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Old 08-25-2013, 03:03 AM   #11
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well that would probably remove the plow as well!
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I would call a smith & get a new key !.................
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Lol. Thanks for the input guys.
I had someone come down and and check it out. I was concerned about whether it was worth working on or not. The engine is a mess but it sounds like its mainly just a gasket and wiring issue. The frame needs to be scraped down and sprayed but it isnt rotted through anywhere. The battery is being tested as we speak. Aside from that minor stuff I just need to weld the front seat frame up and clean and treat a few minor rust spots on the body as well as give it a thorough cleaning. Actually has less then 100000 miles on it!
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Well, yeah, if it had more than 100K miles on it, it wouldn't run at all.
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Well, yeah, if it had more than 100K miles on it, it wouldn't run at all.
Lol. If it were any other vehicle I'd walk away. The Jeep is easy to work on and getting 300000 miles out of the engine is not out of the ordinary. Besides with how well they hold value I have no issue dropping $1000 on a new engine in a couple years.
Not too many 23 year old vehicles out there that can have 200000 miles on them and still be worth $4k-$6k.
I just wish it was a 4 banger.
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if you are thinking about fixing it up and keeping it, i would think about getting a new lock cylinder for the steering column or having a locksmith make a new key for it, if you can't locate the original key. new lock cylinder and key are not real expensive nor really hard to replace. they can be gotten at most auto parts stores.
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if you are thinking about fixing it up and keeping it, i would think about getting a new lock cylinder for the steering column or having a locksmith make a new key for it, if you can't locate the original key. new lock cylinder and key are not real expensive nor really hard to replace. they can be gotten at most auto parts stores.
Yeah I'll probably have to do that. I do know a good locksmith.
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My 1991 has the ignition on the steering column, which includes the lever that is required to 'lock' the ignition and steering.

Although you may jump around the ignition switch, you will still have the locked steering to deal with.

Try a similar key, most any key that has a similar blank style. Use the jiggle method (or jiggling method) and get that old tumbler open.

If that cut on that blank style doesn't work, try another cut on the same blank style. if the cuts near the tip are a bit higher, that key should work a bit better. older, jused and loose locks work best with this method.

My 1991 is showing 216,000 on the odoclock.

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Yeah I'll probably have to do that. I do know a good locksmith.
FYI- My dad locked his keys in his truck one day. I took down the serial number and went to a local lock smith. With just the serial number a lock smith that knows his stuff is able to cut you a new key. It cost me 20 dollars.Around here it is not a problem but in some parts of the country they do ask for proof that it is your vehicle.
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