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post #1 of 19 Old 01-24-2020, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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94 YJ Sahara Build

Picked up a 94 YJ Sahara with 313,000 miles in decent condition and no rust. Hoping to get help from experts on this forum as I go through this journey!

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-24-2020, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Exterior in decent shape.



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Interior a little rough...



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post #4 of 19 Old 01-29-2020, 06:52 AM
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Looks like a good jeep to start with
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its a rusty one

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Definitely a good starting point. I would just do basic maintenance first and then drive it. See what leaks, what doesn’t leak. Does oil burn. Any noises from the engine. And then start addressing any issues that come up. Once the drive train is good and you know everything is driving and shifting well then work what you want to do next. I’m a fan of new projects and yours looks like a great start!
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Definitely a good starting point. I would just do basic maintenance first and then drive it. See what leaks, what doesnít leak. Does oil burn. Any noises from the engine. And then start addressing any issues that come up. Once the drive train is good and you know everything is driving and shifting well then work what you want to do next. Iím a fan of new projects and yours looks like a great start!
Thanks for the advice. There are no leaks and engine runs ok. all gears engage but it hard to shift though. right now i am trying to remove everything that rattles
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I am planning to get rid of the hard top. Its in pretty good condition. Trying to see if there are folks looking for a 94 YJ hard top in the Houston area.
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That hard top should fit anything from an 85 to a 95 yj/cj 7 so you should be able to do something with it

its a rusty one

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That hard top should fit anything from an 85 to a 95 yj/cj 7 so you should be able to do something with it
Thanks. I will post in the classifieds..
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I noticed some light surface rust on the tub near the pedals. What is the best way to stop it for now until I get the body blasted/repainted probably in a few months?
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I noticed some light surface rust on the tub near the pedals. What is the best way to stop it for now until I get the body blasted/repainted probably in a few months?


Take a wire brush to it to knock off the loose rust, and then brush on some POR 15.

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Take a wire brush to it to knock off the loose rust, and then brush on some POR 15.
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Finally got some time to work on the jeep. Got rid of the hard top and the dash pad and all the panel stuff.

Found at least 10 cigarette lighters stuffed in between the dash pad and windshield. There were a few inside the wiper assembly channel... Lol

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Picked up an 8.8 rear from a 98 explorer and a waggy 44 housing for the front.

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Are you going to run 2 different bolt patterns or are you going to re drill one of them.

its a rusty one

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