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post #61 of 104 Old 02-02-2010, 06:15 PM
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That is a crime and they should lose custody of it for neglect I want one of those for my next project.... I'll probably end up going with another TJ in a few years though
I know it is!! and its got its problems because it just sits there! My dad and i went over there a couple times, we started the offer at 500 and made it to 1750 and he's like i'm not selling it.. i go over there (its on the edge of the woods behind there shed) and its just sitting there..


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post #62 of 104 Old 02-02-2010, 06:35 PM
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Wow, $1,900 for a 1gg7 2-door, 5-speed is a good price. I'm looking at one now in the same condition for $5,000!


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post #63 of 104 Old 02-02-2010, 06:42 PM
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I live in Sandwich but I go to school near Albany NY. I go home most weekends and holidays though. I find the Cape better than upstate NY. Where do you wheel on Cape?
sandwich, lol

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post #64 of 104 Old 02-02-2010, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Nice man I know exactly where you're talking about.
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post #65 of 104 Old 02-02-2010, 06:57 PM
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Nice man I know exactly where you're talking about.
We should definately wheel sometime, some of my friends that all live there have huge jeeps and trucks no worries on getting stuck

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post #66 of 104 Old 02-02-2010, 07:19 PM
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I know it is!! and its got its problems because it just sits there! My dad and i went over there a couple times, we started the offer at 500 and made it to 1750 and he's like i'm not selling it.. i go over there (its on the edge of the woods behind there shed) and its just sitting there..
That's crazy. You really offered him $1750? I don't think I would have gone over $800 if it's just sitting there rotting. Did he give you a reason why he would rather lose a kick *** Jeep to cancer behind his shed than have almost 2 grand of cash in his pocket? That just doesn't make sense.
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That's crazy. You really offered him $1750? I don't think I would have gone over $800 if it's just sitting there rotting. Did he give you a reason why he would rather lose a kick *** Jeep to cancer behind his shed than have almost 2 grand of cash in his pocket? That just doesn't make sense.
He wanted to rebuild it with his soon, and it wasnt bad. just the body. the engine was in really nice shape and some of the more exspensive parts..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f7/ba...t-sell-962591/

i started a thread lol i dont want to hig jack this one haha

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post #68 of 104 Old 03-14-2010, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Soo I beat the XJ up a little. I rear ended my neighbor last Sunday. I was going about 20 mph when I hit him and I caused some pretty serious damage to his 07 Toyota Rav4. A tow truck swerved into our lane causing my neighbor to stop dead. He was on the other side of a hill that I was driving up at about 35 mph. As I got to the top of the hill I saw him and slammed the brakes but it was too late. The lift kit put my bumper far above his and I plowed right into his rear hatch and spare tire. It made for a cushy landing on my part though. That toy crumpled like a tin can. The XJ had a cracked header panel and a bent up fender and bumper. The Rav4 has about $7800 worth of damage done to it. I drove the Jeep home. The XJ was fixed with $300 and a trip to the junkyard. This is one time I'm glad for cash for clunkers. I found a mint black 99 Sport that I cannibalized for parts. She's good as new now.

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post #69 of 104 Old 03-22-2010, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Still finishing up all the accident stuff. This thread is not dead! I recently put a new soundsystem in (all Alpine stuff). I also got some recovery gear and mounted a fire extinguisher in the cargo area.
My list of things to do is:
1) Make some quick discos
2) Either replace the ball joints on this axle or regear to 3.55s
3) Install some KC Slimlites on the front bumper
4) Recovery points! I need to find a trailer hitch for the rear
I've been dreaming of making a stroker or swapping in a v8 of some sort eventually. Maybe I'll just deal with it for now.

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post #70 of 104 Old 06-13-2010, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Today I'm going to finish installing my hitch that I bought yesterday. I'll probably also start gathering some materials for a cowl intake. I also make some "quick" discos. I'll get some pics up.

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post #71 of 104 Old 06-13-2010, 01:23 PM
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Looks great, almost looks like a different Jeep.

I think you should do some tint on the windows and get wheel spacers and it would look so much nicer.

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post #72 of 104 Old 06-17-2010, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Cowl Snorkel Writeup

Here we go. This is my version of the cowl snorkel. Thanks to srmitchell I got the inspiration to try it myself. The material I used was called "flexible ducting" and it is a fairly rigid flexible tubing that comes in an oval cross section.

Here is the tubing






Step 1: Remove stock airbox.


Step 2: Trace your hole on the backside of the airbox. Try to make it a little small so that the ridges of the tubing snap into the airbox when you push it in.


Step 3: Find a cutting tool. A hot knife would probably work. The trim router with a cutting bit shown here will work



A jigsaw will work. I used a power drill with a spiral cutting bit made for a die grinder. It worked beautifully. I got a nice clean cut with it.


Step 4: Trace the tube on the firewall and make the cut. Here, I used a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade, but you can also just drill a ton of holes around the trace line until you cut it out. Again try to cut it a little small so you can just snap the tubing in place.

Step 5: I got a small piece of rubber tubing from work to make a grommet in the firewall.


Step 6: Cut the tubing to length and snap in the holes. No RTV needed. No screws. Just snap and go.







There you go. A cowl snorkel.

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post #73 of 104 Old 06-17-2010, 07:20 PM
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Very nice, that came out super clean. Mine has silicone all over it

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post #74 of 104 Old 07-11-2010, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Last weekend I regeared to 3.55. I bought some used auto axles with the 3.55 ratio and swapped them in. What a difference! This thing is quick now.

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post #75 of 104 Old 11-09-2010, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Found a local deal for an ARB Bull bar and a rugged ridge winch for $650. What's everyone's opinion on this? Is it worth it? Should I install lockers before I think about this? Or should I jump on this to have the peace of mind of having a winch to unstick me?

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