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Jeep #29: Restoring Interior Part #2

So For the last few weeks, I have been watching craigslist like a hawk.  And I scored big time.  An independent (not a junk yard or specific jeep parter) in Denver was parting a 95 sahara.  I bought just about the whole interior from him for $400.  The jeep was a hard top, and was wrecked 5 years ago and has just been sitting…  The interior is almost perfect.  there is a single rip in the drivers seat bolster that is about 3/4″ long, little to no fading at all.  LOVE hard tops for this reason.

The differences between a 92-94 Sahara and 95 Sahara Interior are the following: The correct carpet color is green (mine is green already, check), the 95 has spice carpet.  The center console 92-94 is green, 95 is spice. The Dash 92-94 is gray, 95 is spice. The interior door panels are spice in a 95, 92-94 has green, and the pockets on the half doors are all spice vs spice and green trim. The rest is the same.

I got his seats, all 4 seat belts, roll bar padding, and carpet.  He threw in the carpet, when I tried to haggle his price, so I figure I can resell it to recoup some of what I spent, since my carpet is good, and this one was the wrong color.

I needed all this, as you’ve seen the condition of my seats.. ICK!  The drivers seat belt has a cut in it 1/2 way through, I had picked up a junk yard replacement, but it was very faded and looked bad. And the roll bar padding was filthy and wasn’t coming clean, and had some burns/repair marks in it.

My plan, is to not install these items until I paint the jeep, since I will be taking everything out when I paint, I might as well only do all the removal once/replacement once, instead of multiple times.  Once that’s done I’ll sell the extra belts, and seats (if I can considering the shape they are in) to recoup at least some of this cost.

Without further ado: Pics:

Seats and Roll Bar Padding

Oh and those extra brackets and seat sliders can be sold too.  I’m soo excited about how nice these seats are!  And you can tell how nice the roll bar padding is as well.

Old vs New Pocket

Old Ratty Chewed on pockets - New(to me) Nice ones!

Jeep #29: Restoring the Interior

With most of the mechanicals taken care of, I began working on the interior. The Jeep was not well taken care of, supposedly it was a 2 owner jeep (carfax verified), and both owners in the same family. Obviously this family doesn’t take care of it’s vehicles… I took the whole interior out except the front seats, and gave everything a good cleaning.

Here the interior is out, and the filth is obvious, look closely and you see the stains on the front seats and the damage to the pockets. The Previous Owner had described this as, “excellent interior, except one rip in drivers seat” Yeah Right! That rip was bad! Not to even mention the rest of the issues..

So not only was it ripped, but it had already been repaired once, and the seat foam was starting to come out of it.

Here is the filthy Carpet And here is the Broken center dash bezel.

So After Cleaning the Jeep thouroughly, cleaning the carpets, and sourcing a nonbroken dash bezel. I currently have this:

The seats will need more work, and or replacement, as the passenger has burn holes in it, and that rip may not be fixable.

Jeep #12: Fixing up the rear end

The last few days have been weird weather wise. It has been so cold and rainy (even snowy) here in Minnesota. Combine that with me graduating from College on Friday and I just haven’t had much time to work on it. Cut to today where it was decently 50 degrees out and I had the day off from work. (These are actually the first photos I actually took with a camera).

I ripped apart the rear end to do some axle seals and replace the parking brake cable.

Also did some work to the front end. Removed the stock fog lights, and was attempting to remove the bumper to paint it. Looks like I need to take the shackles off to do that.

Since I hadn’t taken any pictures of it yet, here are a few of the interior:

Pretty nice since it only has 74,000 miles.

Tomorrow I do it all over again. Pulling the driveshaft and draining the transfer case to install a rear output seal. Hopefully my doors get here soon as well. Starting about Wednesday I will be pulling the hardtop and interior and spending a few days Herculining the floor and sides.

Jeep #18: Seats are In


My old driver seat was broken, and I would have to sit up straight on my own to drive it. These things are like little laz-e-boys, unbelievably comfortable! And the reclining part… sooo nice.

Good lord!

I am hoping the fender flares get done tomorrow. I also need to go by Action Signs so CJ can put the new 18s on the sides. Then I’ll whip on the rollcage and seatbelts, and we’ll be good to go!

Jeep #18: Sahara Seats


Good god that took a long time. The guy I bought them from still needs to refund me $68, but we’ll see how that goes.

The seats are fantastic. Shauna and I shampooed them and cleaned them up. I then pulled the old seats and the center console, and applied three addition cans worth of rhino liner to the interior, armoring up areas that had shown some wear, fixing scratches.

Both seats recline, which is AWESOME!!

So, I’ll have those installed first thing tomorrow. I should get back the fender flares tomorrow or the next day. And then I can put the rollcage on at my leisure.


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