Ok, here we go. From here on out this is likely to be a mirror of the one on Jeepforum, but this group has a different membership and might be able to offer me different advice and commentary. Course my JF thread is one of the shortest for one its age; it barely reached four pages this week. Most of that is because I live about 200 miles from where this jeep is, and can usually get only one weekend a month to work on it. Thanksgiving, Xmas, Spring Break, and the summer are the usual exceptions because I'm off work and can devote more time to it. Not that I have; I'm having to spend a lot of money that could be going for parts on just getting my tool set up to par. Next tool buy is likely going to be a set of a cordless drill and a cordless impact driver. I've got an FSM on order, but it isn't here yet and won't be for another few days. This is how the jeep-in-a-barn looked about twenty years ago. That's me in the back; I was very limp-wristed for some reason. It had all the Tux bona fides that we didn't know to look for: chrome taillight cover, chrome windshield latches and grab bar, Indian Ceramic steering wheel, Tux license plate carrier, white grill, snaps for seat/armrest cushions, and all that. Two shots of the engine where it is today, but before I pulled the fenders. Both fenders are now off, and now I can see why everyone pulls them first thing. Huge different in getting into there to fix things. Shot from about six months ago, before I got it on stands. The driver's side fender had just come off, and I'd put a tarp over it to protect it from getting additional dust into it. The hood came off as well; the hinges broke. Recent shot of it on stands. I bought some kinda cheap ones, but they should work well enough. Everything is on a shoestring up here. At this point, I'm going to start a "ground up" rebuild, starting with the axles and brakes, and eventually progressing through the engine, transmission, T-case, steering column (which I think needs to be replaced), and electrical system. I might get a glass tub because of the huge cost difference (2k or so vs. 4k or so), and I'm definitely going with a Painless electrical kit because I like the idea of having a fuse box. Other than that, I want to rebuild it to more or less what it came out of the factory.