Didn't want to be late for work so drive the FSJ. I moved it the day before when I mowed the lawn, both fuel tanks almost empty.

 There is a gas station about a mile away so I took a chance and drove there hoping I don't get stuck behind a school bus or have to wait for a herd of elk to cross somewhere. Luckily nothing got in my way and I made it, added fuel and made it to work.


 I have not driven this in a while and of course it rains Monday and Tuesday.  It is not as comfortable as my XJ nor does it keep the rain out. 
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But it looks soooo much COOLERCoolBig smile
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