WINCH -  JEEP CLASSIC 4x4 VEHICLE, CHERISHED NUMBER PLATE

 

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WORKHORSE - If you need a vehicle for all seasons, this might be a good contender, if not for the climate unfriendly fuel consumption.

 

 

 

 

Even these Jeeps can get bogged down in up to the axle mud. We're sure as off roader's, you will have been there yourself. We have - all wheel drive and diff-locked, and still been stuck. The answer is a high-powered winch. With sufficient grunt to pull almost 2 tons of Jeep out of the quagmire.

 

Electric winches have revolutionized the world of heavy lifting and towing. They are powerful, efficient, and easy to use. Whether you are an off-road enthusiast, a construction worker, or a boat owner, electric winches can make your life easier and more convenient. 

If you plan on going off-road, you will eventually get bogged. Its not so much a matter of if, but when, regardless if youre on mud, rocks, sand or even snow. It is inevitable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most vehicles use a 12 volt system, thus a 12V winch makes sense. Using a winch with a different voltage can cause compatibility issues and potentially damage your vehicle's electrical system.

A 12V winch is designed to work with your vehicle's battery and electrical system, making it a reliable and safe choice for off-road adventures. Installation is also easier.

 

You must choose a winch that can handle the weight of your vehicle with some power to spare. Or, you'll burn out the motor, and be just as stuck, as if you had not bothered fitting one. A bit extra power is useful if you are mud-tracking with mates, and they may need a hand.

 

In choosing an electric winch, a rough rule of thumb is to make sure your recovery system can pull at least 1.5 times the weight of your vehicle. You can calculate it by taking the gross vehicle weight and multiply it by 1.5. A Jeep XJ weighs approximately 3,357 lb (1,523 kg); 1,3751,662 kg (3,0313,664 lb) (Jeep 2500/2700); 1,610 kg (3,549 lb) (BAW Qishi). Thus choose a winch with at least 6,000lbs pulling power. We chose a 12,000 lb model.

 

You will need enough Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) in the battery to power both your engine and winch. The battery must have the reserve capacity to supply enough power to the winch. A 12-volt battery rated up to 650 CCA will typically be enough for a 12,000 pound vehicle which is the general standard for winches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VEHICLE HISTORY (FICTIONAL)

 

John set about restoring the truck. This soon led to improvements, such as a composite roof with solar panels, to generate power for his equipment, and keep the batteries charged when not in use for long periods. Then John added electric drive, using fuel cells to convert hydrogen. The vehicle thus became a zero emission hybrid experiment.

 

The Jeep Cherokee is a compact SUV that was first introduced in 1984 as a revolutionary vehicle with a unibody construction and an all-wheel drive system [1]. Some of the best features of the Jeep Cherokee SUV all wheel drive classic vehicle are:

- It offers unrivalled on-road performance while maintaining most of the off-road ability for which Jeep is famous [1].

 

- It comes with a Selec-Terrain switch that has up to five settings to adjust the all-wheel drive system according to different terrain conditions [2].

 

- It has a spacious and comfortable interior with a high level of standard equipment, such as power steering, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, remote central locking, air conditioning, cruise control and an automatic gearbox [1].

 

- It has a distinctive and rugged design with a wide D-pillar and a long fixed rear side window with an optional flip-out section [3].

 

The Cherokee XJ was a radically new vehicle for Jeep in 1984. Developed under AMC with Renault, the compact SUV had revolutionary design features for a car of this class.

While other American manufacturers were rushing out rebodied pickups, AMCs Jeep introduced the Cherokee XJ with a unibody construction and well-damped suspension that offered unrivalled on-road performance while maintaining most of the off-road ability for which the company was famous.

 

The Jeep XJ utilizes front and rear beam axle components (live axles) as opposed to an independent suspension. The live axle configuration offers advantages in off-road capability and performance at the expense of some on-road comfort and driveability.

 

 

 

 

ANTHROPOLOGIST - John Storm is near obsessed with the development of homo sapiens from the australopithecines, necessitating several Safari missions in Tanzania, South Africa. His trusty Jeep Cherokee is ideal transport where the going is rough.

 

 

ANTHROPOLOGIST - John Storm is near obsessed with the development of homo sapiens from the australopithecines, necessitating several Safari missions in Tanzania, South Africa. His trusty Jeep Cherokee is ideal transport where the going is rough. 

 

 

 

 

These were always highly equipped vehicles, especially in the UK where the value prospect was a big part of their market entry strategy. The 1993 UK-spec Cherokee Limited undercut rivals like the Isuzu Trooper and the Land Rover Discovery, while offering greater levels of standard equipment. You got power steering, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, remote central locking, six speakers, air conditioning, cruise control and an automatic gearbox all for free.

Electric everything of course: all four windows, the door mirrors, the front seats, and naturally the aerial for that impressive stereo. Metallic paint was a cheap option, and even leather seats were a very reasonable 1000.

 

The Jeep Cherokee SUV all wheel drive classic vehicle was a great choice for anyone looking for a versatile, reliable and stylish vehicle that can handle any road challenge, between the 1980s and 1990s. But is now very rare indeed.

 

The later iteration of the 4-litre petrol unit featured Chrysler fuel injection and is generally referred to as the high-output engine, because of its hike in power from around 175bhp to 190bhp. Torque remained roughly the same at 225lb.ft but at a significantly higher peak. This engine saw service from 1991 and proved to be exceptionally reliable, while its revised electronics were easier to diagnose when issues did crop up.

 

One of the best places to buy a quality classic Jeep Cherokee, is near Rome in Italy. Another is California, USA. Where they are very popular with the trendy elite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] https://www.classic-trader.com/uk/cars/search/jeep
[2] https://classicsworld.co.uk/guides/jeep-cherokee-buyers-guide/
[3] https://www.autoevolution.com/news/jeep-s-awd-and-4wd-systems-explained-106633.html
[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Cherokee
[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Cherokee_(XJ)

[1] https://www.classic-trader.com/uk/cars/search/jeep
[2] https://classicsworld.co.uk/guides/jeep-cherokee-buyers-guide/
[3] https://www.autoevolution.com/news/jeep-s-awd-and-4wd-systems-explained-106633.html
[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Cherokee
[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Cherokee_(XJ)

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

ABOUT JOHN STORM'S JEEP

 

 

JEEP CHEROKEE FEATURES

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DESCRIPTION

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Air conditioning

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Keep cool while scouting desert locations

Alloy wheels & all terrain tyres

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Spoked aluminium rims and All Country ATX radials

Automatic all wheel drive 4x4

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Two and four wheel drive automatic selectable with diff lock

Cruise control

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Very relaxed driving with button engage and pedal release

Electric seats & wing mirrors

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Fully adjustable seating position

Hooks for drawing heavy loads

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Heavy duty hooks for pulling boats on beaches

Leather interior

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Beige seats and door trims

Private number plate vehicle registration

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HAZ 2481 valued at 6,599 in January 2024

Security system (Intruder alarm)

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Mains powered onboard cameras and sensor lights

Six cylinder high output engine (methanol)

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190 hp (142 kW) at 4,750 rpm 225 lb-ft (305 Nm) at 3,950 rpm

Ventilation system

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Custom rotary vent for long term interior freshness

Winch & 6 ton towbar

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Electric powered winch and reinforced mounting bumper

240v mains power standby, battery conditioning

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Plug into any external supply, or supply power at camp sites

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John Storm's Jeep Cherokee fitted with a private number plate

 

 

JEEPY - The Jeep Cherokee that Professor Douglas Storm gave to John - in need of much work. Previously used in connection with an ocean research project, this vehicle was fully loaded with leather seats and metallic paint job. The Professor did a lot of miles in this Safari wagon.

 

 

 

 

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  JEEPY IS THE NAME JOHN STORM GIVES TO HIS FAVOURITE JEEP CHEROKEE THAT RUNS ON GREEN METHANOL  IN PLACE OF PETROLEUM - IT IS A RUGGED ALL WHEEL DRIVE 4X4 FULLY LOADED WITH LEATHER TRIM AND A PRIVATE NUMBER PLATE: HAZ2481

 

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