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post #1 of 182 Old 12-14-2008, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Bandits 97 tj

Well after a year of searching and about a dozen jeeps driven and 3 fallen through i purchased this 97 tj sport for 5400.

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as you can see i painted the rings as well the frame (well you cant see that) I put new mirrors on it and that about sums it up. lift wont come till next summer but i am verry happy to be in a jeep!!


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post #2 of 182 Old 12-14-2008, 04:30 PM
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Nice TJ. That paint looks good. You might want to check out painting your flares with Krylon Fusion-they look pretty faded.

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post #3 of 182 Old 12-14-2008, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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either going to krylon them or heat gun them idk yet

i have hella 500ff's to put on the bumper and i am going to shorten up the front bumper as well as bedline it just to be different

i am currently lookin at my options for a top because i currently have a sunrider so no matter what I need to buy new hardware.
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post #4 of 182 Old 12-20-2008, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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so I talked the girlfriends mom into buying me a rock nob for christmas pics to come

plans are for a cat back and brakes in march. I also need a new top so im thinking about the bestop trektop.
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post #5 of 182 Old 12-20-2008, 06:12 PM
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Nice jeep!

I used Krylon fusion on my flares, just so you get an idea of how it looks if you decide to do it!

But keep in mind that my flares are dirty and covered in gasoline in that picture....lol

04 LJ
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post #6 of 182 Old 12-20-2008, 06:36 PM
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To give you an idea on the difference of what painted flares can do to your Jeep, here's my old TJ. And to be fair, I just put newer flares on instead of painting my old ones. Although, the front flare extensions were painted, so this just shows you how some paint will make them look like new.

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post #7 of 182 Old 12-20-2008, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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haha we all have/had very similiar jeeps
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post #8 of 182 Old 12-20-2008, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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have a heat gun at school im gonna use for the fenders
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post #9 of 182 Old 01-05-2009, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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well I did a lot of little things over winter break no pics as my sister spilled a glass of water on my macbook but some will be up shortly as my new one has arrived, I was dying without jf!

I added the hella 500's to the front bumper I grinded down the rust on the framerails an used a rustoleum rusty metal primer and the rusty metal flat black paint. I got a rock nob and i works great, I ran a dedicated 1/8" line to my headunit so I can plug any mp3 player in. I also bedlined the gas tank skid and the hood footman loop just to be different!

Up next is a top the problem with that is that I have the sunrider hardware, I cant even find a replacement skin for this! what are my options as far as a top is concerned? I am currently thinking a viking fastback top but with new upper doors and door surrounds im looking at 1050 which is alot for a highschooler that works for his money. is anyone has used door surrounds give me a pm!
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I removed the rear jugs and i am gonna bedline the rear bumper when i get a chance
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post #11 of 182 Old 01-06-2009, 10:32 PM
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how many miles did it have when you got it? i just got a 98 green sport but with full doors and a hardtop
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post #12 of 182 Old 01-07-2009, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
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119,000

so around 11,000 miles a year

i am the third owner the firs owner owned it till this spring than a lady bought it and now i have it
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post #13 of 182 Old 01-07-2009, 07:20 AM
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Lol that's weird...my 98 had 116k 3rd owner. Second owner was a girl who got it last fall. Must be a green thing.
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post #14 of 182 Old 01-11-2009, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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new pics of the icy heep

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hellas

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no more rusty frame rails!!

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bedlined skid
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post #15 of 182 Old 01-13-2009, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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just an fyi I got 17 mpg woot woot! Gotta love 30's and 3.07's
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