Wow! Such great responses! Thanks for all the quick replies, as I mentioned though, it's a work in progress. You have to understand that I had a limited budget until my next paycheque (I'm sure many a Jeeper have said that), so I did the best I could. As to the looks, like with anything, it's all subjective. As for the shocks, the leafsprings in the back are sagging just slightly, but then again, the thing is 16 years old, so I can't complain too much. Another optical illusion is caused by a) having the car on my driveway that is inclined b) the wheels turned and c) I had tonnes of stuff loaded in the back that I had brought home. Stuff like the old wheels for instance, I have new seats in the garage to go in, some running boards so the co-pilot can get in, and more.
Really though, for the age, it was in such good shape, I figured it was better for me to get something a little older and with the money left over mod it up to the way I like, than to get a newer Jeep at the edge of my budget, and do nothing with it. In the end, I'm still very pleased with my decision. The Slave Cylinder has acted up, and looks like some air has got into the system. I've bled the system out, and the bubbles keep leaking in. So, a quick replacement tomorrow and all should be well. Other than that, with only 82,000kms on the clock, everything is still in great shape!
I've always been a Chrome with black kinda guy... my cars have been either black, or Chrome... although, I have admired my cousin's DeLorean... which I guess is imbetween (-;