Another Newbie - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 12-18-2009, 03:45 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
Thumbs up Another Newbie

Bought a 1992 YJ with 130,000 miles on it a couple weeks ago for $1,000. Seemed to be a pretty good deal. It's a California Jeep and was owned by a Marine stationed at 29 Palms who was transfered. No rust but anything that could be damaged by the sun is gone. All seats, the roll bar pads, original matching color flares, etc.etc. I looked farly extensively at several of the popular jeep parts web sites (Quadratec, JC Whitney, 4WD) and parts seem out of site. Any advice on best place to find parts. The jeep runs great but needs some TLC. Any advice on clubs to join or anything else would be appreciated. I have looked at this forum for the last week or so and sure seems to be a lot of knowledge here. I live in Orange county California.

PetDoc2009 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-18-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
copleydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Woburn MA
Posts: 368
Keep an eye on Craigslist and Ebay. I've got lots of stuff off both sites.

Have you tried hitting up any boneyards yet? I have had some luck at these places. Don't know where you are, but I know around Boston there have been lots of Dead WRangler sightings because of the Cash for Clunkers deal in the junk (I mean used car parts) yards.

Welcome to this world. You'll love and hate that thing each and every day. And seeing you're a pet doc, get a harness for Fido cause he's gonna love that new Jeep of yours.

__________________
GRACIE

1989 Wrangler "Islander" 4.2 6cyl 5 speed

copleydad is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-18-2009, 04:03 PM   #3
Deaky

WF Supporting Member
 
Fweaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 2,202
Images: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by PetDoc2009 View Post
I looked farly extensively at several of the popular jeep parts web sites (Quadratec, JC Whitney, 4WD) and parts seem out of site. Any advice on best place to find parts.
Clubs are sometime a very good sourse of cheap parts. I have also bought many parts off ebay but make sure you pay close attention wording of the listings and ask questions if your not sure of the quality of the part. Collins Bros Jeep Used Jeeps Parts and Accessories sells quality used parts, you pay more but you get what you pay for.
__________________
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
Fweaky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-18-2009, 04:08 PM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
Haven't tried any junkyards yet. But i will. Anybody know how to tell what model a YJ is? S, Renegade, Islander etc. My 92 4.0 L 5 spd. had color matched fender flares, air conditioning, tilt wheel. Any clue?
PetDoc2009 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-18-2009, 04:27 PM   #5
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
copleydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Woburn MA
Posts: 368
Sounds like mine, an Islander. Wikipedia gives you trim schemes if you search for Jeep Wrangler. I know Sahara had matching flares but I think they had a canvas seat. Mine are vinyl.
__________________
GRACIE

1989 Wrangler "Islander" 4.2 6cyl 5 speed

copleydad is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-18-2009, 05:49 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
big orange yj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: fayetteville, nc
Posts: 269
Send a message via AIM to big orange yj Send a message via Yahoo to big orange yj
X2 on checking ebay and craigslist. My jeep has/had all the same stuff as yours, and its a laredo but idk if they made laredos in 92. Welcome to the forum and world of jeeps. Good luck, have fun, and be safe.
__________________

87 yj under construction

02 tj Sahara - 4" currie/ savvy lift, 4.88 gears, detroit truetrac rear, lockright front, performance bolt ons, kick ass stereo
big orange yj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-18-2009, 06:48 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
NAVYCHIEF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,207
got a pic?
__________________
1994 RENEGADE

TREAT EVERY STRESSFUL SITUATION AS A DOG WOULD.
IF YOU CAN'T EAT IT OR PLAY WITH IT,
JUST PEE ON IT AND WALK AWAY.
NAVYCHIEF is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-18-2009, 06:57 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: WV/MD line near Deep Creek Lake
Posts: 18
find out where the local insurance claims are sold at, and look at some of those. I just found a 90 yj that had been fixed up nice. 6 in lift 35 tires, rims, wench, hard top and perfect interior. the motor and trans seem to be good, and the 35 dana axels have been upgraded. I also had every chrome exterior part known to man.

Then jeep had been swipe on the front driver side. Cant drive, and I wouldnt try to fix it. But, I got the hard top, all the seats, carpet, and alll the other goodies to use on my 90 yj. I only paid 750 dollars for the whole thing. The hard top alone is worth more than that.

B14jc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Member and some newbie questions SlowSpyder TJ General Discussion Forum 8 10-11-2009 09:43 PM
Newbie from jersey tracker975 WF New Member Check In 13 08-06-2009 10:19 AM
I Got One! Newbie Questions dak_quak JK General Discussion Forum 3 06-04-2009 10:00 AM
Im a newbie hockeyhead General Jeep Discussion 2 10-08-2007 04:23 PM
Newbie with shock question JoeVFR TJ General Discussion Forum 11 08-09-2007 06:14 PM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 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