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Unread 04-25-2014, 04:33 AM   #1
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1989 Wrangler Rebuild/Mod

Have a 89 Wrangler that I bought approx. 6 years ago.
I originally bought it and it looked like this





Well then not long after I bought it, I had to lift it, pull the interior and herculine the inside







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Unread 04-25-2014, 04:40 AM   #2
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After one summer of sitting in the sun with the top off the herculiner faded and looked horrible

Therefore, I decided to put some black carpet in it, also put all oem black dash pad and bezels in ( it was hard trying to get oem black dash parts)

I also bought some oem Bestop seats from Quadratec.









I also found some oem black rollbar padding from a 87 Laredo



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Unread 04-25-2014, 04:43 AM   #3
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Here is some more pics















Some times we would take a break and just go out for a little off-roading

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Unread 04-25-2014, 04:51 AM   #4
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So after the last group of pics, the motor happened to die on me with 86k

So it sat there in here yard for a year or so ;(

Then I bought my own house and built my garage where it currently sits stuffed back in the one corner



Well needless to say, I am finally starting to work on it again!

What I am going to do is tear it down, pull the motor, trans and transfercase.
Pull the body, and all the interior out and take the body to have professionLy painted

So throughout here process I will keep posting pics and comments.

Well here's my first question already; has anyone had the experience of removing the bedliner from the inside?
As I stated previously I don't really care for it as it faded horribly after one summer and help or comments would be great!

So here are some pics from the past 2 night. Not to much progress here but only a couple hrs here



I did try and fire it up a few last time before I started tearing it apart.
I also forgot to mention shortly before the motor crapping out on me; I put a hole new motorcade carb and hei distributor and plugs and wires and what not on it.
Which will be for sale here shortly











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Unread 04-25-2014, 04:55 AM   #5
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Here are a few more pics of the progress the past few nights






I removed the factory side steps and the rear flares, man were they a pita!












That's all for now maybe more in a few days.
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Unread 04-26-2014, 06:52 PM   #6
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cool jeep, i like the color
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its a rusty one

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Unread 04-26-2014, 07:05 PM   #7
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cool jeep, i like the color
Thanks, I bought it that color about 6 years ago. I plan on painting it the same color.
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Unread 04-26-2014, 09:27 PM   #8
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Today I pulled all the interior out of it, windshield frame and pulled the body bolts.
Had some problems with the body bolts 1 snapped and 2 spun loose.

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Unread 04-28-2014, 07:32 PM   #9
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Does anyone have any experience in removing this roll on bedliner?
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Unread 04-28-2014, 07:33 PM   #10
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Got the top of and cleared everything out of it.

Waiting to get a couple buddies together to lift the body off of it.
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Unread 04-28-2014, 08:31 PM   #11
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u could try a pressure washer or maybe some kind of paint stripper?
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Unread 04-29-2014, 08:20 AM   #12
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u could try a pressure washer or maybe some kind of paint stripper?
going try a pneumatic scaler. Then the pressure washer. And last resort Paint stripper
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Unread 05-02-2014, 05:06 AM   #13
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Got the body off. Underside is in good shape.
I got the trans and trade un mounted. Saturday I'll pull the motor.

I'm thinking weather or not I'm going to use this tub or not.

Saturday morning I'm picking up a parts jeep with a real nice body on it. Only work it looks to need is drivers floor.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 08:22 AM   #14
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Here's the jeep I picked up. I am parting it out and keeping the body.
Body is clean other then the drivers floor so I feel it's a good candidate for my jeep.
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Unread 05-06-2014, 05:10 AM   #15
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I removed the body off the parts jeep and taking it to the body shop today to see how much and when he can do it.





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