I bought a fugly Jeep - meet Ric Flair

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It may not look like it, but I have worked on this thing all day and many more days of work are in front of me. Good times and an excellent way to spend time in the pandemic.

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Looking better already. I've never been a fan of the whole black and red thing. Although, I guess I'm not a fan of all the red on the Rubicon either, so maybe I just don't care for red...
Anyway. Hoods better without all the red, and I notice work has already begun on the grille/bumper.





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Noble idea to rescue a JK like this. Please tell me you had it towed to your house in the middle of the night when your neighbors were asleep and immediately put in the garage.
 

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I like what you are doing with that fugly critter.

I'd call it "Wrescue Wrangler".... ;)
 
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Have to admit that I love driving it when I can forget about all the crazy installed on it. Good Jeep, I'm gathering up the parts to make it functional as a Jeep.
 

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Very cool idea. Following!!
 
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Well I got the home tint ripped off today and had my friend tint this one with some 20% as per my usual. The red WRANGLER is coming off the windshield today, and it was warm enough to take the doors off since I couldn’t roll the freshly tinted windows down and installed some needed mud.

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I seen the post title and was going to jump in and say "it wasn't" before seeing it, but then ooooof....

Amazing recovery with the new front end. :fist bump:
Thanks, and it truly did start out as a fugly Bro-Dozer. The de-bro'ing process will take awhile but we will get there.
 

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Well I got the home tint ripped off today and had my friend tint this one with some 20% as per my usual. The red WRANGLER is coming off the windshield today, and it was warm enough to take the doors off since I couldn’t roll the freshly tinted windows down and installed some needed mud.
Huge improvement already. This is a brilliant idea taking something tacky you can get a good deal on and rehabing it. Thank you for sharing the journey, looking forward to seeing how it goes from here!
 

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All I would do is change the front grill. Then drive it with pride. Might even act a little smug with it. LOL.
 
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All I would do is change the front grill. Then drive it with pride. Might even act a little smug with it. LOL.
Eh I've already ordered bumpers, flares, etc.

Would love to find a suspension setup for it for cheap, it's still running stock springs/shocks.
 
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I took the time to drag out the pressure washer yesterday to see how much red paint I could get off of the frame, not too bad. Anyone have recommendations on what to be able to get them back to black with? I’m thinking rattle can bedliner.

I did find the biggest rattle in the Jeep I’m proud to say, the rear bolts of the sound bar were missing. 😳

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Man, what a difference a little red removal and a stock grille can do. Much better.
I think the bed liner spray should work quite well to get the frame back to black.
 
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Man, what a difference a little red removal and a stock grille can do. Much better.
I think the bed liner spray should work quite well to get the frame back to black.
I think getting everything a nice even coat of black will be extremely helpful.

I contacted a local spray-in bedliner company and got a quote on coating the aluminum inner fenders, but that came back high so I may be trying to get them black myself also.
 
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I like what you are doing with that fugly critter.

I'd call it "Wrescue Wrangler".... ;)
Like the name!

For now I have dubbed the project as "Project Toneittheeffdownasap". I think it's catchy.
 

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