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Old 08-07-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
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I bought an 88 Wrangler, need some things

Hi all, I am John. I posted in the newbie section some weeks ago trying to decide a route to go and I made a decision to go with a cheap alternative and finally got it home. It is a 1988 Wrangler Lerado, 6 cyl, auto, 4x4 with a/c. I am going to need a couple things for it. First thing I need is a steering column.. Someone tried steeling it and broke the column and broke the guts that slides up and down. that is the most important right now, because I cannot start it like it is, or at least not easily.

I also need the following

a black top with frame or a hardtop with hardware(it had a hardtop but it was destroyed)

a carburator, or conversion of some sort.

steering column

clean seats front and rear

Otherwise it is a relatively rust free Jeep that looks a lot better than expected. I bought it sight unseen.

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:20 PM   #2
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I am confused. What exactly are you wanting? I tell my wife all the time, I need, I need, does not convey much. I am at a loss to what you need, and what you want the rest of us to do about it?????????

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Old 08-07-2006, 10:24 PM   #3
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Hmm, you need some parts, don't ya. I think maybe you could try the wanted to buy section and see how that goes.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:28 PM   #4
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im kinda confused too but im guessin' he just wants us to suggest some brands or somethin' (???)

if thats the case then you can't go wrong with best top
a fuel injection would be great (howell is the brand i think) but if you go with a carb then weber is a good brand
and flaming river makes a good steering column
mastercraft and best top make good seats

i'm not sure if this is what your lookin for or not
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:30 PM   #5
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my bad...wasn't sure if you needed parts... i wasn't sure if you wanted us to suggest brands or what but ya you could try the wanted section as stated...or ebay...or if ya buy it all new then try quadratec
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Quadratech has probably the most comprehensive inventory of Jeep parts out there. 4Wheel Drive Hardware is also a good source.
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:51 PM   #8
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I cut and pasted it so many times I must have taken out the question portion. I am looking for decent venders, new and used. I am not buying a new steering column, but the rest maybe.

So yes, I needed suggestions from the collective wisdom of the people that know.

I looked into the fuel injection and figured I could buy a complete Cherokee 4x4 with a 4.0 efi allready in it and transplant it. What do you all think. In the mean time I may throw a Weber on it.

Thanks in advance
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There are some other parts that could be useful from the Cherokee. One piece front axle shafts, maybe find one with a Dana 44 rear axle if your lucky, and the transfer case could be used for a back up.
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:57 PM   #10
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I cut and pasted it so many times I must have taken out the question portion. I am looking for decent venders, new and used.
I apologize for coming across the way I did, I was not sure what you were wanting, and was confused. After re-reading my comment, it did sound a little like I was irritated with your post. I just wanted to let you know that I was not irritated, and I am glad that some of the others, figured out what you wanted. I never want to discourage anyone from asking questions, that is what this site is all about.
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If I remember rightly those years YJ used a GM steering column didn't they?

And yeah, swapping out from the 4.2 to a FI 4.0 would be a nice little addition for you.
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:50 PM   #12
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fuel injection would be way better than a carb
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Old 08-10-2006, 09:10 PM   #13
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Thanks guys. I found a couple steering columns on ebay. Not sure if the engine runs or not because I cant get the ignition to stay on long enough to get it to start. Maybe I will get lucky. I was told it needed a carb but who knows. we shall see. Wish me luck. I found a complete Cherokee 4x4 locally for $1600, rusty but runs good(so the ad states).

My big problem is time though. I dont have time to swap drivetrains.

Thanks again
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