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Unread 03-15-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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91 YJ Restoration w/PICS*

Alright here we go!

I've been reading theboxmans restoration of his 95 yj on here religiously. It has helped me out tremendously so far. I've found he got a lot of help with his from everyone on here so... I'm hoping for some too

Little update as to what's up with my jeep.. It's a 91 manual trans, 147xxx miles, with a s**t ton of rust. When I bought it I had no idea what I was looking for. Considering this is my first jeep. I liked the older styles and the white color so that's why I purchased it. Little did I know how much work I had in store for me

So I decided to try and fix a few things on the jeep here and ther, mostly little. And before I new it I had the tube off. Now I have never worked on cars at all! And I mean that. The most i had done before this was brake job and oil changes.

Where im at now is the tube is off and I am sanding the frame. I have a ton of pics that I will be putting up shortly and I hope with them help of all you wonderful folks on here I can complete this project of mine.

Wish me luck

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Unread 03-16-2011, 04:16 AM   #2
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That's the way to jump right in! The YJ is one of the best vehicles to learn on because EVERYTHING can be taken off and replaced.

Some of my advice: read other build threads to get tips and ideas. Search for answers to your questions and post new topics if you can't find what you're looking for. Treat your frame with some quality rust inhibitor. Buy a welder (a Lincoln 140 model is a good all around DIY welder). Besides normal hand tools the three tools I used the most during my rebuild was a welder, a torch and an angle grinder.

Good luck and post pictures.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 05:42 AM   #3
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awesome, now post up some pics!!!
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Unread 03-16-2011, 06:56 PM   #4
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Here are some photos of the car when I first bought it. I bought the car in early December and started tearing her down about two months ago
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Unread 03-16-2011, 07:02 PM   #5
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Just a few of my problems that I first noticed...
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Unread 03-16-2011, 07:04 PM   #6
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That is a lot of rust!

You have to love Illinois winters and road salt.

Good luck on this rebuild!!!!! The rust makes it harder, but new and pre-owned parts for YJ's are readily available.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 07:36 PM   #7
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and some more pictures of rust arggg.

Got some work done today too. IT WAS AMAZING HERE. about 60 degress. . I basically got the frame stripped of everything now except for the engine. ALL I need to do know is grind the rest of the frame and then p0r 15 the frame. I have a weak spot on the frame that needs to be welded too. Ill have another update with pictures probably on monday. Hopefully I'll get alot done tomorrow bc its my spring break now.

Oh yeah did I mention I found out today one of the four new tires the I bought is slashed urggg. I am so pissed the guy who sold me it lied to me
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Unread 03-16-2011, 07:59 PM   #8
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wow you got alot of rust.. I don't Miss living in Chicago moved away from the weather 5 years ago..
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Unread 03-16-2011, 08:53 PM   #9
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Agreed, I love Florida weather.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 09:42 PM   #10
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Sweet Jesus, is that thing contagious?
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Unread 03-16-2011, 09:56 PM   #11
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I wanted to cry when I saw those pictures!

You have a lot of work ahead of you. Keep it up, don't quite on her. Weld new metal in, take your time and be patient, don't cut corners. You'll love that Jeep like no other vehicle you have ever had when you are done (even though it's never really done, done).

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Unread 03-16-2011, 10:08 PM   #12
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That looks a lot like my project. I've got mine down to the frame and I'm building up from there.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 10:39 PM   #13
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I feel your pain, my Michigan yj was a rusty bucket. Doesn't get much easier than metal work on jeep though. Almost ready for paint.

Good luck, it's love and hate for sure. All worth it thoughto jeep life.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 07:17 AM   #14
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WHOA! That is a serious amount of rust! Good luck on your build.

I love reading the build threads as well...lots to learn.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 07:49 AM   #15
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Good luck to you sir. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when people restore their old Jeeps rather than scraping them for a newer one. Oh the horrors I saw walking through the junk yards during that cash-for-clunkers phase.... so many good engines ruined by whatever that gunk is they poured into them to seize the motors. Brought a tear to my eye, yes it did.
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