ive owned a jeep since i was 18. im on my third one now.
first jeep, 64 CJ-5. it was a basket case. cut my mechanical teeth on that jeep. when i bought it the engine was seized due to sitting out for years with the hood open and the carb catching years worth of rain. managed to free it up and break the engine down. after a rering kit and lots of blood and sweat i managed to get it to start. got a appendicitis shortly after and never did any more work on it. eventually sold it off in parts
second jeep was a bone stock 85 CJ-7. it was my daily driver for about a year before i got in a wreck in it. found out it had tons of bondo on it after that. slapped on a 4" procomp suspension and 35s and drove it til the stiff a$$ procomp suspension rattled all the rust and bondo loose. it now sits parked at my ranch waiting for some TLC.
third jeep is my current daily driver. 06 unlimited rubicon. bone stock when i bought it. now it has a 2" bb, homebrew quick disco in the front and a custom homebrew rear bumper. next up is a 1"bl, mml and a new set of tires.