yj body swap - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 38
Exclamation yj body swap

hi my name is cole I have a 93 wrangler. I recently broke my frame, so I bought a used frame but it came with a tub already on it.
the body on the new frame is rust free and my old one is rotted out so I want to use the new body as well. Here's the problem the new body is totally gutted out. putting the seats and steering column in is no problem, but I'm worried about changing the dash. If the wiring behind the dash is a harness like the engine wiring it shouldn't be a problem but if it is all loose I don't want to get the wires confused.

I guess my question is has anyone done this before and are there any major headaches I will run in to. (any one with a wiring diagram it would be appreciated)

BA93wrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-06-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 38
help please

BA93wrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
Dutch 95's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 311
Images: 3
The wiring under the dash is in fact a harness, which makes relocating an "approximate" location of where everything is connected pretty easy. When I did mine, I took a million pictures (particularly of which of multiple wires ran to one component) and labeled which component it was actually connected to on the tape I labeled it with. This was helpful, because there MAY be extra unused wires that weren't connected to anything (options you Jeep may not have had from the factory). As a rule...manufactures don't generally use like connectors on unlike components. I'm pretty sure you can do this if you have mechanical inclination and a bit of willingness. Just take A LOT of pictures for your own piece of mind and ease of proper reconnection!!! That's my 2 cents.
Dutch 95 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2013, 02:29 AM   #4
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 38
thanks a lot dutch 95 that makes me feel better I was just afraid it would be a huge mess of wire like it was on my 77 gmc pickup. I just have a lot of work ahead of me and am kind of nervous. Ive changed engines trannys fenders ect but to disassemble a whole jeep then reassemble it without having any problems... its just a lot to remember especially over a couple of months being I only have weekends to work... thanks a bunch
BA93wrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2013, 06:02 PM   #5
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Maine
Posts: 275
It's not as difficult as it looks. I swapped my '90 dash out for a '93 when I swapped in a '93 MPFI motor.

brentd711 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-08-2013, 03:01 AM   #6
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 38
hey thanx for the pics its nice to see what ill be looking forward too... I will also have to swap in the clutch and brake petals along with the heater but in your pictures it doesn't look as bad as I thought it would... seams manageable. everything takes time right. my biggest thing is figuring out where to start, I mean ive got to change axels engine tranny gas tank, lines, lights, dash , seats... everything but I think if I keep them close to each other and just swap one piece at a time ill be alright. I'm actually thinking about doing the dash first just so there is nothing in my way like fenders seats ect... just not sure where to start

BA93wrangler is offline   Quote Quick Reply

body , body swap , dash , swap , wiring

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC