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post #1 of 28 Old 11-19-2011, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Just became an American...

Hi folks,

Just wanted to say hello and let everyone know I finally became an American (I own a Wrangler now!) This is what an ex F-16 pilot I worked with once told me...you're not American until you own a Jeep.

Little about me, I'm a huge automobile enthusiast. However, I have mainly owned and raced cars in the past. My 1992 Wrangler is the first 4x4 capable vehicle I have ever owned. It somehow makes me feel like more of a man just driving it... If I had to side with one manufacturer, I would have to say I started life as a Mopar kid. The Dukes of Hazzard led to my first car being a '69 Charger and then a '68 Dart.

Fast Forward a decade or so and I'm now in possession of a 1992 Wrangler. This YJ is equipped with a 4.0 that only has 37K on the clock. My girlfriends mom finally let me purchase it from her. The thing has been sitting in their garage for years driven only in the summer months. When I brought it home, I spent the weekend changing all the fluids (transfer case, motor, tranny, diffs, etc.). Also, I changed the rotor, plugs, plug wires, radiator hoses, and serpentine belt. Thing drives great!

I lost the clutch last week, which led me to looking over the hydraulic system. The master was low, so I filled it to the top. I then bled the clutch system and everything is back to normal (firm peddle).

Given the low miles I don't want to butcher the vehicle too much, but I do have some tasteful mods planned for this beast. Thanks for reading and stay tuned!

Jon

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post #2 of 28 Old 11-19-2011, 08:27 PM
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congrats on the new jeep they are a blast. and its always good to be an american!

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post #3 of 28 Old 11-19-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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congrats on the new jeep they are a blast. and its always good to be an american!
Thanks, bud. I'm definitely excited to tinker around with this thing and take it out. I have some winter exploration trips planned.

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post #4 of 28 Old 11-19-2011, 10:35 PM
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congrats on the new jeep they are a blast. and its always good to be an american!
not ture, its good to be an american in the u.s., nowhere else really.
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post #5 of 28 Old 11-20-2011, 06:03 AM
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Hey, being an American in Canada is not so bad if you can handle us laughing at your funny accents, eh.

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post #6 of 28 Old 11-20-2011, 10:16 AM
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to the forum and congrats on your new Jeep. Now you can throw away your green card.

Wow, a 92 with only 37k is one heck of a deal. It must still look pretty new I would imagine. Have any pics of it for us?
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post #7 of 28 Old 11-20-2011, 10:46 AM
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Hey, being an American in Canada is not so bad if you can handle us laughing at your funny accents, eh.
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post #8 of 28 Old 11-20-2011, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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to the forum and congrats on your new Jeep. Now you can throw away your green card.

Wow, a 92 with only 37k is one heck of a deal. It must still look pretty new I would imagine. Have any pics of it for us?
I'll definitely be posting up some pictures. It's a California vehicle, so the body is perfect. However, since it was sitting in the garage with the soft top down, it was in need of a thorough cleaning.

I'll get some pictures of it and get them posted within the week.

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post #9 of 28 Old 12-03-2011, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Finally, took some pictures this morning. Enjoy!

I forgot to mention that I added a new Sail Cloth to it...great top btw.











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post #10 of 28 Old 12-03-2011, 03:04 PM
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Wow that thing is clean! Looks great!

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post #11 of 28 Old 12-03-2011, 03:17 PM
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omg that jeep must be from the jeep gods!!! so clean like it nvr left the lot, low miles, my yj is lifted with big tires blah blah but im jeep envy on your yj! welcome to the forum and the yj world hey i used to own a dodge dart myself in HS being a mopar nut myself also, it was a 1966 model with that weak but reliable slant 6, i built it from the ground up, bodywork, paint, interior etc. i sold it Feb of this yr to buy the mods to my jeep yj.

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post #12 of 28 Old 12-03-2011, 03:55 PM
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Wow!!! And I thought mine was clean, yours looks so much more brand new than I thought mine looked. You stole that from the PO!!!!
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post #13 of 28 Old 12-03-2011, 04:19 PM
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My first Jeep was a '92 Wrangler, bought new from the dealer. Keep an eye on the Clutch Slave Cylinder. I had one go out, had it replaced and was good until the Whole tranny went at 130K. They found a used one for me and THAT slave cylinder went out. For whatever reason, they are vunerable, but ince they are changed out, you are golden.
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post #14 of 28 Old 12-03-2011, 06:39 PM
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That is a sweet jeep. I am jelous. I thought mine was in good shape but Damn. That thing is amazing. Good job on getting that one. You should teach us your skills for find deals. Wow just wow
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post #15 of 28 Old 12-03-2011, 08:16 PM
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You walked into a mint Jeep.
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