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We had a thread similar to this on the forum some years back, with lot of talk about the Jeeps we all have and had currently on other thread I thought it would be good to start this one up again.

So for me I have a long history with 4x4's and off road driving before getting onto Jeeps.

Here's some images of my Jeeps and other 4x4's and a list of those I have had below

 

4x Fourtraks ( I loved these trucks) of which my last was OTT modified for off road use (Blue Meany) 

Range Rover 2 Door , Bobtailed

Range Rover classic 2 door (Worth a fortune now, Sold for £2k 😢)

2 x Shogun Sports

TJ Number 1

JKU (Green Meany)

WK Grand Cherokee 

TJ Number 2

TJ Number 3

Renegade (Wifes)

Compass (Wifes)

 

The three last pictures are my very first JOC event at the American car show in Billing,  then my second event at Bagshot D1 training ground where we also camped overnight at the site and did some night runs and then my third event on the plains . Seem like a lifetime ago!

 

 

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Simon J

The bg bit in 1992 when we bought an ex British Army 1942 Willys Jeep to take both fathers back to Normandy for the 50th anniversary of D-Day.

 

Then along came the 1981 CJ7 Renegade in metallic red. This underwent a full resto and changed to black. It is need of another restoration but that might be some time coming.

 

Then I bought a 1993 4lt Cherokee in black with tan cloth interior. I had this converted to LPG and gave good economical running for 7 years and over 200,000 miles on the clock before being part exchanged for 2001 60th Anniversary Cherokee in Silver.

 

Then along came the 2007 Rescue Green Wrangler JKU. A good strong workhorse acting as tow and recovery vehicle for all kinds of other vehicles including a UHIH Huey helicopter!

 

Next to join the stable a black Project Kahn 2007 Wrangler JK 3.6 V6 Rubicon.

 

Finally, for the moment a Jeep I hankered for years a 1968 Kaiser M715 pickup.

 

Unfortunately I can’t find any photos of the Cherokees but if  I do find some I’ll add them.

 

I don’t know what it is but Jeeps just seem to be keepers.

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Not had a chance to search for photos yet but here is my 4x4 history

1973 - Land Rover Safari 109"
1976 - Range Rover 3.5 V8
1998 - Jeep Cherokee XJ Sport 2.5 TD
2001 - Jeep Cherokee XJ Overland 4.0 (Current)
2001 - Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ 60th Anniversary 4.7L V8 (Current)
 

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4 hours ago, Simon J said:

Huey helicopter!

Please do tell more

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5 hours ago, Simon J said:

1968 Kaiser M715 pickup

Now you are teasing us 

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Will try and search out some pics over the weekend, but the list in order as below 

 

Lada Niva - full cage, converted to 2ltr Nissan Diesel, 2” lift, bucket seat. Last seen laying with the wheels in the air 🙈

 

Series 2A Land Rover 

Range Rover V8, chopped into a pickup 

Land Rover Disco 2 

Mitsubushi Delica - let’s not go there 😆

Nissan Navara

VW Amarock 

Jeep Renegade - wife’s car now my work car - current 

Jeep WK2 Grand Cherokee my toy - current 

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk - wife’s car - current

 

The sad thing is, as things stand only the trailhawk is driveable the other two are stuck in the garage waiting on parts 🙈

 

Hopefully not for long though 🤞

 

 

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On 21/03/2023 at 21:20, JimC said:

Please do tell more

I’ve crewed the only flying ex-Vietnam War Huey helicopter in the UK for over 15years. (Check out www.huey.co.uk).

In the early days I often went ahead by car to act as ground crew to check out the landing zone. Once on the ground the ground handling wheels were attached and the helicopter then towed to where it was to be displayed. The MB, Cherokee and green JKU have all towed it over the years.

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has this post been moved, i am sure i posted a list of the jeeps i have had in the past. 

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Quite a few...

Jeep TJ Sahara

Air portable land rover

Jeep CJ7 (4.2 - lovely thing)

Range rover classic V8 (LPG, blew head gasket)

Range rover classic V8 (LPG, blew head gasket) - slow learner!

Range Rover Classic LSE (stretched soft dash 4.2 on LPG)

Land rover 110 (3.9 V8 with auto on LPG - this 110 was a real dog with no get up and go)

Land Rover Discovery 2 (V8 on LPG)

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (4.7 HO and went like stink)

Land Rover Discovery 3 (broke the LR mold, nothing went wrong, a really fabulous car)

1942 Willy MB - I restored from scratch and so glum I sold this.

1956 Daimler Ferret Mk2/5 - again should have kept.

TAM 110 - Google this one, it was unstoppable with diff locks, CTIS and an air cooled V8 diesel.

2013 Jeep Wrangler JKU Overland - Commando Green, great Jeep

BMW X5

Land Rover Series 2 88"

Audi SQ5 - fast 

2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon

 

There has also been a smattering of road biased 4x4 including several Quattros, Lancia Delta Integrale (again shouldn't have sold), Golf Alltrack and others. I'll chuck more pictures up later.

 

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7 hours ago, jeepstertim said:

Audi SQ5 - fast

Probably the fastest diesel I have ever driven. But it lost a bit after a service following 'Dieselgate'.

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11 hours ago, jeepstertim said:

Quite a few...

Jeep TJ Sahara

Air portable land rover

Jeep CJ7 (4.2 - lovely thing)

Range rover classic V8 (LPG, blew head gasket)

Range rover classic V8 (LPG, blew head gasket) - slow learner!

Range Rover Classic LSE (stretched soft dash 4.2 on LPG)

Land rover 110 (3.9 V8 with auto on LPG - this 110 was a real dog with no get up and go)

Land Rover Discovery 2 (V8 on LPG)

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (4.7 HO and went like stink)

Land Rover Discovery 3 (broke the LR mold, nothing went wrong, a really fabulous car)

1942 Willy MB - I restored from scratch and so glum I sold this.

1956 Daimler Ferret Mk2/5 - again should have kept.

TAM 110 - Google this one, it was unstoppable with diff locks, CTIS and an air cooled V8 diesel.

2013 Jeep Wrangler JKU Overland - Commando Green, great Jeep

BMW X5

Land Rover Series 2 88"

Audi SQ5 - fast 

2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon

 

There has also been a smattering of road biased 4x4 including several Quattros, Lancia Delta Integrale (again shouldn't have sold), Golf Alltrack and others. I'll chuck more pictures up later.

 

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