My "RENEGADE" Transformation
I decided to start a "Jeep Build" page to formally document the transformation of my Jeep. For now I'm going to post the "Before" and "Now" pictures and fill in the rest chronologically as I get time.
It's a 91 Renegade I bought back in May of 2010 for $2000.00. I hadn't intended on buying a Renegade but seeing the frame and body were in overall great shape, had a 4.0 with a 5 speed...I couldn't pass it up. I figured I’d either strip it down or get creative with it…I chose the latter. I had looked at a number of other YJs and all were in pretty rough shape. I wanted to stay "pre" TJ to not have to deal with emissions tests here in MA.
The “Before” picture was taken in the PO's driveway when I went to pick it up. As evident from the "Lettering" across the top (LOUD and TOPLESS)...the guy basically used it as a "Giant Boom Box" (he stated as much). The rear seat was out and there two 12" subwoofers and amp in its place. He had no idea of how the 4WD worked and had never taken it off road. His brother originally owned it and was having financial problems in NY, he needed the cash and sold it to him. I should mention the $2K didn't include his electronics! But it did include 2 sets of seats, front and rear, and another set of tires and wheels.
The “Now” picture was taken a few days ago as it sits as a “Front Wheel Drive” only vehicle. I just put an Advanced Adapters SYE in and I'm waiting for the Tom Woods DS to show up this coming Tuesday. I had to move it so the front axle was my only option.
I’m planning to go through all the pictures and documentation I have accumulated and start filling in all the blanks as to how it got to where it is today. It will take a little time but it will be nice to have it all documented in one place.
Owning a "Renegade" means being "Different"!