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post #1 of 9 Old 07-04-2015, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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1993 Wrangler Restoration Ideas

Complete Jeep Newbie. I just bought my first Jeep. This is a 1 owner, daily driver. My neighbor wanted to get something smoother and with AC (Texas summer's can be brutal).

I am wanting to fix/upgrade/alter the dash, and the seats. Add Monstaliner. What else should be done to this beast to get it back to decent shape?

Thoughts? Opinions?

I am open to all opinions.

Thanks

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-04-2015, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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I think it is in pretty fair condition. No rust. New Engine 40k miles ago, new transmissions 25k miles ago. New battery 10 miles ago.
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-04-2015, 09:46 AM
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Other than getting on ebay and getting that dash piece, center console lid and repainting or liner the floor, I would do nothing else to the body.
Then I would do a complete change of ALL fluids.
engine, brake, axles, trans, power steering and T case..
Then take and cut the long *** bolts holding the battery in down to about inch sticking up...
Then do a tune up, cap, rotor and plugs and wires.

Inspect the shocks and brakes and hoses and look for any loose or broken parts in the front end.

Do all this before you do any mods.... Cause nothing brings the suck more than dropping 2k in mods only to find out the drivetrain is crap.
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-04-2015, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I am going through it today. Cleaning it up a bit. Anybody else have any good suggestions? I appreciate them all.
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-04-2015, 08:58 PM
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I'd pull that driver's side seat and clean the rust around there as much as you can, and repaint. My riser looked like yours, and within a year rusted through. At this point, I'm looking at $100+ for a new riser, and I can't seem to find a used one.

My OME 2.5" lift parts list with before/ after pics: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/about-order-ome-lift-kit-1489830/
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-05-2015, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I was planning on doing that tonight! Thanks.
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-06-2015, 01:47 PM
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Why do the seat risers rust like that anyway? Sure seems like it shouldn't - being inside and all.......

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post #8 of 9 Old 07-06-2015, 01:50 PM
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Also check to see if that is cracks coming from that front bolt on the seat.. may just be glue or crud but looks like cracks,.
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-06-2015, 07:03 PM
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I agree with Jeepsr4me
Speaking from experience as a new 1st time Jeep owner last fall, the temptation to scour the catalogs, ebay, etc is soooo tempting. I bought several cosmetic parts that I thought would be great only to find out after time, don't really fit the direction I now want to take my Jeep. Take care of all the basics first, put some miles on the Jeep, explore what others are doing or have done on the forum, then decide on your direction and go for it.
Great looking Jeep by the way, very nice shape.
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