Figured I would post up some pics of my current YJ project. I picked up this 1988 YJ last fall from a local Jeep and 4x4 shop. The owner of the shop is a great guy and just wanted it out of the parking lot. It had 190,000 on the clock but ran great and by the shiny black paint on the block it looked as if the motor had been replaced at some point. It had newish paint, a 3ish inch lift, a nice hard top and doors. We put it on the lift and it had very little rot (one small soft spot). The bad is that the slave cylinder was shot. He figured for the hard top with tinted glass, rust free hard doors, best top soft top and bikini top he could get at least $700 bucks so I offered him $800 and I was the new owner.
Here are some pics of when I towed it home.
Since the pics above it has gone through a bit of a transformation. The first big surprise was when I went to pull the tranny and realized at some point the BA10 had been swapped out for an AX-15. While the tranny and T case were out I also installed a HD SYE in the NP231. I have painted most of the frame with POR-15, installed a Daystar 1" BL, MORE and Currie boomerang shackles, installed a used TOMKEN bumper, ditched the pulse air system and replaced the exhaust, installed my old Ramsey winch, flat fendered the front fenders with modded TJ flares.
I have been busy this winter.
Damn, that would have been a bargin at 2x what you paid for it. ****, on long island in the summer you could get 4x that for it if the slave was fixed.
Good buy, and I am jealous.
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1993 YJ Green/Spice - 6cyl 4.0L AX-15
2x KC Daylighters on windshield hinges, front hooks, rear shackle, 20' strap, shovel, saw, tools, air compressor, etc.
- Set of 4 used 33x14.5r15 Mickey Thompson Baja Belted HP Tires on Alloy Rims (5 on 5.5 bolt pattern).
- 2x white 6" KC Stone Guards (NEW)
(PM me if interested)
The drivetrain alone would go for more than $800 around these parts.
Originally Posted by Mean Max
I think I'll keep the YJ. But can I talk you into taking the wife?
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Yeah man, holy cow. Even if you had to buy another tranny, you'd still be ahead of the game. People sell their rotted out, top-missing, clutch slipping, bearing-broken 4 cylinders down here in PA for at least $3K.
94 YJ w/ stuff. All the work/money I put into it, and the comment I get most is my $20 mod: "Hand throttle?!? That's awesome."
Originally Posted by dmcanally
You know you drive a YJ when it is no longer getting older, but slowly becoming brand new part by part.