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    My Mall Crawler Build

    In the Summer of 2013, I realized that my beautiful wife would never let me build up my car the way I wanted to (plus it wasn't very kid friendly). So I made a deal with her to trade it in for a Jeep and she'd let me keep half the trade in value to use for parts.

    Here was my old car. I bought it new off the lot in 2005 with 20 miles on it. It's a 2005 Mitsubishi Evolution VIII. I won't bore anyone with details about it, but it was a blast to drive. All wheel drive, 4 cylinder turbo... You get the jist.

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    I sold this to a guy locally and picked up a new 2013 JKU Rubicon in black with a hardtop, cloth heated seats, basic radio w/ bluetooth and towing package. My only requirements when searching for it were the hardtop option and cloth seats because I didn't want to deal with leather. I have a nice garage with tall ceilings so I knew dealing with the hardtop removal wouldn't be bad once I installed a hoist of some sort. Here's a picture of the day I brought it home.

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    What began my passion for the Wrangler started when I took my first cruise. We stopped in Mexico and they offered a Jeep "Safari" tour through some tropical jungle trails and ended up on the beach for some lunch. I went by myself and got paired up with one of the guides since everyone else was in couples. This meant I got to drive the whole time! Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures, but those memories stuck with me for years until now when I picked up my own Jeep. The thrill of going offroad and not being tied to roads was addicting.

    Here are some pictures of the Jeep as it sits now. I might go back and detail some of my projects later, but I know everyone's here for the pics anyway.

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    Wowwww! Dave is this the same rig I saw at Rausch a year ago? :-) looking good!
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    Fender chop looks great man! Love what you've done so far.

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    Jeep looks awesome Dave, what lift? Is that the old man emu kit?
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