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Old 04-18-2014, 01:14 PM
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Hello everyone. I'm a new member here. My name's Jesse and I'm from Baltimore, MD. I've gotten a lot of useful information from these forums and as i'm just starting on a semi-restoration of my Jeep I figured it's a good time to actually join and contribute.

About my Jeep:
My junior year of high school in 2003 I took a dish washing job at Hooters to pay for a 98 Wrangler with 70,000 miles, white/spice, with a 4 banger and 5 speed. It's always been my daily driver and prized possession. Ten years and 120,000 miles later the little 2.5L got suddenly ill and passed away. It's been sitting at my parents house ever since and every time I pull up their driveway is a sad sad occasion

I finally went on craigslist and picked up a used 2.5L! Soon enough I'll have it back on the road. I have a tight budget so I'll be doing a light rebuild/overhaul on the engine - planning to break it down, clean it, replace bearings, pumps and seals, and paint it. Hoping to not have to send anything to a machine shop as doing a complete rebuild would be so costly. Aside from the engine I have some rust on the rocker panel I need to patch and there's years of surface rust built up on the frame and one section that will have to be plated so I plan on repairing those and repainting the tub, frame, and axles. At some point I plan to do some more fun modifications since I'm more confident in my abilities now I'm older and don't have to rely on it as a DD. I'll try to update on my progress.

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