I just picked up this 91 Yj Renegade on Saturday, its not my first Jeep though. I have had several, this actually being number 6 for me. I had a 91 YJ with a 2.5, that got stolen and wrecked I got it back and parted it out, and some of its parts still live on in this Jeep. When I had that Jeep I bought an 88 XJ Limited to drive while I was working on the YJ. Sold that and bought a 94 YJ which I fixed up and did a bunch of work to. I then decided I wanted a more comfortable ride, so I bought a 95 ZJ limited with a V8. I then liked that but wanted more so I sold it and the 94 YJ and bought a 98 5.9 Limited ZJ. I have now missed the YJ, so I sold my boat and bought another Yj, this 91 Renegade. I decided this time that I wanted to get something different than the previous two YJ's, and that would be a Renegade. I also wanted to get a 91 as I like the sport bar and I also like the older style guages with the clock in the dash. I found this one with a lift and 33's on it already for a good price in need of some work. Sadly the 5.9 is gone but I got nothing out of it as it went to settle a debt that I had.
So here is the 94 YJ, I don't have pictures here of any Jeep before that one
And then the 95 ZJ
And the 5.9
So here is me in the Jeep outside of the previous owners house, I had the toque and goggles on because the Jeep had no windshield in it.
So I got it home and first thing to go was these cheesy looking headlight covers. The turn signal ones are still there, I haven't completely decided to remove those yet.
Looks better without those on I think, they were really flimsy and I don't think would have done much.
So then I bolted this cowl scoop on, this being one of the parts from my original YJ. Underneath the original grill the mesh that goes there was missing, so it was full of some kind of nutshells and pine needles. I got some window screen to put over it but still need to install it.
I put on a set of rollbar grab handles I kept when I sold my 94 YJ.
I pulled apart the dash to fix the guages as a couple of those didn't work and to put in a CD player. I followed a writeup on here with some good information on that, and pictures so I don't have much in the way of pictures there. The gas guage started working, but then it ran out of gas at somewhere just over a half tank, so apparently it doesn't work that well. I was greeted with this when I pulled the radio out.
So while the dash was apart I decided to repolish the stainless dash panel. This is before, most of what needed polishing was corrosion from rusty hardware attaching it to the dash.
So here is the dash all together with the CD player, sort of fixed guages and repolished dash panel, I also painted the hardware holding it on. This CD player was kept when I sold the 94 YJ.
Then I installed some Momo pedals from my 91 Yj. These aren't just a cosmetic mod, they are wider and help me heel/toe shift as well as get it going on slopes cause I can have my foot on the brake and give it a little gas at the same time.
I then removed the factory console and installed this, can't recall if its a tuffy or a smittybuilt, but its strong and well built whatever it is. It also has a radio compartment at the front, more on that later, and cupholders too. This console was in both YJ's before.
In that radio compartment I installed this Cobra CB radio, which I received as a gift several years ago and never installed in any Jeep for various reasons. But it is now, so thats good.
To go along with that radio, I installed a 4 foot Firestik antenna, which was given to me by a generous friend, who also helped out on the install. I also installed a set of tail light guards that were on both YJ's.
Then after getting all of that done, i had a new windshield installed. Yes I know, you may ask, I did all this work before the windshield install, well the reason for that is I bought this Jeep at the start of a holiday long weekend(easter) and couldn't find anybody to do it.
Then, as it came without a top I put on the original top from my 94 YJ. Its a piece of junk and doesn't really even fit, even more so as its meant for half doors and this Jeep has full doors. This is just to keep rain off while its parked at my moms house. I am going to get a bikini top for it until I decide whether I want a hard or soft top for it.
More to come as I get more work done to it