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Old 01-23-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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It's good to drive a "real" Jeep again ;)

Hi all, just (this past Thursday) got a TJ/LJ Rubi with 64k miles. I got rid of my 2011 JKU, because I was frankly just unhappy with it...I know some of the JK guys might think I'm crazy but oh well. The LJ, She ain't perfect but my god has it been fun (and painful) working on her. Saturday/Sunday I stripped everything off of her so she's ready for her make over. Took her in on Monday to get Line-Xed inside and out. A bit nervous how this will turn out, but I've seen the work of the shop here and it looked great. I have allot of sanding to do still. Going to bed line (rustoleum) the fenders, mirrors, side steps, bumpers, gas cap, handles before I get her back this week. Then Saturday and Sunday will be spent putting it all back together. After that, I want to paint/bedline my dash and interior of the doors. I'll try to keep pictures up for those that just like to browse like me. Happy Trails!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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Great-looking Jeep! Lovely LJ. Deserves the attention it's getting from you.

Go see great places with it!

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:04 AM   #3
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Nice looking LJ!. But, the last "real Jeep was built in 1971
Just ribbin' ya.
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Great looking TJ. Keep posting pics of the bedlining and painting of the exterior parts, it's giving me ideas. Thanks!
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Wait- you're going to Line X the outside?
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Wait- you're going to Line X the outside?
Thats going to add ALOT of weight!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #7
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Yes sir! I am having the exterior Line-Xed in the same color the jeep is now.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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Yes sir! I am having the exterior Line-Xed in the same color the jeep is now.
Think of all the money you'll save on wax..
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Yes sir! I am having the exterior Line-Xed in the same color the jeep is now.
The only issue i see is the color chalking out on the exterior line- ex. Ive seen this happen before many times.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:34 AM   #10
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Nice project I sold my LJ for $12,5k last month w/110k miles because the wife is pregnant and the baby is coming in June... About get Rubi JKU 2012 With dealer installed Tera flex 5.5" lift and 37 bfk km2s for $23,5k w/1,100 miles on it it was a dealer demo they had it sitting on a hill off rocks in front of the dealership so it's not so painful selling the LJ
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The only issue i see is the color chalking out on the exterior line- ex. Ive seen this happen before many times.
Getting the linex extra with clear coat...they guarantee it won't fade...we shall see On the weight, linex weighs .7 pounds per square foot at 1/8 inches thick. The exterior will be sprayed at a little less than that. So weight should not be as big of a deal as it sounds. I was trying to find all the measurements to calculate the weight, but I can do that later if someone else doesn't already have that.
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So I guess you never plan to add any tub armor?

Linex'ing a tub makes no sense to me. Sure, it's tough and means you don't have to worry about paint but what happens when you rub up against a tree or rock? There goes some Linex and you just dented the tub. Rattle can and armor makes more sense if you're looking to actually improve the durability of the tub.
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So I guess you never plan to add any tub armor?

Linex'ing a tub makes no sense to me. Sure, it's tough and means you don't have to worry about paint but what happens when you rub up against a tree or rock? There goes some Linex and you just dented the tub. Rattle can and armor makes more sense if you're looking to actually improve the durability of the tub.
Nope, not adding any tub armor. I play mainly in mud, sand, water, trails....no big rocks to climb where I'm at. However, linex has a lifetime warranty. If its tears, chips or whatever, they fix it. Aren't hammers what was invented for dents? Kidding. To each his own, that's what makes jeeps so much fun!
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Think of all the money you'll save on wax..
I don't know about that.... To get the whole exterior done in matching color will be well over a grand...
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Nice looking LJ!. But, the last "real Jeep was built in 1971
Just ribbin' ya.
Then started again in 97 to 06.
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Then started again in 97 to 06.
I can't argue with this! Lol
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Anyone have any opinions on what top I should get? Looking at hard tops(moving back to MI from FL). The two I like so far are the Gr8top and the wildboar fast back(pics attached)...thoughts/experience?
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I like the slope and the sunroof of the full hard top....
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Then started again in 97 to 06.
Says the guy who's never owned a real Jeep. Don't get me wrong- I love my TJ.
It's a nice car.
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Says the guy who's never owned a real Jeep. Don't get me wrong- I love my TJ.
It's a nice car.
I grew up in and around your guys CJ's. I actually wanted a CJ before a TJ. But I wanted something newer and was gonna be reliable from the start. I'll have a CJ one day.
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I grew up in and around your guys CJ's. I actually wanted a CJ before a TJ. But I wanted something newer and was gonna be reliable from the start. I'll have a CJ one day.
Yeah, an early CJ wouldn't be a good only vehicle. Like I said, I like my TJ, but it's just an entirely different vehicle than an early Jeep. It's like a cross between a Jeep and a car...
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No opinions on the top?
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No opinions on the top?
Actually, I like both of those. The main determining factor (obviously) between those two is which one fits your needs.
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Anyone have any opinions on what top I should get? Looking at hard tops(moving back to MI from FL). The two I like so far are the Gr8top and the wildboar fast back(pics attached)...thoughts/experience?
Thoughts only no experience......GR8t top is where I will go eventually but running a halftop right now for winter.....but also plan on redoing rollbar / cage because that HAS to be done for that top...also less weight than full top....I have no back seat in my TJ
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I'm a fan of the fastback style top
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Thoughts only no experience......GR8t top is where I will go eventually but running a halftop right now for winter.....but also plan on redoing rollbar / cage because that HAS to be done for that top...also less weight than full top....I have no back seat in my TJ
I have a top like this that I use in the spring and fall. Really like it except I can't move the seat far enough back.

The hardtop with the sunroof and slope is nice looking.
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I have a top like this that I use in the spring and fall. Really like it except I can't move the seat far enough back.

The hardtop with the sunroof and slope is nice looking.
That is the one thing I miss from the OEM Softop...but not enough to go back to it...and in 6 weeks I will go back to my 3 piece...funny my winter top is your spring and fall.....
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What was it that you were so unhappy with the JKU? I was actually looking at JKU's and ended up with an LJ haha
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Yeah, an early CJ wouldn't be a good only vehicle. Like I said, I like my TJ, but it's just an entirely different vehicle than an early Jeep. It's like a cross between a Jeep and a car...
I bought a CJ5 new in 1970. Was my only vehicle for 200k miles and I never had a breakdown. Ran to Pismo Beach most weekends, up Goler Wash every November and once over the Rubicon Trail. CJ's rock.

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