checked in on the new member forum but thought id shout out here too. just like any guy, ive wanted a jeep since i could drive. Well, finally talked the wife into letting me get a vehicle for me so here it is! Ill admit im not the most mechanically inclined person and everything minus the door pin locks and kill switch was done by previous owner. Also have a hardtop as well.
Please feel free to let me know what could be done better or different. Thanks!
Welcome Fakeelvis. Nice looking Jeep and cudos to the wife for letting you play. No jeep expert but the one biggie that you will want to look at and take care of is the frame. Hopefully it is rust free being in Kansas but either way I recommend cleaning it really really good with a pressure washer, then wire wheeling, sanding, need scaling, scaper, what ever it takes to get the surface rust off the outside. Then drill some drain holes in the underside of the frame at the low points so water that gets in can get out. Used compressed air to blow out the frame then treat the inside of boxed frame with Eastwoods internal frame treatment Internal Frame Coating Aerosol & Quart. Then you can coat the out side with any frame product you want. U will want to take a close look where the center cross member mounts to the fame. Should be three large bolts on each side on the bottom. Rust loves to get started between the frame and the cross member. I took mine off, cleaned off the rust on both parts, repainted, then re installed. Don't want to freak you out but hopefully you know about Jeeps and their frame rot issues. You have a good looking jeep. Spending a weekend treating your frame will make it last a long time and make save you many dollars in future repair bills. Have fun!
Just use the search tab on the upper right of the thread list. There are lots of post about it. This site is an awesome tool as there are threads about almost anything and everything. I did a lot of research on this site before we made our purchase and it was a huge help making sure we found a nice jeep.
Looks great, but since you asked I'd lose the side steps in a hurry. Even if you don't put on rails, sliders or anything right away, it would look so much better without those steps.
thanks, might have to fight the wife on this one as she likes them but its something i would definitely consider. Today I plan on taking off headlight bezels, gas door, and chromed light brackets and painting with plastidip. Also looking into getting poison spyder hood louver kit. Will be doing more intermediate trail riding and in town driving as oppossed to heavy rock crawling. Would anything else need to be done if I were to replace the 31 inch tires with 33?