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Old 08-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #61
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^what schmuck removes the correct decal and throws on a wrong one?

glad you are going thru your classic Rubihara and making it look correct.

can't help you on the paint blending other than to take it to a shop.


and literally 65 minutes ago I passed a Rubihara going the opposite direction about 5 miles from my house.....that chrome grill and khaki paint are easy to spot once you know what to look for.

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Old 08-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #62
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who knows why the stock stickers were removed... didn't make sense to me either.

I ended up using some rubbing compound to clean up the paint to the point where a very faint outline could be seen.... and I knew where the sticker outline was so I think I was being overly picky.

Stickers went on easy. They had built in guide with indexing marks to ensure they were aligned correctly.


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Old 08-22-2013, 02:33 AM   #63
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much better!
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:51 PM   #64
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After several months of pretty intense searching, I finally picked up my first LJ. It is an '05 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Sahara and has been and AZ Jeep since new. It is number "0002 of 1000", 6 spd, w/ the hard top and has 38K miles. Some of those miles are from being towed behind a motor coach which is evident from the tow setup that is on the front of the Jeep (I will keep the tow setup on it). I plan to keep the Jeep stock as I have several CJ's to take on the trails. I am still debating if I want to keep the aftermarket bumpers that are installed or go back with stock ones. The high lift jack hood mount will be removed as well. So far I have only added the correct rear tire cover and black husky floor liners. Being a CJ guy all this plastic is new to me, but I am really happy with my purchase!











Only two dents on the Jeep are on the front lip of the driver's side fender:


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Old 09-18-2013, 11:07 PM   #65
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Nice find!!!
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:31 AM   #66
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wow, sweet! 0002 of the 1000 just puts this one over the top! congrats to you.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:23 AM   #67
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Nice find, when flat towing it does not register miles...
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:32 AM   #68
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Thanks! I just learned the TJ/LJ's don't register miles, I guess I am used to my old mechanical speedos.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:35 AM   #69
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I'll take that hood jack mount off your hands
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #70
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Does anyone know the part number for the '05 LJ Rubicon Sahara fender flares? I am needing to replace one of mine and am having a tough time finding a direct replacement that is the same color.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:20 AM   #71
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Does anyone know the part number for the '05 LJ Rubicon Sahara fender flares? I am needing to replace one of mine and am having a tough time finding a direct replacement that is the same color.
There should be a part # on the back of the flare...
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #72
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I will pull the flare off tonight to check it out and see. Does anyone know if the color is molded into the flare from the factory or if the flares were originally painted? They do not appear to be painted.
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I will pull the flare off tonight to check it out and see. Does anyone know if the color is molded into the flare from the factory or if the flares were originally painted? They do not appear to be painted.
I believe that they were molded to be a lighter color than the normal flares.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #74
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All this time I thought it was Saharcon. I'm # 115. Bought it with 79K from a guy in Eugene, OR so we call him "Eugene"! I use it for my daily driver. We pull our teardrop with it and do moderate wheeling. Getting an LJ was a good move. The RSU was an extra treat.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:53 PM   #75
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I got my badge last week!!! #231, also the correct side stickers too!!!
I'll post pics once they're installed.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:20 AM   #76
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glad to read you folks are preserving the pedigree on these jeeps.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:23 AM   #77
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I bought mine without really realizing what it was - just liked the color combo & the price was right. After a few weeks of modifying i did a total 180deg turn and decided to leave it unmolested. Fortunately everything i did was bolt on, but i foolishly sold the wheels to finance some new 33's & DC2's.

If anyone has or knows of a wheel set please PM me. I've contemplated taking a set of stock Moabs to a wheel refurbisher & have them paint & polish them - can't see that being cheap though for 5
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:24 PM   #79
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I've had mine just a little over a month, had to drive about 500 miles to pick it up. #416. It has been well taken care of. I've had two TJs, a JKU and then this one, its my favorite so far.

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