Glad to finally get on here an post some Jeep stuff. I picked up an 87 GW from a friend with the idea that I'll fix 'er up and get it running for all of us to enjoy. I took full ownership to eliminate confusion and I won't say what I paid but it was a great deal.
Almost everything works. The Fuel system is having some issues as we noticed it starving for fuel. I noticed a lot of black sediment coming out of the filter so more had to be in it and the lines, so I pulled the tank (and more than a few rusted bolts) to get see what's up. What I found was that the instructions in the Hayes manual were off a bit considering the tank shield etc but it's all out. Some rust etc on the shield but I think I'm just going to paint with the black rubber sealant for now and re-use vs buying a new one. I'm considering a full restore at some point.
While there was quite a bit of sediment in the tank it wasn't bad. I noticed the pickup screen filter had come off though. I think that allowed everything into the lines and stuffed them up. Next step is to put in a new sender/pickup, blow out the lines, and maybe replace the fuel pump and main filter? Looks like the carb was rebuilt before it the car was stowed away for 2 years thinking that was causing the stalling. But it wasn't it. May need to still clean out too. After that we'll see if we can keep her running and pass smog so I can register and drive it.
Other items on the list:
1. Carpet Kit- It's so bad right now. Just awful. LOL Waiting on stockinteriors to send me samples to match the doors. I think it's tan interior but no one just makes tan and names it....TAN! Doeskin, Caramel, what the heck
2. Trailer hitch. I've looked all over. Does anyone make a bolt on or should i just take it to have it welded on to the frame?
3. Wood paneling kit- Thought about the vinyl but I'm not repainting yet so I'm thinking about painting it on myself. I'm fairly resourceful and artistic. Anyone else done this? My paint is OK with the exception of a few rust spots and the common spot above the windshield peeling off. It looks like the are was repainted at some point. Overall the body is super straight.
4. Maybe refurb the wheels and look at some new tires and maybe lift a tad as the leaf springs are sagging a bit. The truck rides really nice though on new-ish shocks. Will blocks to lift it work okay for now until the full overhaul?