I've been through hell and high water with this Jeep, but a wise man once told me, You gotta get through the bullshit to get the beauty. I've owned it for a few years now. Bought it from a John Doe Craigslist add awhile back. Sent it to the frame shop and had it completely blasted and patched where it needed.
Finished it off with Ziebart protection care and it goes twice a year even though its only recomended once. Had the complete paint job done with the original Pacific Blue and Islander stripe kit put on (done by a 5 star mechanic correctly 3 years ago). The interior was completely redone as well.
You can see all of this with the photos. Poor sucker didn't do his homework and is gonna get taken in a high inflation market. Remember, You don't sell the steak, you sell the sizzle. This vehicle doesn't even have 65,000 miles on it yet. It's my daily driver so If it takes a minute to sell it the official mileage will change.Might not even get to 64,000 by that time but just doing it for the sake of the page. This Jeep is almost 33 years old and it's not perfect. But I'm not even gonna sugar coat it. It's pretty god damn close to perfect. This Jeep wasn't built in a day. It took some time to put it all together.
But man it looks and runs great now. Unlike these other alleged Jeep resto vehicles, I have the photos of when I bought it and pictures of some of the body work that was done during the paint job. This is a well maintained Jeep with all professional work done to it.This listing is not any of the following. My loss is your gain. Life got complicated, gotta let her go. Had her too long, gotta let her go out to pasture. I wouldn't hesitate to drive this car cross country (because its a POS and will overheat going over 50 MPH). I'm gonna really be kicking myself in the ass down the road for this. Here are some of the basic things I have done over time to bring this Jeep to where it is today. Complete 5 star paint job. Bedrug interior, gray in color. Original rear seat is in excellent shape. Put a removable 22 x 36 sunroof in the hard top. Over the years of trying to keep it original with the carb, I hated it.
So I bought the new engine and the throttle body kit and it runs fantastic. Howell throttle bottle fuel injection kit. Mean Green 400 AMP alternator.
Borla cat back exhaust that sounds great. All new speakers, sound bar, Jensen touch audio display with all the options. Siruis XM, Apple car play, bluetooth, etc.03 - 06 Rubicon wheels. BF Goodrich all terrain tires. AC kit that blows ice cold. Brakes, Rotors, U joints, Leaf springs, manifold, and the list goes on. Pretty much everything over the last 3 years has been replaced.
The few things that could be done still that are not deal breaking issues. Replace the hard top 1/4 window trim moulding with finish clip, which I have but haven't put on yet. Replace the bushings inside the holes on the door hinges to tighten up how the doors swing, open and shut. Remove the antenna from the panel, spray it black (clear) and put back on. Could use a fresh look but it doesn't bother me too much.
The aftermarket bumpers look good, but they were sanded down and sprayed with clear to give it a shiny look. The armrest in the middle is worn a bit. It is aftermarket and could be replaced. One of the wheels has minor scuffing.
Could use a coating if it bothers you but its not bad. The wheels and tires are maybe 9 months old. Never had a soft top yet that I know of. If I end up keeping it I'm putting 1 on. The item "1989 Jeep Wrangler ISLANDER" is in sale since Saturday, August 28, 2021.
This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Cars & Trucks\Jeep\Wrangler". The seller is "westcott12745" and is located in Chicago, Illinois.This item can be shipped to United States.