Generic YJ body resto question.
So I want to start this thread by saying I know its a ****ty question to ask. I'm actually a construction estimator and I hate when people ask about the price of things I have yet to see or have any details about. But Im going to do it anyways.
Im about a week away from getting my buddies 93 4.0 wrangler at a killer price. But being in the Midwest, there is a tiny bit of rust starting here and there. I Have never had any body work done so I have absolutely no idea what even a rough cost is for this work. That being said, around about what is the cost to get a few small spots cut out, new sheet welded in, bondo's and everything sanded for paint?
Not only am I getting the Jeep at a killer price, I have the opportunity to get a pretty nice paint job done at a great price through people my company deals with (actually its the company we rent our office from.) That being said, I started thinking about getting the body in tip top shape and getting it sprayed. This obviously let to looking into new fenders, that led to bumpers and well you all know how it grows...
So before I let my mind get to far ahead of me, I wanted to make sure that monetarily Im not really getting in over my head.
So what kind of numbers do you think one could expect to pay for some minor rust removal?
Again, im sorry for the context of the question. I know its hard to give an answer on something you can not see. I WILL however get some pictures of next week when I get it.
Just in case anyone was curious, the plan for it off the bat was:
-Hurculined tub and wheel wells
-Powder coat roll bars, front and rear bumper and a few odds n ends.
-Custom center council and rear storage box
-New speakers and radio.
-banks ram air filter, possibly banks complete package with exhaust, etc.
If the price to have the body cleaned up is reasonable then it will be painted and some new fenders put on.
My goal is is kind of unusual for a jeep owner. I want something that has a little pep to it, looks decent (not looking to chrome it out...), and in the winter drives better then my current front wheel drive POS. So for now im thinking pretty small. The only big performance mods i can find review on is the air intake. So i don't know what else to do with it from there. From what I understand the 4.0 I6s are around 190HP and the banks ram air claims around a 25HP boost. I would love to get her around 250 Horses to cruise around with. I drive on the express way a lot in Chicago So having a little power is always a plus for me. I wont be doing much rock climbing down town Chicago.
Any Questions comments or criticism is VERY much appreciated. Thanks guys.
Last edited by MikeS1605; 03-23-2010 at 08:47 PM.