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A real Jeep

  • 20-08-2019 7:01pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Noggle


    Anyone know a mechanic who will do work on a real Jeep, import parts from US fit, etc..?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭ knipex


    Define real Jeep ??


    Jeep (as in the company) are in Ireland with a dealer network...

    https://www.jeep.ie/find-dealer

    Also where are you based ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Noggle


    ????


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭ knipex


    What are you calling a "real" Jeep ?

    Is it the original Willys Jeep ? or a more modern Wrangler ?

    If its a Wrangler then parts are available in Ireland from the dealers so any decent independent should work on them for you,


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,699 ✭✭✭ Rows Grower


    Any mechanic worth his/her salt will understand how to service any jeep.

    You sure it's a mechanic you need?

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ my3cents


    I can get things very wrong but I think the OP should have said Willys Jeep?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,699 ✭✭✭ Rows Grower


    my3cents wrote: »
    I can get things very wrong but I think the OP should have said Willys Jeep?

    I have no idea how you deduce that, but from looking at a Willys jeep on google it looks like it could be serviced/overhauled with an adjustable spanner.

    "Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it."

    Donald Trump, March 13th 2018.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,977 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005


    my3cents wrote: »
    I can get things very wrong but I think the OP should have said Willys Jeep?

    A Willys isn't a real Jeep, it's from a different manufacturer. The Jeep is based on it.

    If a mechanic can't work on a classic vehicle they shouldn't call themselves a mechanic.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ my3cents


    Its knowing where to get all the spares thats part of the deal with the servicing of old military vehicles and the OP did mention importing parts from the US (you can get everything in fact you could build a new one from parts) which is why I made the jump to Willys Jeep. Still might be wrong and would be nice if the OP got back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Noggle


    knipex wrote: »
    Define real Jeep ??


    Jeep (as in the company) are in Ireland with a dealer network...

    https://www.jeep.ie/find-dealer

    Also where are you based ?

    .Cork.


  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Noggle


    It’s a wrangler sport 98 hard top 2.5 litre


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  • Registered Users Posts: 549 ✭✭✭ chillyspoon


    Welcome to the "pedantic" thread...jasus lads will yez relax on the "Jeep" sh1t..and just try help the lad.....:rolleyes:

    Probably just lots of Land Rover owners ready to pounce. I still smile politely but grit my teeth every time someone says "nice Jeep" to me when I'm standing at the pump filling my Series III with go slow juice! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Noggle


    So anyone able to recommend a mechanic who is available and can work on this jeep.

    I used the phrase real Jeep to distinguish from Land Cruisers, Owners, Landies etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,977 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005


    Noggle wrote: »
    So anyone able to recommend a mechanic who is available and can work on this jeep.

    I used the phrase real Jeep to distinguish from Land Cruisers, Owners, Landies etc.

    A 98 Wrangler is not a difficult vehicle to work on, it's from the days when you could fix things, any mechanic should be able to work on it. Is it originally registered in Ireland/UK or USA?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    Del2005 wrote: »
    A 98 Wrangler is not a difficult vehicle to work on, it's from the days when you could fix things, any mechanic should be able to work on it. Is it originally registered in Ireland/UK or USA?


    But will then "want" to.....unless they can plug it into something theyre not bothered...theres a crowd on DD who fix yank cars....Kildare area maybe..:confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,977 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005


    But will then "want" to.....unless they can plug it into something theyre not bothered...theres a crowd on DD who fix yank cars....Kildare area maybe..:confused:

    Technicians plug in, mechanics fix ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    Del2005 wrote: »
    A Willys isn't a real Jeep, it's from a different manufacturer. The Jeep is based on it.

    If a mechanic can't work on a classic vehicle they shouldn't call themselves a mechanic.

    Production of the Jeep from 1941 was shared by Willys, Ford, and American Bantam. Willys attained the copyright for the name from 1950.

    Wil the real Jeep please stand up?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭ knipex


    Noggle wrote: »
    So anyone able to recommend a mechanic who is available and can work on this jeep.

    I used the phrase real Jeep to distinguish from Land Cruisers, Owners, Landies etc.

    Any half decent mechanic could service that. They wont need to import parts from the US. They should be be available from the Dealer network.

    There is a Jeep main dealer in Cork if you want to go that route..


  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Noggle


    So no one actually knows anyone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Noggle


    Del2005 wrote: »
    A 98 Wrangler is not a difficult vehicle to work on, it's from the days when you could fix things, any mechanic should be able to work on it. Is it originally registered in Ireland/UK or USA?


    Its from Ireland originally.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭ knipex


    Noggle wrote: »
    Its from Ireland originally.

    Then why would you or your mechanic import parts from the US ?

    I'm assuming this isn't your first car. Take it to whoever you used before.

    If you looking or advice on a good mechanic then you are probably better off asking in the Cork forum and narrow down your location a bit...

    But if your in or near Cork city then Dan Seaman Motors on the airport road will have access to all parts, tech manuals etc.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 134 ✭✭ Noggle


    knipex wrote: »
    Then why would you or your mechanic import parts from the US ?

    I'm assuming this isn't your first car. Take it to whoever you used before.

    If you looking or advice on a good mechanic then you are probably better off asking in the Cork forum and narrow down your location a bit...

    But if your in or near Cork city then Dan Seaman Motors on the airport road will have access to all parts, tech manuals etc.

    Thank you I will go out there hopefully you'll be able to sort me out


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭ knipex


    Noggle wrote: »
    Thank you I will go out there hopefully you'll be able to sort me out

    Not me mate. Not even in the trade or in Cork for that matter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    if you want to own a Jeep, do so and run it until it needs something. Part of the fun is sourcing the parts, and ,if you are able to learn, fitting them yourselves. Finding someone to take on jobs can be challenging but interesting. It kind of depends on the job what tradesman you use. (bodywork, mechanicals, paint, electrics etc.

    They're a simple rugged vehicle, should be no more difficult than any other car and easier than many.

    There's a big following for them in the UK and it may be easier to source parts there. Sourcing stuff in Ireland I find is seldom easy. A Main Dealer is unlikely to have parts for a 1940s car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭ knipex


    Isambard wrote: »
    Sourcing stuff in Ireland I find is seldom easy. A Main Dealer is unlikely to have parts for a 1940s car.

    1998 Wrangler
    Noggle wrote: »
    It’s a wrangler sport 98 hard top 2.5 litre


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    knipex wrote: »
    1998 Wrangler

    missed that bit but the same applies to a 20 year old car. The chances of a Main Dealer having stuff are slim.


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