I have had nothing but CJ's since I got my license in 1981 (seven total)
1-5 were my experimental Jeeps (I experimented with them to see exactly what they could and could not do.) 1-3 sustained a good bit of hell damage. I sort of was easier on 4 and 5!
I now have 6 and 7. Got them both in 1991.
"Mr. Jeep" is a 1977 CJ-5 w/ 258 6 cylinder made one payment of $2400, he now has lots of user friendlier upgrades/ modifications. He has been my primary transportation for the last 25 years.
The other is "Willy", my 1946 Willy's Jeep w/ a 134 flat head four cylinder engine, one large payment of $100.00, lots of "side jobs", lots of late nights, and two years later he left "my motor pool" in 1993 looking really handsome, I drive him every chance I get!
"Mr. Jeep", "Willy", "He", "Him" reference "Real, Manly, and Masculine" Jeeps, There have never been any "Sissy's" in my garage!
Bringing me to this point.
I go overboard with my Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance!
Usually "on time", many times I will do stuff before its time to. I change my thermostat every year (need to or not!). I change my Radiator and Heater hoses before five years has passed. Rubber fuel lines maybe every two years.
If something looks funny - Yep, I change it!
If it breaks, I immediately fix it! (even if it is not crucial)
Hoses do not cost a bunch, if you are concerned, change them puppies!
My picture below are just some of the references I have for my Jeeps, most have a "PM" section in them to guide you in remembering and how to perform the tasks. If you want your rig to last forever (like mine are sorta doing now) You will catch up on your PM, this includes changing fluids (like transmission, transfer case, axles, etc) either on a "time" or "mileage" schedule.
I seldom "buy" parts for Mr. Jeep anymore, I keep up with lifetime warranty receipts (Mr. Jeep is full of lifetime parts! ) They usually they honor my request since I have the original receipts
See my answer on "Thursday February 17" (dates are at the bottoms of the answers) in this link.
Do you really Love your Jeep?
No doubt, I Love Mr. Jeep and Willy!
Images (Click to enlarge)
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 AT 8:45 PM