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Making this thread for myself, others, and most important to get some advice along the way from some of you jeep experts on here... Ill be having a lot of questions lol.

So.. just bought my first jeep. Paid $1,000 for it.
Hope you guys enjoy this thread (its gonna be a long one) as much as I enjoy working on and posting my progress
Its a 93 YJ 6 Cylinder 5 speed manual.
I bought it from a guy from new hampshire so its a new england car.... Main issue being Rust. I drove it home and began work on it immediately. It was an hour drive and thankfully I made it home with no issues.

Here it goes.....
 

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Tomorrow I will sandbast the entire interior floor and then see what im working with. Previous owner riveted in drivers side floor pan from JC Whitney. I will burn that in and make a piece to weld in on passengers side where hole is. Then I will spray some truck bed coating over the whole thing to keep it protected until I find a rug either new or used to put in. I have just a cheapo harbor freight self fluxing 110 volt mig welder. I can sometimes get get welds, other times not so much. I want something that Is reliable, easy to use, versatile, and enough power for up to about 1/4 or 3/8 inch metal. Any suggestions would be great
 

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Rust on the floors and tub turned out to be not too too bad for a new england car but still not ideal. Gonna start recording hours and money spent.

Saturday: 5 Hours Sandblasting, welding floor patches etc.
Sunday: 5 Hours removing decals, hood pins, rear bumper half circle things, prepping and painting interior and more.

Money: Skil Grinder 29
Auto Dark Helmet 70
Shop Vac 25
Paint/Sand/Metal 40

Will Post some pics of interior tomorrow
 

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you couldnt touch a jeep in GA for 1k. if you dont mind fixing rust then you did good.
 

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you couldnt touch a jeep in GA for 1k. if you dont mind fixing rust then you did good.
Yeah I know, they're in great shape but much more expensive. I'll do some rust repair and it'll be okay. Needs to be ready to make the 1000 mile drive to ga mid august
 

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Unfortunately the first couple weeks of this build will be boring stuff, mainly rust repair, frame repair, and body work. Update as of now, I got floors and tub very solid. I welded in patches, then caulked around edges for water sealing. Then primed, undercoated then topcoated with glossy black. Second can of undercoating was a bad can and kind of f...ed up the whole paint job. Came out of can very oily, drippy, and almost sudsy. Its okay though, Im putting a carpet in anyway, just wanted to make sure i had a good coat of paint for future rust protection. Then today i did some body work on engine bay followed by three coats of high temp paint. There were only two rusty spots on inner wheel wells in engine bay. Still need to finish hood.

Money: 20 dollars on paint for engine bay and sand for sandblasting

Next step is gonna be the most boring, tedious, and knuckle busting work. Repairing a 20 year old new england frame and undercarriage.
 

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Floors and tub are now completely solid. Pics of blue engine bay before paint are below. I still need to sandblast/ paint/oil up jack and then sandblast and paint horn. Then finish painting underside of hood.
 

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Don't forget the real stuff, shocks, brakes, exhaust, wiper blades, body mounts and bushings, trac bars front and rear bushings, steering stabilizer. I got one like yuors and its amazing how much basic it needed. Nothing like the floor though, I had to replace the entire drivers floor the rest cleaning and POR. Check oil, all fluids, clutch and last but not least stabilzer bar bushings, seems bushings just rot away on the old ones.

Looks like a fun project, take your time test at each stage. Mine is int he paint shop this week, get it back friday, decals and its "done" what ever that may be.....remember built not bought! Oh, check recalls, I got a free cat converter and parking brake assembly!

Pat
 

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Thanks, Everything you just mentioned I'm doing. I'm tackling rust first. I'm ordering 4 inch rough country lift tomorrow and going to put in a flowmastee 40 series/new tailpipe when I do the lift. How'd you get the free cat and parking brake? Just called a dealer...?? Thanks

Ordered 15 drain plugs: 6 dollars
 

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Gonna start recording hours and money spent.

Awe man, it's a Jeep (Just Empty Every Pocket).........Do ya really want to know what you're going to spend? Me thinks I'd rather enjoy knowing that I did it for so much less than some of our bretheren who are too lazy, unable, or have no access, and have to pay a shop to do all those hours.

:D:D:D:D

BTW...Off to a nice start! :thumb:
 

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Awe man, it's a Jeep (Just Empty Every Pocket).........Do ya really want to know what you're going to spend? Me thinks I'd rather enjoy knowing that I did it for so much less than some of our bretheren who are too lazy, unable, or have no access, and have to pay a shop to do all those hours.

:D:D:D:D

BTW...Off to a nice start! :thumb:
Bahaha J.E.E.P I like that one. Yeah it'll cost some money but that's okay, that's why I only paid a thousand for it lol. And yeah I live the fact that when it's done, I'll be able
To say I built it. And these things are soooo easy to work on compared to other vehicles I've owned. If it weren't in the rust belt, this thing would be a breeze, everythings right there in front of you.
 
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