Just bought my first Jeep, a 1990 YJ. My first major upgrade is to do some work to the dash area, and work my way back from there. I want to replace the gauge housing with a black one, which means I will also have to paint the rest of the dash since it is a blueish-grey color. I am also looking to replace the gauges with some aftermarket gauges, the stock speakers and a new cd player.
First, how difficult are these upgrades going to be? Taking all this apart, painting the dash, etc.? I'm not exactly the most car savvy person, but would love to learn and do some of this stuff myself.
Second, how difficult is replacing the gauges and the speakers? Should I go ahead and replace the circuit board for the gauges as well?
Third, since all of this is in the same area, should I buy this stuff a little along and do all of it at one time, or a little bit along as I buy the stuff?
Thanks for all the advice and input.