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post #1 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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'92 YJ Build/Resto

So just a little background. Bought the jeep about 3 years ago, it was in pretty good shape. I just did enough to keep it running at the time. Added a soft top a 4" RE lift and put hurcaliner on the floor. I drove it for about a year as a daily driver and now have a truck so its time to restore it. Last July it wouldnt pass smog. Pulled the head and found burnt valves, bad valve guides and seals, and a blown head gasket. I pulled the engine to rebuild it and one thing led to another and next i knew, i was taking the body off . I almost have it back together completely so i figured it was time to start a thread. Enjoy.
I cant find my pics from when i first got it. ill try to add them in the next couple days if i can.
sorry for some of the crappy pictures, i dont have anything except my phone in the shop with me.

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the distruction begins. the inside was a mess. the PO really screwed up the wiring.

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the battery had leaked acid everywhere causing rust throughout the engine compartment and frame

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the frame after being stripped down prepped and painted.

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The newly rebuilt 4.0l

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most of the drivetrain back together.

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post #2 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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I did all the body worked myself and was fairly surprised how the paint turned out. Both back corners were crushed, the front end had been pounded to death with gravel and the passenger door had got personal with a tree. I used PPG single stage paint with a filler/base coat

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The freshly painted body arrives from getting a fresh coat of paint inside and out
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the assembly begins
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i repainted all of the trim parts
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more progress
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post #3 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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removing the body. decent pic of what it looked like before.
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rear almost finished

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while waiting for parts and money i began building a front and back bumper, tire carrier, and some sliders.
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front bumper fairly done
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beginning of sliders
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post #4 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:31 PM
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Nice looking paint work! Not my personal color of choice, but looks like it's done very well.

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post #5 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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slider body mount tie-ins
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completed sliders
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start of rear bumper. crazy to cut those angles
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mounting plate. this bolts right where the bumperettes mount
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mount welded
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post #6 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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ya it didnt turn out the color i really wanted, but its better than the color it was.
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post #7 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:39 PM
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Wow, impressive build
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post #8 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:43 PM
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Wow is the correct term! Great work so far. I like the new color. What did you use to cut your metal?


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post #9 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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test fit of wrap around rear bumper
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tow hooks and receiver
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tow hooks welded from the back side
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receiver and step plate
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top side of wrap around
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everything was cut with a plasma except for the square cuts, a chop saw was used for those.
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post #11 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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receiver welded on back side
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wrap around
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swing out tire carrier shaft and cut out
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1" trailer spindle
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bumper and tire carrier
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post #12 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got some time and parts in. including an A/C kit from jeepair.com
i know i know you saying, A/C in a jeep!?!?! i hear ya it wasnt my personal choice. someone else will be also driving this jeep and they said they couldnt drive it without air, and they paid for it, sooo i went with it. ill still drive it with no top and no doors tho.

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all new electrical. no more of the previous junk
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the trusty(sometimes) chilton's manual on hand.
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engine is running at this point. most of engine compartment is done.
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put grille radiator and condenser in
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progress so far on the inside.
dont worry ill be redoing the floorpan. the paint got a little messy
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post #13 of 20 Old 02-09-2010, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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dash being installed. the dash used to be the OEM bluish greenish color in the sahara's but i fixed that with some SEM flexible coating. everything is now black. the SEM paint is pretty amazing stuff. i also threw in some new speakers and a marine radio.
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forgot to add this pic earlier. these are the mounting tabs for the front bumper.
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post #14 of 20 Old 02-10-2010, 12:07 AM
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DANNNNNNG! can you do mine next? haha.

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Damn bro, that's some dedication right there.
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