Randy the Wrangler's Revival

Dec 26, 2018
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Fairborn, OH
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Build thread for the 2003 Patriot Blue TJ Sport 4.0L I purchased on September 25th 2018.

This is my first Jeep and am very proud to be part of the family. Only stipulation from the previous owner was that I don't change the name so Randy stays. I just graduated college, and am still working on a budget so this thread won't be anything crazy just the story of rebuilding and repairing Randy.

I intend to add posts for all of the work I've put into the jeep so far, and update it as I continue to do more in the future. I'll start with some pictures from the day I bought it.

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Caravan home with the Stang
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Jan 4, 2019
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Washington State
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Build thread for the 2003 Patriot Blue TJ Sport 4.0L I purchased on September 25th 2018.

This is my first Jeep and am very proud to be part of the family. Only stipulation from the previous owner was that I don't change the name so Randy stays.

I intend to add posts for all of the work I've put into the jeep so far, and update it as I continue to do more in the future. I'll start with some pictures from the day I bought it.

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So how many miles did you have to caravan home. Picked mine up in Dec 2018 and had 138 mi to get home.
 
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Nominal
Dec 26, 2018
49
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Fairborn, OH
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Looking great...good bones and drivable which is a bonus.
Thanks! I was just looking for a decent frame and engine that seemed to have been cared for. Runs like a top. I feel like I stole it for $2,800. It already looks alot better, gonna start typing up the posts now to bring the thread up to date.
 
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Nominal
Dec 26, 2018
49
35
Fairborn, OH
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September 27th 2018
The interior of the jeep was disgusting. First thing I did was strip out nearly all the interior, and give the tub a deep clean.

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After cleaning the tub I used a shop vac, water and some Macguiars detailing shampoo to deep clean the seats. Below are some before and after pics.
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