I just folded the window down and RUST all over the metal dash backing (and newly broken window hinge). I've ordered the window hinges, but I've been looking on the internet for a new (or used) dash backing, and can't seem to find one. Anyone know where I can get one?
i just found a rust free one at a junkyard, if you do go this route make sure to get any rust off of it and also consider coating it in some undercoating like i did, this will keep it from rusting and actually eliminates any rattling and noise from it, makes the whole dash feel more solid now. Good Luck, and BTW i paid $25 for mine from a bone-yard.
EDIT - also keep in mind there are slight differences between the model years, i believe the major one to be the speedo/tach gauges are different when they switched to a digital speed sensor from the transfer case. Mine is the old school mechanical speedo wire and my gauges were not a direct fit, i actually just had to drill a few holes and it wasn't a big deal at all but good to know none the less.
91 wrangler 4.0L, 4 in Suspension lift, 1 inch Shackle Lift, 1 inch Body Lift, 35" BFG Mud Terrains, Warn Rockcrawler Front Bumper, Hand Throttle, HiLift, 12 pack of Natty Boh.
Theres a handful of torx bolts up there that bolt it down to the body tub. Its behind the plastic but you can see where it overlaps the tub. Itll be pretty obvious if its rotten back there with the windshield folded down. I found out how bad mine was when I went to change the cowl seal.
Since you are in God's land, Costa Rica I would guess that finding replacement used parts is hard. Plus getting one shipped is taking a chance.
What I did with mine was to template the holes on the old piece then grind all of the rust off. Next step is to weld replacement metal onto the lip. Paint, then you have a new part. Very easy and quick. In fact much quicker than shipping and waiting. If you do bad work, don't worry no one will see it.