Renegade at home Feburary 1996

Rat Patrol


JEEP LINKS including vendor sites for parts and tools as well as sites for jeep organizations


PATROL LOG includes log entries of minor repairs and and adventures between time of purchase and the present.


RENEGADE MAINTENANCE Ever changing detailing, oil change, lube, etc. maintenance routines developed for Renegade based on the BillyBob routines, including required tools, materials and procedures.

"Renegade" is a 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade.

I bought Renegade new in 1991 and he is the only vehicle I've ever owned new right off the showroom floor . . . the first and probably the last. My personal opinion is that autos have become overpriced and I choose not to support the high prices. In the mid-sixties, you could buy a new Corvette for $3,500. Renegade cost over $20,000 and about a third of that cost was for the special "Renegade" package. I intend to keep him until I grow too old to drive or the government takes him away from me.

Renegade spent most of the Obama years wasting away in a warehouse bay. In July of 2015, with both Deerslayer and BillyBob in dry dock for rebuilding, Renegade was pulled out of storage and is now my daily driver once again.

Cruisin' the Internet has turned up some interesting JEEP LINKS including vendor sites for parts, and tools as well as sites for Jeep organizations. There are also a lot of personal web pages (like this one) devoted to Jeeps.

I haven't done much of my own work on Renegade since I purchased him in 1991. However, one of my Y2K resolutions is to start doing a lot of my own maintenance (I get an unnatural, irrational twitch between my ears that tells me Renegade is miffed at all the attention I lavish on Deerslayer and BillyBob). The PATROL LOG history of Renegade includes log entries of repairs and adventures between the time I got Renegade and the present.

Renegade has suffered somewhat as I spend most of my tinkering time with Deerslayer and BillyBob. I've decided to try to employ "economy of scale" methods and do similar maintenance on all three vehicles at the same time. In concert with that effort, I've added the RENEGADE MAINTENANCE section to the Rat Patrol motor pool.

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Updated Sunday July 3, 2016

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