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Old 04-20-2015, 01:19 PM
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Greetings. Just traded my beloved 78 Ford truck for a Jeep. I dearly loved my truck, but since I had driven it like 40 miles in the last 3 years, I just couldn't justify keeping it around any longer. My son is nearly 16, and so we decided it was time to trade my truck, and pick up something for him to drive. Traded my truck for a 93 Wrangler. Guess it is a "YJ"???

I know absolutely nothing about Jeeps, but we felt like a Jeep would be a good first vehicle for my son. Have some family and friends that are into Jeeps, and being in Utah, it isn't hard to find someone who has one, and is willing to help out. Figured if he bumps into a curb, light pole, etc, being a Jeep, it will be easier and cheaper to repair than the Iron Giant, that was my truck.

Anyways, it is a 93, with the 4.0, manual 5 speed, with a 4 inch lift, and 35" tires. Had a couple of friends I trust, go over it with me before hand, and they are excited to welcome my son and I into the madness that is Jeeps. First things to address: Drivers side soft-top door has a busted zipper, so the window doesn't zip. Hoping my local upholsterer can fix this. The previous owner put some step bars on the jeep, and did not install them properly. He put them underneath the mounts, so they wont hold any weight. So I am either going to remove them completely, or remount them properly, and let them function like rock sliders for a bit, as my son learns to drive, and off road.

Previous owner put new leaf springs on the rear, as they were starting to sag, and replaced the gears in the rear end, after they went out while wheeling. My Jeep buddies aren't thrilled with the gears he put back in, with the tire size being ran on the Jeep, so sometime soon, I will be looking at changing the front and rear gears out for something more appropriate for the tire size. One friend said something like 411, and one said something like 456 gears would be more appropriate? But for driving around town, learning to drive a stick shift, and driving the 2 miles to school and back, I think the gears that are in it will be fine for now.

Other than hoping to find a good used hard top for him, I think he will be set. Just wanted to introduce myself, and I hope to have a great time with my son, learning to drive, offroad together, and wrenching on his Jeep with him, as he learns some automotive skills.


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Thanks all. Hoping to have a good time with this Jeep. Haven't had a chance to actually clean it up, and take a good solid inventory of it yet. Maybe this weekend. Since my son is not old enough to drive yet, and can't drive a stick shift anyways (yet), it isn't a super high priority. But I know my single biggest issue is getting the driver side window zipper fixed. Once I figure out the brand of the softtop, etc, I'll post up my questions in the appropriate YJ forum area. came home last night from work, and found my son just sitting in the jeep. No keys, nothing. Just sitting. Asked what he was doing, and he said he was just pretending he was driving.

I think he likes the idea of having a Jeep for his first ride.
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