2008 Jeep Wrangler JK "Bear" with Manual Trans

May 2015 - Project Sarah Bear

2008 Jeep Wrangler JK - On the trailer
On the trailer after my winning bid at local insurance auction. Take a look at my tow rig, given a little free time there will be some cool mods to this 2005 F-350 4x4 down the road. So why did the insurance company total this jeep? My guess because of some bent suspension parts, including a bent front axle tube. On top of that there is some bodywork needed, left quarter needs replacing, etc. The good news is, the motor sounds good, it has 50,000 miles, and there is no front frame damage (one of my requirements). Also it is the base model, no electric windows, no automatic transmission, simple is better.

Here are a few more before pictures (click to enlarge):

NEXT: Replace the quarter & paint and body.