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?!!?