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Unread 03-15-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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NEW Orvis Owner

Hey all. Just wanted to say hello as a new member to the forums. I have a 1995 ZJ Orvis with about 170k miles (actual mileage unknown due to broken speedo at time of trade) on it. I've had nothing but problems with it for the last 2 years since I traded a 93 Z28 for it. But, despite almost everyone telling me to get rid of it I have decided to keep it and "restore it." See full story below.

Traded 2 years ago after I bought a 07 Mustang GT/CS (clearly I like special edition vehicles) and didn't want to use it as a daily driver. So i traded my project Z28 and got this Orvis. The previous owners (2 i think) had not taken very good car of it. The sunroof had been leaking for god knows how long, headlinner is trashed, carpet is stained and smells, door pannels are worn and stained, not to mention every time I replaced a part i found missing hardware, zip ties and duct tape everywhere. Just recently did some research and found out how "limited" the Orvis package is, so I have decided to keep it and try to nurse it back to health.

I've been looking for interior parts forever, but have only found some damaged door pannels on ebay. parts I need:

door pannels (better condition then current ebay stock)
headlinner (tan with hole for sunroof)
carpet (tan)
center console (tan, whole thing)
driver seat cover (gotta be Orvis!)

Anyone know where to find parts for these trucks, other then junkyards (Orvis being few and far between)? I found a couple places that make molded carpets for these, so I'll be trying that out this summer.

Thanks for reading!!

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Unread 03-15-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
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Haha you got a leaky sunroof ZJ as I like to call it the waterfall option. Mine was leaking and is broken also.

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Unread 03-15-2011, 01:07 PM   #3
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I used to envy people with sunroofs on their zj........until i joined this forum and saw how many posts there were about them leaking!
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Unread 03-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #4
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My 95 Orvis moonroof has never leaked, I check to make sure the drains are all clear when I wash it, the headliner is another story.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #5
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congrats on the orvis purchase,their a slick ride fo sho
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Unread 03-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #6
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When you search for 'panels' on ebay, make sure you spell it correctly or you won't find them (one 'n').

You will eventually find them, but it will take awhile.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 05:43 PM   #7
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You could try http://rockauto.com/ I found lots of parts lately that I'd normally get elsewhere, much cheaper with no quality difference. They seem to have an extensive collection though nothing large like doors and such...

Try a junk yard, or if you give a call to a local body repair shop, perhaps they can hook you up with a reference to start from, or at least part numbers you can Google search.

I'd like to know a place to get replacement ZJ doors for my 98 ZJ as well in case I bust mine.
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Unread 03-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #8
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tires and potential sale of car (jeep grand cherokee orvis 95)

I need new tires for my 95 Orvis . What do you recommend? I'm in Las Vegas, my car has 76000 miles only and works well.
However if I get a good offer, I'll sell it.
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Unread 03-28-2011, 10:00 AM   #9
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I need new tires for my 95 Orvis . What do you recommend? I'm in Las Vegas, my car has 76000 miles only and works well.
However if I get a good offer, I'll sell it.
I have 235/75SR15/6 Runway A/T tires and am happy with them. Cheap and lots of traction in rain and snow.
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Unread 03-28-2011, 10:08 AM   #10
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Shorty and daves u pull it in king of prussa pa has one good condition minus sunroof an headliner not sure where your from
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Unread 03-28-2011, 10:39 AM   #11
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It's all about the drain channels and tubes. If the tubes are filled with crap, which is likely for a vehicle of its age, stick a air hose in there and get them cleaned out well. If you pull the headliner, you can pull the tubes off and get at them very easily.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 06:57 AM   #12
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The sunroof seal has actually separated at the seam (where the 2 ends meet). Haven't gotten around to replacing the seal yet.

And I live in Jersey, but my buddy lives in Easton, so King of Prussia isn't too far.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #13
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just go to your local pick a part. any of those is going to cost you about 400 dollars each new or over ebay.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #14
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just go to your local pick a part. any of those is going to cost you about 400 dollars each new or over ebay.
I hope he figured it out in the last 2.5 years....lol
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