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Old 02-06-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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In Oct of 2012 I bought a perfect 2006 Rubi from a collector up in Northern MI. It had about 6,700 miles on it and it had earned those while living in North Texas.

Over the next year, I put about 7,000 more miles on it. In August of '13 a delivery truck turned in front of my son on his way home from High School. My son walked away with just a cut on his chin, but the Rubi was pronounced dead at the scene.

I looked it over at the tow yard and believe it or not, it looked pretty good once you got past the obvious carnage. The frame looked great and the damage was all above the shock towers. The motor and trans had not been shoved around and everything looked OK.

The insurance company totaled it and we bought it back in September. After 4 months of surgery, it ventured back out on the roads today for the first time. We swapped the tub, hood, and drivers side fender and door. While it was apart, we did a BL and MML and also added a Novak shifter cable. My daughter loves the Mango Tango color, so we took care of that as well.

Since it was in the shop so long, I had no choice but to go order a new JK Rubi X. A guys got to have something to drive right??

Here are some snapshots over the past few months:
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:40 PM   #2
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More shots

Here are a few more pics... It was a cold ride home today without the soft top on! She's finally back at home in the garage.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:40 PM   #3
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nice save!
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
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looks great!
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:30 PM   #5
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Nice dude! It looks awesome
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:08 PM   #6
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You are to be commended for saving one from the crusher. Well done.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:23 PM   #7
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Glad to hear your son walked away. Nice work.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:59 PM   #8
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Glad your son is ok! Nice job she looks great!
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:45 PM   #9
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Safe to say your son was not alone that day. I like the new color.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:49 PM   #10
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I am glad your Son is OK.. That looks like a really scary place to get whacked.
And the rebuild looks beautiful. Nice color choice.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:54 PM   #11
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Nice! Glad your son walked away! Lots of
Work and looking good!
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:57 PM   #12
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:01 PM   #13
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Very Nice Job. Love the colour.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:38 PM   #14
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Thanks for the nice comments. My son was very lucky that day no doubt.

I wrestled the khaki soft top back on tonight in a 45 degree garage....fun. I was pleasantly surprised how good the top looked with the Mango...
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I like that color too! And glad hes ok. Good work
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Wow! Congrats!
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:47 AM   #17
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Sure looks good !
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Safe to say your son was not alone that day. I like the new color.
Well obviously; if there wasn't anyone else around, there wouldn't have been a collision...
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Well obviously; if there wasn't anyone else around, there wouldn't have been a collision...
As you well know that post was about something more... spiritual. I am not quite sure someones childs life is something to make a joke about, but hey... to each their own.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:22 PM   #20
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trrhat looks like a serous wreck, glad he came out unhurt overall. very nice on the rebuild
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:22 PM   #21
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and where was the guy who always says......
"you can buff that out".....
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As you well know that post was about something more... spiritual. I am not quite sure someones childs life is something to make a joke about, but hey... to each their own.
I'm not sure someone's child's life is something to entrust to the fickle will of a contradictory invisible sky wizard, either; but as you say, to each their own.
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I'm not sure someone's child's life is something to entrust to the fickle will of a contradictory invisible sky wizard, either; but as you say, to each their own.
You can believe whatever you want and im not about to get in a religious debate on a jeep forum but ive personally witnessed multiple miracles and this is no doubt another one. But seriously have some respect.. A contradictory invisible sky wizard? I mean come on. No need to be a jerk about someones faith. Like you said, to each their own.
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I've been in bad wrecks. Explosions and a lot of fire fights. Sky wizard hooks me up.
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CL call Him sky wizard if you want I prefer Almighty God. One day I hope you come to know him.
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cl call him sky wizard if you want i prefer almighty god. One day i hope you come to know him.
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Glad the boy is ok.

Excellent work!

Thank you for saving one from the scrap yard.
That's right up there with saving pound puppies!
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I'm not sure someone's child's life is something to entrust to the fickle will of a contradictory invisible sky wizard, either; but as you say, to each their own.
Just another ignorant post. Mocking someones beliefs... hope it makes you feel better about yours.
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Just another ignorant post. Mocking .. hope it makes you feel better about yours.
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Everyone,
I appreciate the nice comments about my son's good fortune, but let's drop the religious discussion. This is a Jeep forum and I know for a fact God loves all Jeeps....even the 1989 YJ's......

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