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post #16 of 51 Old 03-18-2008, 11:52 AM
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Nice jeep thats a steal!!!! Where are you located in NH??


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post #17 of 51 Old 03-18-2008, 02:11 PM
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That would have gone for about $2K in the NW.

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i paid 650 for my 89, 258 auto, hardtop full doors, i have some rust issues on the frame, but it is my dd... I feel quilty... those deals are out there.....
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i paid 650 for my 89, 258 auto, hardtop full doors, i have some rust issues on the frame, but it is my dd... I feel quilty... those deals are out there.....
NOW I REALLY HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I paid double that for my rustbucket


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I hope you didn't tow it home with that chain you have on the front.

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I hope you didn't tow it home with that chain you have on the front.
Fairly certain the brackets on the front of the bumper are from a tow bar, but yes, I agree with ya, hopefully he didn't tow it home with that chain.


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First off thanks for all the kind words and well wishes.
Yeah it was a deal but I know the owner of the shop and he is not into selling used cars so he wanted it out of his parking lot. I am pretty sure he got the Jeep for free or near free.
Forgot to mention it also has Bestop Trailmax Pro seats and a Rugged Ridge locking console.

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Looks like it has dual exhaust. Nice steal by the way.
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how did you do the fender flattening? what flares did you use? that looks really clean, i like it
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Yeah man you got a steal. I like. Good luck with all the rust. What color are you going to paint it? Match it black or do somethin different?
The rust is pretty minor for a 20 year old New England vehicle. Road salt is killer up here.
Some of it will stay black. I already painted the front fenders and tailgate Black Rustoleum Hammered. I also have PSC Rocker Knockers and Crusher Corners that will be going on also painted Black Rustoleum Hammered.

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Fairly certain the brackets on the front of the bumper are from a tow bar, but yes, I agree with ya, hopefully he didn't tow it home with that chain.
You are right about the brackets, I towed it home with a tow bar. I used the chain as my saftey chain.

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post #24 of 51 Old 03-18-2008, 04:10 PM
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The first big surprise was when I went to pull the tranny and realized at some point the BA10 had been swapped out for an AX-15.
I'm surprized nobody else caught this. The BA was used from 87-89 behind the I6. The AX15 was used 90 and up behind the I6.

At any rate, that is an awsome deal.

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I'm surprized nobody else caught this. The BA was used from 87-89 behind the I6. The AX15 was used 90 and up behind the I6.

At any rate, that is an awsome deal.
I am aware of when the ax-15 tranny was offered in the YJ. That is why I was surprised to see the original tranny had been replaced with one.

The guy I got it from picked the Jeep up to part out and really didn't know much about it.

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I swear iv seen this jeep around or i saw it for sale... Where about do u live or where did u get it from?

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post #27 of 51 Old 03-18-2008, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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I swear iv seen this jeep around or i saw it for sale... Where about do u live or where did u get it from?
Well, you have not seen this Jeep driving for a while. I live in Chester but I got it from Dom of Dominec's Auto and Jeep repair in Hampstead, NH (shameless plug)
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Ok, does anyone have an idea of how much lift the Jeep had when I got it?
Those are 31x10.5 on stock alloys. It also had extended end links, a t-case drop, and track bar brackets.


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Ok, does anyone have an idea of how much lift the Jeep had when I got it?
Those are 31x10.5 on stock alloys. It also had extended end links, a t-case drop, and track bar brackets.

I think Stock height is 18" to the bottom of the rocker panel.... i dont no if im correct on how high yours is thought...

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Got a lot done this weekend. I stripped out the interior early Saturday morning and started on the body work.
Here is a pic of the stripped out Jeep.

This is what I am starting with.

I bent up some patch panels with mi new 18" sheet metal brake. Definately worth the 28 bucks I paid for it.

Patches welded in and the whole area cleaned up.

Seat belt area all boxed in and the new seat belt mont welded in.

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