In mid-September we purchased a 92 YJ as our second "fun" ride for $2,500. It was great fun the first few weeks, riding around without the hard top, and starting the body work process. During the workweek I am a clean-hands professional, and I have never attempted body work in my life, but here is the first attempt.
The exterior is full of rust, paint chips, and the interior was a layer of dirt, grease and grime. The previous owner had left it uncovered in all elements. This was evident when I attempted to hook up a new stereo, removed the mounted speakers and water came pouring out. A trip to my local auto sounds store resulted in new speakers in new housings. I rewired the speakers, and after determining the yellow? wire was dead, ran a jump from an empty fuse to the radio.
The first paint attempt was a thin bondo repair of the front bumper, repainting of the grill, and working on the hinges. I plan to repaint the entire body next spring, but wanted to reduce the rust through the winter.
The final picture isn't perfect, but the bumper rust was removed, bonded and sealed. I used a Duplicolor factory match in the rattle can, with a couple coats of clear for the finish.