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Old February 16th, 2014, 11:23 AM   #1
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Well I've officially returned to the jeep world in a big way. My girlfriends grandpa had this jeep sitting in the back of the shop for quite some time and I've decided to get working on it ( after approval from the family). Here are some introductory pictures to get this thing started. Progress will be slow but well worth it.
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Old February 16th, 2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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Looks a lil rough, but I'm excited to see what you do with this.
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Old February 16th, 2014, 02:38 PM   #3
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It's extremely rough! I will probably eventually have to buy a new tub but my plans are to get it running at least then work from there
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Old February 16th, 2014, 03:31 PM   #4
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Post the upgrades.

It will be fun.
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Old February 16th, 2014, 04:28 PM   #5
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Rebuild:
Motor if needed
Transmission if needed
transfer case if needed
rear end if needed

Upgrades:
a small lift maybe 2 inches
Get the plow to work right
new top and doors

Basically I eventually want to frame off restore it but just getting it to run, drive, stop and plow would be nice right now
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Old February 18th, 2014, 07:56 AM   #6
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does anyone know a reputable place or someone that could rebuild my transfer case or transmission or how much it would cost?
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Old February 18th, 2014, 11:09 AM   #7
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I might have another setup
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Wramblerguy I will most likely be contacting you if the trans comes back being bad, heck if anything seems to be wrong you have a ton of parts it looks like
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Yes we have a lot of old school parts
Just give me a list of what you need when you figure it out and I'll let you know what I have
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So it looks like its going to need a new frame, new tub, fenders, windshield frame, clutch, and motor rebuild. I do know however it is all numbers matching real renegade with a straight 6 of some sort. Know I need to know if this style of jeep package is "rare" or can i chop it all up and make a dunes cruiser out of it?
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Part it out/ scrap it . Get something not so rough to start with.
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Part it out/ scrap it . Get something not so rough to start with.
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It may cost more up front to get something clean but in the long run it will be cheaper, easier and will end up nicer if you do.
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Part it out/ scrap it . Get something not so rough to start with.
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With all of the work it needs, you are going to basically end up with a completely different vehicle anyway. Other than being sentimental, it's not worth doing all of that work. That is, if the family approves of you parting it out.
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I can't scrap it family wants it fixed to at least plow so thats what i'll be doing as soon as the weather breaks. Until then I believe I will just save up some money to get a better starting platform.
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