After glitter, gold, and tiger stripes, sea foam green is my favorite color. I’ve yet to see any of the aforementioned colors painted on a Jeep (feel free to change that), so suffice to say this may be my favorite Wrangler I’ve come across. Of course to torture my inherent jealous predilection, there would be an entire fleet of them. Wrangler YJ x3. Alexandria, Virginia.
It’s hard to say, but after circling this guy in the parking lot before commencing in a pizza feast, I suspect this was a very good roller paint job. If I’m wrong, well, I still wish I had a hitch rack so I remain sufficiently jealous. YJ in Milford, DE.
The quintessential summer jeep: yellow with the top down. Ostentatious or the epitome of what the beach jeep represents? I say the latter. Really loved the tire cover. Not just boys fun. TJ in Ocean City, MD.
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Yup. Check out jeepforum or wranglerforum for rattle can jobs. Some guys pull it off real well and show step by step tutorials on how they went about it. The next YJ I’m posting was painted with rollers and turned out pretty bad ass too
Name another vehicle that you can paint with spray paint, and it turns out this nice looking. I’d like to see the rims blacked as well for the full murdered out look. YJ in College Park, MD.
You know who was cool? Razor Ramon. When I see Jeeps with the random-jagged-colors paint jobs, he is the first thing I think of. Call it a condition of my ever-referenced 90’s love affair. This is the first TJ I’ve seen it on I think, and definitely with the calmest color scheme. Ocean City, MD.
Everyone with a nostalgic tendency has their foot stuck in some time period. For me- the teen era of the early 90’s. Christopher Lloyd movies and outfits copied straight from Blossom. This sentimentality is an underlying force that affects what I like and why in art and culture.
I missed the early 80’s but obviously this guy didn’t. Easily one of the most polished and cared for CJ-8s that I’ve come across just walking down the street. As soon as I saw the wooden side rails from across the block, I invited myself to walk into the owner’s front yard for an inspection and photo. Jeep Scrambler in Rehobeth, DE.
In The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas Stanley and William Danko, I came across a statistical breakdown that I found quite interesting. 80% of American millionaires purchase cars and of that number, nearly 58% purchase American made automobiles. Ford is the number one selling manufacturer at 9.4% (which I found peculiar in itself) but the most popular model is the Ford F150. In fact 3 out of 10 millionaires buying Ford choose the F150. I think this is a clear reflection contrasting the shifting zeitgeist encompassing the American ideal; a push away from American excess and lavishness that stays true to the rugged, blue collar work ethic of mid-century America.
Practicality and convenience of high end equipment and modifications aside, what do you really need to go exploring? Before five hundred dollar packs, plenty of backpackers made due with a rucksack and bungee cords. When I see a Jeep with the necessities tacked on wherever they may fit, it seems a nod to that sentiment. I love the simplicity of tube bumpers, a hood mounted jack and a winch that doesn’t have it’s own window in the bumper to peak out of. The American flag flare seemed only appropriate given the simple and rugged stature of this TJ. Greenbelt, MD.
Three things I love: Alternative spare attachment, flat black and no doors. This Jeep reminds me of a backpacker with every piece of equipment expertly secured.
Most importantly, and what sets the Jeep apart from other vehicles that admirers praise, is the charm added by the primed and unpainted spot. Keep Jeeps rugged. This is the modern day equivalent of judging a man’s collar authenticity from the calluses found in a handshake. YJ in Old Greenbelt, MD.