I'm 15 years old and my birthday is coming up in about a month. I have wanted a Jeep since my dad showed me a picture of a CJ-7 he had back before I was born. I began my journey looking for one about 3 years ago. Many hours on craigslist and looking through the classifieds in the local paper. It became more serious once I started getting closer to the 16. I found this one on craigslist about a month ago and bought it from a couple that lives about an hour away from where I live. It is a stock 1995 Wrangler SE that has never been up north so no salt exposure. The Jeep has a great story with it, it was bought new by an older couple in 1994. They pulled it behind an RV while they traveled, so it racked but it wasn't running so the motor doesn't act like it has 113k miles on it. Then it was later sold to a couple (The ones I bought it from) in 2008. They treated it like a new vehicle they gave it frequent oil changes, new tires, kept it in the garage, etc. Now I'm the new owner and plan to be for many years to come. It came with a white factory hard top, full steal doors, Bestop Instatrunk, and a Bestop Safari Top and the best part no rust or fading paint. I have big plans for her, but pretty low on funds as I'm in high school. Here are some pictures, please excuse the wires on the dash I'm running some wires for rear speakers!
No doors or top, it's summer!
Interior looks good
Engine: 4.0L 6Cylinder
Transmission: Manual AX-15
Transfer Case: NP231
Front Axle: Dana 30
Rear Axle: Dana 35 C-clip
Gear Ratio: ?
Tires: 31x10.50R15LT Kumho Road Venture AT
Wheels: Stock Jeep Alloy
Recovery Gear: N/A
Accessories: Sony Xplode Stereo
Very nice find. If your interested in knowing your gear ratio you can look for a little plate near the center of your axle and it should tell you. Knowing that will come in handy if you ever look to upgrade your axles, install a locker, go with bigger tires etc.
I have to say man if nobody else does.... Its VERY RARE to find a YJ that looks like that, at least in the Pacific Northwest. Those seats are incredible. Take care of it, and you will have one of the nicer YJ's on the road. Nice jeep!
I would do some unspeakable things to find a YJ in that kind of shape. Very lucky find my friend.
As far as the whole butt splice thing goes, I see no problem with them in that application. I have used butt splices in much more demanding applications (think magnet cables on overhead cranes) and have never had one come undone on me. I would however suggest to wrap them in electrical tape though.
1995 YJ, just getting started.
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