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Unread 09-01-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Evolution of my $500 farm Jeep

Bought my 1989 YJ in January of this year from a farmer in Indiana. It had spent most of it's life outside and the brake lines had rusted and cracked. The owner wanted it gone and I picked it up for $500. It has been rehabbed and although it's not prefect it has never let me down. I love it!

The day I bought it...



Replacing all of the brake lines with stainless hardware...



Rattlecan military khaki paintjob...



3" lift using a 2.5" RC lift and 1/2" Daystar lift shackles along with 31" Yokohama Geolanders...



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Unread 09-01-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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looking good!
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Unread 09-01-2011, 07:10 PM   #3
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Nice find and nice job.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 07:13 PM   #4
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Looking good so far man, how many miles were on it when you purchased it from the farmer?
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Unread 09-01-2011, 07:18 PM   #5
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Looking good so far man, how many miles were on it when you purchased it from the farmer?
It had almost 270k miles on it. I had the 258 rebuilt two months ago and upgraded with a Comp Cam, MC Carb, full exhaust, and a heavy duty radiator.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 07:47 PM   #6
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Wow it looks like you definitely scored a deal on the jeep. the body looks straight. that alone is worth the 500. nice find man, good luck with the build.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
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Looks good I wish I could find a deal like that !
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Unread 09-01-2011, 11:24 PM   #8
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Looks good. I'm actually looking to do an olive drab rattle can job on my 95. Any tips tricks suggestions words of wisdom? What paint and process did you use?
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Unread 09-02-2011, 12:09 AM   #9
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nice. ofcourse I'm always one to dig a low dollar build.
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Unread 09-02-2011, 08:52 AM   #10
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That's a monster of a front bumper there, guess the farmer anticipated the possibility of hitting livestock?
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Unread 09-02-2011, 08:55 AM   #11
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That's a monster of a front bumper there, guess the farmer anticipated the possibility of hitting livestock?
More like herding livestock. You'd be surprised how far a jeep will push a cow.
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Unread 09-02-2011, 09:09 AM   #12
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Digging the military tan color. Good pick.
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Unread 09-02-2011, 09:45 AM   #13
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y cant i run into deals like that..good work
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Unread 09-02-2011, 12:17 PM   #14
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Looks awesome! keep it up im gonnaa be doing mine OD soon im excited

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Unread 09-02-2011, 02:06 PM   #15
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Looks awesome! keep it up im gonnaa be doing mine OD soon im excited

Zak
Im looking to do the same. It'll be my first time. Do you have any tips you think might be helpful?
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