I recently purchased a 1990 Wrangler 4.2L 5spd from a friend. It only has 114k miles and has been sitting since 2002. He knew it was in need of some serious rust repair and it did not run when i bought it, sooo I didnt have to pay too much. Had a friend haul it home, changed the oil, fuel pump, put some plugs in and she runs great! (still gotta drain the tank, its running off a gas can attatched to the bumper)
Here are some pictures after I got it home and started poking at the rust.
The wife and her dads 68 440 powered Valiant in the background!
most of the rust you see is just surface rust on this side.
Gotta get rid of the chrome bumper, thinkin bout building my own!
Extra water drainage!! This area is really worse than it looks
This hole opened up a lot when i removed the bars.
Now I know there are lots who will tell me this is junk and good for no more than a parts jeep...I have been building jeeps for 13 years (i have dealt with this type of rust before) and my father in law is a body man and has fixed far worse, he restores old mopars. I did try to find a tub in the local salvage yards but there are none around, the good news is I have a full body shop with welders, plasma cutter, etc. at my disposal and that is where the jeep will be living until complete.
Currently it is stripped down to pretty much a bare tub, has only drivers seat and dash. I will take some more pictures as the project goes on since I know we all love to watch things unfold.
It has some cancer in the rear frame in the usually spot, however it isnt too bad, once the tub comes off the frame I will rebuild that area using some 1/8th flat bar.