She's been solid, I paid $2K, have about another $2500 in her with brakes, suspension, tires and other misc. parts. As I posted in another thread, I'm hearing some valve chatter, get smoke only when in 4WD and noticed the smell today when I had her loaded down with building materials. Trying to decide to keep her, update with REMAN motor, transmission, rebuild the transfer case, upgrade to JBA uppers, paint her Dove Gray, keep it going as play toy and daily driver as I can do the work myself, essentially have a brand new vehicle when completed. No intention to sell or recoup my investment, have something uncommon, personalized for my needs. I sold cars, I know how it works, I hate car payments. Or, keep her going, move on a 68'-75' CJ5 as I'd love a rag top. I'm not a mudder, I haul motos, building supplies, hunt a few times a year so a big lift is not important to me. If I wanted to make her a bit more rugged, what upgrades besides JBA uppers? OME Stage 1 suspension kit? I currently have Moog springs, Bilstein yellow body shocks all the way around.