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Old 06-18-2012, 10:19 AM
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I need Sources and your thought or suggestions

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.

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Old 06-20-2012, 02:55 PM
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Come on, 45 people so far have looked at this post, none of you have any suggestions for sources, none of you have tried parts from either place and can share your opinions? None of you have any comments, or suggestions? Help me out on this please!
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