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alice the cat 03-12-2012 05:01 PM

My first Jeep! Hello from San Diego
I just got her home today. 99 Sahara with 68k miles.
I have always wanted a Wrangler and I finally found myself a little project. I have been building and playing with Hummer H1's for 12 years or so and I wanted to try something a little smaller this time.
First up will be wheels and tires (I have never seen tires this bald). Then its off for paint followed by a new top and stereo. The list after that is long but I'm trying to take it one step at a time. I have 100's of questions but I'm going to keep using the search button for a couple weeks.
Here are a few pics. Thanks in advance for putting up with me.

RUBINOT 03-12-2012 05:06 PM

Congrats and welcome aboard. Nice looking TJ

BT 03-12-2012 05:28 PM

Welcome to the board!

SilverSport 03-12-2012 08:40 PM

Welcome Aboard! :wavey:

alice the cat 03-13-2012 12:00 AM

Thank you so much guys!!!

MrSig 03-13-2012 04:03 AM

Welcome and enjoy the forum!

JDsDream 03-13-2012 04:10 AM

Welcome to the Forum

alice the cat 03-13-2012 04:10 AM


Originally Posted by MrSig (Post 2134450)
Welcome and enjoy the forum!

I am for sure. I have never felt so ignorant in my life. It's tough starting from scratch. Learning on the fly with this build. Back to the search button :)
Thank you.

alice the cat 03-13-2012 04:13 AM


Originally Posted by JDsDream (Post 2134478)
Welcome to the Forum

Thank you JD. Cheers!

blkrubi88 03-13-2012 04:19 AM


Dragonii 03-13-2012 02:30 PM

I was in the same boat a few weeks back. I always wanted a Jeep but they always seemed just out of reach. I finally decided to MAKE it happen, and it was actually pretty easy.

I had a crash course in Wranglers thanks to the internet. Narrowed my choice down to a 2 year window of production to get what I wanted, found it and then started trying to learn what to do with it. lol

There is so much out there, lift kit options, tire/wheel combos, top choices... it's crazy. The TJ is just endless in the possibilities to customize or tweak it, and these guys on this forum have been a huge asset.

I have so far replaced my top, wheels, brakes, tune up, seat covers, speakers, gauge lights, fenders, light body armor, side steps, steering stabilizer and had an alarm installed.
Things I have purchased that are sitting on side waiting for me to have the spare time to complete are... new head unit, 2 amps, sub woofer, new carpet, 3 sets of lights, 1" body lift, 2" suspension spacer lift, Rancho shocks, air filter monitor... I think that's about it.

So I have done a lot of research. lol... If you have any question just ask away. I pretty much have a 24 hr connection to the internet being a computer tech so I am never far away. lol

Good luck, and welcome. I'm sure those H1's are nice, but there is nothing like a Jeep. :dance:

whiteyjfm 03-13-2012 03:09 PM

Welcome !! :):)

Barrie 03-13-2012 03:10 PM

Welcome to the asylum. :wavey:

denisbaldwin 03-14-2012 06:27 AM

Welcome to the forum!

shell 03-14-2012 08:11 AM


Mr Mac 03-14-2012 08:13 AM

Welcome to the WF from So. Illinois!


jsmithtx 03-15-2012 10:20 PM

Welcome to the WF! Enjoy thr ride.

Bsc 03-15-2012 11:31 PM

Welcome to WF :wavey:

alice the cat 03-15-2012 11:56 PM

Thank you all so much for the warm welcome! This place has already saved me a ton of time and money. I'm learning so much but I know I still have much left.

Shout out to Dragonii for the help and answering all of my dumb questions. What a fun project this thing is! The pile of boxes is getting taller.


Getting close to being ready for paint...

Dragonii 03-16-2012 09:00 AM

It looks tight just in all white with no logos, and the bare roll bars make a huge difference....

Looking good. Can't wait to see it all come together.

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