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post #1 of 117 Old 06-26-2012, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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*** June YJOTM!! Vote Finally!!! ***

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1999 chevy 350

mild cam

Edelbrock intake



Dana 30

Chromoly TJ shafts

Powertrax no slip locker

Ford 8.8 rear

SOA on stock springs

Hurculined tub

Homebrew sliders

Homebrew front bumper soon to be replaced.

When I was 14 I thought jeeps looked cool so I got a job and started saving up for one. By the time I was 15 I bought my 88 yj with 128k completely stock. I knew absolutely nothing about cars, but I thought it looked good so I didnt care about the mechanical condition about 6 months later the clutch went out so I bought a repair manual and taught myself how to do it. after that all hell broke loose and I was constantly working on it... Long story short I have now replaced every part on my jeep besides the body and frame. I can now tell you how just about any part of a car/truck works because ive either replaced it or rebuilt it. Now that im 19 I have my jeep just about where I want it, until I go 4 link maybe 5 link and full width axles.

When I first bought her

The 350

2 weeks ago



1990 Jeep wrangler
4.2/ 4.0 head swap, HEI
motorcraft 2100 carb
Ax15 5 speed
np231 with SYE
cut down cv shaft from cherokee for rear shaft
lengthened cv shaft from cherokee for front shaft
ford 8.8 rear 4.56 gears and detroit locker
LP dana 30 from ZJ with 4.56 gears and tj shafts(open) soon to be replaced with waggy dana 44
saggy Grand Wagoneer springs giving 2.5" of lift and
4" of stretch
1" shackles and 2" body lift.
tie rod flip with ford ranger pitman arm.
home made MORE inspired shock extensions.
Warn 5687 winch.
custom made front and rear bumpers all built by me.
home made rear swing away tire carrier.
seats out of a 99 TJ
custom roll cage made using YJ sport and TJ family cage.
custom ammo can center console with cup holders
35x15.5x15 super swamper SX mounted on 15x10american racing wheels
33x12.5x15 BGF all-terrains mounted on ultra wheels

I grew up driving a jeep on our ranch and during my senior year of high school I built a cj-5 from the ground up with my father. Doing that brought me so much closer to my father than I could ever imagine. I bought this jeep a few years ago with the intensions of building it with my three sons. My two oldest boys Love working on the jeep with me and its been a great project for us. MY youngest (1yr) is still a little to young to be helping but there are always more mods to do and more to improve on (ie replace the LP dana 30 with a dana 44). The Best part is that we have done this entire jeep from my garage with only the tools and Welder we have at our home. My jeep is by no means DONE and plan to continue to mod it and spend lots of hours in the garage with my boys teaching them and learing from them with this jeep. Its not just a vehicle to us its a family member.



92 yj
4.0, AW4 (overdrive auto out of XJ), np231, D30 front w/ yukon shafts, one off air operated OX Locker, Ford 8.8 rear, yukon shafts, mini spool, 4.88's. 37x14x15 Swamper Irok bias plys on 15x10 Mickey Thompson classic II's. SOA on factory springs, winch, bumpers, body armor, tube fenders, and a UCF Ultra High Clearance skid plate, York OBA and more that I'm probably forgetting

This jeep was born out of an rear end accident that totalled the last yj. This one was bought with the intentions of being a weekend warrior/toy. I bought it from a member here sight unseen. Title work and payment was done via fedex and I had the jeep shipped to my house. When it arrived in stock condition, I drove it 1/2 mile around the block then in the garage it went. A few weeks later this is what emerged save for a few changes like tires and wheels. All work was done by me and an occasional hand from a few friends.



-Corvette TPI 350 and 700R4 Auto swapped in. 62000 miles on the motor. Rebuilt transmission.
Hurst Shifter.
NP231 transfercase with a 27 spline input and 32 spline HD SYE. CV rear driveshaft by Tatton's Drivelines.
Chrysler 8.25 rear axle and steering column swapped from a Cherokee.
Approx 2" lift and very good 31" tires mounted on 15" chrome wheels
TJ flairs, clear corners and custom paint. The color is Burnt Orange Metallic from a 350Z. The metallic makes the color almost change from light to dark depending on lighting.
Black color matched Dash and reupholstered sun visors.
Warn rear bumper w/ integrated 2" hitch. Hippo-liner bedliner interior.
Dark Grey/ black Durango SLT plus leather seat swap with full functioning electrics. Rear bench seat professionally reupholstered to match with suede insert. TJ rear seat belts.
Custom 2.5-3" exhaust.
Custom LED rear tail lights. Custom flop down tailgate (CJ style). LED plate light.
DOT HID front projector style Headlights
Optima Red Top

-I built this for my wife to daily drive as a wedding present and she absolutely loves it. We did a full ground up resto-mod build on this Jeep.




1990 Jeep Wrangler YJ
spring over and 1” shackles and 1” Daystar body lift
4.2L I6 with Weber carb
AX-15 5 speed
NP 231 with Slip yoke eliminator and CV shaft
Custom ” steel Front bumper
Smittybilt XRC rocker guards
Gen-Right short corner guard
HP Dana 30 front with JB 4x4 high steer bracket
Ford 8.8 rear with limited slip and disk breaks
4.10 gears
CB Radio
Sony Xplod head unit
Digital gauges in an Auto Meter center gauge cluster
55 watt fog lights on custom bumper mount
ProComp 100 watt lights on the hinges
Hi-Lift Jack
Smittybilt XRC 8 winch and recovery bag
Tow hooks front and rear
Smittybilt compressor
Other odds and ends:
32" BFG Mud Terrains on Pro Comp Rock Crawler Wheels
1999 TJ roll Cage w/ sound bar and custom rear hoop
Raptor Lined tub
POR-15 on the entire undercarriage (frame, axles, springs, etc.)
Custom made flip-up license plate/light/camera mount.
Sway bar disconnects (because I’m not the only person who will ever drive this and the others can’t handle the body roll)
Plenty of custom pin striping thanks to tight NE Ohio/Western PA trails.

Luck Favours The Prepared
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post #2 of 117 Old 06-26-2012, 11:20 PM
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At 19, I would have killed to have a jeep like YoungJeepr.

My SOA Build
Recovery Gear Basics
My BUDGET York OBA Install
Budget Welding Cart
Carling Contura Switch Panel

If it has tracks, tires or tits, its gonna cause a problem.

"Everytime someone "upgrades" a D35, an angel looses its wings."

"Dizzy" - What SnoopDog would call a Distributor if he was a mechanic. I cringe every time I hear this moronic term

Originally Posted by Warren Zevon
Send lawyers, guns and money. The **** has hit the fan...
92, 4.0, AW4, 8.8, D30, 15x10, 37's, SOA etc, etc
92, 2.5, 30, 8.8, 4.88, Locked, Winch, 15x8, 35's, 3.5" (RIP)
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post #3 of 117 Old 06-26-2012, 11:30 PM
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Gotta give it up to the young guy! Forgive age bias they're all sweet yjs

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post #4 of 117 Old 06-27-2012, 05:11 AM
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Another great line up. A small line up though.

Good luck guys!

89 Wrangler-3.5" HD BDS lift,M.O.R.E HD 5/8" booms on 35" KM2s
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post #5 of 117 Old 06-27-2012, 05:38 AM
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Better late than never Nick.

My vote has been cast. Great bunch of YJ's this go around. The selection has shrunk and you'd think it would be easier to vote but no.


I have a jeep...and it is modified...I win.

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post #8 of 117 Old 06-27-2012, 08:30 AM
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Had to vote for youngjeepr!
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post #9 of 117 Old 06-27-2012, 09:06 AM
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Voted. Where are all the other YJs?

Originally Posted by Poke View Post
Spring Over is not for you.... yet

My 2.5 to 4.3 swap thread
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post #10 of 117 Old 06-27-2012, 10:24 AM
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Had to go for youngjpr, he built his jeep from age 15-19 just like I built my first one! And he also tried to steal my JF name.... haha

Jeep 1:Used to have a 93 YJ 2.5l- 3.5" Black Diamond, Chevy TBI 5.7l V8, SM 465 4 speed, 8.8 rear( 4.10, L/S), rhinoline, Mile Marker 9000, NP 231, Had to sell it due to college
Jeep 2: 89/91 YJ, 4BT Cummins, NV4500, NP 231, Old Man Emu 2.5" suspension lift, 1" body lift.....Runs and drives, but very much a project
Interned at Novak Conversions 2 summers ago

Ask me about my 4BT Cummins Motor Mounts!!
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post #11 of 117 Old 06-27-2012, 10:37 AM
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Voted! Nice Jeeps fella's.
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post #12 of 117 Old 06-27-2012, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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How do you guys like the videos and pics vs just pics?

I was going to make things even more complicated but I'll save it for another month.

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post #13 of 117 Old 06-27-2012, 11:19 AM
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Very purdy selection...

"Chainsaws can dismantle anything... Or you can just take it apart by removing screws until it opens, but what fun is that? "--Motoman22
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post #14 of 117 Old 06-27-2012, 11:32 AM
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man this was a hard month. like Lou said, you would think it'd be easier with less people but it wasnt.


~'92 YJ with many upgrades and many more calling my name..... it never ends
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post #15 of 117 Old 06-27-2012, 11:33 AM
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I'm a sucker for a built Jeep with a V8. Good luck to all!

My 5.2L V8 swap and Jeep build:

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