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Unread 01-02-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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1990 YJ Restoration Pictures!!

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

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Unread 01-02-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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Lookin good! Not that's YJ dedication!
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Unread 01-02-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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That's beautiful! Wish I had a spot indoors to work on mine. Keep us updated.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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Unread 01-03-2008, 07:01 AM   #5
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I will put up those new pictures tonight when i get home from work in like 10 hours.
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Unread 01-03-2008, 06:56 PM   #6
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the painted calipers, new pads, new rotors, and painted frame


another look


painted axel and diff cover


rear passenger side


the d35 painted up


my yj seat turned into a chair to sit in while working on the yj


my laptop in my garage to access jeep forum on the ready
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Unread 01-04-2008, 06:59 AM   #7
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i forgot to mention, any questions can either be asked in this thread or emailed to me at timoteo1234 at g mail .com
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Unread 01-04-2008, 01:38 PM   #8
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What have you done about the holes rusted through the floor pan(s)?
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Unread 01-04-2008, 03:32 PM   #9
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nothing yet, i have a new floor pan to be welded in though, and i will be painting it then herculining the interior floor and the underside of the tub to ensure it doesnt happen again
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Unread 01-04-2008, 09:12 PM   #10
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looks good!! calibrated lifting logs for the win!!
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Unread 01-04-2008, 09:31 PM   #11
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^^^^^^Thats funny Berb!


Makes you really apprciate things when you pay for it yourself, and at $4 an hour.

It's really cool that your Dad works with you on it too. I love working on stuff with my Dad.

Looks good!

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Unread 01-05-2008, 12:47 AM   #12
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it definitely does make you appreciate things more.

yeah its great, my friends help out a lot too, none of them are into jeeps, but they are all gear heads, so they like to help
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Unread 01-05-2008, 06:57 PM   #13
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im into jeeps i just dont have one...yet


today we got the transmission/transfer case cleaned up and got the steering box/pump installed.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 11:50 PM   #14
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we also finished the tie rod end boots and the bushings for the sway bar. i have updated pictures that will go up tommorow
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Unread 01-06-2008, 03:59 PM   #15
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newest update and some older pictures of her after she was out wheelin.


working on cleaning up the transfer case


still cleanin the tranny/xfer case


the 4.2L chillen


the tranny and tcase


the engine from the front


my friend stu cleanin


after degreasing the engine


another angle of the current status


from the back, showing the gas tank installed with the new gas tank skid


degreased engine again
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