Looks great for the price!
I don't see too much rust on the frame but it's hard to tell form the photos. You are gonna need a new top I think. I would drop that windshield when you get it and check and see how bad that rust is. Might need a windshield replacement. Nice thing about free is that you can spend the cash that you would have had to spend buying it on fixing it instead. Good luck. Keep us updated when you get it.
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95', 4.0, 4" Rusty Lift, 33" Pro Comp AT's, Quick Release II Mirror, Pavement ends flip-top, Alpine deck, bazooka amp, sony 10" sub.
i wouldn't worry about a top much depending on where you live. a bikini might be sufficient... especially since it doesn't sound like it'll be your daily driver
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the top will need replaced eventually, but it'll be in my garage unless I'm driving it, so a top isn't really a priority. it's just gonna be my "fun" vehicle.
it didn't sit over the winter with the top open, it was zipped up and under a carport of sorts for the winter.
First thing I'm gonna take care of is the rust around the windshield. then I'll worry bout fixin her up. it's been well maintained from what I've been told. doesn't leak any fluids of any type. which I find amazing. already has a new clutch and I've already had my stepdad (that's who is holding the jeep for me right now in VA) tuning her up, plugs, wires, dist cap, belts, hoses, vacuum lines replaced, that type of stuff. he says she's purring real good now.
I've got a feeling it might turn into a money pit though. I've heard Jeeps have a habit of doing that.
another cool thing is that the people I got it off of are the original owners.
First thing I'm gonna take care of is the rust around the windshield. then I'll worry bout fixin her up. ..............vacuum lines replaced, that type of stuff. he says she's purring real good now.
Windshield frame is a weak point for rust. You can pick up a new one for about 100 bucks. Usually they are not worth fixing. While you are at it replace all the rubber that leaked and caused it to rust in the first place including the cowl gasket. Smear the rubber with RTV. Jeeps leak.
Vacuum lines tend to leak, doesn't hurt to zip-tie every vacuum line at its connection. Seems like there's a hundred of them. One small vacuum leak and whatever little performance you had goes down the toilet.
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