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Unread 04-12-2012, 07:46 AM   #1
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94 Wrangler restore/fix/build

As some of you know I recently picked up a 94 Wrangler. Overall it is in good shape but does need a little work. I figured I'd create this thread and ask all my questions and post updates instead of posted a bunch of different threads. It's a 4.0L 5sp with ~123000 miles, the speedometer is way off the millage should be less. I am going to order a new speedo gear to hopefully fix the speedometer.

The rear passenger shock is leaking. I'll probably just buy four new shocks.

The clutch and break pedal pad is missing. I'll order replacements online.

The driver side seat is ripped really bad. There are seat covers on but I'd still like to replace the seats as they are not very comfortable. I am not sure which seats I'll get. I'd like a seat that I do not have to modify the bracket.

I hate not having a center console. I'll have to get one. Not sure which one.

The heat control will not stay in warm it will either stay in the middle or in cold. Not sure why it would do this or how to fix it.

There is the typical rust on the fenders and rear door. I also have a rust hole on the passenger side under the door. I am not sure how I am going to fix the rust. I know I'll sand it done and coat it with POR-15. For the fenders I may put fiberglass behind the holes and then use a little bondo and re-paint. For the rear door I am not sure if I want to replace it or try and fix it. I do have a welder but I'm not the greatest welder in the world, so we shall see. As far as the hole under the passenger side door I was first thinking of patching it with fiber glass. I do want to put rocker guards on so I am not sure if fiber glass would be strong enough if I have to put a bolt through it for the rocker guard. I may just try and cut a piece of metal and weld it in. Since a rock guard will be covering it, it does not have to look perfect and at least it would seal the hole up.

Both door panels are not in the greatest shape. The passenger side door handle keeps popping out. I am leaning towards getting new doors. I would really like full doors.

I think I may have a leak in the trans. There was not any leaks when I first looked and bought the Jeep but I noticed something under the jeep in the morning. It may just be water from rain but I'm not sure. I really have not had a chance to look.

The PO put speakers in separate boxes on the sides of the rear seat. I'd really like to get a sound bar.

Wranglers are pretty capable off road stock so I am not sure if I am going to lift it or not. It is my dd right now. Got sick of getting 8 mpg with the Ram.

I'm sure there is more. I'll keep adding as I go.

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Unread 04-12-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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When the weather gets warmer, I would like to get a bikini top. How many of you take your soft/hard tops off in the summer and run a bikini top? I'd probably keep the bikini top in the back for when it rains.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 07:52 AM   #3
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The clutch and break pedal pad is missing. I'll order replacements online
Mine fell off while I was driving it one day.. I got a replacement from Quadratec... Before I replaced it, my foot kept slipping off the clutch pedal..
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Unread 04-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #4
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When the weather gets warmer, I would like to get a bikini top. How many of you take your soft/hard tops off in the summer and run a bikini top? I'd probably keep the bikini top in the back for when it rains.
I took my soft top off and am running a bikini top now.. I love it.. As for when it rains, I use a trail cover..
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Unread 04-12-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
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Mine fell off while I was driving it one day.. I got a replacement from Quadratec... Before I replaced it, my foot kept slipping off the clutch pedal..
That is what keep happening to me. I am afraid that my foot is going to slip off the break when I am trying to stop.
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I took my soft top off and am running a bikini top now.. I love it.. As for when it rains, I use a trail cover..
I wish I could. It has been in the 40s though.
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instead of putting fiberglass over the hole use sheet metal with epoxy. easier and stronger.
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instead of putting fiberglass over the hole use sheet metal with epoxy. easier and stronger.
I don't think I would be able to do that on the fender but that could work on the the hole under the door. I'll probably just try and weld a piece in. Any idea what thickness I'd need? I am really hoping I can weld a piece in the rear. It looks so bad.
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The heat control will not stay in warm it will either stay in the middle or in cold. Not sure why it would do this or how to fix it.
Chances are they cable that is attached to the heat/cold control is just bent in the back. when it is bent, it won't properly extend/fit in the tube it needs to go into. you might need to remove the dash or you might be able to get at it from underneath. you just need to straighten the cable out. Happened to mine, easy fix
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not that familiar with the thickness of sheet metal but lowes and home depot both sell small pieces, I just picked a thickness about the same as the body.
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Chances are they cable that is attached to the heat/cold control is just bent in the back. when it is bent, it won't properly extend/fit in the tube it needs to go into. you might need to remove the dash or you might be able to get at it from underneath. you just need to straighten the cable out. Happened to mine, easy fix
Easy enough
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not that familiar with the thickness of sheet metal but lowes and home depot both sell small pieces, I just picked a thickness about the same as the body.
Good idea.
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I did find this.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/22522_02_07.htm
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There definitely looks like there is a little bit of transmission fluid or transfer case fluid leaking. I decided not to drive the Wrangler to work today. Did not want to risk it. I will hopefully be able to look under the Wrangler this weekend and find out where the leak is coming from.
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4wd is working. Loose vacuum hose.
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