Just lookin around for now. Don't own a Jeep at the moment...... yet.
I'm 48 yrs old, live in the Spokane, WA area, the kind of guy who always has toys around. The big ones I currently have include an 05 Malibu wake boat, an 05 KLR 650, and a 99 EZGo golf cart that is really hopped up (big motor, IFS, etc), all of which are heavily modded. I've had the cart & the bike for a few years & had a good time with them. But thought that I might get off on the open air driving & 4 wheelin that can be done in a Jeep..... plus I can skool my buddy in his Yota occasionally.
Selling off the cart & the bike gives me around $6k or $7k, give or take. I like the newer dash on the 97 & up TJs. Second choice would be the older TJs. Mods I like include the new tops, tube fenders, long travel suspension, etc. So I'm thinkin that I'd look around for a TJ with descent engine, descent body, rusty fenders, and trashed top & interior. Maybe a $3k or $4k budget, leaves me a few bucks for the first few mods, get it running & driving right, etc. Easy enough, huh.
Anyway, looks like lots of info here. Feel free to give me your 2 cents on my ideas. Lookin forward to making an impression sometime soon.