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post #1 of 203 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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"Fred" My guilty pleasure...

Well.. I figured its time to start a build thread! Sorry if it sucks!

So when I turned 16 my parents bought me a '89 Buick Park Ave. for $1000 and told me if I went from 16-18 with no tickets or accidents they would buy me a car for 10k or give me 10k and I get a loan for the rest.

After 2 years with the Buick and 6 break downs! Thank God for AAA!


Still with no tickets or accidents! It was time for me to start looking for a car!! I was looking at getting a '08 Subaru Impressa STI was ready to buy it and everything but... 180 a month insurance stopped me...

So I went on a walk threw a new neighborhood handing out flyers for my moms cupcake business and there were 2 FJ's parked on the curb of one house and I always liked them but thought they were way out of my price range but figured I would look.

Got home and looked on KSL(local for sale classifieds) and Fred was the first one to pop up!(I call him Fred cause I got him on Friday the 13th but I didn't like Jason so I went with another horror film character) Fully loaded 2007 with 79k miles on it for 18,500!! Called they guy up and me and my mom drove to meet him for a test drive! We didn't tell my dad about looking at it just sent him this picture...

(I look retarded in this pic... I know...)
He called me within 5 mins and I told him all about it! He called they guy and set up a test drive/ having a mechanic look at it the next day. My dad fell in love with it and it was mine on 7-13-12!!

Here he is on day one!


The mods started immediately...
1st was PlastiDiping the stock wheels

Loved the look but IMHO PlastiDip sucks!! Only lasted about 3 weeks then it flew off on the highway!
Next was an axe and shovel mount I made from a thread on here.



Then I lost it.... Spent over 1k in mods in the first month...

Custom light bar made by my friend with four 7'' offroad lights
Aeroflows(Thanks 1/2mill for the velcro!)
NestahEdition CB Am/Fm radio antena
Mpac rear door rack and straddle
And other things!

Then I found a great deal on some steelies and got those!!


Since then the mods have slowed down and just been focusing on school! And offroading as much as I can!!

Also made some great friends on this forum!! That I love to offroad with!


Well... I think Ive covered most of it.... Hope you enjoy it!! More to come!!!


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-We rise, born in the flesh. I will not let this be my regret!-

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Reserved for me!


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Re: "Fred" My guilty pleasure...

I think I'll take this one too!!!


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Nice start Caleb!

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Re: "Fred" My guilty pleasure...

You've got a good start on the FJ mods and the wheeling. Good job.

Go ahead, skin it! Skin that smoke wagon and see what happens...

I'll ride in on a sunny day, Sing you a song, steal your heart away Like a cowboy Hang my hat like I'm here for awhile Kick off my boots and drive you wild Like a cowboy Well baby you know I can't stay long You wake up, I'll be gone Until then I'll hold on Like a cowboy.

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Re: "Fred" My guilty pleasure...

Looking good. That buick sure was a looker

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Re: "Fred" My guilty pleasure...

Off to a good start! Who's first gen. x is that in the background? My buddy in highschool had a second gen. that he modded at about the same rate as I did the FJ and we would always wheel together. Then he moved on to a disco II that we've spent more time getting to run rather than running it...

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Good looking! And so is Fred

Anyway, great start on the mods, Mr. C! Can't wait to see what you have in store for Fred!

I know one of your next mods... *cough* subwoofer *cough* lol


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Re: "Fred" My guilty pleasure...

G'day Fred,
Don't feel guilty !!!... you should be proud of what you have achieved..
Great start to your FJ build ..
Looking forward to watching the build and you progress !!!
Cheers
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Re: "Fred" My guilty pleasure...

Ahh aren't you just the cutest!!? You look soo young in that pic (like real early teens), and barely old enough to drive!
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