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post #31 of 134 Old 10-06-2010, 09:31 AM
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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?
Good point. I am thinking the same thing here. I also have the issue of the narrow gap left by the visors that don't leave much room for the rear view mirror.

At least it isn't nearly as much as a problem as the JK's visors. When you pull them to the side, they also drop down at an angle.


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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.
check this out...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/p...79/index2.html

the last page shows two people that have installed them. just the other day i saw that someone else had installed one too but i can't remember the thread.
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TJ or XJ axle shafts.. TJ front DS(you need the yoke off the TC).. man this list could be so much longer... I'm really surprised that this thread is only 2 pages..
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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.




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.
I had noticed that the fuel lines were built heavier, but I still decided on replacing them since I was already there.

I am almost half-tempted to pull these tanks anytime I see one. If I can save at least one from the crusher, then that is one more available to us.

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Axle bump stops from a chevy luv pickup. They are about the same mount as the front one on a YJ but about 3/4" taller.

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Front tow hooks from chevy/gmc pickups have the same mounting hole pattern as a YJ.

not the best picture.


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Front tow hooks from chevy/gmc pickups have the same mounting hole pattern as a YJ.
Nice one, I wondered about those hooks but haven't had a Chev/GMC with those in out local yard for awhile. They came from the mid 80's-90's models?
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Nice one, I wondered about those hooks but haven't had a Chev/GMC with those in out local yard for awhile. They came from the mid 80's-90's models?
Yes. The holes are the exact right spacing but do need to be drilled bigger because there are threaded in the hooks.

They are perfect for looping on a tow strap.

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Front tow hooks from chevy/gmc pickups have the same mounting hole pattern as a YJ.

not the best picture.

These were on my '88 GMC. I imagine that the were available on the GM 4wd trucks from 88 and up?

I like those much better than the ones on my YJ now. I always seem to get a sleeve or pantleg caught in the YJs hooks. My wife gets mad at me everytime I come in the house with new rips and tears. Then I have to and make up.

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If I remember correctly, stock ZJ pitman arms are the same as three or four inch drop pitmans for Wranglers.
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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?
I've never found a visor that will mount right either, has anyone found one?
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Axle bump stops from a chevy luv pickup. They are about the same mount as the front one on a YJ but about 3/4" taller.
For front or rear? I need to replace all of mine really.

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For front or rear? I need to replace all of mine really.
I used the rear from the LUV truck to add a little height to my fronts. The rear stops on the YJ are not very tall but I'm sure there's some out there for that too.

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Pick-n-Pull is having one of their 1/3 off sales this weekend.
I'll be going out looking for........... whatever.

I might get a few more ideas for here.

Hmm, lets get that list together, gmc/chevy tow hooks, suburban rear view mirror, s10/s15/jimmy/blazer rear leaf springs for bastard-izing, 95+ cherokee front axle shafts, york a/c compressor for onboard air....
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A few findings...
Motorcraft makes a york-type compressor but it looks to be a small single cylinder unit. They came on early 80's ford trucks.

found a few of the chevy hooks ( suburbans have a a match set ) but the I found these on a burned out Lincoln Navigator...




They are beefy, cast D-rings




I might go with the hooks for now, but after I get my front bumper built, I might go with these
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