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Old 03-28-2018, 04:50 AM
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Hey there, been wanting a jeep for a very long time, and with the help of a facebook group I narrowed down which one was right for me. I bought a 97 tj last weekend. Very Stock. I started my quest with Rust being my number one goal to avoid, next mechanical condition, and finally aesthetics. I found what I believe to be a winner in all 3. This jeep started her life in Colorado for the first 15, and then moved to a high rise in Chicago, where I dont think she got out of the underground parking too often. (poor thing looked like a caged bunny) First things on my agenda as finances allow are new tires, then maybe a hard top, and full doors (I intend to add a plow for next winter, I own a plow company and my Tundra is a little too big for driveways) The last 10 years I have Raced cars on tracks like Road America in cars like an SM Mazda Miata, and a 71 heavily modified Opel Gt in the 24 hours of Lemons and chumpcar. I am looking forward to meeting some new folks, and new hobby! Not sure if I am ever going to "build this jeep" or enjoy her as is, but knowing me, I always jump 2 feet in so who knows lol Other than owning a pretty crusty jeepster a few years ago to plow our business lot, I have never owned a jeep. I am hoping to make it to a ride or 2 and hoping I can get a ride with more experienced (and built jeeps) to learn and see what it is all about.

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Welcome to the forum! That's one good looking Jeep! I personally love the half doors with a soft top. Why get a hardtop? If it's not broken don't fix it lol

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getting the instructions to show a pic, I took as a hint rather than to post a link.
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