Project Silver & Black TJ: A debt free TJ Build...
This story actually began on September 17, 2009 when I sold my YJ (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/p...8/index13.html
). I didn't want to sell it, but did so to begin a quest of paying off all our debt, which we did in two years thanks to Dave Ramsey. The plan all along was to save up & pay cash for another Wrangler, this time a TJ. And this time the entire project would be debt free...the jeep being paid for, and everything I do to it would be with cash.
My 33rd birthday was almost here but I figured I was still 6 months to a year away from buying what I wanted. Little did I know my wife was up to something...being sneaky.
She surprised me with a 2001 Jeep Wrangler that she got a great deal on.
June 23, 2012
I had already seen it on the lot and was impressed with how clean it was, but I wasn't sure about the automatic transmission.
The first thing I did to it was to remove the hardtop & doors. Next up was removing all the chrome and the bug shield and plastic pieces around the lights.
Today I ordered a new front bumper with D-rings and mirror relocation brackets.
The long term plan is to set it up just like my YJ - about 6" of lift and 35's, new wheels, new gears, 8.8 in the rear, cb, rock sliders, etc. Can't wait to start wheeling again. My son is really excited about it too.