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Old 04-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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Hi.....Just bought a purple TJ

It is the gayest thing I have ever seen.....but I could not pass up the good deal.

I just aquired a 97 with factory purple paint. My Dad and I are teaming up to fix it up for some daily driver duties as well as trail time.

I use to have a 4X4 Blazer that did regular trail duties, but I sold it a few years ago. I have since missed the trail, and always wanted a jeep. A friend of my Dad's had been driving this Jeep for years, and he finally decided to part with it. My dad bought it, and asked if I would be interested in fixing it up. I could not resist the opportunity to finally be back on the trail again.

The first thing I did was start to strip it close to a bare tub (leaving the drivetrain) to prepare it for new paint. I hope to have it in the paint booth in a couple of weeks.

The only thing I hate about this Jeep besides the hideous paint, is the fact that it has a four cylinder, which is too doggish for my taste. I joined this site in hopes to learn about popular modifications. I am interested in swaping to either the 4 liter straight six, or perhaps the newer 3.8 V6.

I have years of hot rodding experience and did my fair share of drag racing, so I am pretty handy when I have a wrench in my hands. However, I am not quite ready to pioneer new ground when it comes to modifications. I am looking for a straight forward swap that has been done many times with good aftermarket support.

I am looking forward to getting aquainted with the Jeep community, and learning all about my new favorite toy.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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Thank you. This forum must have a huge membership.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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ID:	111305whats wrong with a purple jeep? I got one, call me less than a man, and i will drive over your macho manley colored jeep. lol welcome to the forum
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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Attachment 111305whats wrong with a purple jeep? I got one, call me less than a man, and i will drive over your macho manley colored jeep. lol welcome to the forum
That is awesome.

Mine with the skinny tires is well.....not cool. You have to see it to understand it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #7
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Size:  35.5 KBmine started life with me as a bone stock 79 cj7 with pizza cutters for tires. 10 years and a lot of cash its now the jeep ive always wanted. now if i can only get the wife to quit stealing it I might get to drive it. she leave me the baby jeep.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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Pretty stout.

I am chomping at the bit to do something to it. Biggest thing it needs is a little more power. I am not opposed to hopping up the 4 banger and later build a bigger motor.

I know I have a lot to learn, I want to make as few mistakes as possible.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #9
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #10
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I did the 4.0 swap in my cj best thing i ever did. plenty of power,real easy swap did it in a weekend
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I am thinking the 4.0 is probably the easiest swap. Is anyone ever installing the later V6, or is it too much trouble on a TJ? Are there any benefits to the V6?

A friend of mine is parting out a Liberty with the 3.8, and I am thinking of buying it. I will only do it if it does not cost me an arm and a leg to do the swap.
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welcome to the jeep addiction.. You and your purple people eater
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