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 Post subject: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:15 am 
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well back in september i picked up another xj this one is my third one its a 2000 sport 180k all stock 8.25 rear axle 3:55 gears 231 tcase picked it up for 1500 bucks future plans include a rough country 4.5 x series lift and 33x12.5x15 bfg km2's on soft 8s
here it is when i brought it home
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then my side molding was falling off so i went ahead and ripped them off then used duplicolor bed armor on my rockers turned out pretty good imo
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then i tried testing out the stock flex on my back porch lol
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here is a few more in my front yard
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then took a pic with my buddies lowered eclipse which is also silver
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then i installed a couple off road lights on the bumper and used a kc wiring kit that i had from when i bought lights for my old TJ i installed everything and it came out good i really like the way the rocker switch turned out

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then unfortunately the xj started leaking coolant really bad and it was odd becuase it was leaking off the back of the head and down on to the tranny and such so it was time to pull the head here are some picks
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took the head to the machine shop to have it checked out he said it wasnt in that bad of shape but there was a hole in the freeze plug in the back of the head so replaced that and took .008 off the surface and pressure tested it and vacuum checked it i ordered the head gasket kit and head bolts and lifters hopefully in the next week or so i can start putting it back together its killing me having it torn apart right now i wanna drive her so bad!!! lmk what you guys think

and just for kicks here is a few pics of my old TJ
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much much more to come stay tuned!!!!!!!

here is a few more pics!
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started snowing the other day and there was a snow mound calling my name didnt get far but hey not bad for stock! lol
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look what brown santa brought me i wasnt even expecting the wheels till tomorrow!!! cant wait for my lift to get here tomorrow!!! still no word on when the track bar will arrive tho :(
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my lift showed up today! just waiting on the track bar so i can get started installing stuff taking the tires and wheels to work tomorrow to mount them up!

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got the tires mounted and balanced today and started installing the lift the biggest pain was that the PO welded the track bar bolt to the bracket so i had to grind the weld down then used a socket to break the weld the rest of the way luckily it came right out!
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hopefully ill get the back finished up tomorrow then my adjustable track bar should be here monday so i should be able to get it all buttoned up really soon!

got the drivers side rear all taken apart had to cut 3 of the leaf spring bolts out they were seized in the bushing
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the passanger side i got the back shackle bolt out far enough where i can cut it out but the front bolt the head twisted off so now i gotta figure out how im gonna get it out since the other end is still threaded in the hole..... stay tuned!

ok so ended up cutting a pocket under the front bracket and took a air chisel to the nut to break the welds got it out then the back shackle bolt nut welds broke so i ended up having to cut my rear bumper off to get to the area where the broken nut was got that all taken care of got the new springs on and went to do my tcase drop and both the bolts broke off and the studs wont turn out....other than that just gotta get my IRO adjustable track bar on and get the bolts in for the rear shocks! here is a pic of it on all four wheels
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well everything is done except the tcase drop! took her out on her maiden voyage tonight! let me know what you guys think
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i trimmed my front fenders yesterday after ripping the one fender flare off turning into my drive way so i only had a short time so the cut job is kinda haggered ill go back through and trim it again but for now no rub and i got a front row parking spot at home lol
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mounted my gun rack today!
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here are some more recent pics gonna hopefully take her out wheeling for the first time today!

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o i took my front sway bar off the other day best decision i made she flexes pretty good now
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how we park at work lol
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here are some pics from last sunday playing around this was the deciding factor in me taking my sway bar off in the front
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took her out and had some fun not too long ago
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cut and folded my rear fenders and then sprayed duplicolor bed armor over them turned out pretty good imo
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then some poser flex shots lol

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parked next to a stocker today lol
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was bored waiting for class to start so this is what we did lol
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been a while since i updated so here we go took the jeep to the four wheel drive jamboree in lima ohio was going to trailer it over there but had some things happen with the trailer here is a pic of it on stock tire and wheels it looks weird i dont like it lol
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got my new sticker on
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decided to finish the bedliner paint job
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did some wheeling in my hometown
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picked this up at the junk yard for 13 bucks
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i love when i get jeep parts in the mail!
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hitch installed!
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bumper brackets on and bumper reinstalled for first time since i lifted her so happy!!!!!
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let me know what you guys think!

had to show the wrangler who was el conquistador
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later that same night my buddy with the wrangler needed a tow
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cut my front bumper up
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havin some fun at costco
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all the xjs parked at work
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this is my jeepin buddy dixie she loves the jeep as you can tell
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aftermath of a little night wheeling
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picked this up to put on the jeep only paid 15 bucks
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then i picked this up for 43 bucks i cant believe i finally found one been looking for one for ever and this one is even lighted!!!!!!!
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got the cab lights wired up!
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ordered a set of cree pod lights just waiting on those i just got a set of light brackets that mount to my cowl i will be installing those tomorrow so ill have more pics up tomorrow!

added led bulbs to the visor
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installed my crustys pod light brackets
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pod lights installed
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they are bright as hell!!!! here is my regular headlights
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and with pod lights on!
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and a shot my buddy took as we were cruisin down the road
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went to my buddys place for a mud bog and they talked me into taking the jeep through needless to say everyone was quite stunned when i blew the pit on the first try...showed that stock h3 up here is the only pic i could find from the bog with my jeep in it lol

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free and easy way to get a underbody wash!!!!!
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ordered a 20" LED light bar this past friday so hopefully ill have that by the end of the week cant wait!!! more updates to come!

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*BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!!(sold)
*DD*02 ford fuckus(Traded)
*OLD BLUE*1990 xj*4.0*35.12.5x15*currently resurrecting! (sold)
*OLD RED* 1990 xj*4.0*30x9.5x15*(sold)
*ZOMBIE HUNTER*1997 ZJ*5.2*24 lb injectors*msd ignition*taurus cooling fan upgrade*
*OLD WHITE*mud truck*1977*GMC stepside 1 ton*383 stroker*39.5x13.50x16 ss iroks*


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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:48 pm 
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All that in one day?!?!?!?!

Excellent post. Looks awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:08 pm 
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lol i wish it was one day no this has been over the course of almost a year since last september just now finally got around to taking the time to post it on this page i dont get on here as much as i used to back in the day! lol

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*BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!!(sold)
*DD*02 ford fuckus(Traded)
*OLD BLUE*1990 xj*4.0*35.12.5x15*currently resurrecting! (sold)
*OLD RED* 1990 xj*4.0*30x9.5x15*(sold)
*ZOMBIE HUNTER*1997 ZJ*5.2*24 lb injectors*msd ignition*taurus cooling fan upgrade*
*OLD WHITE*mud truck*1977*GMC stepside 1 ton*383 stroker*39.5x13.50x16 ss iroks*


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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:57 am 
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Looks great! :tu2:
FYI, "old red" is still pluggin' along.....

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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:58 am 
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Your kidding me??? I've wondered if you still had her or not!! Still all stock??

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*BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!!(sold)
*DD*02 ford fuckus(Traded)
*OLD BLUE*1990 xj*4.0*35.12.5x15*currently resurrecting! (sold)
*OLD RED* 1990 xj*4.0*30x9.5x15*(sold)
*ZOMBIE HUNTER*1997 ZJ*5.2*24 lb injectors*msd ignition*taurus cooling fan upgrade*
*OLD WHITE*mud truck*1977*GMC stepside 1 ton*383 stroker*39.5x13.50x16 ss iroks*


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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:55 am 
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Yup, still stock. Took me a while to get around to straightening out the title issue, (actually the Mrs. fixed, with a trip to Ohio). It's now on loan to one of the "kids" who can't seem to own a vehicle of his own with out pawning it, (can't pawn it if he doesn't have the title). :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:50 am 
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What was the issue with the title and did you ever figure out the battery issue???

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*BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!!(sold)
*DD*02 ford fuckus(Traded)
*OLD BLUE*1990 xj*4.0*35.12.5x15*currently resurrecting! (sold)
*OLD RED* 1990 xj*4.0*30x9.5x15*(sold)
*ZOMBIE HUNTER*1997 ZJ*5.2*24 lb injectors*msd ignition*taurus cooling fan upgrade*
*OLD WHITE*mud truck*1977*GMC stepside 1 ton*383 stroker*39.5x13.50x16 ss iroks*


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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:38 pm 
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Wow, a little time delay between replies...
The Jeep had changed hands too many times without the title work being done. Tracked down the last guy it was properly titled too and he signed it over to us.
The battery issue was "dormant" for quite a while, but right at the minute it's back again.

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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
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What all did you have to do to track him down?

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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:41 pm 
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The Mrs. got tired of it just sitting in the driveway. She went to the inter-web and found someone with the same last name at the Ohio address that was on the title. Called and got the kids mom, who gave our number to him. He called and met us at the Ohio BMV and signed it over. Brought that paper work back home and had a new title in the mail about a week later. Not near as hard as I expected. Of course now I owe the Mrs....

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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:18 pm 
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Buy her a vacuum or some kind of kitchen appliance.

Broads love those kinds of things.

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Jeeper4Life wrote:
Buy her a vacuum or some kind of kitchen appliance.

Broads love those kinds of things.


Haha that's freaking awesome

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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
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Unfortunately this one's not that easy. What she wants is her purple XJ rebuilt, with a new 4.0, a lift and 31s....

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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
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Well pull that motor out of that comanche and let me come pick it up finally :)

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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
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damn wow lol ok been a while since i posted been busy so got a lot of pics to post!

well buddy of mine bought a xj with a spartan locker in the front and he didnt want it so he told me if i traded him spider gears he would give me the locker for free!

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locker installed with new carrier bearings!

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at the local jeep meet and greet

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got me zj washer bottle in finally but had to modify the air box to make it work

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at a local jeep event

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ya i think its time to fix the floors....

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blew the lower radiator hose while i was wheeling thank god i had a buddy who lived close

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time to replace the radiator and hoses

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new stickers add extra horse right lol
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first snow of the year!
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and stuck......lol

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*BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!!(sold)
*DD*02 ford fuckus(Traded)
*OLD BLUE*1990 xj*4.0*35.12.5x15*currently resurrecting! (sold)
*OLD RED* 1990 xj*4.0*30x9.5x15*(sold)
*ZOMBIE HUNTER*1997 ZJ*5.2*24 lb injectors*msd ignition*taurus cooling fan upgrade*
*OLD WHITE*mud truck*1977*GMC stepside 1 ton*383 stroker*39.5x13.50x16 ss iroks*


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new lights got em for free

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getting ready to paint the hood

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before wet sand and buff

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wet sanded and buffed out

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all finished!

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hopefully in the next couple weeks ill be ordering a jcr vanguard winch bumper!

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*BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!!(sold)
*DD*02 ford fuckus(Traded)
*OLD BLUE*1990 xj*4.0*35.12.5x15*currently resurrecting! (sold)
*OLD RED* 1990 xj*4.0*30x9.5x15*(sold)
*ZOMBIE HUNTER*1997 ZJ*5.2*24 lb injectors*msd ignition*taurus cooling fan upgrade*
*OLD WHITE*mud truck*1977*GMC stepside 1 ton*383 stroker*39.5x13.50x16 ss iroks*


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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:18 pm 
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apparently ive got a itch to paint a bunch of shit so finally painted my visor

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*BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!!(sold)
*DD*02 ford fuckus(Traded)
*OLD BLUE*1990 xj*4.0*35.12.5x15*currently resurrecting! (sold)
*OLD RED* 1990 xj*4.0*30x9.5x15*(sold)
*ZOMBIE HUNTER*1997 ZJ*5.2*24 lb injectors*msd ignition*taurus cooling fan upgrade*
*OLD WHITE*mud truck*1977*GMC stepside 1 ton*383 stroker*39.5x13.50x16 ss iroks*


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 Post subject: Re: project money pit xj
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:30 pm 
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i finally finished the visor and the hood shes ready to play!

also added a new radio to it no more coins holding the old one in lol

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*BLACK OUT 2001 60th anniversery TJ*4.0*soft 8's*33x12.5 dunlap mudrovers* kc daylighters*3.25 rough country suspension lift*d30*d44* BUILT NOT BOUGHT!!!!!(sold)
*DD*02 ford fuckus(Traded)
*OLD BLUE*1990 xj*4.0*35.12.5x15*currently resurrecting! (sold)
*OLD RED* 1990 xj*4.0*30x9.5x15*(sold)
*ZOMBIE HUNTER*1997 ZJ*5.2*24 lb injectors*msd ignition*taurus cooling fan upgrade*
*OLD WHITE*mud truck*1977*GMC stepside 1 ton*383 stroker*39.5x13.50x16 ss iroks*


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