Autumn

Autumn

Friday, August 24, 2012

I Want

Just because. The older Kaiser owned Jeep Wagoneer had class.




















If by chance I stumble across a nice one I'll buy it in a heartbeat.

Stephen  

30 comments:

  1. You might be better off with one of these :)


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1970-Kaiser-Jeep-M813-W-winch-6x6-Cummins-250-5-ton-Several-other-available-/150886057156?pt=Military_Vehicles&hash=item23218284c4

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    1. PISSED, you're correct, I would be better off with it. I wish. Thanks, my friend.

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  2. I saw one in my travels not to long ago. Some still use them in this area. Great for winter snow!

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    1. I can't find one listed anywhere in North Florida. They're very rare nowadays...thanks, John.

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  3. Not a fan of the Kiaser models, but love the AMC's! Have a CJ7 and a two door Wagoneer, which is all-wheel drive with a low gear. Both have the indestructible 4.0 straight six 289 beast of a motor. Great for desert exploring, and getting home in flash floods! as I can contest to this week!

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    1. Truthfully, Jason, I'd take either....thanks. And hey, don't be a stranger.

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  4. We had one when I was growing up. The floor was rusted through and you got something like 10mpg, but gads we had fun.

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    1. I don't believe I've ever ridden in one. Nice memories. Thanks, Bubba.

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  5. I loved Wagoneers from the moment I first saw one. While stationed in the Aleutians, 35 yrs ago, everyone was driving Land Cruisers, CJs, Broncos, Blazers, etc - but one fellow had a Wagoneer & he just cruised right along with the rest of us in those 40"-of-snow-blizzards.

    Unfortunately, they priced themselves right out of the market - over $30K, thirty years ago. (sigh)

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    1. Awful expensive indeed. I can remember the old writer, Erwin Bauer of Outdoor Life used one back in the late fifties and sixties. That's when I fell in love with them. He was a photographer by trade and took some fine photos of his Wagoneer and the pics were later used in Jeep print ads. Thanks, my friend.

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  6. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)August 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    I love my 2000 Cherokee. Always gets me home and still can play in the dirt! Kinda shabby looking now, but most of the stuff in it works (even the cassette player) The new ones are just plastic garbage.

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    1. Phyllis, I'd take a shaggy one anytime. Thanks, dear lady.

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  7. You can't even find a wagoneer in a junk yard anymore, so good luck on finding one elsewhere.

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    1. Well, gosh, sweet lady, just go ahead and cheer me right the heck up....

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  8. I love the old jeeps. Those old Wagoneers are still around.

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    1. See, and Lotta Joy had me all depressed. Thanks, Bubba.

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  9. I was taken back to military school once in one of these, but all I remember is that it rattled.:)

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    1. As do all good rides, Brock. Makes you know you're still alive. Thanks, my friend.

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  10. Jeep has always been a popular vehicle here in snow country. Great fishing and hunting rigs.

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    1. Like up in Washington State, four wheel drive was the only way to drive. Thanks, Sixbears.

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  11. I think I saw one on a lot here in town a good while back. I may go and see if I can find it again. What I like about them is the lack of electronic controls on them.

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  12. I remember seeing a guy's website that sold these *completely* rebuilt.
    Everything that could be purchased new (hoses, belts, etc) was replaced, and all the other items were rebuilt, and were better than new owing to better technology today for things like piston rings and bearings.
    They weren't cheap, but then neither is a new off-the-floor car of equal capability.
    I've had two Grand Cherokees since 1999. One was a 1996 that I'm kicking myself for trading in on the new 2006 I bought, and they both were/are trouble-free.

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    1. All the testimony I need...thanks, my friend.

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  13. Every Jeep I ever had was a good vehicle. My CJ5 was just bit too top heavy though or maybe I was just a bit too young to appreciate it's limitations.

    Or perhaps it was a bit of both :)

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    1. Bet the later...thanks, my good friend.

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  14. Here's the company that remanufactures them:
    http://www.wagonmaster.com/
    And if you want a Grand Wagoneer:
    http://www.grandwagoneer.com/

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    1. I just found a '76 I really like. Sixty cents per mile delivery is a bit much...anyway, thank you for the links.

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  15. A friend runs a Wagoneer restoration/resell place that is pretty amazing. I've seen some of the most amazingly pristine jeeps at his place. You would be amazed at the demand for these things from all over the world.

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    1. Check out the website above...I believe it. Thanks, Bubba.

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