I was given this 1992 YJ by the original owner's son when he went to Georgia (the country in Europe, not the state). He had towed it to my house in drive over 200 miles three years ago. He sort of left it here for a year, then he came back and we pulled and rebuilt the tranny. Then he abandoned it at a local garage, mostly because I was sick of looking at it and would not diagnose why it wouldn't run right. It sat there for seven months, then he went to Georgia, so he mailed me the title and told me I could have it. I drove it home, and replaced the two primary fuses for the charging system and have been driving it as my daily driver ever since. So, it's a $6 Jeep.
I built a towing bumper this summer to use it to pull my dad's shrimp boat. Then I got sick of looking at the flat blue paint.
Since my wife has the week off, and I'm a stay at home dad, I had a week to work on the Jeep while the wife watches our daughter.
Here's what it looked like when I got it:
Here it is after I painted the wheels and roof, and bobbed the front bumper and built the rear.
And here is this week's work...
It is not orange as the crummy camera I used makes it look. It's a VERY bright red. I still have to paint the interior metal and the insides of the doors. I think I will repaint the bumpers just to freshen them up. I need to put another two coats on the flares, then color sand and buff the Jeep and assemble it. I have to repaint the black, since I got too anxious and masked it before it had fully cured. Some of it lifted when I peeled off the masking this morning.
Next plan; shoot the interior metal to cover the rest of the blue, then shoot the floors with Upol Raptor.
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I like, and agree with max about the flares, I wish I could get rid of mine as well. Anyway, looks great, and post more pics when you are done.
89 YJ Islander, White with blue pearl custom paint, 4.2 Nuttered, Holley carb, Light bar W/4 Kc daylighters, 32x11.50r15, Unknown lift, kenwood sound, Rockford fosgate Amp x2, Kicker Amp(1)
A work in progress...
"A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to and including his or her life. That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it."
[QUOTE=TheBoogieman;12766892]Jeepinmichguy is a jerk.[/QUOTE]
How about this, if you had the Jeep Spirit, you wouldn't abuse the rest of us trying to enjoy a nice day out wheeling by bringing your brokeass broken down junkyard crap out to play where it can't handle it?[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=JeepForum123;13578398]you all have nice rigs, stop being f****** a**holes.[/QUOTE]