Let the building begin....1990 YJ - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-10-2012, 12:28 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
Let the building begin....1990 YJ

Yep did it again. Just sold 95 back in March and couple weeks ago bought a 90 YJ. Same stuff...but not as far gone as the 95. This one will be a keeper if I can rebuild like I want. Need to replace ends of both frame rails. Driver floorboard, windshield, holes where roll bar meets floor behind seats. Couple fenders and some rot through sides. Some old rust spots....

markharmon is offline   Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
0III0forlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ridgway, Pa.
Posts: 4,757
Hey Mark Harmon....NCIS...cool. Can you get me a date with Abby?...lol.

That YJ definately needs some TLC. The floor pan ans winshield frame are simple easy fixes.

That front frame on the other hand is going to be a project for you!...If the front is that bad, what does the rear frame look like? I cant imagine it is much better unless it has been done already.

Keep us posted.

0III0forlife is offline   Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 443
Must be in the north...? Loos like somethin id find In my neck of the woods ( new England). Gonna be a sick build, I'll be in tune
__________________
93 4.0 Hugger Orange
MY BUILD: https://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/the-...cs-165675.html

89 Carralo, 96 Ram 1500, 90 Camaro, 02 Gz
250, 79 Yamaha dt125, 78 dt175
Carralo1 is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-10-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
2xs
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
2xs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, Ca.
Posts: 2,865
My 90 looked exactly like that when I bought it, except mine had NO RUST.
Thats amazing how much vehicles rust away in some areas.
__________________
'93 Black YJ, 4.0L AX15 - UNDER CONSTRUCTION! https://www.wranglerforum.com/f330/2x...ad-490865.html
Old Jeep that was totaled (and SOLD!): https://www.wranglerforum.com/f330/2x...ad-101879.html
2xs is offline   Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 04:42 PM
Thread Starter
  #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
My 95 was knicknamed FrankenJeep. Had parts from all over the US. Ebay, craigslist and local boneyards. The 95% of driverside frame rail had been either plated or replaced. I have both front pieces of frame from the donor frame I used to patch 95. The backs I can cut some 1/8" steel to fix. Fronts are actually wose then back. Windshield is out and on the bench. Rust is almost cut out and this weekend will begin to fab up the replacement panels. It's good to have a welder. The 95 I bought for $1800 and invested another $700 and sold for $3000. Problem is to cover my hours I would have had to sell for about $12000. :-) Lot of welding!!! I also bought a pre-fab floor board. So should be cut, weld and paint.
markharmon is offline   Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 09:59 PM
Thread Starter
  #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
Boy I should have just replaced the frame! I got the inside rebuilt. Now starting the outside. Wow...worse then I thought. But to far down this path. I put a good coat of por15 on it. Hopefully that will keep the rust from coming back for a while.
markharmon is offline   Quote
Old 09-19-2012, 08:15 PM
Thread Starter
  #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
Windshield frame is painted and back on jeep. Today I finally got the roll cage loose. Had to cut four bolts going into floor. All the others came out. Now I can begin rebuilding the floor behind seat.
markharmon is offline   Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Thread Starter
  #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
Wow started this back august 2012. Lot has happened since. I worked on it a little from August to May 2013. My daughter announced she was getting married. So there went free time. Over Christmas I was able to get in a few hours. Tub repairs are about done. Passenger tube fender spot welded in. Just picked up CJ grill and hood. Converting to CJ front end. Have all four corners of frame to repair and brake lines. Also passenger read shock mount is broken off. Winter weather warming up and time change will help me get back on it.
markharmon is offline   Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 03:59 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
0III0forlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ridgway, Pa.
Posts: 4,757
Wow, didn't make a lot of progress in the past year and a half....Hmmm. I have a few of those back burner projects around here as well.

Just so you know about your POR15 coating. It works well, but it needs to be top coated or the salt will eat it right off the metal that you put it on. eastwood.com has some paint called chassis saver, and it works well for a top coat over the POR products. They sell the POR as well.
__________________
'87 YJ, 4.2L built and bored, 8" of lift, 8.8 rear, AX15/NP 231J, Tom Woods drive shafts, Flat fenders, 12,000LB winch, Custom bumpers, Rattle can paint job. Never completed...
0III0forlife is offline   Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Thread Starter
  #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
Yes and no on progress. For those curioius...here is a link to some pics. I lost last summer with wedding planning and execution. Also Ma-inlaw moved in fulltime. So I spent a lot of time clearing out her 3 story colonial house that was full of crap. Then the coldest snowies winter in double digit years happened. Oh I had to add a 8x8 deck to my deck for hottub installed last July. Hoping winter is breaking and I can get back on it soon. Maybe this weekend I can get grill and hood swapped out. :-)

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/markharmon/embed/slideshow/1990%20jeep%20project"></iframe>
markharmon is offline   Quote
Old 04-06-2014, 12:54 PM
Thread Starter
  #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
Front frame rails are done. Now moving to back rails. Just picked up new harbor freight jack stands. Just need to knock down some rust and throw some paint. Ohio winters are hard on frames. Replaced with donor 16" right side and 19" left side. Click image for larger version

Name:	image-787140132.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	158.5 KB
ID:	956362
markharmon is offline   Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 10:26 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Major Mason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Near Madison WI
Posts: 80
Gotta love our northern winters! I've been working on our 90 all winter in the unheated garage. Insulated coveralls and 4 500W quartz lights keep it reasonable even this winter with all the below zero we've had. The more welding you do the warmer it gets too! LOL

Good luck on your build!
Major Mason is offline   Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Thread Starter
  #13
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
Started replacing rt rear shackle mount. Replacing about 15" of frame. Little more welding and drill for leaf bushing.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-745493964.jpg
Views:	630
Size:	153.6 KB
ID:	1004233
markharmon is offline   Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 09:14 AM
Thread Starter
  #14
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
In and painted. Just have it drill for bushing.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-929413878.jpg
Views:	89
Size:	109.4 KB
ID:	1007473
markharmon is offline   Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 10:04 PM
Thread Starter
  #15
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 230
Now left side done. All four corners of frame have been repaired. Downer is I found rust thru under the rubber frame stops. Both sides. Plus a little thin by fuel filter.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3651296970.jpg
Views:	981
Size:	165.3 KB
ID:	1028825
markharmon is offline   Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 11:31 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
KA_Wrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 25
Nice work! I need to be doing a little more rust repair like this to mine in the near future..

__________________
Current Jeep:
2006 TJ 4.0 6-Speed

Past Jeeps:
1997 TJ 4.0 5-Speed. Built then sold.
1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ Rio Grande 2.5L 5-Speed
KA_Wrangler is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.