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MrClean's 1999 Jeep Wrangler

Discussion in 'Member's Rides' started by MrClean, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. MrClean

    MrClean New Member
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    Well.... at 53 I purchased my first Jeep. What took me so damn long.....?.... guess all the bikes and guns kept me busy. 1999 that came with Bikini Top, Soft Top, Hard top & doors. Not in mint shape as I know the 2 owners (brothers) and they use their stuff. I'm brand new like I said so not sure if it's 'sport' or what but it has the 4.0L engine. Believe she's lifted 4" with the Mickey Thompsons stuffed under there.

    Will be a work in progress to get it up to what I want to end up with but it should be fun. Right now am tearing down to replace freeze plug and exhaust manifold. He's knocking that expense off the 3500. Feel like it was a deal... we'll see.

    Next is to gut inside and line it. I think the paint is salvageable with some wet sanding and clear coat. At least good enough for me. He threw in 6.5" kickers for the sound bar on it and the weird shaped ones for front panels, along with JVC head unit that will go in. Probably add a sub.

    After that.... not real sure but I'm pretty sure I'll find all sorts of things to do here in the forum.

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    Rob5589 Rust•eze Bumper Ointment certified dealer
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    Cool, welcome aboard.
     
  3. lowranger

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    Welcome.... Nice looking TJ.
     
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    Nice looking jeep. As far as what your jeep is and what it came with follow this link: http://jeepsies.com/jeep-build-sheet/

    It will guide you through a few steps that will give you a complete build sheet for your jeep. That way you can know exactly what was on your jeep when it rolled out of the factory.

    Have fun with it and welcome to the forum
     
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  5. MrClean

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    Thanks man!!!!

    Welp... what I thoughtwas a leaking freeze plug turned out to be a cracked block. Lucky for me, buddy iI longerit from is giving me back 2k so I can put a motor in her.

    Little more than I bargained for but I'm still in at 3500. With a newer 4.0 out of a rubicon that had never left the pavement. In a wreck that bent frame.

    So here we go.... guess I should start a thread in there project thread....
     
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    It's never too late to own a Wrangler!

    I look forward to seeing what you do with it!
     
  7. MrClean

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    The saga continues.... first engine that came out of a Rubicon made it to the shop before it was noticed that the motor mount flange was busted in the side collision. So on to the next engine out of a 2004 model. It seems to be good so moving along with swapping it out. Here's a couple pics of the massive crackS in the old block. Not sure if I'm going to keep the head off the old engine or just scrap it all. Hopefully will finish up this weekend and have her on the road.
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  8. MrClean

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    Here's a pic of the first motor that didn't work out so well.... haha
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    Long road ahead. It keeps you chained at home occupied.
     
  10. glwood

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    Welcome.

    You did say "I know the 2 owners (brothers) and they use their stuff"...:rolleyes: I'd say they might have overused their stuff.
     
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    Yep, and he readily admitted that he put it up last winter without antifreeze. He took the expense of replacing engine off price so I'm still in under 3500 at this point..... hopefully will be on road again soon.
     

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