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Old 09-01-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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What years did Jeep make tan wranglers?

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I really want a tan wrangler.
I posted another thread about an 89 I'm thinking of getting, but I was curious what other years jeep made a tan color wrangler? (would the color be called something other than tan?)

Something close to this:



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Old 09-02-2014, 12:52 AM   #2
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Jeep's had a fair few varieties of tans and tan-ish colors.

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Jeep's had a fair few varieties of tans and tan-ish colors.

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Awesome, thanks for that list!
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:06 PM   #4
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After looking through almost every year, it looks like 89 is actually one of the only years that had a true tan that looked like that. I find that really odd...and it figures that that's the color I want! (and don't really want a YJ)
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There's a sahara tan that was run more recently with the JKs that looks like a less creamy tan than the one run in 89 but very much a combat tan, and those jeeps would cost you at least 3x as much. Otherwise you might be out of luck for "true" tans. I understand what you mean. I kept seeing beautiful tan Jeeps with near-matching hard tops around town but now that I've spent some time on here it seems like whatever I've been seeing around is custom paint. So there is always that route - save some money buying a TJ and then just paint the sucker
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:47 AM   #6
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My 2011 JK is a Sahara tan. I was told that was the only year for that color.

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Old 09-03-2014, 10:26 AM   #7
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I just don't understand why there are only 2 years in the wrangelr's long run that have a tan color. I would think it would be more popular than that.

Right now I can't afford a 2011 otherwise that would be on my list!

So I'm basically stuck with a Canadian YJ or a custom paint job it looks like :/
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My 2011 JK is a Sahara tan. I was told that was the only year for that color.

They made a few during the start of the 2012 MY too.
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About every YJ Sahara was available in some kind of tan. I wanna say THAT tan, along with the olive drab was from 88 to 91, then a darker tan and a forest green replaced them from 92 to 95.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:37 PM   #10
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It's odd that the only years they were made in Canada were the only years they made the cool US military colors...sucks!
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I just don't understand why there are only 2 years in the wrangelr's long run that have a tan color. I would think it would be more popular than that.

Right now I can't afford a 2011 otherwise that would be on my list!

So I'm basically stuck with a Canadian YJ or a custom paint job it looks like :/
If you don't want to be driving a YJ (I think you mentioned that) then I'd say go with a custom paint job on a jeep you DO want. Even if you have to save to paint at a later date. There's no point having a jeep you aren't happy with in the "right" colour.
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If you don't want to be driving a YJ (I think you mentioned that) then I'd say go with a custom paint job on a jeep you DO want. Even if you have to save to paint at a later date. There's no point having a jeep you aren't happy with in the "right" colour.
I completely agree. Just gotta keep looking! I'm getting impatient and I really just want a jeep, but I do want to make sure it is one I want!
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I repainted my first Jeep, a late 70s CJ5, desert tan. It looked great!
The previous color was an unrecognizable yellow.
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I repainted my first Jeep, a late 70s CJ5, desert tan. It looked great!
The previous color was an unrecognizable yellow.
Did you paint it yourself?
I live in an apt. complex and I don't know how I would go about painting myself.

Any ideas on how much a shop would charge for a paint job?
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Did you paint it yourself?
I live in an apt. complex and I don't know how I would go about painting myself.

Any ideas on how much a shop would charge for a paint job?
Sorry, no, not myself! I was 21 and had no clue. I went around to all the body shops in my podunk town and asked for quotes. Stumblked across a new shop that just opened. The kid that ran it was barely older than me and I knew his brother in high school. He said he'd paint it properly for $500, inside and out (coating the inside of the bucket). It came out looking beautiful. He even hand painted the JEEP letters white.

His shop took off and business grew. A couple years later I took a friend's van there for a paint quote. He laughed and said they don't do $500 paint jobs any more!
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Sorry, no, not myself! I was 21 and had no clue. I went around to all the body shops in my podunk town and asked for quotes. Stumblked across a new shop that just opened. The kid that ran it was barely older than me and I knew his brother in high school. He said he'd paint it properly for $500, inside and out (coating the inside of the bucket). It came out looking beautiful. He even hand painted the JEEP letters white.

His shop took off and business grew. A couple years later I took a friend's van there for a paint quote. He laughed and said they don't do $500 paint jobs any more!
Haha, nice!
Ya, I wouldn't expect to be able to get it done for $500!

I can't stop thinking about the YJ that I posted a pic of up above.
It is slightly overpriced and he won't budge, and I don't like that it was made in Canada...but I really want it. We'll see!

From what I can see online, the original tan saharas with the hardtops are hard to find.

*this would be my first jeep too.
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my 87 is santa fe tan.

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