I figure its time to actually make my build thread...
I bought this '00 TJ back in November '08. The dealer bought it on auction @ www.klode.com
you can buy totaled or clean titled vehicles from auction. This Jeep is clean titled and came from Aurora, CO. I stole this rig as it had 43,000 on the clock and had it in the driveway for a little less $5,500.
I did buy it wrecked, it had the front smashed fender, and hood. Along with that was a bent lower control arm, tie rod & drag link, lower control arm bracket on the axle, snapped shocks, and broken fender, all of which was replaced by me. I installed the new fender etc but left the hood straightening and painting to the professionals.
Here is what it looked like when I bought it.
Replacing the front fender...
I used take-offs from the local Teraflex Plus shop to replace most of the parts.
Once getting it home from the purchase, I went on to install a Superlift 4" won at EJS 2008.