And the Author
I bought my Jeep, new, in 1998. The NakedJeep Jeep (is that redundant?) is the Sahara edition in Moss Green, with the Dana 44 rear axle. I think it had everything except cruise control and ABS. I bought it with the hard top and doors, as I did with my first Jeep, a CJ-7. The reason behind buying the hardtop and doors with a NEW Jeep is that the paint, including fading, and trail scratches should always match, and they did right up until the fall of 2014 when I sold the full doors and the hard top.
I'm kind of a fair weather wheeler. You're not likely to find me out on a snow run or slogging through mud puddles in the rain. I bought my first Jeep to go camping and fishing. Now I wheel more than I camp and fish. This is no longer my daily driver, but I still try not to brutalize it. I have run the Rubicon and some trails in Moab, but I'm not likely to play at the Hammers.