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Old 02-23-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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$600 TJ build

Found a 2.5l TJ for $600 who could pass up a deal like that.

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:37 AM   #2
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What no pics?

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:38 AM   #3
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What no pics?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:41 AM   #4
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Pics are on the way sorry for my slowness I just joined wf
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what no pics?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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Pics are on the way sorry for my slowness I just joined wf
From what I can see for $600 you STOLE IT!!


Good find!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:48 AM   #7
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I'll gice ya $800 cash! You get a 25% return on your money. If you don't take me up on this offer, then I must say nice find.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:04 AM   #8
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So i have had this jeep for about 6 months now so i have a lot to catch up on here. Sorry it took soo long. here is a quickie update so we are all on the same page.

I got the jeep at such a good deal cause some people are just dumb when it comes to mechanics. The guy(thats right GUY) i bought it from said it couldnt drive in reverse, so i thought it was a tranny problem, so i investigate. within 2mn looking under it, i see the rear diff bearing has gone bad so i bought it for $600 and drove it home. bought new bearings $50, fixed it no problem. runs great a/c works. Now the guy sold the hardtop to a friend of his so the only problem is it doesnt have a top. Rampage frameless top $350 Done! Didnt like the color red on it so i painted it metallic black $250. looked in the radiator only to see what looks like mud, replaced radiator and installed electric fan $225, done!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
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i do have tons!!! of pics of how i did everything but i have no clue how to use this forum. i am also installing an new engine which i just ordered yesterday due to a recent crack in the block i stupidly caused! also im fiberglassing a double din touchscreen radio with a scion Tc radio flip cover which im nearing completion with all new polk audio db series speakers and a 12" shallow mount pioneer sub.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:13 AM   #10
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this is where we are at now but with a cracked block
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:27 AM   #11
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interior work.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:33 AM   #12
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water pump, new radiator, thermostat/housing, electric fan.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #13
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i was going to use my savings for a lift and 33's but i had to buy a new engine. and it turns out the 2.5l is more expensive than a 4.0l altho installing it seems to bring the cost up to a number im not cool with. so i bought a new remanu long block2.5l with a 7 year warranty. I like warranties!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #14
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dude your still ahead of the game...even with a motor
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So i have had this jeep for about 6 months now so i have a lot to catch up on here. Sorry it took soo long. here is a quickie update so we are all on the same page.

I got the jeep at such a good deal cause some people are just dumb when it comes to mechanics. The guy(thats right GUY) i bought it from said it couldnt drive in reverse, so i thought it was a tranny problem, so i investigate. within 2mn looking under it, i see the rear diff bearing has gone bad so i bought it for $600 and drove it home. bought new bearings $50, fixed it no problem. runs great a/c works. Now the guy sold the hardtop to a friend of his so the only problem is it doesnt have a top. Rampage frameless top $350 Done! Didnt like the color red on it so i painted it metallic black $250. looked in the radiator only to see what looks like mud, replaced radiator and installed electric fan $225, done!
Where did you get the top for $350??
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A quick Google search for me just turned up 4x4 group buy has them for 350 and free shipping
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A quick Google search for me just turned up 4x4 group buy has them for 350 and free shipping
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I'll gice ya $800 cash! You get a 25% return on your money. If you don't take me up on this offer, then I must say nice find.
sorry bro ive already put too much into it to sell it now, i have a ups delivery guy who offers me money every time i see him last time he offered $2500, I still turn him down. i think it would take an act of god to get me to let off this jeep. plus i dont have to pay a car payment every month on it either which i found to be quite nice since the last car i bought without a payment was an 86 300zx in 2000 i stole for $300. been making payments on cars for 10yrs now, never again!!
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Wow, great deal........
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:00 AM   #21
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You can get the top at truckaddons.com with a $50 instant rebate and free shipping for $329 right now.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:18 AM   #22
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Double din radio install progress with a scion tc radio cover
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:43 AM   #24
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How did you cause the cracked block? No antifreeze?
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Flushing the coolant to get rid of the mud in the system and didn't put antifreeze cause it still needed flushing and being from Florida I'm not used to needing antifreeze to prevent freezing in the block
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #26
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That's what I figured. I bet you won't do it again haha. I've done a lot of regretful things while working on cars and trucks. If you don't make mistakes from time to time you're not working on it. I wonder why the system had mud in it? After all is said and done I think you're still coming out on top. I wish I could find a deal like you did. It's definitely coming along and I like the dark interior much better
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #27
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got the scion radio cover to fit like a glove, here is a pic of it installed with a primer paint job
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a pic of the first base coat before she got 2 more and 3 coats of clear
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:04 PM   #29
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