Welcome to the YJ's. I was in te same boat as you are. I have a 87 YJ that was my first jeep about a year ago. I got it as a fixer upper, and it sure was. There were so many problems with it, I almost threw in the towel. A buddy if mine got me going on these jeep forums, and they have been a really big help, plus save me a lot of money with being able to do it myself as opposed to going to a mech. It took me about a month and a half to fix and learn my YJ, now I know her inside and out. Anything you can think of, these Jeepers are all here to include myself. So once again welcome to the YJ club and we can't wait to see your Toy.