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Old 12-05-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Yup!! Another newby

Hey everyone. Well I just bought my first Wrangler and I'm really looking forward to a ground up restoration. I'm going for a surf fishing machine. I was wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction with info on pulling the body off the frame. You know, maybe a good shop manual or other instructions. Let me know and thanks!!

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Check out the VA meet and greet thread. We have a jeep meet and greet on Dec 9th at noon in fredericksburg at the Quaker steak and lube. We're expecting a massive turnout from all over VA. You can RSVP on the thread or by PMing me. Hope to see you there!

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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Sounds good and thanks.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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Hey all you Jeepers out there. Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope Santa brings everyone something really cool for you favorite Jeep. Well I finally started the frame off resto on my 88 YJ. Yup, I drained the radiator. Well It's a start. I picked up some overtime assignments at work so after the first of the year I should have all the parts to complete the frame and suspension. I'm going to powder coat most of it in an attempt to keep the salt air from eating away at my surf fishing machine. Well take care and when my old butt figures out how to post some pictures I'll show you my progress. Gunny out......
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #5
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Hey Old Gunny. Share some pics if you have any. Like to see what you start from.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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I will as soon as I figure out how to post the picture. I'm not very computer savy. Thanks for the interest in my project. The pics are forth coming.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:16 PM   #7
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By the way nice looking Gecko!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:21 AM   #8
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New Parts!!!

Well I got a 4" Rough Country Suspension Lift, all new poly bushings for the body and frame and a steering stabalizer. Found 5 rims with 31's on them so i think I'm off to a pretty good start with new parts. Next week I'm going to try to get all the ball joints, tie rod and all the tie rod ends. I also hope to get all the brake rotors/drums and brake parts. Next week I'm going to start work to remove the body from the frame. Take care Jeepers...Gunny out
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:18 AM   #9
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well on your way.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:03 PM   #10
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Hey jlangman...what part of va are you from? I'm in Fredericksburg.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #11
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Just my Luck!!

Well Murphy's Law slammed me but good. The head gasket in my daily driver, 2001 Cherokee, blew. So the money I was saving for some new YJ parts has to go to the Cherokee. Oh well. Should be a fairly easy fix. Just sucks. Anyone that's replaced one of those got any tips?
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:38 PM   #12
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:24 PM   #13
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Gunny - did you get the head gasket in your Cherokee fixed?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:22 PM   #14
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I have started the tear down but it's going slower then I thought it would. Just taking my time and marking everything so I can get it back together.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:05 PM   #15
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Ug Well, if I knew what I was doing I would lend a hand. If you get in a pinch, I know someone who does side work. If you just need an extra set of hands, let me know.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #16
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Thanks for the offer!! As a matter of fact I've been hoping to meet some fellow Jeepers that live close. Why don't you PM me and maybe we can meet up some place. I look forward to meeting you.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:37 PM   #17
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Well the head on the 01 Cherokee is bad and at this point I don't think I want to put the money into it. I would rather put it into the 88 YJ I have. So if anyone needs a part for a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado, or anyother vehicle that it will fit, send me a PM and I'll tell you if the part is still there and serviceable. The body is in great shape. No dents or rust. All the glass in good with good power window motors. Actually there's alot of good parts to be had and I'm not looking to get rich off of them. If I don't get any bites for the parts within the next week or two it will go to the scrap yard. Let me know...Gunny Out!!

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