Contrary to a previous review, I found this book to be an EXCELLENT step-by-step guide for this shadetree mechanic. In fact, I'm using it to do a complete "frame-off" restoration of a vintage Jeep. And I've never even had a shop class! (Or even any real interest in cars, for that matter.)
Sure, some of the instructions could have been more detailed, and there could have been more pictures. But remember that this book covers FORTY-TWO YEARS of Jeeps! Adding more pictures or other detail would make the book unwieldy, or necessitate dividing it into multiple volumes.
There are sections on (1) general information and maintenance, (2) tune-up and performance maintenance, (3) engine and engine overhaul, (4) emission controls and fuel system, (5) chassis electrical, (6) drive train, (7) suspension and steering, (8) brakes, (9) body and trim, and (10) mechanic's data.
Each section is further subdivided into functional area, then by specific Jeep model, and each contains operational theory where appropriate.
Without this book, there is NO way I would have even attemped this Jeep restoration. WITH the book, I'm about 90% of the way through the frame-off restoration with very few problems. Not bad for a total amateur. And I couldn't have come this far without this book!
Bottom line: If you're restoring an old Jeep, or just want to maintain and repair your old Jeep, you should have this book!