End of an era

GunnerSchenck

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Well, last night was my Jeeps last night and figured I'd hop on here after a few years for one last post. This year I put on all rear control arms, all 4 calipers, new shocks and springs, new parking brake components and all pads. All new injectors, plugs and coils..
All just to send it through a telephone pole last night. Went around a snow/ice covered sweeping bend and my 2wd liberty kicked sideways for the last time.. a few countersteers to send myself left, because right was a 30-40ft deep swamp pond. But left was a pretty unforgiving telephone pole.
Glad to be okay. Only thing hurt is my pride ****.. and of course, the most faithful reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
It became a backup vehicle awhile back and it's gotten me out of everything. Only started 3 times in a year until I wrecked my car(deer) and all 3 times it fired up the moment you turned the key. Not even a full engine crank, like you turned it off 10 minutes ago.
If I could get another, I would in a heartbeat.
So I may be back ;)
 

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Sorry Gunner that really was a nice Jeep ! Super glad that you were not hurt !
Look for another one & start swapping good parts is my thought.
Also look for a 4X4 !! That extra traction is necessary in winter !!
I expect you may find another one wthin a month or two, You will be back ! :)
Note KJ's Rule. They are strong & a very safe vehicle.
 

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Glad your ok, KJ'S are very strong - a few years ago a Camry t-***** my KJ and totaled the Toyota but my Jeep was easily repaired.
 

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Sorry for your loss. Glad you were not injured. Hope you find another Liberty and are able to use parts from this one.
 

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Sad news, but glad you are not hurt. Hope you can find another Liberty and keep on going.
 

Drag Line

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Well, last night was my Jeeps last night and figured I'd hop on here after a few years for one last post. This year I put on all rear control arms, all 4 calipers, new shocks and springs, new parking brake components and all pads. All new injectors, plugs and coils..
All just to send it through a telephone pole last night. Went around a snow/ice covered sweeping bend and my 2wd liberty kicked sideways for the last time.. a few countersteers to send myself left, because right was a 30-40ft deep swamp pond. But left was a pretty unforgiving telephone pole.
Glad to be okay. Only thing hurt is my pride ****.. and of course, the most faithful reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
It became a backup vehicle awhile back and it's gotten me out of everything. Only started 3 times in a year until I wrecked my car(deer) and all 3 times it fired up the moment you turned the key. Not even a full engine crank, like you turned it off 10 minutes ago.
If I could get another, I would in a heartbeat.
So I may be back ;)
Glad you are OK. Sheet metal can be replaced.

I've seen a lot of KJs in the non rust belt areas for sale in mostly 4x4 so they're out there, just might take some time to find what you want.
 

JMichael2006

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Well, last night was my Jeeps last night and figured I'd hop on here after a few years for one last post. This year I put on all rear control arms, all 4 calipers, new shocks and springs, new parking brake components and all pads. All new injectors, plugs and coils..
All just to send it through a telephone pole last night. Went around a snow/ice covered sweeping bend and my 2wd liberty kicked sideways for the last time.. a few countersteers to send myself left, because right was a 30-40ft deep swamp pond. But left was a pretty unforgiving telephone pole.
Glad to be okay. Only thing hurt is my pride ****.. and of course, the most faithful reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
It became a backup vehicle awhile back and it's gotten me out of everything. Only started 3 times in a year until I wrecked my car(deer) and all 3 times it fired up the moment you turned the key. Not even a full engine crank, like you turned it off 10 minutes ago.
If I could get another, I would in a heartbeat.
So I may be back ;)
Ouch, glad you're okay.
 

JMichael2006

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Well, last night was my Jeeps last night and figured I'd hop on here after a few years for one last post. This year I put on all rear control arms, all 4 calipers, new shocks and springs, new parking brake components and all pads. All new injectors, plugs and coils..
All just to send it through a telephone pole last night. Went around a snow/ice covered sweeping bend and my 2wd liberty kicked sideways for the last time.. a few countersteers to send myself left, because right was a 30-40ft deep swamp pond. But left was a pretty unforgiving telephone pole.
Glad to be okay. Only thing hurt is my pride ****.. and of course, the most faithful reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
It became a backup vehicle awhile back and it's gotten me out of everything. Only started 3 times in a year until I wrecked my car(deer) and all 3 times it fired up the moment you turned the key. Not even a full engine crank, like you turned it off 10 minutes ago.
If I could get another, I would in a heartbeat.
So I may be back ;)
Don't leave, stick around and find another KJ. Swap the new parts over and scrap the remains. Those are a lot of good parts there to save. Someone else will make $$$$$ selling them instead of you reusing.
 
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