Hey, I havent really posted in a while because of college and no access to my jeep. But i have been meaning to restore it for quite some time, pretty much since i bought it.
a little background on betty (my yj). I bought her at a local silent auction and bid $1906, i won the auction by 6 dollars. I had just turned 15 at the time and had been working at a local maple farm cleaning pig pens, splitting wood, and tapping trees for 4 dollars an hour to pay for her. after buying it i had a lot of maintenance i had to do to get it going. It had no top or doors, and was overall in kind of rough shape. it had a shackle lift and the 4.2L with some american racing rims. I put a 3.5 inch black diamond lift on it, kept the 1 inch shackle lift, i put in a SYE and a tom woods rear drive shaft. a top some doors, new ignition system, rebuilt my transfer case and a lot of other things.
Now onto the restoration. I have currently have about 400 hours into it. and still going strong. my goal is to finish it before i turn 20 on june 3rd.
now for the pictures!
Betty as she sat before the restoration was started.
starting to lift the body off the frame, my father slightly in the shot.
still using my calibrated lifting logs
a shot of inside the tub work
cancer of the floor pan
the majestic 4.2L
before the dash was out
I have updated pictures aswell, havent had a chance to upload them yet though. I will get on it hopefully later tonight