Awesome! I always wanted a jeep when I was in high school. The ladies love em. Just make sure not to let him drive it in the rain for a while. My jeep is a whole different breed of very, very, very dangerous animal in the rain.
And he is extremely safe. I got T-Boned in my old YJ by a church van 4 days before I went to basic training last year. Actually. It's probably a year to the day today. Wow. Anyway. Front axle was about a foot to the left of the rear. Front frame rails came out at extremely bent angles and all that good stuff. My seat and center console brackets folded flat against the floor from inertia. My rear view mirror flew out the passenger window. I rolled out and kept pushing it off the road as it was still rolling. I got lucky I think. He'll be fine though!
Thanks for the advice, I worry about safety but he is not a risk taker. Right now he will be driving short distances to school and back. If he goes anywhere far away right now I will let him take my car. The good news is, on surface streets it's actually easier to drive than a car. It's funny you mention the girls. His school is full of rich kids and I can't afford much of a car. By driving the Jeep he can act like he drives it because he wants to. The babes will be throwing it at him! It sure beats my first car, a 1964 half dead Skykark.
The good news in all this I'd I am going to keep restoring the Jeep. When he leaves for college, it's mine!
On the mirrors I ordered some sixteen dollar relocation brackets in E Bay they mounted to the lower part of the windshield hinges. I stripped the star bolts. Ended up pulling the dash part way out and drilling the factory bolts out. Then I used 3/16 inch hex bolts, washers and nuts to attach. It wasn't easy but it was cheap. I have spent more than expected getting this thing road worthy so I have been cutting corners where I can.
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