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post #1 of 8 Old 09-13-2011, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Finally pulled the trigger on a 98 Jeep...

TJ . This is my first jeep tj. Got it with 31x 10.5 tires on stock rims. First thing I need to do is adjust the steering stops to stop the rubbing when I turn hard left/right. PO adjusted his turning instead of fixing the problem.

Other than that, it will be a slow process. Picked up a Safari top, cheap on Craigslist. Cant wait to take the top off. Need to built a winch and support to pull it off and on with ease in the Garage.



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post #2 of 8 Old 09-13-2011, 01:51 PM
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Nice! it looks very clean to me from the picture. Unless there's something hiding under that polished fender, there shouldn't be too much of a process. That is unless you're planning on a lift...
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-13-2011, 01:55 PM
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Let's hear the details on the condition, mileage, price, etc.

Not to get too personal, but it helps us all know where the pricing market is at!

Thanks!!!!

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-18-2011, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Let's hear the details on the condition, mileage, price, etc.

Not to get too personal, but it helps us all know where the pricing market is at!

Thanks!!!!

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So, I finally got around to taking a few pics with the top off and the safari top on. Its in great shape. 110K miles, purchase price $8000. In Colorado, the TJs seem to run in anywhere from $7,500 to $10,000. Went with a dealer instead of private seller. Dealership gave me more confidence wit their inspection and service, since this is my first jeep tj and my daily driver. One rust spot that I need to take care of . Saffari top was a great find on CL for $40. Very happy to be abe to drive with it on for a few days before the weather turns.






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post #5 of 8 Old 09-19-2011, 04:40 AM
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Looks like a winner!

Have fun with it!

With just a taste of driving it with the top off, you'll be crazy happy to tear that hard top back off come next spring!
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-19-2011, 05:01 AM
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Nice........ Everyone knows that 1998 was the year that the best Jeep ever was built The 1998 TJ Sport, with a 5 speed is a wonderful setup for the start of a build, or just as a daily driver.

If you haven't already discovered it, Stu Olsen's Web site has hundreds and hundreds of write ups on common repairs and modifications for your Jeep. Most of these write ups have lots of photos and will walk you thru the process step by step.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/index.html

The other thing you will want to do is to use this Web form to request a "Build Sheet" for your Jeep. Simply provide your contact information, the digits of your VIN, then in the comment box, request a "Build Sheet"... the build sheet is free, it will provide detailed information about how your Jeep was equipped when it rolled off the assembly line, including type of axles, gear ratios, etc.,etc.,. The Build sheet will be e-mailed to you. you will want to keep a copy in a safe place for future use.

BUILD SHEET

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Here is a semi recent pic of the Little Jeep, which just happens to be a 1998 TJ Sport

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-23-2011, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Nice........ Everyone knows that 1998 was the year that the best Jeep ever was built The 1998 TJ Sport, with a 5 speed is a wonderful setup for the start of a build, or just as a daily driver.

If you haven't already discovered it, Stu Olsen's Web site has hundreds and hundreds of write ups on common repairs and modifications for your Jeep. Most of these write ups have lots of photos and will walk you thru the process step by step.

http://www.stu-offroad.com/index.html

The other thing you will want to do is to use this Web form to request a "Build Sheet" for your Jeep. Simply provide your contact information, the digits of your VIN, then in the comment box, request a "Build Sheet"... the build sheet is free, it will provide detailed information about how your Jeep was equipped when it rolled off the assembly line, including type of axles, gear ratios, etc.,etc.,. The Build sheet will be e-mailed to you. you will want to keep a copy in a safe place for future use.

BUILD SHEET

Welcome to the Jeep family!!! Don't forget to


Here is a semi recent pic of the Little Jeep, which just happens to be a 1998 TJ Sport

Little jeep, Thanks for the info. I got the build sheet and have been to STU's website. Im looking to fix the rust spot then paint the grill black. Good looking TJ too.
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-23-2011, 02:40 PM
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Little jeep, Thanks for the info. I got the build sheet and have been to STU's website. Im looking to fix the rust spot then paint the grill black. Good looking TJ too.
If Stu's Website doesn't have any body / paint / finish information, I'm sure that you could post some detailed photos of the problem area and there will be people on this forum that can help you. As you can tell from photo of Little Jeep, I just cover my dents with armor.
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