You may have seen my recent post Torn Should I sell my YJ Torn Should I sell my YJ
Between my love of this Jeep, your comments and my wife's input I am thinking I will probably fix the Jeep up at least as good as I am able and keep it.
I would love to do a tub off rebuild, But that is not in the cards (I just do not have the facilities I can do that in.
What I am thinking I will try and do is start patching up my 95 YJ and hoping down the road for a new paint job if it all turns out decent. This Jeep doe have the usual Rust problems, Previous owner did some fiberglass patching, But did it poorly.
If I do this, I will put in new steel and do it up more proper I have a place I can get into and do a little at a time (I just can not tie the spot up longer term.
I have searched all over online, including several forums As usual this got me a lot of conflicting thought and not all the answers to my questions. So I am going to Post and ask here, what is the current best source out there now for decent patch panels? I am looking at Classic Enterprises - Restoration, Reproduction Parts for Studebaker, Jeep & Ford
as a possible source unless you can guide me to a better source (I am still deciding if i wish to make my own sheet metal panels or go with the convenience of preformed panels, or do a mix of both) I have heard several say Quadratec side panels are not as nice so I am thinking stay away from them.
I am also thinking I am probably going to want a new windshield frame, If I can get a complete unit with glass installed, would it be all the better, or should I get a frame and go to a local glass shop for the windshield part of it?. I am looking at a complete unit here Jeep windshield, YJ Wrangler, 1987-96 replacement parts
Wandering if anyone has experience with them and also is that a decent price for the complete unit?
I think for me first priority is saving the sheet metal or redoing it, I can live with the tired suspension. Once I get the topside back up to par, I can see about redoing the suspension. Of course I do have to find the time to clean underneath and do my chassis saver.....Gotta decide get everything coated, or wait til I replace suspension and coat the undersides......so many decisions. Still wish I could do a tub off, but we can only do what we can do.
Here are some pics, of the areas needing attention. If you can answer any of my questions or share a comment or thought, I would appreciate your input.