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I Just Found My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle’s Original Dealership Window Sticker

I knew my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle was cool, but it took finding this original AMC window sticker for me to appreciate the extent of my latest project’s awesomeness. Just look at how this old Jeep was originally configured when it was sold in December of 1978.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How To Replace A Motorcycle Chain

Ah, winter. The infamous off-season for many motorcyclists. Even if the icy weather doesn’t allow for riding, I still find myself hanging out with the bikes in the garage anyway. This usually ends up with me identifying something that needs to be fixed. This time around, my focus was drawn to the drive chain on […]

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All The Craigslist Shitboxes Readers Have Been Tempting Me With Lately (Vol. 7)

After picking up my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle on Sunday (you’ll hear more about that later), I’ve now got eight aesthetically-challenged vehicles titled in my name. And yet, the readers keep sending me links to tempting shitboxes like the awesome hacked-up Ford F-350 in this picture.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How To Do A Tune-Up On A Modern Gasoline Car

Have you ever come across an ad for a used modern car that mentions the vehicle had just received a tune-up? What does “tune-up” even mean in regards to today’s cars? Well, in all likeliness, the seller of the vehicle in said advertisement doesn’t know what they are talking about. They probably just buzzword-bombed…Read more… […]

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Here’s How To Fix Your Broken Electric Door Lock For Free

Unless you’re driving around in some ‘80s econobox, chances are you have electric door locks in your car. As with anything, these electric locks will eventually wear out, leaving you to use a physical key to unlock the door. The horror! Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Runs For The First Time In 12 Years But My Project Is Still Doomed 

For months, my $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer has sat pathetically in my backyard, wondering if someday its 5.9-liter AMC V8—which hadn’t seen combustion in 12 years—might some day live again. Now it no longer has to wonder: the engine runs. But the Easter Jeep Safari is two months away, and I have a crap-ton of […]

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I’m Buying That 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle Because It’s Freaking Amazing

I didn’t want its beautiful gold wheels, red and gold decals, and bronze-tone rear quarter windows to hypnotize me into making a rash decision. So I took a few days to think about whether I should buy that 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle I looked at last weekend. And—with help from readers—I’ve now realized that […]

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My Dodge Ram Gave Me A Subtle Reminder I Haven’t Fixed Everything Yet

My Dodge Ram 2500 drove quietly and comfortably on my recent excursion out to the Radwood 2 car show in Anaheim, California. The same couldn’t be said for the return venture back to Kansas. Somewhere near Flagstaff, Arizona, a low -pitched growling began emanating from within the steel beast – the 3,400 mile trip had…Read […]

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