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Unread 08-26-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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Just got it back.

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Unread 08-26-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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Unread 08-26-2014, 08:39 PM   #3
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Good looking CJ.

What's they backstory?

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Unread 08-26-2014, 09:25 PM   #4
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I've had it for over two years. I bought it from Collins bros jeep as a "rust free" cj. Needless to say it wasn't. The rear wheel wells has rust, under the rollbar/floorboard area was rusted bad, and the windshield frame was shot. So, I had the areas fixed and repainted and it looked like patchwork so I decided to have it all repainted. The interior was done in a liner similar to rhino lining. The orig carpet has a bunch of cigarette burns so I put some aftermarket carpet in it. I saved the orig carpet though. Now it's real clean and mostly original. This is the third cj I've had and I don't really have the time and know how to do it myself but the finished product turned out really well.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
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All repairs replaced sheet metal. I tried to find an original windshield frame but had no luck in finding a good one here in sc. A place from California had one for 500 bucks or so. So I went with the aftermarket one and was able to put the original glass back in it. The body work guy sealed the new frame really well to prevent any moisture in the future.

The jeeps odometer reads 180k. It was used as a tow vehicle behind a motor home. The original owner estimated around 80k driving miles. I'm the second owner. I've got all the original paperwork, window sticker and stuff. Neat jeep that I'm glad to refurbish and enjoy for myself until the next owner
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Unread 08-27-2014, 07:49 AM   #6
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That's a very nice looking Jeep. If you're keeping the carpet in it please tell me you're garaging it too!

It must be nice to have it back. White is a nice color.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 08:18 AM   #7
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It's good to know that "rust free" Collins Brothers Jeeps might not all be rust free. Having to replace sheet metal in one of their Jeeps makes the likely high price a poor value.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 09:00 AM   #8
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did you go back to Collins Bros and ask their definition of a rust free Jeep?
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Unread 08-27-2014, 09:00 AM   #9
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^^^Yeah, that is disheartening. ^^^ I'm beginning to believe the only "rust free" Jeep is a Monogram plastic model.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 11:33 AM   #10
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Well, if you saw the "Fast N' Loud" episode, where Richard and Dennis went up to Minnesota and bought a 1969 XKE that was a total rustbucket, you wouldn't be surprised at Dennis' definition of "rust free".
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Unread 08-27-2014, 01:53 PM   #11
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^^^yeah, that is disheartening. ^^^ i'm beginning to believe the only "rust free" jeep is a monogram plastic model.
looooool!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 08-28-2014, 10:55 AM   #12
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I paid 12800 for the jeep
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Unread 08-28-2014, 10:57 AM   #13
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If I didn't live in SC I would have returned the jeep. It is being garaged . Otherwise I have 4500 more in it than when I bought it but it looks and drives like a new jeep
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Unread 08-28-2014, 11:22 AM   #14
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I paid 12800 for the jeep


Wanna buy another for a lot less?
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Unread 08-28-2014, 05:26 PM   #15
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Ouch. That hurts. But you're right, you do have a nicer Jeep now. Garaging it will help a lot.

Cleaning up your Jeep to an almost pristine condition costs a lot more than most of us realize. You almost have to grit your teeth, close your eyes and do it.
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