I finished my 87 yj build last summer and had a blast driving it, then fall came and it was time to put her away for the winter. I decided I didn't want to give up my shop space for the winter, so I decided to put her up on craigslist for $6900 just to see what would happen. Well, 1 day and $6900 later, my jeep was gone, no haggling, no trades, just handed me the cash. I have missed her ever since. It was later that night that my wife said, "you need to build another one". Not even a month later I found what I was looking for, my new winter project. This time, no messing around with a 4.2 or even the 4.0, 350 Chevy small block baby!!!!
Here she is just waiting to be stripped down and refinished. By the way, the craigslist ad said that there was no rust. I ended up buying it anyways... Lots of body rust and the usual frame rot in the rear. Believe it or not, there was actually a piece of diamond plate over the hole in the last picture trying to hide it. I ripped it off in front of the guy and he was like wow, I didn't even know there was rust under there...
By the way, that John Deere 318 pulls that trailer with no problems. I love that little deere. Anyways, here is the 350 that will be going in. The only thing I need to do to it is replace the rear main seal. I put it in to make sure everything fit and works before I started stripping everything down.
I even had my dad come over to lend a hand in firing her up. He was drooling when I told him I was putting in an old 1971 small block that came out of a 71' k-20 pick up.
awsome build and x2 on your tranny plans ive been contemplating a 350 since my tranny took a dump i dont know if i even want to bother replacing it or just doing a whole swap haha
[B]90 yj 2.5l or pure power,thrush turbo, gutted cat, RC 4in lift,1" boom shackles, 33" BFG A/T's, outlaw alum rims,Rhino lined interior,overhead lights,connex 3300 cb, Homemade disco's, no rear trackbar
future mods- diamond plate rocker gaurds, fold down bus steps,home made front and rear bumpers , tube fenders, paint my doors red,possibly a winch, 302 ford or a 350 chevy, ford 8.8, cv style shaft and much more [/B]
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