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Old 11-13-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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I picked up a 1999 TJ Sahara last week. My first Jeep.

It was seriously neglected by the PO, but I have shown it some love since the acquisition:
- changed all fluids (oil, front axle, rear axle, coolant, tranny, power steering)
- rad cap replaced due to rust
- multi-function signal switch replaced due to hazards not working and left signal intermittently working
- rear brake lights not working, brake switch replaced, but the issue was due to the tow harness in the rear shorting out the brake lights. harness is removed for now
- blower motor resistor replaced. fan was only available on highest setting
- clockspring busted and horn is not working. temporary mcgyver ghetto rigged light switch used for the horn

This is a great forum and there is an abundance of knowledge here.

BTW, does anybody know what kind of bumper I have?

I have not seen it on any jeeps, anywhere...
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:04 AM   #2
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Hehe, love the MacGyvered horn switch

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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Looks like quite the project!

I would be worried about what the radiator and engine block look like with that much rust on the radiator cap. How do the fins look if you look under the cap?

As for the bumper I'm guessing its either home made or an eBay bumper. It doesn't look like any major company I have seen before.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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Looks like its time to spray those fender guards too. One little clean up project after another with our Jeeps.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #5
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I won't lie if the light switch horn was an option I might think about it. Or even to turn interior lights on and off.
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:12 PM   #6
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This is quite funny i picked up a similar jeep sahara same color and all so did a few other people on this forum, must be sahara week. I got to do the same thing as in replace the indicator switch as well. Looks fun, Let the projects begin!!
Always the one with the most carnage, most stuck
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Old 11-14-2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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Congratulations OP. I just picked up an 01 sport with 78k miles. Came with a 4" skyjacker and brand new 33s.

Have a new front bumper sitting in my living room. Flat fenders and cragars coming. The entire entire is CAKED with mud. Behind my tail lights everywhere. Dirty boy needs a bath

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