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@just-jeepin Got wood?
@ttyymmnn If only.
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I miss Phil Hartman
Jingle All the Way - 1996
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Great article about the minivan development here; Milt Antonick was a longtime instructor at CCS’s transportation design program. Unfortunately he was only there for like 6 weeks of my junior year, but I really liked him. Huge respect for his amazing depth of experience, and he was the rare instructor who was just there to help and support students, and stayed out of the ego-measuring contests that were so common.
@just-jeepin That is boss! Off to craigslist to try to find non-rusty affordable examples....5 minutes later throws computer out the window.
@just-jeepin What are your thoughts on this?
@krustywantout I have a hard time judging the price of cars that need restoration, but that certainly seems like a vehicle with a lot of potential, although I have no idea how hard it would be to find (or fab) a new gauge cluster.
If someone can clean it up for $5k, should be worth another $5k on top of that.
@just-jeepin Are these off of the same platform as the wagoneer? Could someone use a wagoneer guage cluster? Thank you again for all of your Jeep insight.
@krustywantout The Wagoneer, Cherokee, Grand Wagoneer, and J-series trucks are all "FSJ"s, or full-sized Jeeps. So far as I know, yes, they're all the same platform, but I have to admit I don't have a solid grasp on what commonalities that confers.
Here's a page which addresses the cluster changes over the years: http://jubileejeeps.org/tech/fsjcluster.htm
Unfortunately Cherokee is such an overloaded term, and modern Cherokees and Grand Cherokees and XJs overwhelm the search, so I haven't been able to find any SJ Cherokee clusters in a quick eBay search, but I imagine one is out there.
You can at least find some gauges here: https://www.fsjjeepparts.com/jeep-gauges-wagoneer-cherokee.html
Another shopping site: https://www.bjsoffroad.com/
I imagine like all fora this is struggling in the Facebook era, but https://www.fsjnetwork.com/forum/ is worth poking around.