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Well, I finally did it. after 6 years and 4 months of ownership, I traded my Jeep this weekend. I spent the last two months fixing all the stupid stuff that was either broken, on it's way to breaking or needed to be upgraded to something stronger before it broke. I ripped off a control arm mount a few months ago on the front axle, so I put in Ballistic's spring perches and lower control arm brackets, which required fabbing up a new track bar bracket on the frame side. Put some new tires on, replaced the destroyed CJ-7 tailgate with a new one, bought a new top, installed an '05-'06 "leather" shift boot, axle seals & bearings all the way around, replaced the catalytic converters, new clutch, shocks, and the list goes on. Basically, the Jeep was finally the way I wanted it for the last 3 years and I traded it off literally the next day. The only reason I did all this work was because I traded it to my friend's dad for an '04 Super Duty, that despite the fact that it has 165k on the clock, literally looks like it's brand new and not because he cleaned it up for me, it always looks like that. He's super anal about his maintenance, which is critical on a 6.0 diesel and likely the reason the truck has never had an issue. I worked for Ford as a diesel tech for 5 years and there isn't another 6.0 that I'd own out there, not because they are bad motors, because very few people maintain them and I don't know anyone else that had taken as good of care of their truck.

So now I'm one step closer to my buggy project, got the truck now, so I can start buying tube and other stuff and haul it with the truck. Just need a trailer and some time and the Jeep will be fully replaced. Honestly, the Jeep is in it's ideal role now as a 3rd vehicle. I daily drove it everyday for the past 6+ years and although fun, it was just impractical. $1k worth of tires getting burned up every year, new windshields about as fast, no room to haul anything of actual size etc. But all it all, it was the most fun vehicle I've ever owned.

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Me & my sad face:



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My happy face:

 

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I don't blame you a bit, nice truck. Have you considered buying a prefab chassis like the essential offroad 321 or a BTF style as to doing a one off?
 

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That sucks but at least you can now get a buggy! :lildevil:
 

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sleepsontoilet said:
I don't blame you a bit, nice truck. Have you considered buying a prefab chassis like the essential offroad 321 or a BTF style as to doing a one off?

That is still an option. Honestly, buggy build is still about a year out, so I don't have any definite build plans yet. Truck is also gonna serve as a tool for a business I'm going to try starting up in the next few months.
 

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Red Dog Leader said:
The shirt says it all! :lildevil: :rotflmao:

That's why I wore it that day.
 
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