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Old 08-16-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Smile Howdy from SW Washington

Howdy (posted on the general newbie forum but wanted to connect with some "locals" here if possible) - Was a Sammy owner for a few years and after a ton of fun and quite a bit of work on it I decided to sell it and move up to a Jeep. Was looking for a while then in May of this year bought a Bright Yellow 2000 TJ Sport. The person who originally built it did a pretty great job and it is pretty stacked. Never would have thought I would have a bright yellow vehicle but been OWNING the yellow ...

I have recently put a new radiator, water pump, and caliper on it but all been pretty easy thanks to the layout of the Jeep. I also painted the fenders (they were awful gray) and touched up the paint. It has a ding in the front that was rusting that I sanded and quick primed but after bow season I am going to do it right and paint it. I also bought a hard top (which I have to now rewire because it is a 2004) for the upcoming rainy 9 months that we have in the Pacific NW.

Its my daily driver and moving up from the less than 50HP of the zuk to the straight 6 with magnaflo and cold-air-intake + K&N has been awesome.

Looking to do some wheeling out here in Oregon/Washington once I get some time after hunting season. It will be my hunting rig and hopefully on the nice rear cargo rack I will get to transport a trophy home.

From my lurking I can see this is a place where bright yellow TJs are welcomed with open arms

Anyways here are a few picts

The Old Sammy

The New Tonka Truck

With the new Hard Top

The Wife & I heading to a wedding (she is very very patient to go to a wedding with the doors and top off )

Heading Camping to the Oregon Coast

After the Coast camping playing on the Dunes and in some Mud

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Old 08-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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Cool! Did you do much wheeling in the "sammy"? ...those things are pretty impressive on the trails

2008 JKU Rubicon - 3.8L V6 automatic, 4" lift, 35" Km2 Mud Terrains, 5.13 Yukon Gears, Dana 44 front & rear, XRC bumpers / body armor / fender flares
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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Yeah a good bit. Amazing little thing for 50HP. Somehow still climbed dunes and on trails was nearly unstick able . Whenever I couldn't go farther it was always because I didn't have the horses. I once did a 9 point turn in ruts others were having trouble with just to go a different way lol.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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Welcome to WF, that's a very nice looking Jeep See you in the woods.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #5
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum! Hope to meet you at a meeting or on the trails!
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:48 PM   #7
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