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post #1 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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First Vehicle Is a Jeep!

I'm 15 years old and my birthday is coming up in about a month. I have wanted a Jeep since my dad showed me a picture of a CJ-7 he had back before I was born. I began my journey looking for one about 3 years ago. Many hours on craigslist and looking through the classifieds in the local paper. It became more serious once I started getting closer to the 16. I found this one on craigslist about a month ago and bought it from a couple that lives about an hour away from where I live. It is a stock 1995 Wrangler SE that has never been up north so no salt exposure. The Jeep has a great story with it, it was bought new by an older couple in 1994. They pulled it behind an RV while they traveled, so it racked but it wasn't running so the motor doesn't act like it has 113k miles on it. Then it was later sold to a couple (The ones I bought it from) in 2008. They treated it like a new vehicle they gave it frequent oil changes, new tires, kept it in the garage, etc. Now I'm the new owner and plan to be for many years to come. It came with a white factory hard top, full steal doors, Bestop Instatrunk, and a Bestop Safari Top and the best part no rust or fading paint. I have big plans for her, but pretty low on funds as I'm in high school. Here are some pictures, please excuse the wires on the dash I'm running some wires for rear speakers!

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No doors or top, it's summer!
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Interior looks good
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Name: Dixie
Year: 1995
Model: Wrangler
Engine: 4.0L 6Cylinder
Transmission: Manual AX-15
Transfer Case: NP231
Front Axle: Dana 30
Rear Axle: Dana 35 C-clip
Gear Ratio: ?
Suspension: N/A
Tires: 31x10.50R15LT Kumho Road Venture AT
Wheels: Stock Jeep Alloy
Armor: N/A
Recovery Gear: N/A
Accessories: Sony Xplode Stereo

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post #2 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 06:26 PM
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LOL but connectors... man get some solder, some shrink wrap and do that proper before it shorts out....

outside of that nice clean jeep for sure

Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...


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1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
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post #3 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 06:27 PM
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That's a lot nicer than my first car! Nice purchase, and she looks very nice.
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post #4 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 06:43 PM
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what a beauty!!!! that color is so nice.


man, lucky guy, my first car was a 76 buick regal with a v6. then from that to a 79 honda accord with the cvcc engine (woohooo )

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #5 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 06:49 PM
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Congratulations, that is a nice looking Jeep.

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post #6 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 06:51 PM
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Very nice find. If your interested in knowing your gear ratio you can look for a little plate near the center of your axle and it should tell you. Knowing that will come in handy if you ever look to upgrade your axles, install a locker, go with bigger tires etc.
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post #7 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 06:58 PM
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LOL but connectors... man get some solder, some shrink wrap and do that proper before it shorts out....

outside of that nice clean jeep for sure
its BUTT connectors, if you're going to give a 16 year old kid a hard time about doing something himself you should be familiar with the term.
anyway nice jeep
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post #8 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 07:09 PM
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its BUTT connectors, if you're going to give a 16 year old kid a hard time about doing something himself you should be familiar with the term.
anyway nice jeep
ohh sooooo sorry you dickness........


I was making a funny, but he should do it properly, those will short out or let go....

O..... I did say nice jeep BTW

Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...


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post #9 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 09:10 PM
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ha ha ha, you guys are funny. sometimes the replies you guys have make me laugh out loud while i am reading

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #10 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 10:26 PM
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I wish somebody would have sat me down and told me to get a Jeep when I was a teenager. There are a high percentage of females who think it's fun to ride in a Jeep.

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Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
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post #11 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 10:28 PM
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That is a sweet ride. Enjoy the heck out of it.
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post #12 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 10:32 PM
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Nice rig. And a belated Welcome!

Everyone IS out to get you, if you just believe in yourself and try hard enough!
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post #13 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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I wish somebody would have sat me down and told me to get a Jeep when I was a teenager. There are a high percentage of females who think it's fun to ride in a Jeep.
That's one of the reasons that I wanted one, just wish it had more seats so they all could ride at once!
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post #14 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 10:53 PM
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I have to say man if nobody else does.... Its VERY RARE to find a YJ that looks like that, at least in the Pacific Northwest. Those seats are incredible. Take care of it, and you will have one of the nicer YJ's on the road. Nice jeep!
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post #15 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 11:10 PM
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I would do some unspeakable things to find a YJ in that kind of shape. Very lucky find my friend.

As far as the whole butt splice thing goes, I see no problem with them in that application. I have used butt splices in much more demanding applications (think magnet cables on overhead cranes) and have never had one come undone on me. I would however suggest to wrap them in electrical tape though.

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