So, I have had my 94 YJ for about 3 weeks now so I decided I would start a thread here. I was looking for as close to stock of a jeep as I could get but I could not find anything that was worth the prices people ask around here. After some searching I came across the 94 YJ, 2.5 low output, AX-5 5 speed, lifted 4" on a rough country lift and sits on 33" MT baja claws. It also has a new top, Rampage soft top in spice. Unfortunately this one is a little more done up by the PO but I don't mind because I like the way it sits as is. Also has an overhead KC light bar plus two KC lights on the front bumper and a Rugged Ridge winch. The jeep was originally white, painted a green by a PO and it could use a respray. Overall in good shape, a few rust spots here and there but nothing major.
My plans are to clean the guy up and get all maintenance in order. The driver seat needs a recover and debating whether or not to put a carpet back in it. I plan to pick up a hardtop as well. There won't be many changes but wanted to start this thread to track my progress and ask questions when they come up here so I don't have to keep creating new threads.
I don't have many pictures, only a few from the day I bought him. I have removed any and all stickers, I hate stickers!
So I picked up some full steel doors over the weekend. They don't fit too well so I need to adjust the hinges. Some of the torx bolts are very soft and some have rounded out. Anyone else experience this? If so, what did you do to get the bolts out? I am planning on buying all new door hinges so I just want these ones off.
I had to grind the bolts and lower hinge half off, so I am looking for a better way of removing these without stripping them as well. Hopefully someone will chime in.
My thought was to drill them out. I don't want to damage the holes or the doors. It sucks because they didn't just strip, they actually rounded out so I'm not sure I can get anything in there that will bite.
So my driver seat is in pretty bad shape and I would like to get it replaced, however coming across a stock one that matches is hard to do. I've also been looking for original replacement seat skins but have had no luck. Does anyone know if you can source those covers or are they NLA? The rest of my seats are mint and I really don't like the look of aftermarket seat covers no matter how nice some of them are.
I had to adjust the Dr door on mine when I got full doors. 3 torx bolts came out 3 rounded. I drilled them an got a beefy extractor from tractor supply for 4 bucks. Pass side lined up OK. My Dr seat had a broken seat back on one side an would lean. I did the cavalier replacement. Getting the old one out was a pain but the bolt holes on the cav seat lined up perfectly.
So I haven't done too much lately to my rig. I have a question that might have a very simple answer, are yj driver/passenger seats interchangeable? My driver seat is in pretty bad shape and I've found a good passenger seat that matches locally. If you take them apart can you mount a passenger seat onto a driver side frame? I know the recline lever would be on the wrong side, can that be taken off my current driver seat and put on a passenger seat base on the right side?