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Greetings from Somerset Newbie!


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Greetings everyone

 

Brand spanking new Wrangler YJ owner from Somerset here. At 43 years of age I have finally purchased my YJ and as such have joined the owners group.

 

Looking forward to chatting with others and getting out and about with my new machine.

 

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Hi,

You did well to find a brand new YJ in 2018. I haven't seen a new one since 1996.

Oh, am I reading it wrong? Did you mean you are new to Wranglers and you've just bought a YJ? That makes more sense.

It doesn't matter, welcome.

What do you like best about your Jeep?

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Hi V lol. I am new to owning a Wrangler and have just purchased a 1994 YJ. 

Just got back from picking it up and giving it a good blast, must say I love it. I have owned land rovers before but I enjoy driving this far more.

Thanks for the welcome. ?

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Hi Stu and welcome to the club, I also have a 94 YJ and, although currently SORNed, it’s the most fun off road of my Jeeps. Enjoy!?

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Gr8 to hear of another YJ owner!   Hope you have as much fun with it as I do.  If you need any help just ask. Phil

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12 hours ago, digger said:

Gr8 to hear of another YJ owner!   Hope you have as much fun with it as I do.  If you need any help just ask. Phil

Hi Phil.

 

Cheers for that. I've just purchased a hard top to replace the factory soft top. As far as I can tell its pretty straightforward to replace , but nothing ever goes according to plan! lol might very well be asking for help and advice. ? 

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7 hours ago, TimC said:

Got any pics of your new pride and joy Stu?

Not at the moment but as soon as I have slung the hardtop on I shall put some up. Its my first time owning a Jeep, mechanically in good nick but needs some TLC which I aim to do gradually. Its a learning curve as I am no mechanic but Its going to be an adventure winging it lol

Personally I like the primer grey minimalist look. Aggressive but not over the top. 

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. ?

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On 13/08/2018 at 07:50, survivalstu said:

Hi Phil.

 

Cheers for that. I've just purchased a hard top to replace the factory soft top. As far as I can tell its pretty straightforward to replace , but nothing ever goes according to plan! lol might very well be asking for help and advice. ? 

Hi Stu,

Sorry not replied before , have been away.

I'm not an expert on this. I have a hard top and have never fitted my soft top. However I have removed the HT and gone without or used my bikini top. The hardtop is easy to fit . On mine the centre w/screen screw remains in place and the ht has a slot for it which makes lining up the screw holes simple.  I replaced the seals on top of the sides on the rear body with good quality adhesive  rubber draught strip which have worked well. The side bolts are easy to line up because they have  elongated holes.

The worst problem for me, being an old git, is the weight of the ht.  I need a couple of helpers to lift it!    I'm currently rigging up  a simple hand winch with a pulley in the roof. this will lift a simple frame which hooks on to the ht, enabling me to lift it on my own.There's plenty of examples on the net on you tube.

I prefer the ht for general use. My biggest issue with it was that it was very hot(its black too!) in the sun. I have insulated it and its now brilliant, cheap, easy and smart.  If you want details let me know. Phil

Ps one tip .I found the w/ screen front outer corner rubber seals tend to move or fall out when wriggling the ht into the right position, so I 'fixed' mine in place with RTV. They can't leak either!.

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Hello mate

 

Cheers for that. Its all on now, pretty painless by all accounts. I got some mates to help lift the thing into position. I know what you mean about the windscreen rubber seals, all be it after I had it jet washed! lol going to run some RTV also. ?

 

Next big job is getting all five wheels shot blasted then powder coated, possibly unsealing the chassis. There's a few niggling little jobs to do.......passenger side small window surround corroded and tailgate locking mechanism needs attention but the biggest out lay was the HT.

 

Thanks for the advice BTW ?

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