So now that I have owned my jeep for just over 1 year, I wanted to take to time to look back and appreciate the progress and transformation.
I don't have a lot of pictures, but I really think this thing has truly evolved into something I always wanted, with room to grow over course
Enough talking and lets get started!
Specs from when I purchased:
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport
4.0L I6 with AX-15 trans
Dana 30/35 with 3.07 gears
31x10.5x15 Generic All terrain
The day I brought it home:
With less than 95,000 miles, I thought it was a great deal at $4500. But it did need some work.
First thing was to fix the exhaust. The hanger for the cat broke, cause the front pipe to rub against the front drive shaft. This caused the drive shaft to literally chew a hole in the exhaust pipe! welded it shut, and used a aftermarket hanger to stop the rubbing.
Next was to replace that outdated soft top with a new supertop nx! I had lots of fun trying to install it in the winter time.....not! But in the end it turned out great! I went with the sailcloth and tinted windows, looks great in my opinion.
Then I realized my gas tank skid was completely rusted and about to fall out! So I purchased a brand new stock skid plate from a newer model with thicker steel. Bedlined the inside and out and hopefully it wont rust at all!
Time for some appearance work! I used spray on bed liner on the fender flares, gave the rims a real good cleaning, and tinted the turn signal lenses on the front fenders. Here is a good picture showing the outside progress so far:
The rims cleaned up real nice! The trick I found to clean chrome from rust and other hard residue is bunche dup aluminum foil! Check the photo below! I waxed them after I removed all the rust.
Went to my parents house where I keep my black lab. She instantly approved my jeep!
Since I liked the Jeep so much, I decided to sell my other rides.
Sold the 2008 Dodge SRT-4(330HP and 310 ft/lbs) and the 1985 Yamaha Maxim X. This is my last photo of all of them together.
The halloween came
Here was my tribute!
Off to the interior!
I removed the carpet, and have full plans of using tintable monster liner on the inside of the tub. So in the meantime, I decided to repaint the interior with a two tone look. Sorry I dont have pics of it installed!