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)
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.
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.
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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