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Here’s What’s Wrong With The Mysterious Land Rover Discovery In My Backyard

Back in September, a truck dropped a gorgeous 1995 Land Rover Discovery off in my backyard. Though I marveled at the perfection of its paint and body panels, I didn’t crawl underneath or even try to start the motor. But now that I’ve given the Land Rover a solid once-over, I can finally tell you […]

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How I Got My Free Jeep Grand Wagoneer Running After It Sat For A Decade

Back in June, I used a 2020 Jeep Gladiator to tow a free Jeep Grand Wagoneer 250 miles from Dayton, Ohio to suburban Detroit. Since then, the Woody—which, as you might imagine considering its price, is a rodent-infested piece of crap—had languished in my backyard. But last weekend, the heavy SJ-platform machine moved…Read more… Continue […]

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Comment Of The Day: A Natural High Edition

In high school a friend of mine frequently wore a t-shirt proudly emblazoned with “Ballooning Is A Natural High” across the front. I laughed at the double-meaning joke at the time, but have always felt that there is no way ballooning can match the high I get from fixing something—anything really, but particularly cars—…Read more… […]

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The Holy Grail Of Jeep Grand Cherokees Sits On An Old Wisconsin Dairy Farm, But It May Be Doomed

What do you do when an extremely rare, but not particularly valuable piece of automotive history is in desperate need of a cash-intensive restoration? Do you spend the money knowing you may never get it back, or do you allow the unicorn to die? This is the dilemma that Dustin Sawyer, a director at a […]

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Here’s Exactly What It Cost Me To Buy And Rebuild A BMW E30

It all started 14 months ago with a straightforward objective: buy an older BMW 3 Series in need of some work, make it fully functional, and freshen up its appearance. It was a process I’d done before, and one that I’m sure I’ll do again. However, this time I greatly underestimated what I was getting […]

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This Stop-Motion Video Of A Guy Fixing His Range Rover’s Rusted-Out Body Is Mesmerizing

Of all automobile wrenching disciplines, bodywork is by far the most intimidating to me. It requires a refined touch that I just don’t have (yet), which is why this stop-motion video of a man repairing all the rust on his old Range Rover is so fascinating.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Stop-Motion Video Of A Guy Fixing His Range Rover’s Rusted-Out Body Is Mesmerizing

Of all automobile wrenching disciplines, bodywork is by far the most intimidating to me. It requires a refined touch that I just don’t have (yet), which is why this stop-motion video of a man repairing all the rust on his old Range Rover is so fascinating.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How To Make A Cheap Steering Wheel Cover Look Not-Terrible

If your steering wheel’s ratty from years in the sun, not to mention grease from your fast-food-loving hands, one of those slip-on steering wheel covers you can pick up wherever is a convenient solution. It’s also grossly inelegant. But there are ways to rock it without looking completely awful.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How I Rebuilt My Jeep Truck’s Transmission In My Kitchen For Under $150

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has been getting lots of attention lately, but unfortunately, my own Jeep pickup—a 1985 Jeep J10—has not. The descendant of the original Gladiator in my driveway has had a broken four-speed manual transmission for years now, but I recently got around to fixing it on my kitchen counter, and it…Read more… […]

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Here’s What’s Wrong With My $500 Low-Mileage Jeep Cherokee

Earlier this week, I purchased a gorgeous 2000 Jeep Cherokee with only 106,000 miles on the clock for $500. It was a smokin’ deal, but not quite as smokin’ as some of you might have initially thought, since this Jeep has some significant issues, which I will now enumerate.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What’s Wrong With My $500 Low-Mileage Jeep Cherokee

Earlier this week, I purchased a gorgeous 2000 Jeep Cherokee with only 106,000 miles on the clock for $500. It was a smokin’ deal, but not quite as smokin’ as some of you might have initially thought, since this Jeep has some significant issues, which I will now enumerate.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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