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Daughter's Jeep

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Long&Low, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Jul 22, 2012
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

    Geauga County, OH
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    Well, it ain't that I'm quitting, just got something newer for my daughter:

    92 YJ, four cylinder, manual transmission, hard top. It'll be my daughter's tooling around car.

    Got it from a buddy (thanks John). This ain't gonna be anything special. Cleaned it up, did some maintenance, radiator, water pump SS brake lines, needs shocks and gonna re-do the front and rear brakes. And the obvious, YJ upgrade to round eyes.

    Here it is after it was pressure washed:

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    Sprayed it with Summit's Coastal Blue single stage paint, firt time I've used real auto paint. Need some wet sanding, and next time, I'll get the clear coat version. It ain't perfect, but its nice. I call it Easter Egg Blue:

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    Replacing all the door and window gaskets, it'll get a hard top. Gonna bed line the interior and put the carpeting back in. I decided to put the rear seat in, against my earlier judgment. Gonna make rocker guards. Replaced some pretty rusted out sections, and the driver's foot / floor area. Had to re-do the sport bar mounting points. I inadvertantly broke the windshield glass......
     
  2. Jul 23, 2012
    technologyteacher

    technologyteacher Member

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    What was involved in the CJ grille? Just Grille and hood or do you need CJ fenders as well. I have a '95 YJ and have been toying with a CJ facelift for a while.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2012
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    All you need is the hood and grille. CJ fenders make it easier, but not necessary. I used the YJ fenders above. There are some clearance issues with the power steering lines, and without a body lift of 1", you may run into some minor trimming on the lower corners of the CJ grill so it can drop in between the frame rails. You'll need to figure out a way to mount the grill using the mount on the front cross member.

    The hood I used was slightly tweaked, it don't fit quite right on the drivetr's side with the cowel.

    I've done this on two other YJ's it is fairly easy.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2012
    lynn

    lynn Time machine / Early CJ5 HR Rep Staff Member

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    Looks great!! :)
     
  5. Aug 1, 2012
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    thanks. While this was my first attempt at using real auto paint. While I like the paint, my quality of spraying was a little dissapointing. Combined with how hot it was, how much i was sweating and fearing sweat drops landing on the surface, I rushed the process and its a light coat. So I[m a little dissapointed with the finish. I probably should clear it and improve the finish, but I want this one done. I want to drive it. The easter egg blue is really warming up to me. I at first didn't like the color, but I really do now. I shoudl have fit up some TJ flares, they have a cleaner look, but the TJ flares age poorly and turn gray a lot worse than the YJ flares.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2012
    GeoffreyL

    GeoffreyL Well-Known Member

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    what kind of sprayer did you use and how much was the paint, i have a sprayer for my compressor and an electric airless sprayer and i'll be painting my 3 jeeps soon. trying to figure out what to use/
     
  7. Aug 9, 2012
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    I used a HVLP sprayer I picked up at Tractor Supply, I bought a gallon of paint, that's slightly more then you need for a little Jeep. I layed the paint on thin, should have done more coats.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2012
    GeoffreyL

    GeoffreyL Well-Known Member

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    looks great!
     
  9. Aug 24, 2012
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    Just finished making the rocker guards / skirts. Need to paint them. Also gonna sand the hardtop, I want a smoother finish than what came factory.
     
  10. Aug 27, 2012
    Brian P

    Brian P Member

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    :tea: Looks good
     

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