2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited

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2005 Jeep Wrangler

TJ Unlimited

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My oldest son has started collecting Jeeps. He has my old 1972 J2000 pickup and also a 1987 Jeep Wrangler that he restored. I wanted to get a Jeep too so he and I could spend time playing with them together. Also, a Jeep will fit into my life well.

I decided to get an Unlimited if I could find one with a 4.0L six cylinder, automatic transmission and hardtop.

I found one over in Alabama that is in decent shape. It has about 140K miles on it and a straight body without rust. It has always been a southeast vehicle and mostly in middle and southern Georgia.

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The outside has a few blemishes but not dents and rust. The frame looks pristine. I will make it look as good as possible with buffing and polishing. The paint chips will get some repair and touchup paint.

Mechanically it had a few issues but none that caused any real concern. They apparently were getting nickled and dimed on things that are really mostly maintenance. It needed some maintenance attention!

It had been used most recently by a college student and had very few modifications done to it. The interior needed a deep cleaning and there was white paint everywhere.

The engine needed a good cleaning too.

I will take some time and fix it up right. I like reliability so I will also do some preventive maintenance along the way. I think the jeep will work out well in my fleet.