Well, this is it. I finally got around to posting a build thread of my 1990 YJ...lovingly named Buckit. The name was derived from my friends who said, when I bought the vehicle, "Why would you waste your money on that??!? It looks like a bucket of ****!!" Hence, bucket spelled with an "I" and not an "E".
I had been searching for a YJ for quite some time. All the ones that I had looked at were either too destroyed or had way too many mods that made the price way out of my range. I wanted one that was bone stock so I did not have to go back and 'undo' something that someone had already done. I hate that. Low and behhold I finally found one. I purchased it from a woman on Craigslist in April of 2010.....I stole it for $750.00! I was fighting people at her door for this thing. She had to get rid of it due to the fact that the local police department had cited her for keeping it on the side of the street without registration and stated they would tow it away within 24 hours. When I called her about it she said "it's here! Come and get it! By-the-way....five other people called in the past hour about it, so ya might want to hurry up!!"
So with cash in hand, and my friend driving like a madman, I was able to be second in line for this thing. Luckily for me, the first person (a father and 17 year old daughter) did not purchace it for the reason, and I'm not kidding, his daughter said: It's ugly looking!
So with that, the heep became mine. My buddy and I went a few hours later, picked it up and hauled it to the shop. Below are some pictures from the first few days showing the initial condition and I still use these to benchmark my progress. I hope you enjoy this thread as it grows as Buckit does.
From the curb where we met.
If you look close on the windsheild, you can see the remains of the 'Police Notice: Abandoned Vehicle' sticker.
Loading it up!
First time that I really got to see what I had bought!
Paint is pretty beat.
This is where the angry gerbils live.
The interior wasn't thhhaaaaaat bad!
More to follow.........