post #1 of Old 04-30-2013, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
MLaborde
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1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
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The Crimson Ride

I am the 4th owner.

The first owner had her for 8 years & 10 months. He registered her in Arlington, TX on July 1998. He kept her until May 2007 and had her serviced religiously for 80,000 miles.

The second owner had her from May 2007 until January 2010. He was local to me but I have no idea how well he kept her.

The third owner had her from January 2010 until February 2011. He claims to have never had her offroad but the dirt & mud in places where they don't belong tell a different story. He used her for an ashtray and generally filthied her up. He also claimed to have put only about 1000 miles on her.

I have her now and plan on getting her back where she needs to be & keeping her there.

2/2011:
New clutch

3/2011:
Fresh oil (Penzoil 10w-30), trans fluid (Penzoil 10w-30), gear oil in diffs, & transfer case (ATF+4)
New R&P gears & bearings in rear axle
New exhaust manifold
Repaired transfer case shifter w/ dealer kit
Replaced speedometer gear with 31-tooth gear
New shifter seal ring
Replaced mirror relocation brackets with fresh stock door-mounted brackets
2nd-hand soft top w/ tinted windows (great shape)
Black headlight bezels (hand painted)
Installed 6 slot fuse block with attached ground block mounted on firewall
Installed 2 12v power adapters (unswitched)

4/2011:
Raptor-lined inside entire tub
Removed the front & rear milk jugs & replaced with end caps
Painted interior console black
Replaced steering gearbox & seals

5/2011:
Replaced rear sway bar link bushings

10/2011:
New 32x11.5x15 Goodrich A/T's.

6/2012:
Round Alabama logo cue ball shifter knob
Replaced power steering pulley & pump

8/2012:
New driver's side sun visor

10/2012:
New rear brake spring kits

3/2013:
Rebuilt transfer case
Completed painting of interior black
Iggee seat covers (black)
Painted wheels with Rustolem black bedliner

4/2013:
Removed mirror relocation brackets
Completed round LED tail light project
Replaced steering gearbox (warranty)
Replaced front sway bar links
Replaced valve cover gasket
Replaced interior door handles (pulls) with Yak kayak handles
Replaced rear pinion seal
Changed rear differential oil
New front trackbar


Ongoing: regular oil changes

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