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Old 12-20-2010, 07:21 PM
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What to build, what to build...

So a member on the forum here is doing the greatest thing anyone could ever do: giving me a J20. For a buck. A dollar.
Rustywagoneers has agreed to assist in towing it home from Wisconsin, so a dream of mine (aren't free Jeeps anyone's dream?) is literally coming true.

Now, back on October 7th, around the time we were finishing up the motor swap on my wag, I was in a Jeep-killing car accident. Long story short, a woman ran a red light and t-boned me doing about fifty, right in the DS door. In a Kia. A Killed In Action.
Luckily no one WAS killed in action.
I was driving an XJ (my mothers), and found out that day that XJ's save lives.


Anyway, after all of the rigamorole, my mother got about 6k for her Jeep (which I thought was ridiculous, given all the other 2001 XJ's with less than 100k went for at LEAST 7) and put a healthy down payment on this:

So now, I'm presented with an interesting situation.

My back has sustained serious enough injury from the latest accident to receive a (hopefully) substantial settlement. If I'm a really lucky "googley moogley" I might be able to use some of that toward a build...I'm also getting around 60 average hours a week (as a college student), and saving money quite well.

Needless to say, I've been thinking a lot about what to do with the truck. I've also been thinking: Once the truck is done and daily drivable, what will I do to my wag?

As far as motors I'm thinking 6.2 diesel in one, 4.0 I6 in the other.

Who's got input? Opinions?

What should I do?!!?
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:23 PM
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:37 PM
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If you get a settlement, sock that money away. You may need it later down the road.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:42 AM
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XJ's will take a beating. I saw an offset front crash test of an XJ once. I think the speed was 55. The report indicated the dummy's left leg would have been broken. That's not bad considering the seriousness of the crash. It looked bad.
I don't have any advice for you at the moment, other than to echo FSJ Guy. Sit on the money.
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