Originally Posted by bluexj
I picked up a 1991 YJ last night for a few hundred bucks.
It runs great doesn't appear to have any major leaks, shifts well and the frame seems solid. It has 140,xxx miles on it, has a new radiator, starter and throwout bearing. The tub inside is in pretty good condition too.
The top is ripped pretty bad
The rockers are way rusted
Some rust on the rear corners and tailgate and windshield frame
Needs a cat and muffler
Order some replacement body panels for the rockers
Patch the back corners(rust holes are small)
Replace the drivers side floor panel
Buy a new tailgate and windshield frame(or go junkyard hunting)
Pull the existing carpet, herculine the floor and get some Seatz carpet from quadratec
Paint the jeep with a kit from paintforcars.com
Get a 4 inch lift for it with some 33 TSLs a friend is gonna give me
I'll post some pics when I get a chance. I'm hoping I can turn this into a pretty nice looking jeep. I'll wheel it lightly and reserve the hardcore stuff for my beat up XJ
sounds like you got a deal,and alot of work ahead of you too,which is most of the fun
Have you ever used that paint from paintforcars.com?
I've used it to paint a few vehicles for people who came to me who bought it,it went on nice and looked good,but at most lasted a year before fading and pealing.
When doing budget jobs,i use the Omni line by PPG( i think it has since changed names but still the same product from PPG),great price and great quaility for the money.