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b67cuda 07-19-2010 06:04 PM

92 Wrangler from the beginin!!
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Here are pics of my project in the beginning - I plan to do paint, weld in a new drivers floor pan, and get all the running gear working again - This will take awhile so I will be updating this thread as I go!! :punk:

tx_ffemt 07-19-2010 07:42 PM

Looks like a hell of alot of work, good luck and keep us posted.

nyvulcanman 07-20-2010 02:28 PM

Looks like a lot of work but always nice to see the end result and know u did it on your own

b67cuda 07-21-2010 06:23 PM

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Last couple days have been made up of getting a game plan, cleaning the shop and today we finally got a little work done. Using a wire wheel we cleaned the frame of loose dirt an surface rust then started coating everything with Mar-hyde - one step. Ive used this stuff in the past and really works great! converts the rust and leaves a strong shield against new rust - you can even paint over it if you want to. Here a some pics. - Bill

jayc 07-21-2010 06:54 PM

Man you must have a lot of time on your hands. Good luck, and I look fwd to your future write ups on what you do.

JDsDream 07-21-2010 07:04 PM

You were right about the "mobile pile of parts" thing. Looks like a lot of work ahead. I love watching someone bring an old Wrangler back to life so keep us posted. I'm looking forward to your updates.

b67cuda 07-23-2010 03:43 PM

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I put a new floor in on my drivers side and I have some shots detailing the process. I will describe all the photos then insert them cause I cant figur how to subtext:confused:!! 1) First is a shot of my old rusted out drivers side pan. 2) Second shot is the floor area with the old pan removed b sure to grind all the edges clean - the cleaner the better your welds will come out. 3) this is a shot of the trimmed pan with the edges ground. 4) This shows after I fit the pan where I want it to go I go under the jeep and with a sharpie mark all the braces so I can drill holes to make welds where the original spot welds were. 5) Last shot shows the pan welded in I usually do the spot weld areas first then the perimeter welds I do about an inch or 2 at a time around then fill in the gaps. From start 2 finish this took about 6 hours working time. Just need 2 grind the welds seam seal and paint - the underneath will b rhino lined later. Shes ready 2 rock:punk: again - Well at least the floor is thankfully the rest of the metal is good 2 go!!
See ya - Bill

toshpate 07-23-2010 05:15 PM

have an 89 you can restore :)

b67cuda 07-24-2010 02:43 PM

Sorry toshpate Oklahoma is a bit 2 far from Pa!! :)

b67cuda 07-29-2010 08:10 PM

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Alright time 4 another up date - Ive got most of the Frame coated with one-step and its lookin nice (1st pic is of frame). I got the brake lines repaired and bled, Got the clutch hose hooked up n bled, now Im trying 2 get all the wires re connected and figure out anything that needs attention before I start the old girl. 2nd pic is of my hell mess in the cockpit trying to get the dash wired back up!! 3rd n 4th picks are of my pin stripe removal - this tub came from a Laredo and has a ton of pinstripes so my buddy Jim told me of a tool that removes pinstripes!! it is like a big eraser that goes on an air grinder and it kicks but!! if you got alot of stripes 2 remove in vest in a couple of these. Lastly I have a question 4 u Jeep experts out there I have a box (last pics) on my firewall just above and 2 the right of my accelerator pedal can anyone tell me what this is and do I need it? The tub is from an 89 and all the parts Im installing are from a 92 and I see nothing that goes 2 this box!!??!
See ya - Bill

martinez53 07-30-2010 02:17 PM

nice project

b67cuda 08-10-2010 05:24 PM

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Last week I got the Jeep running 2 satisfy my curiosity cuz the P.O. said it ran great b4 the tub swap and yes the jeep seems to run great - Needs complete exhaust, heater core, all column controls and the 4 wheel wont shift in BUT it runs like a top!!! so at least I know what I am working with now. This week its on to body work - here are some pics of the work in progress welding up some body holes - fixing low and high spots and a LOT of sanding going on!! Till the next update - See Ya - Bill :punk:

jayc 08-10-2010 05:44 PM

Bill, congrats man you're making a lot of progress. good luck with the rest of the build I look fwd to it.
Did you ever find out what that box was?

b67cuda 08-10-2010 09:21 PM

Thank u jayc - I am told the box is an early YJ emission box - not needed 4 my year so I pulled the box out and the jeep still runs fine w/no lights - - so - - its stayin out!!


b67cuda 08-15-2010 10:38 PM

This week has been busy with doing things that will b easier 2 do while the jeep is in pieces. I visited a Jeep salvage yard close 2 my house and bought a heater box from a 95 Wrangler, a good exhaust manifold w/shock dampers cuz the old 1 was cracked (shocker ----- Not!!) plus a few little items - battery hold down, spark plug wire loom. I installed the new heater and got it working - installed exhaust manifold and continued on with more body work. Now at least all the stuff that needs 2 be done while the fenders are off are done so I can get all the jams painted and mount all the panels 4 final paint.
Just a short update will post pics next update!!
See Ya - Bill

b67cuda 08-25-2010 04:56 PM

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Mostly working bodywork lately - I ordered the primer which should b here this week. I found a great deal on a set of Warn rocker rock slider guards $60 :D!!. Here are a few shots of the progress - with any luck I will have primer on 4 the next update!! Till then - See Ya!

b67cuda 08-25-2010 04:59 PM

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A few more shots!!

JDsDream 08-25-2010 05:26 PM

I am really enjoying watching your progress. Thanks for the updates.

b67cuda 08-30-2010 02:22 PM

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Well still doing body work - always a big pita - but will pay off in the end here are a few picks of progress will update again after primer!!

b67cuda 08-31-2010 08:59 PM

Another day of bodywork - no primer - hopefully soon i will get some primer on it !!

b67cuda 09-11-2010 10:31 PM

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:punk: Finally in primer - been working on the jeep pretty solid and today we shot primer and painted jams now I will put all the panels back together and wet sand ------ then wet sand some more ---- then paint it all!!! Cant wait till its all blue :D

b67cuda 09-11-2010 10:33 PM

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A few more shots

dutch169 09-11-2010 10:44 PM

Wow, that's awesome. My 94 YJ had a similar paint color. Nice work.

b67cuda 09-12-2010 07:59 PM

Thanks dutch169 I cant wait till its all blue and I can move on to putting stuff back together. 2morrow I go and get a stainless body hardware kit and start putting panels back on - its gonna b nice 2 put stuff on the Jeep for a change.
See ya - Bill

b67cuda 09-15-2010 11:03 PM

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So - I've been working hard on getting all the panels back on the Jeep. I bought a stainless steel hardware kit from Totally Stainless and been putting everything back together with stainless hardware. It makes 4 a really clean install - the only thing that that is different with stainless is you have 2 use anti-seize compound on everything. Here are some progress pics.

b67cuda 09-15-2010 11:07 PM

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Here are some more pics - and a pic of my fenders with duraliner on the inner fenders they turned out pretty sweet!!

dutch169 09-16-2010 01:13 AM

Are you duralining the inside as well?

b67cuda 09-16-2010 07:25 AM

Yes the inside and wheel wells will be lined too.

b67cuda 09-22-2010 08:58 PM

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A few shots of the jeep ready 4 paint 2morrow Ill post some more once its all blue!! See ya - Bill

GatorDeve86 09-23-2010 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by b67cuda (Post 699576)
Sorry toshpate Oklahoma is a bit 2 far from Pa!! :)

i have a 92 you can restore lol
and PA isnt too far from PA :D

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