So a few things first this project is my dads jeep, I'm gonna be helping him restore it mostly because its something that he really wants to do with me that interests actually interests me to and secondly he doesn't know what hes doing when i comes to mechanical things. Also My dad is also the Jeep person and I like Chevy's hence the reason I'm new here, I have never restored anything before and since this is my dad's jeep once I want to do it once and do it right, and if he treats it like his first one it should make it another 398,000 miles.
So I'm gonna go through this probably scanning the forums but that the same time I'm posting here for help since I really don't know anything about jeeps other than after popping the hood on my dads it may as well have been made of legos it doesn't appear there is much too it, it actually makes my s10 look overly complicated. but I'm hoping more for advice on on certain niche things with a jeep that I'm probably not gonna have to worry about say on my Sonoma.
So far my short plan list:
-Keep it stock as possible, not lifting it, it must keep its inline six. must stay manual.
-get rid of rust everywhere, painting the frame possibly rihno lining it, replacing doors and tub also going with a fiberglass tub.This one
possibly if anyone has had experience with the company.
-converting it to EFI with megasquirt I've got access to some mills so I may just modify the carburated intake for injectors keep it simple as possible.
-possibly rebuild the engine depends I'm gonna try and start it and I'm gonna take the head off see if it really has the 60k miles the previous owner claimed.
Anyways that what I've got so far that I know for sure of i'll get pictures up soon but I'm gonna try and get it started. also where is a good place to get good parts for these things, I'm not concerned about cheap but as long as its good my dad doesn't mind paying a little extra for them. also all advice is appreciated.