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Old 02-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Hello, Newbie from CT

Hello everyone. Just bought a 1995 Wrangler for a little summer toy. It is a 4 cylinder 5 speed, without A/C. It is mechanically sound with the exception of 5th gear (which is completely gone). She does however need some cosmetic TLC. I plan on keeping the Wrangler somewhat stock with the exception of a wheel/tire combo and maybe a lift kit of some sort. I will be searching the "parts for sale" section quite a bit. My goal is to get this jeep looking pretty by the time it is 70 out. Here is a short list of what she needs to be spring ready:

-Replace the 2 front fenders
-Replace the Hood
-Needs Carpet
-Needs rear Seat
-Needs better rims and 31"-32" tires
-Small body lift kit (2"-3" at most)
-Upgrade The Radio, Speakers, and Add a Sound Bar

I am hoping to find the hood and fenders used off of a red jeep to keep the cost down and remain within my budget. Since I have a garage, the doors and hard top are not necessary. I plan on selling those to offset the cost of some of the other parts I need to buy. This should be a fun project and it should keep me busy for at least a couple of months. I am well acquainted with the search function and plan on using it extensively. I am sure however, at some point I will be hitting you guys up for some advice or questions concerning this project. Here are a few "before" pics......

My ideal wrangler is a TJ 6 cylinder 5/6 Speed. This one came along and was so cheap I couldn't pass it up. I will probably fix it up and sell it in the spring. Who knows I may get too attached to let it go, we'll see...

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Old 02-24-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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Are you looking to replace the fenders because you don't like the style? In your pics the fenders, flare and hood don't look too bad. Nothing that a little paint wouldn't correct. You might consider bedlining the interior over carpet. The wheels could be painted as well. There are a ton of things that you can do to your Jeep to improve the appearance without breaking the bank.
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i don't see any thing wrong with the hood and just a little rust on the fenders. don't be afraid of saw blades on a YJ. A few hours with a saw and a rattle can and you can have a nice looking rig
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Thanks Beastmaster! Ever since I sold my 85 Vette I have been missing something. I think I was missing the "toy" to tinker with.

Thanks wedu22!

JDsDream - The pictures hide quite a bit. The hood has considerable denting in the front where the hood rises. The passenger side fender is punched in enough to bother me. The driver side fender has a rust hole the size of a quarter(enough to bother me). Body work and paint are not my forte. Body panels are cheap enough and easy enough to replace so I figure I'll just replace them. I enjoy doing as my own work so.....

Irongrave - I can't rattle can my project. I have OCD when it comes to that. I would see the difference every time I walked into the garage and it would bug the hell out of me.
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