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Sshunter2022 02-23-2013 08:36 AM

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

jp2611 02-23-2013 08:37 AM

What no pics?

Pink_Percy 02-23-2013 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by jp2611
What no pics?

x2

Sshunter2022 02-23-2013 08:41 AM

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Pics are on the way sorry for my slowness I just joined wf

RioGrande95YJ 02-23-2013 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp2611
what no pics?

x3

jp2611 02-23-2013 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Sshunter2022 (Post 3408813)
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!!

jeepers29 02-23-2013 08:48 AM

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.

Sshunter2022 02-23-2013 09:04 AM

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!

Sshunter2022 02-23-2013 09:10 AM

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.

Sshunter2022 02-23-2013 09:13 AM

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this is where we are at now but with a cracked block :(

Sshunter2022 02-23-2013 09:27 AM

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interior work.

Sshunter2022 02-23-2013 09:33 AM

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water pump, new radiator, thermostat/housing, electric fan.

Sshunter2022 02-23-2013 09:39 AM

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!

NC Bear 02-23-2013 09:39 AM

dude your still ahead of the game...even with a motor

Pink_Percy 02-23-2013 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sshunter2022
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??

wwch99tj 02-23-2013 09:42 AM

A quick Google search for me just turned up 4x4 group buy has them for 350 and free shipping

Pink_Percy 02-23-2013 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by wwch99tj
A quick Google search for me just turned up 4x4 group buy has them for 350 and free shipping

Sweet

Sshunter2022 02-23-2013 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepers29 (Post 3408841)
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!!

Sshunter2022 02-23-2013 09:48 AM

soft top $350
Rampage Bowless Soft Top Jeep TJ 97-06 and Rubicon

Fireaxe 02-23-2013 09:50 AM

Wow, great deal........

Bigkidneys 02-23-2013 11:00 AM

You can get the top at truckaddons.com with a $50 instant rebate and free shipping for $329 right now.

Sshunter2022 02-24-2013 10:18 AM

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Sshunter2022 02-24-2013 10:20 AM

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Double din radio install progress with a scion tc radio cover

J Rig06 02-24-2013 10:43 AM

How did you cause the cracked block? No antifreeze?

Sshunter2022 02-24-2013 12:02 PM

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

J Rig06 02-24-2013 12:49 PM

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 :thumb:

Sshunter2022 02-24-2013 03:23 PM

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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

Sshunter2022 02-24-2013 03:51 PM

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a pic of the first base coat before she got 2 more and 3 coats of clear

sinbob 02-24-2013 04:04 PM

:thumb:good looking jeep

jherrington 02-24-2013 04:51 PM

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