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Old 08-12-2010, 02:12 PM
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Hey everybody, I just bought myself a 1998 Jeep XJ with 150,000 for $2200. I have officially named this Jeep the "Vanilla Gorilla".

The jeep runs and drives great, but it needs a little body work in some places.

So here she is after being wheeled, she's just a little muddy


After a nice little bath she's ready For paint


Some Masking



After a couple of coats


Ran out of newspaper.... had to use sisters Seventeen Mag....


I was going to finish the rest, but I was about to get rained out


More Tomorrow

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nice, love the name im waiting to do something to mine before i start my thread XD but looks very nice
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Haha Thanks man, this is my third vehicle, but my very first jeep
lots more in-store for her

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Since my buddy can't ride in the front seat with me in this great Communist state of Illinois, I have to make a compartment for him in the back




The case he arrived in



Drilling some pilot holes


Attached to the back seat like it was meant to be there
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Looks awesome
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Looks awesome
Thanks, I'm hoping to have enough money after tuition for college and insurance to purchase a lift and tires
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Lol that's bad *** man only one problem can't decided if I like the gun or the jeep better ha
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Thanks, I'm hoping to have enough money after tuition for college and insurance to purchase a lift and tires

Pretty cool. Tuition sucks and so does room and bored if you live on your campus like I do lol
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alright a combination jeep and gun build!!! First the M4 you got to get an aimpoint sight for it, then combat sling...hey you'll need it when the zombies attack! hehe. And the jeep looks like a great canvas in which to create a monster! Good luck!
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Lol that's bad *** man only one problem can't decided if I like the gun or the jeep better ha
Thanks man, the gun was about half the price of the jeep though, but oh well, it's really fun to shoot

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Pretty cool. Tuition sucks and so does room and bored if you live on your campus like I do lol
I'm living at home this year, and the campus is about 15 miles away, that will save me some money for a lift or wheels this fall

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alright a combination jeep and gun build!!! First the M4 you got to get an aimpoint sight for it, then combat sling...hey you'll need it when the zombies attack! hehe. And the jeep looks like a great canvas in which to create a monster! Good luck!
lol I don't know how much more will be done to the gun, accessories for that damn thing are way to exspensive hopefully the monster will be mostly complete by this winter


But before anything else I need to work on recharging the A/C and fixing the driver side window, which is off track

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Is that some rust or leftover mud from the bath under the drivers side door?
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Loving the project name, and putting the gun in like that is pretty bad***!
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Is that some rust or leftover mud from the bath under the drivers side door?
It's just some slight rust on the rocker panel, really the only place that is rusty on this jeep


Did some more work on the gorilla today. Got the A/C charged and fixed and installed a ac plug in the center console. I was going to fix the driver side window today, but it was getting to late in the afternoon




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Hey man could you do me a favor and take a picture of that M4 by the back window to get a size or message me the measurements of it from barrel to stock and top to bottom? i'm looking to buy one and trying to think of places to put it in the Jeep. it won't be in any kind of case.
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Originally Posted by Jeepman659 View Post
Hey man could you do me a favor and take a picture of that M4 by the back window to get a size or message me the measurements of it from barrel to stock and top to bottom? i'm looking to buy one and trying to think of places to put it in the Jeep. it won't be in any kind of case.
Just a quick hijack. check out police car supply stores or web sites. You can find M4 mounts with electronic locks.. mount a hidden switch up front and the m4 to the ceiling thats what all the squads around my town do and they are hard to see mounted up there.

Sorry for the Hijack
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