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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:51 AM   #1
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My 89 YJ Build

Alright, just thought I would document my Jeep build on here. OK, It's a 1989 YJ, 4 cyl 5sp. that I picked up for a grand.. Didn't run when I bought it, thought it was the fuel pump. When I got it home I noticed it was missing a the fuel pump relay by the battery....hmm $10 later she fired right up. Thought about turning around and selling it, but decided to keep it and build it.

So here are the specs.
Dana 44 front from a 1979 F-250.
Rear 14 bolt from a 2003 2500HD with factory disc brakes
37" BFG Krawlers on some H2 Wheels
Wheelbase is 102"
Front springs are a hybrid pack consisting of stock waggy front main and second leaf and a stock wrangler pack minus the main leaf. About 2" Stretch
Rear Springs are stock toyota spring from a 1985 truck, provides about a 5" Stretch and offset perches for a 6" stretch.

The day I dragged it home.






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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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Cleaned the Jeep up and moved it in the garage.




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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:55 AM   #3
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Pulled the axles and sold them for $400


Removed the front fenders, Will build some tube fenders soon.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:57 AM   #4
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Here is a pic of my hybrid Waggy/YJ pack (front of pic) and a stock Waggy pack (rear of pic). I wanted to keep this build low, and this hybrid pack seems to be what I wanted to achieve.


Rear toyota springs in. May need to add a leaf to this pack.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:00 AM   #5
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Back on all fours on roller tires.


Measure the Wheelbase.. 102"


My new Jeep bling


Ugh oh, need to break out the sawzall
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:02 AM   #6
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Just a rough cut. Will get some Genright stretch corners to make it look stock.


Looking like a real Jeep again.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:04 AM   #7
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Flexing the Suspension






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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:06 AM   #8
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This is where it stands now. Will build some tube fenders this week. Just need to get the brakes done, Driveshafts, steering and shocks and hopefully be able to get this thing out of the garage.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 07:32 PM   #9
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Unread 11-23-2011, 08:15 PM   #10
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any updates?
Yep, a few things, Been really busy the past few weeks with other things and haven't had much time to work on the Jeep. I will be off the last 2.5 weeks of the year for vacation, so I've been collecting a few parts here and there a to hopefully get the majority knocked out during that time.

I started on the tube fenders. Still need to bend the bottom brace.










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Unread 11-23-2011, 08:23 PM   #11
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looks killer so far
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Unread 11-23-2011, 08:24 PM   #12
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Bent up a grill hoop


The genright stretch corners came in.


Ended up moving the axle forward 1" to center in the opening.


And were I'm at now
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Unread 11-24-2011, 06:56 AM   #13
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Nice work!
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