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Old 05-13-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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Hello All

If someone was so inclined to do a complete restoration of a 1991 Wrangler is there any books any one would suggest? Any m anual that show the best steps to tear it down?

Looking for what to keep and what to change out....finished product to be just a nice daily driver to keep around

and of course trying not to spend a ton of money in the process

I believe the frame is sound...the jeep has 161,000 miles so a drive train rebuild would be in the works...floors are just about gone so probably a fiberglass body

any ideas

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Best thing I can tell you is take pictures...lots of pictures and label everything and then take more pictures. I like metal body vs fiber, but that is just me.

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look through my sig pic link, and then don't do it. fix it up as it sits.
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Pay Coyote_94yj to come out and help you. He's a beast at the rebuild!
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Best thing I can tell you is take pictures...lots of pictures and label everything and then take more pictures. I like metal body vs fiber, but that is just me.
ABSOLUTELY!!!!!
I'm almost done with mine. I wish I took more pictures.
Don't take anything off unless you have a picture of how it goes on. It will save you a lot of time trying to figure out how that hose or cable that you took off months ago goes on.
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...is there any books any one would suggest? Any m anual that show the best steps to tear it down?MazzMan
I'd recommend the service manual which costs somewhere around $100; not sure if a Chilton's or Haynes would be as good (detailed) but definitely cheaper. And like everyone else says take lots of pics, not only to remember but to post on here so we can ride along with you on your build...and offer sage advice of course!

I'm buying a frame this weekend and starting my rolling chasis build for my '95. I'm going to build from the ground up and then swap tub/engine/tranny from old to new. My current frame has serious rust rot, but the tub is in excellent shape, and engine and tranny are bulletproof so far (furiously knocking on wood!!). This allows me to use my ride while the build is ongoing and only take it off the road for a couple of days for the swap.

It will be alot of work but totally worth it in the end. Good luck man!

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Best thing I can tell you is take pictures...lots of pictures and label everything and then take more pictures. I like metal body vs fiber, but that is just me.
ABSOLUTELY!!!!!
I'm almost done with mine. I wish I took more pictures.
Don't take anything off unless you have a picture of how it goes on. It will save you a lot of time trying to figure out how that hose or cable that you took off months ago goes on.
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YEah, definitely take lotzzz of pic of what you take out. I still have a box of screw left after my rebuild .. LOL .. ofcourse i bought new screw, so I understand the extras, but there were time when i was sooo frustrated, i wish i wouldda label all the screw i took off and know where it goes. I also got rid of alotz of stuff so i understand about the extra screw. But yeah, it's a pain, you think you will remembered how they go back in, but mang .. that's how trouble start ..
However, there's the internet, and you'll found this forums, so when you got stuck, just asked, someone somewhere know something that might be able to help you out...

look for Scott Howard on here .. he's goooooddd
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i did a complete engine swap and other different things this summer and i used a haynes manual and it did a great job for everything i needed it to tell me about but you cant beat pics

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