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post #1 of 21 Old 08-14-2012, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to determine year and type of wrangler...

Hey all,
Normally crawl the CJ section, but a while back saw this Jeep in back of a closed "Mr. Tire" and today decided to stop by...it doesnt look like its in bad shape (my CJ was far worse!) but not sure of year or type - is it a TJ? What year possibly? Just fishing right now, have a number for the land owner, may just give him a call to see what the status on this jeep is....







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post #2 of 21 Old 08-14-2012, 01:32 PM
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Tj - '97-'06

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post #3 of 21 Old 08-14-2012, 06:12 PM
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Why do people do that???

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post #4 of 21 Old 08-14-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Why do people do that???
great question......assuming your talking about the wasted opportunity parked out in the back of a closed garage? I saw it a few months ago so its been sitting awhile. Has pretty new rubber with new d rims. Worst thing I noticed besides the taped-up rip in the drivers window was that it hasn't been inspected since 09. The tags/registration is good until 2/13 so that at least has been kept up...
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post #5 of 21 Old 08-14-2012, 07:10 PM
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Not sure about the strange fading pattern with the front clip, but something is odd about that to me.

If I had to guess, I would guess an early, either 97 or 98 TJ.
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Not sure about the strange fading pattern with the front clip, but something is odd about that to me.

If I had to guess, I would guess an early, either 97 or 98 TJ.
I know, weird pattern... going to stop by today and pop the hood to see if its the 4.0 or 4 cyl...and to see if there's any frame damage which might explain the different colors....

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post #7 of 21 Old 08-15-2012, 06:21 AM
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My guess would be a 1997 - 1998 Jeep TJ with a blown 2.5L engine.
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post #8 of 21 Old 08-15-2012, 12:47 PM
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If you can get that close, take a pic of the dash and vin. They're lots of free vin decoders online.
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its a 97, isnt that the only year they had the cowl with the three vents???
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post #10 of 21 Old 08-15-2012, 01:38 PM
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its a 97, isnt that the only year they had the cowl with the three vents???
I think you are correct, EXCELLENT EYESIGHT!!! I missed that entirely.
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didn't make it out there today, damn 11 hour shift! But thanks for all the great info, will try to get the vin and take a look at the engine tomorrow.
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Stopped by today and got the VIN, did a search online, comes up with


some pics of the engine...




and the shape of the tires - they all look like this spare (nice shape, no dry rot)

I have a couple of ways to proceed from here to find out who the owner is...wondering if this is going to be worth my time
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post #13 of 21 Old 08-17-2012, 02:06 PM
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If you find the owner and they say they want 8 grand for it, it wasn't worth your time.

If you find the owner and they want 1 grand for it, then it was.

Only one way to find out...
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If you find the owner and they say they want 8 grand for it, it wasn't worth your time.

If you find the owner and they want 1 grand for it, then it was.

Only one way to find out...
LOL, tru dat!
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post #15 of 21 Old 08-17-2012, 08:03 PM
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Am I reading that right when it says a 97 with Leaf springs?????????
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