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Old 03-06-2013, 12:47 PM
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Hello everybody. Figured Id start a build before I get too far so I dont forget anything. This is problably going to be very slow.

Well I bought this Jeep on Febuary 24, 2013 for $400 with no title.
280,000 Miles
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It was overheating, broke steering tilt, 1 flat tire, gangster lean seat, can start with no key and cant open drivers door from inside. Also had a couple dents in it.

Didnt see much rust so I thought it was a good deal.

Where it had been sitting:

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Well I got it home and cleaned out the rear. It had 2 new tires, glasspack, rack, antifreeze bottles of water, and some other random stuff. Here are some pics right after I got it home.

Exhaust (VIDEO) :


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It had a nice HD radio in it and 2 nice 6x9's.

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Here were some things that were wrong with it

Dented fender
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Messed up Steering Coloum (VIDEO)


Mold
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Well I started taking apart the steering coloum to fix it but i didnt have a lock plate tool so I put it back together.

Found out the front axle doesnt engage in 4x4. Problably permanetly lock it or posi lock. not sure yet.

A couple days later (5 days ago) I pulled the coloum back apart and pulled all that stuff out. I decided just to replace it. It was broken anyways.


Then 4 days ago I spray painted some random rust spots on it.

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Then 3 days ago I took off the flare and pulled the big dent out of the drivers fender. While it was off I started trimming it. Havent finished it yet. Not too bad for a first.

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Old 03-06-2013, 05:43 PM
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Great start, what are you going to do about the title?
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:17 PM
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Great start, what are you going to do about the title?
The person I bought it from lives down the street. She took a loan on the title and im problably going to pay it off so I can get one. If i cant get one its going to be MJ parts.
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Excited to see how this thing comes along
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Excited to see how this thing comes along
Thanks. I aint going to be doing a whole lot yet as im problably moving soon.

Plus with 3 Jeeps its hard to keep up with all of them.
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Staying in Asheboro or moving elsewhere?
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Staying in Asheboro or moving elsewhere?
Im either moving to Brevard NC, near Asheville or Tulsa Oaklahoma. I atleast want to go to Uwharrie 1ce first before I move though.

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Looking forward to see how your build turns out
Thanks. I should start work this weekend. Problably making a trip to Pull-A-Part.
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Damn...Oklahoma? Hope you stay in NC
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If u plan on moving I'd deff hit it up one last time this is my buddy Matt coming off first ledge daniel was washed out bad
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Wrong pic sorry hold on
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Wrong pic sorry hold on
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If u plan on moving I'd deff hit it up one last time this is my buddy Matt coming off first ledge daniel was washed out bad
Sweet! Thanks for posting.


Well as much as I hate to say it... this Jeep is being donated to my MJ. I can't get a title for this and I want to be able to drive my MJ. The tear down of the MJ should start tomarrow. I'm going to try to rebuild my MJ with only $300 or so outta my pocket. By the time I'm done this is only going to be a shell. Sadly.

Anybody think I should make a build here for the MJ?
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Id start a new thread cor the MJ but post a link here so I can find it!
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Id start a new thread cor the MJ but post a link here so I can find it!
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Hey, factory tow hooks, that along with the drivetrain alone is worth the price you paid for it! Nice find!!!
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