Well, I figured it was about time to post up my very slow moving project.
This is my 1987 YJ that I purchased back in June of 2000 with 153,000 miles with various minor issues.
Over the last 10 yrs I have been busy fixing various items in no particular order:
Ring Gear on the Flywheel Radiator
Ring and Pinion on the rear D35 ( I know I should not have wasted my time but I did not know that at the time)
Sun Rider Soft top (still have the Hard top)
Remanufactured 258 Engine (after the number 3 piston went through the cylinder wall)
Weber 32/36 Carb
1 Body and Motor mount lift
Syncros were going in the original trans so I picked up a $50 swap-meet Peugeot to temporarily hold off on doing a AX-15 swap (has held up for 25k miles so far).
Homemade Sound Bar, Whiteface Gauge overlays and various other minor things.
Rear Bumper with Receiver and D-ring tabs
New Heater Core and Upgraded Blower motor (Definitely worth the time)
I know have over 200,000 miles on this Jeep, so the time has come to do a proper rebuild, as my current frame is rusting at the skid plate. As this Jeep is mostly my DD I wanted to try and minimize my down time with the project. So I picked up a frame that was in very good condition, and will start from there:
had it sandblasted
and just finished coating it with Chassis Saver (from Monster Paints) and top coated that with Chassis Black.
After Chassis Saver from Magnet Paints
And Top coated with Chassis Black for UV Protection
Today I ordered a Remanufactured AX-15 and NP231 from Jeep transmission shop in Montoursville, PA.
Next on the list is to order a 2.5 Lift to replace the stock springs that are in very poor condition as are the shocks. I am looking at OME, Skyjacker, RE or BDS havent made a decision as yet (leaning towards OME).
I have to see how funds go but I would really like to put an 8.8 in, but at the moment the D35 is solid.
I do not plan on rock crawling, and no major off roading. Plan on 31-33 tires again depending on Funds.
Well thats all for now I will post any more progress pics up as they happen, but do not expect too much until Feb.
Thanks for looking, any and all comments welcome.