So I totalled my 2005 Unlimited about 3 weeks ago, and now that I could find something that I really wanted I decided to go with a YJ. I loved my 04, but I wanted a real jeep
Spent the last few weeks looking around, and finally found a 1991 YJ on Wednesday.
Motor was replaced a few years ago with a newer inline 6 as well as the tranny. Body is in pretty good shape. Leaf spring lifted about 2-3 inches.
Haven't done much to it yet-ordered seat covers, new console, new hardware for the hood,door pulls, etc. Started painting the hard top today, It started out an off white color and the paint was chipped so I went up to Home Depot and got the stuff. Decided to roll it on, but may sand it back down and go with rattle cans. The roll marks showed a little too much after a few coats.
Painting the top with a roller kinda... puzzles me. I would think rattle can would be easier and it would look better anyway, but if it works for you.
It actually didnt work out too well for me. I wanted to give it a shot to see how it would look and the roller marks were way too visible. I'm only out 8 bucks for the paint and some time though, so no biggie. Picking up a couple rattle cans tomorrow afternoon and will finish it up.
what you did was not easy im a house painter for 30 years , and painted my top black also. if your not good with a brush you have to do it this way . becuse you must move fast and even ,a rattle can wiil look spoty so if you don't mind me telling you how i did mine, tape off your ruber seals around windos, get 1 qt of satin finish oil rustolim , add a little thinner to losing the paint mix it good with paint stick . use a fome roller about 4 inchs long.roll out the two sides first fast and even don't stop in the middle of a stroke go all the way with it , than do your top long strokes from the front of the roof to the back.than next line same thing over laping the wet paint .rember keep the roller wet if you dry roll it you will end up with the same thing you have now. good luck and gongrads on a real jeep .
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Thanks for that, i may try to roll it again next time it needs painting and do what you said instead. i think i did the complete opposite of that and you could definitely tell. I just sanded it back down and sprayed on a coat of satin rustoleum and waiting on that to dry. its looking better already.
Thanks! Did some work to the interior the past few days and finished up the hard top.
The seats and cheap seat covers the PO had on there werent looking too good so I bought some coverking neoprene covers through quad. and got them in yesterday.
Bought a cheap little cup holder thing at wal mart until i get some sort of console
put a box in the back for storage
and put some grip tape on the entry sill thing to keep it from getting dinged up any more. Ordered some hood hardware (latches, windshield tie downs, etc) the ones on there were half chrome and half rust.They should be in today.
Anyone know a way to fix this cheaply?
The PO just had duct tape over it. Is there anywhere online to get the upper dash or a way to fix this without ordering a new one? I know quadratec has some carpet pads or something that would go over it, but I'd rather not have any carpet in the jeep.
got the hardware for the hood this afternoon and got it all put together. it sucks being the last house on the route of UPS. Dont get my packages until close to dark, and cant help but start projects as soon as stuff comes in, even if I do get eaten alive by mosquitos