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Old 12-19-2018, 06:41 PM
Cheepy77to79 Cheepy77to79 is offline
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79 Cherokee Golden Eagle

After searching for several years for the perfect 1977 Cherokee chief I couldn't pass on the 79 Cherokee golden eagle when I found so close to home.

Growing up, my grandfather had a 77 chief. As a kid I loved this truck. Every year he would take me hunting in it and I would play on the CB radio on the way to the camp. My grandfathers handle on the radio was "chiefy", also his name for the jeep. However, as a kid and unable to pronounce "chiefy", I called it "cheepy".

Years later when my brothers and I became teenagers, my grandfather gave us cheepy to share. Not too soon after, my younger brother was reving the engine in the driveway while the carb was exposed and it caught fire. My older brother subsequently sold it for parts. Ever since I've dreamed of having my own 77 Cherokee Chief.

Realizing over the last few years that my grandfather is getting older and that he may not " live to be a hundred and shot by a jealous husband", as he would have it; I increased my search. Well, with my heart set on finding a red 77 Cherokee chief similar to "cheepy", I came across a 79 Cherokee. When I ran the VIN and realized it was a golden eagle I couldn't pass it up.

My plan is to do a full frame off restoration. I hope that many will follow my build and provide much needed advice to fully restore my new Cherokee.

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Old 12-19-2018, 09:52 PM
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Hello from Mandeville Louisiana!!!! Glad you were able to find something to work with even if it is not a 77. Looking forward to seeing some pics of the progress.
1978 Wagoneer

401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:48 PM
Cheepy77to79 Cheepy77to79 is offline
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I would like to post pictures, but I'm having trouble. I downloaded photobucket, but can't seem to find my pictures when I go to attach them from the site.
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