Superb! I appreciate your mentality. I'm that way with things I intend to use for a while or trust my life to. Nothing wrong with that. I'm nostalgic so I prefer some stuff to be well used, rather tried and true. My '87 YJ, my Mossberg 500 (1968), iPhone 4S, decades old Craftsman snowblower (just sold it with a foot of snow on the way, doh) ... things that have proven themselves worthy. If given the option would absolutely buy a close-to-NOS YJ before laying down quid on a newer plastic J
, every time. I prefer leaf sprung Jeeps. (Would love to put a '95 4.0L in a 50's Willys pickup)
But anyway, I dig the clear lenses. Had em on my Jeep when I got it. The front fender flare lights have since been smashed and I put them back together with a new LED strip / electroluminescent tape design but haven't finished them yet... lost em in the garage lol. I totaled a car with the right front corner of my Jeep a few years ago.
Here's some pics.
What it looked like a couple winters ago with the hard top on. Now it's the same with a soft top.
The day I picked her up.
One of the earliest upgrades was to 31's... two different kinds. lol pieced together from friends.
First snow / one of my favorite pictures of the Jeep
Here I stepped up to BFG KM1 M/T 31x10.50... interestingly, mine is I think the 3rd Jeep this set has been on. I bought them used for $50 from a guy going up to 35s or something on his TJ, who got them from another kid years earlier. One had a sliced sidewall that didn't leak air for like 4 years, then only leaked when you parked with the slice facing down. Found someone on here in NJ to slap a shipping label on his lightly used trail spare to round out my set. JeepForum and Jeepers in general are pretty good people willing to help you out if you're in a bind. Just ask!
Ignore the mess lol... half a mile of wire can be snipped out of these, but I haven't bothered. I plan to clean it up better this season at least. Maybe route the intake through the cowl with an inline filter. The filter is expensive. The intake I have on in the picture was only $20+15 shipping off eBay brand new, for a Chevy TBI and it was the cheapest air cleaner solution I could find without hitting the brake booster or anything. I'm running a Holley 500cfm 2bbl (2300 series / 4412-5 w smaller jets) hence why I needed a different air cleaner.
Yeah I know it had trailer lights in it when I got it -- I don't have a pic handy of the rear now, but it's got a ****ty dual tube bumper on it (buddy practically giving it away) with AutoZone Pilot "burners" for backup / rear lights and I put in clear LED tow truck lights that are bright as F$&K.
So much more to do but you're inspiring me!! Keep it up!