Return of the Newbie
Hey guys (and gals),
It's been a while since I was able to even look at my jeep (duty calls, I go), but things are starting to calm down. As a note, I got an 88 wrangler, I4 sitting and waiting for some love. With the coming winter months I'll be hunting on the weekends and bored on weekdays. Now, There are a myriad of issues with it - bad speedo, bad tires, doesn't start, needs a lot. But, here are my hang ups - I know little to nothing (actually, pretty much just nothing) about cars. I wanted to use this jeep for both a learning experience and a fun project to do with my old man. But, I'm wondering where someone like me would need to start. I was thinking start small - replace the tires for now, or change out the exhaust, clean up some engine parts, fix the speedo, etc. I could also unbolt the seats and work on the floor (no rust, I don't think).
The purpose of this jeep is going to be a fun vehicle. Something for the summer down here in FL. I am SURE I'll take it to the woods and whatnot, but no crawling. It's also safe to say that I'm on a budget. I don't want to skimp on quality, but I wont have the jack to buy a sled full of high end parts all at once.
So - if anyone has a friendly suggestion as to 'get your feet wet with x, then move to y, after that, come back,' that'd be awesome.
And, for serious this time, I'll get some pics up in the next few days.
-The Mad Cap.