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Old 04-26-2007, 10:09 AM
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New Jeep girl

Hello there! I'm a newbie to the site so I thought I'd say hi. I'm from the great white north, I have 4 Jeeps and just finished doing an 80 Wagoneer (my first FSJ). I did this one on a budget of $1500 so it doesn't look too bad for what it was worth!

I also have an 87 MJ pickup, a 97 TJ (this is my pride and joy rock crawler that is still in the process of getting built) and my daily driver is a 95 ZJ.

Anyhow just thought I'd say hi. Great site you have here!


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Old 04-26-2007, 10:12 AM
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Welcome to the site! That's a nice looking wag, and you'll be surprised once you get it out there how capable it really is.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:21 AM
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Welcome to the nuthouse. Since you already have other rigs with the same nameplate, you are too far gone to salvage, and will fit right in.

Good looking wag with the "rhino" nose conversion, I see locking hubs on it, has the NP208 case??

Come on down and all of us here at the shop can go out to the local course and play 18 (figure you are at a golf course up there from the background)
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:34 AM
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Welcome Blondie(and with dark hair no less eh?). Always nice to see more Kanukistan folks on here especially ladies.
Nice job for $1500...be proud Blondie. Keep going to make it what you want. Go girl! Bucking the tide is what FSJ folks are all about.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:34 AM
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:37 AM
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Thanks for the welcome guys!!

Yeah I've got a bit of a Jeep addiction. I still want to restore a CJ2A some day but for right now I'll try to get these done.

I bought the 64 Gladiator gril as the first "mod". It sure made a difference from that plastic 80s crap they had on there before.

As for the golf carts haha... the guy who owns the shop behind me rents those out to courses and just stores them there for the winter. I absolutely HATE golf haha. Probably because it's the only sport that I'm really, really bad at. lol.

It has the locking hubs & 208 tcase as well. There's a lot of work that needs to be done to this thing... I can clean a lot of the stuff out form under the hood & I need to do a major tuneup, but I'm proud of this little bugger.

Here's some before pics:










and after I fixed the floor


Still lots of work to be done, but so far this is probably one of my favorite vehicles that I've owned!
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:14 AM
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Did you patch the floors with new sheetmetal? They look good in the last pics, even if it's a little dark to see.

And welcome to the board.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:35 AM
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Nice Wago...

Blondie/"Guerita"

Very Nice Wago,

Congratulations from Mexico...
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:52 AM
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I used a heavy tin to patch them up. Cut out all the old rusted stuff & then cut some new panels. Sorry about the dark picture..


Hola PITFSJ! Gracias... Si, Estoy Guerita.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:57 AM
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Welcome!

Drive that puppy down to Ouray this july and come see Colorado's little mountains
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:32 PM
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Welcome from another Oregonian! Hope you don't mind, I lightened the floor pic to see your handiwork....very nice!

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Old 04-26-2007, 12:35 PM
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Looks like Gary has competition on floor pans now

Nice work
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:49 PM
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welcome! nice rig you have there!

feel free to post pictures of your other jeep goodies.

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Old 04-26-2007, 12:54 PM
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Welcome, nice looking wag!
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:12 PM
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Dayum! $1500 and you got that?! Ive got close to $3000 in my trans and motor alone! another $300 in my rear axle, and prolly another grand in there for other random crap. You done good

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Old 04-26-2007, 02:19 PM
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I'd love to stop down in the US to do some trail rides. My husband got picked as an alternate for the Four Wheeler Top Truck Challenge this year so we will be leaving for our road trip to Cali for TTC on June 2 and hitting the Rubicon on the way back. Unfortunately my TJ wont be ready in time for me to drive at the Rubicon, so I guess I'll just be a spectator.

Thanks for lightening the picture... it looks much better.

Here's some pics of my TJ's cage...





I'll get some more updated ones tomorrow. Some specs on it:

97 TJ
Custom 4 link suspension by Evolution Machining
complete with 16 Evo heim joints
Highsteer, assisted hydro
16" King Coilover shocks
Dana 44 & 60 combo with 5.13's abnd detroit locked front & rear
37" Pitbull Rockers on 17" Dick Cepek DC1 rims (might have to go to 39.5's)
Stak 2 speed tcase
full cage, partial exo by Evolution Machining

uhmm... thats about it I think. Until I get more money & can afford a motor swap next year.
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:08 PM
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Nice work, welcome aboard!
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:11 PM
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Nice fab work on the TJ.

Look out boys and girls, this lady is definately hard core jeeper
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:19 PM
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Nice fab work on the TJ.

Look out boys and girls, this lady is definately hard core jeeper
you forgot to add in the word "broke".
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