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Old 07-11-2014, 08:13 PM
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picked up an 88 2 door 5 speed for my gf the other day.. d30/d35, 4.0, dark red leather int, nothing special. ext used to be grey until some previous owner painted it camo with bright orange fender flares.
stock suspension running 31s, needs rear wheel cylinders, and of course it has the ever popular cracked coolant tank. big surprise.
so far her build plans are: repaint it, 3" lift, 33s, swap in an auto trans, and upgrade the cooling system. aaaand... that's it. nice reliable, dependable daily driver that can hold its own in the woods. will be getting a cb, probably going to make a roof rack, some other small things.
overall, its a pretty clean xj that looks as though it has never seen dirt or mud (until I ran it through a small mud hole last night. hey, gotta test it, right?)
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:20 PM
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Picts? you gotta post some pictures of this cammo'd XJ with orange fender flares...
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:26 PM
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when we got it:


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today we got the blue paint off of the headlights
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pulled the flares off
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the whole damn rear bumper fell off! the bumper brackets were rusted clear through. never seen that crap before on an xj..
anyways, we got the front fenders cut today, will do the rear tomorrow as long as it isn't hotter than satans taint outside.
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and it seems no jeep is complete without:
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A Michael Waddell "Bone Collector" LE.
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there you go, caronaxtr, camo jeep, orange flares. you posted while I was writing..
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by EZEARL View Post
A Michael Waddell "Bone Collector" LE.
I honestly have no idea what you just said...
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Don't hunt,huh?
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Originally Posted by 87lowcog35s View Post
there you go, caronaxtr, camo jeep, orange flares. you posted while I was writing..

LOL, cut front fenders look good, can't say I've every seen the back bumper fallin off like that.. and I live in Buffalo NY (more salt on the roads here than anywhere else).


Keep up the good work & keep posting..
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Originally Posted by EZEARL View Post
Don't hunt,huh?
id love too, but no one in my family does, and I don't know anyone who does, so......
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Originally Posted by caronaxtr View Post
LOL, cut front fenders look good, can't say I've every seen the back bumper fallin off like that.. and I live in Buffalo NY (more salt on the roads here than anywhere else).


Keep up the good work & keep posting..
will do. thanks
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Originally Posted by EZEARL View Post
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not sure if you were referring to the camo/orange paint, or the thing on the rear window.. if you were talking about the window, that's actually something I designed and painted on the window for my gf..
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I was refering to the paint scheme. I kinda like it. Waddell is well known on the sportsmen circuit. The color scheme for a few of his products is camo with orange trim.
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gotcha. I just don't understand camo paint on trucks.. what are you sneaking up on, mailboxes? traffic? idk, just not my thing. wasn't trying to offend anyone..
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id love too, but no one in my family does, and I don't know anyone who does, so......

Living in Va. you have alot of public hunting land. Get your hunter safety card,hunting license,a bolt action .22 rimfire rifle,decent 6x scope,some std velocity hollow point ammo,pack up some camping gear in your Jeep and go hunt some squirrels. When you can get your limit a day of squirrels you'll be a hunter. Hint. 1-They can hear WELL and SEE any movement or bright object as a threat. 2-Get as close as needed.
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thanks ezearl, will do. ive got a savage .22 with a bushnell scope I use for ground hogs, didn't know about public hunting land, guess its time to hit google
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