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bajackson13

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Hey y'all, from rural NC! I am an owner of a 2004 Jeep Wrangler. I've had this Jeep for 12 years and initially went to work on the project right away. Lots of upgrades including a 6" lift and 35s (because we do a lot of rock crawling on the coast of NC 😉🙄) front bumper, warn winch, KC lightbar/lights, neoprene seats to match, SYE. In all honesty I was young and foolish and went for bad ass looks instead of being realistic. Fast forward a few years, I got pregnant with baby number 1 and started having issues getting in and out of the jeep. The last sentence on repeat x 3.....So the jeep sat, and I looked at it just dreaming. A set of tires dry rotted and after replacing them the Jeep sat again. Hasnt been inspected in 4 years and questionable rust in some areas but...... Now 6 years later my 3 girls are old enough that I can tinker a little and even get all of us in and out it without issue. So the Jeep is being resurrected. I came to this forum for guidance along the way. Now older and at a different stage of life I so wish I had of been smarter about the lift and tire size but hindsight is 20/20. The plans now are to begin updating where necessary and inspecting every nook and cranny. My husband is supervising and I am doing every bit of the work I can, with his help as needed. I'm looking forward to hearing from the Jeep gods along the way and learning all I can from y'all. May start a build thread to have a way of documenting progress 🤷‍♀️.

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TWiG01

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Welcome to the forum and good luck! It’s cool you held onto it over all the years. A build thread is a great idea too!
 
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bajackson13

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Welcome to the forum and good luck! It’s cool you held onto it over all the years. A build thread is a great idea too!
Thanks! This Jeep is a lifetime dream of mine and though we had times in the last decade we had to consider selling it, we always (thankfully) decided against it. My hubs knows how much this Jeep means to me and is excited to see me in it again! His toy is an 04 corvette so between the 2 of us we always have projects and updates 💸💸💸.
 
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Chris

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Welcome to the forum! I've got two girls and one boy, all around your kids ages.

I'll bet they love riding in it, I know mine do.
 
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bajackson13

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Welcome to the forum! I've got two girls and one boy, all around your kids ages.

I'll bet they love riding in it, I know mine do.
Thank you! Kids are awesome and make our hobbies all the more exciting! They do love riding in it, I've been able to ride them around the farm some.
 
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Ron505

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Welcome from Ohio! Awesome you were able to hold onto it! Great to hear you're getting it back out and ready to enjoy safely with your girls!