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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 08:17 PM
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1988 jeep wrangler 4.0

I'm in need of a new jeep I recently acquired.

I'm new to jeeps, but a long standing in offroading.

Anyway, the jeep wrangler I have rusted out behind the seat in the front corner of the wheelwell on both sides. It has completly rusted through.

Is there a fix for this thats functional, I prefer not to spend the money for a complete body when only these small areas are rusted???


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 08:49 PM
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Re: 1988 jeep wrangler 4.0

1. Welcome to the forum.
2. Thanks for filling out your user profile.
3. Read the New Posters Message at the top of the forum.
4. Participate more often!
5. Two brains are always better'n one!
6. Floor pans and wheel houses are readily avalible from:
Four Weel Drive Warehouse
Leon Rosser
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and a bizillion other producers..
7. You:
a. cut out the rust.
b. Weld/rivet/screw in the new panel.

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Re: 1988 jeep wrangler 4.0

t3cross, welcome. Good to see more 88's around.

LEVE's got it right, you can install them with some silicon caulk and a $10 rivet gun...

Don't get the "Subject" you put up...helps if you can get descriptive of your problem in the subject line.

88 Wranglers came with a 4.2...

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2003, 08:43 AM
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Re: 1988 jeep wrangler 4.0

Thanks for the response and the invites.

I currently have the jeep totaly torn down to the frame,
Tomorrow, A friend and I are taping off, sandblasting top to bottom of the frame first, Doing the lift and whatever neccisary.Body and panels last.
We will be having pics online and a website.

With a 4" lift I should be able to use 33's? correct??
Or should I stick with 31's to allow more flex??

I was confused about the 4.2, I was always under the impression that it was the 4.0? Your the first person to refer it as the 4.2????

Is there any lifts you would reccomend? Were looking to do a 3 1/2 to 4".
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Re: 1988 jeep wrangler 4.0

YJ's that came stock with the carb were 4.2L/258, when Jeep went to the FI in 92 they changed to the 4.0
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