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Unread 08-03-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Punishment for Renegade imposter

I'm finally getting the time to start on my long awaited 1980 CJ7 frame off reassembly, and after I get a good coat of paint on it, I would really like to stick a Renegade tape kit on it but it wasn't originally a Renegade. Normally I subscribe to the notion that's its mine and I'll do with it what I wish, but in this case I feel kinda funny about labeling a non-Renegade CJ as one. After what the PO did to it and what I'll do by the time I'm done there won't be much left of the '80 ......... So keeping it original is out the window.

What's the punishment I'm lookin at if I get caught creating a bogus Renegade? LOL

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Unread 08-04-2013, 12:52 AM   #2
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I'm finally getting the time to start on my long awaited 1980 CJ7 frame off reassembly, and after I get a good coat of paint on it, I would really like to stick a Renegade tape kit on it but it wasn't originally a Renegade. Normally I subscribe to the notion that's its mine and I'll do with it what I wish, but in this case I feel kinda funny about labeling a non-Renegade CJ as one. After what the PO did to it and what I'll do by the time I'm done there won't be much left of the '80 ......... So keeping it original is out the window.

What's the punishment I'm lookin at if I get caught creating a bogus Renegade? LOL
I don't think you'll burn in hell but you're right it will feel a bit like cheating. What the hey, our Renny's were all just bolt on, stick on extras anyway, go to the correct level of detail, do your homework and you're gtg.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 06:54 AM   #3
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since Renegade is just a trim level, I doubt anyone will care. Trying to SELL it as a Renegade is where I believe the line is crossed.

There are probably more Renegades, Golden Eagles, etc. now than probably ever left the assembly line.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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There are probably more Renegades, Golden Eagles, etc. now than probably ever left the assembly line.
The same with "My vehicle has a 350 out of a Corvette". I've also heard that the Rubicon sticker is a good selling item at dealerships.

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Unread 08-04-2013, 08:01 AM   #5
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since Renegade is just a trim level, I doubt anyone will care. Trying to SELL it as a Renegade is where I believe the line is crossed.

There are probably more Renegades, Golden Eagles, etc. now than probably ever left the assembly line.
x2 it only becomes bad when you try to pass it off as one when selling it. I guess if you should be burned at the stake for adding the decals I should be burned for removing them from my laredo
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Unread 08-04-2013, 08:28 AM   #6
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It's your vehicle and do as you want with it. BUT, I agree with trying to pass it off as a Renny when selling it or trying to BS somebody that knows their CJ's.
You won't be burned at the stake because like I stated, it's your vehicle.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #7
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Since Renegade is just a trim level, I doubt anyone will care.

Trying to SELL it as a Renegade is where I believe the line is crossed.

There are probably more Renegades, Golden Eagles, etc. now than probably ever left the assembly line.
This is exactly what my response was going to be!

Good call 'Wind!

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Unread 08-04-2013, 09:24 AM   #8
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This is exactly what my response was going to be!

Good call 'Wind!

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Unread 08-04-2013, 09:36 AM   #9
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Thw whole Renegade vs non-Renegade issue seems absurd to me. It's not like a Renegade is more valuable than a CJ that isn't.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #10
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there no way to tell, vin numbers don't reflect trim package, its just a decal. go for it, most was installed by dealers anyway. make its a golden eagle or hawk.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #11
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Well, you guys have eased my fear of being drug out of the Jeep and beaten with sticks if caught by authentic Renegade owners, LOL, but I havent decided whether to go with the decals or not. I guess I'm gona have to see it finished and then decide if it needs dressing up. Colt44's redo of his white/blue Renegade is what really got me thinkin, but I'll be painting mine screaming red, and dont know if I like the orange decal kit as well....... Stand by......
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I really like the '74-75 Style. If I hadn't intentionally left some Character in mine I'd have gone with some thing like that. Maybe call it a "Retrograde" or some thing.
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Mine is an 84 Renegade, but I am going to shoot the center of the hood black and put the '72/'73 stickers on...maybe. Gotta get it running first- stickers are an unnecessary luxury at this point.
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since Renegade is just a trim level, I doubt anyone will care. Trying to SELL it as a Renegade is where I believe the line is crossed.

There are probably more Renegades, Golden Eagles, etc. now than probably ever left the assembly line.
I can agree with that. And what I don't care for is just simply putting the word "Renegade" on it. I think if your going to fake it, use the correct authentic decals. I know I am guilty. I had a decal made up using a similar font and it always bugged me. Now it came as a Renegade from the factory, but when I repainted it 17 years ago I couldn't find original decals for it in the blue shades. So I had no choice.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 06:15 PM   #15
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I wonder if you can find decals for the "Renegado" which was sold in Mexico. That should throw people for a loop. Plus, it'd be muy macho!
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