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Unread 05-16-2008, 12:51 AM   #1
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My build thread.:)

Well hi everyone. I havent been here to long, but the stuff I have learned here has helped so much. Thanks to all of you that entertain a newbi.


I had another thread, but not really a build thread, so I figured Id start one.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/new-here-got-my-first-jeep-546308/

I have a 1994 Shara I6 auto/4wd YJ. Pretty much bone stock. The tie rods have been updated though by the po. Greasable. One thing I dont have to worry about atleast. Last summer I had the auto tranny rebuilt and had the brakes serviced.

She has some body and frame rust, more body. The frame rust is mostly surface stuff. Needs a new drivers side floor pan and rocker repair. Have one small (2x2) hole in the rear tup. Easy fix when tubs off. Exhuast is shot from the manifold back. Gas tank is a stock polly tank. (Nice).

Color scheme: Sahara tan and green.



Thats the stock version of my rig.

Now on to my build...

Plans:
Lift (not sure on what hieght yet)
Boomerange shackles (custom possibly)
New front u joints (currently really not looking good)
New brakelines through out
Custom snorkle
Herculined tub
New fuel lines through out
Gear box seal kit (leaking from the gear seal)
New exhuast
Led tail lights
Custom crush corners
Custom tubed front fenders
New steering stabilizer
Custom rear fender tool box & high lift mount
Custom hood lite bar
Custom windshield light mounts
2" body lift
Head light conversion (new fancy hyper white lites)
Custom steering box skid and some other skids
Custom rock sliders
Custom front and rear bumpers
Redo the frame (bare metal and then por15 then some paint)
Paint the front axel and rear diff
Install some crawling lights on the frame


Im sure there is alot more that will go on or off, but thats off the top of my head. I will keep you guys updated.

Now for some pics...


Here she was before I got started.








Now for some of her in the garage.
RUST!




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Unread 05-16-2008, 12:52 AM   #2
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And some of the other fun stuff along the way...



Steering gear box, (currently yanked off to replace the gear seal.)


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Unread 05-16-2008, 12:56 AM   #3
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The ac coming out...








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Unread 05-16-2008, 01:02 AM   #4
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The new color scheme for my YJ is going to be black and orange. Here is part of the roll bar painted. First coat only, but you can see the color pretty good here...



Some more random pics...(I know you guys are like junkies with pics)







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Unread 05-16-2008, 01:11 AM   #5
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More to come. I have to take some more pics tomorrow. I got the tub off tonight and will really be moving now. Going to rapair and refinish frame and brake/fuel lines.


Thanks for checking this out and I will keep you guys updated.






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Unread 05-16-2008, 08:27 AM   #6
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Wow, every time I see a rusted out YJ it makes me glad that I'm on the left coast. Lots of work ahead of you, good luck...
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Unread 05-16-2008, 03:08 PM   #7
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Yea, theres some rust on this thing. Spent its entire life in N.E. Ohio, in the snow belt.

Im surprised it is not worse truth be told.

I have my work cut out for me for sure, plus the time frame Im trying to get this done is going to kill me physically I think. Trying to have it done for late June, or at the latest the 4th of July.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 01:44 AM   #8
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Well I think I may have figured out what lift kit Im leaning towards. The 3.5" Superide Suspension System by Superlift : 3.5" Superide Suspension System by Superlift.

Anyone have any experiance with these set ups? It doesnt come with shocks, but Im not woried about that.

Today Im going to really start on cleaning up the frame. Start removing the brake lines and fuel lines. Start getting it preped for por 15 and paint.

Question for you guys, anyone paint their leaf springs anything other than black?

Also going to go over the entire tub and get a game plan together. It needs alittle bit of metal, fiberglass, metal2metal, and some elbow greese.

I cant wait to see the rig sitting there with her new colors and look. Black and hugger orange. Lifted and mean looking.


I also think Im going to order my new radiator and hoses, steering gear box seal kit, front axel u joints, tub plugs, drivers side floor pan, and afew other odds and ends.

Its going to be like Christmas here soon.


Ill keep pics coming and you updated.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 03:16 AM   #9
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I was going through my pics so far and was wondering, Is this drum cleanable or something?

This is the old rad. Junk. For the $113 for a new one from JCWhitney, I figure its well worth it.

Anyone know what will clean up this guy? It works properly, just a bit dirty.
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Unread 05-29-2008, 12:30 AM   #10
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Well no major work has happened in the last few days. I ordered some tools from HF. Nothing big, just some grinding wheels and wire wheels. I got the roll cage painted. 3 coats of hugger orange. Have 1-2 more to go and then some clear.












Also got the hood latch cleaned up and painted. Nice high gloss black.
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Unread 05-29-2008, 12:35 AM   #11
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Also, see, there is new life under rust...


You think I need some new bushings???





Guess I need to work on the grill mount location huh?


My only rust hole in the frame...(I thought ther were 2 more, but not so)
This is where the grill to frame spacers sit. The other side is not as bad. I guess water got under there and just rotted it.
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Unread 05-29-2008, 12:37 AM   #12
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These werent stock were they?



I dont recall reading anywhere that greese fitting came from the factory?
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Unread 05-29-2008, 01:10 AM   #13
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I know you guys are viewing my build thread. Only one reply? Come on. Im even giving you all your pic addiction fix.



Does this thread have vd or something?
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Unread 05-29-2008, 01:28 AM   #14
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Sorry man, I have to say, I missed it but DAYUMMNNN I thought my rust was bad in that floor area. Inspiration for ya:My Rust thread

Looks like your tackling the problem areas right off the batt.

I cannot remember if the TRE's and Ball Joints came with grease fittings from the factory or not. Mine have them but have been replaced.
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Unread 05-29-2008, 01:35 AM   #15
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LOL, I saw your thread when I first signed up here. You gave me the inspiration to even tackle this stuff. I was only going to make it "look pretty" at first. As I started to read more posts and unbolt more on the Jeep, the more I wanted to really fix this thing.

My buddy across the street was a mechanic for years, he has been a big help. He was looking at the grease fitting and thinking the were replaced at one time.
They work so Im not replacing them, just cleaning them up.

I figure on the body rust I would use a Lincoln 225ac stick welder and tack them in place, then braze the rest of it. My dad was saying he has done that before and it worked great.



I figure, if IM ripping everything apart, might as well do it all out you know.

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