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Unread 10-02-2010, 09:02 AM   #16
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4.0 head swap, just be sure not to get a cash for clunkers car

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Unread 10-02-2010, 09:38 AM   #17
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jbolty, very nice!! Any mods needed for the latch?
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Unread 10-02-2010, 09:42 AM   #18
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^^^ very nice!! Any mods needed for the latch? ^^^
The latch is the best part of that carrier. It's a very simple design and very strong. Just need a place to mount it.

I offset mine away from the tub so the gas cans would fit between.

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Unread 10-02-2010, 03:29 PM   #19
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A lot of late 90's up GM cars (Grand AM, Camaro, Impala, Sunfire, etc..) have map lights built into the rear veiw mirrors w/ on off switches. All you have to do is install them in place of your old mirror and run them some power and ground. Easy and cheap way to install some trick looking interior lighting.

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Unread 10-04-2010, 11:48 AM   #20
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There is no limit to stuff you can find in a junkyard and make some use of. Springs, hinges, sun visors, lights, switches, relays all in addition to actual parts that fit like alternators and steering parts.

You just have to walk thru the pick-n-pull with a creative eye.
This all sounds familiar! I use to own a '69 Nissan Patrol ten years or so ago. It was almost next to impossible to get parts for these rigs. The junkyards became my best friends for "replacement" parts.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 12:24 PM   #21
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1.) Family roll bar
2.) Bucket seats from a 1998 Chev Cavalier

Pull-a-part is de' bomb
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Unread 10-04-2010, 01:32 PM   #22
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Blower motor upgrade from a '73 Blazer (part # PM102, like $20 at Autozone) really improves the heat output. . .

There's a couple more, but I can't post them now, I'm late getting back to work already. lol
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Unread 10-04-2010, 01:32 PM   #23
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You can always pull of a cj tail gate for a YJ and probably a TJ too. You can always hunt down a new horn with some volume or even an air horn. Im starting to wonder about possibly making a PTO driven winch, maybe even a hydrolic jack.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 04:19 PM   #24
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dont forget the tj flares .... and not so cheap one is for the early yj jeepers is the famous AX15 upgrade ... dont forget if you doing the York oba ... get the Alt brackets from a early AMC that mounts the alt down on the lower right side of the motor ... so you have room for the compressor ..... there is also the GC rear disk conversion for the YJ..... and dont forget the famous ... MC2100 carb upgrade for the early 4.2 jeeps that have been nuttered and goten rid of the POS that comes stock. Another upgrade is the HEI from a chevy inline 6 then swap the drive gear .... from a 360 ci ( i think ?? ) then you have HEI ..... i may have more in the pocket ... ill post later
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Unread 10-04-2010, 04:43 PM   #25
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I almost forgot! GC and XJ/MJ wheels are a direct fit. Ford Ranger/Bronco II wheels (as well as some ford cars) are I believe a direct fit (I haven't measured the hub size). So if you see a set of these sitting around in a salvage yard, there's a possibility that they will end up on your Jeep if you don't already have a custom set of wheels.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 04:58 PM   #26
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What about any wiper motors?
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Unread 10-04-2010, 05:07 PM   #27
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Every time I see one of these at the junkyard I grab it but have yet to figure out a way to use one in a YJ.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 05:10 PM   #28
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A lot of late 90's up GM cars (Grand AM, Camaro, Impala, Sunfire, etc..) have map lights built into the rear veiw mirrors w/ on off switches. All you have to do is install them in place of your old mirror and run them some power and ground. Easy and cheap way to install some trick looking interior lighting.

ooooh good one! That would be very useful when the sound bar is off...
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Unread 10-06-2010, 09:46 AM   #29
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A side note on the Gas tank upgrade.
I was one of the lucky few who already had a 20 gallon plastic tank on my '88 Laredo, but it was cracked. A plastic tank from a '91 and newer YJ is an exact replacement. Something else to add. If anyone is upgrading to EFI, the electric fuel pump will drop right in without any modifications other than upgrading the fuel hoses to that of a high pressure type. Unfortunately though, I cannot tell you what year the electrical connector changed. On a carbed YJ, the electric fuel pump wire (orange) is already ran back to the tank, but it is not used.

It's true, early YJs were available with the 20-gallon plastic tank - my '87 has one. I actually found one on the ground of a U-Pull junk yard a few years ago already pulled out of the '88 YJ next to it, pulled for the sending unit I guess. At the time I didn't know what a score it would have been for someone else since my YJ already had the same tank.

Interestingly, my '87 already had high pressure rubber fuel lines from the factory as well. They had identical markings to the lines in my '95 4.0 XJ.


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A lot of late 90's up GM cars (Grand AM, Camaro, Impala, Sunfire, etc..) have map lights built into the rear veiw mirrors w/ on off switches. All you have to do is install them in place of your old mirror and run them some power and ground. Easy and cheap way to install some trick looking interior lighting.
Great upgrade! I did this years ago when I was walking through a yard and saw a mirror like that in a '90s Park Avenue. One of the most useful mods I've done, especially when the hard top is off. I wired them to come on with the dome lights, but to also work manually with their individual switches, just like they would have worked in the Buick.
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Unread 10-06-2010, 10:12 AM   #30
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Here's a mod I have never been able to find in the junkyard that will fit right. Sun visors.

The YJ ones are about worthless and don't swing to the side.

Every car has them but the mounting is always so specific that I have not been able to find any to make fit without a major amount of work. Anyone ever have any luck with this?
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