Prolonged YJ build - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 30 Old 01-28-2013, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
robx316
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Prolonged YJ build

Was gonna wait till I finished everything, but here it is.

This is my first Jeep

92 Islander

as you can see it has a gangster lean to the passenger side from the body mounts coming through the tub.

I drove it like that for a few months then blew up the axle
(this is where the fun began)

picked up some 4.10 from the junk yard and cleaned the up



then I decided I was gonna buy a new YJ for the meantime
and ended up buying this 89


then I decided since the frame had some rot and I didn't want the carbureted engine for cold days I'd just swap the body (since other tub has body mounts through it anyway)

look at all that rot hidden for me under dash

started cleaning up the frame to be sanded and repainted



[Will update with painted frame]


While I was under there I noticed my oilpan was dented so I'm waiting on that to be shipped

To be continued:
in the near future, install new oil pan, new 2" bds lift, and then roll it out of the garage and put it all back together.

robx316 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 30 Old 01-29-2013, 12:34 AM
Dake
Web Wheeler
 
Dake's Avatar
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,061
Looks like your off to a good start!
Dake is offline  
post #3 of 30 Old 01-29-2013, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
robx316
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Update

got some parts broke down from 89 with my buddy

also did the 15 to 20 gallon conversion


and heres a few update shots done previously

Painted frame




to be installed:

Lift


Console and radio





and tomorrow (or later today rather)
I get to try and fish this back into my windshield

My build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/prolonged-yj-build-1470550
robx316 is offline  
post #4 of 30 Old 01-29-2013, 06:27 AM
responder
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Prudhomme
Posts: 375
Looks like you have been keeping busy. Keep the thread going as we are watching it.
responder is offline  
post #5 of 30 Old 01-29-2013, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
robx316
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Sanded down the windshield and got a coat of primer before it got too cold tonight

My build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/prolonged-yj-build-1470550
robx316 is offline  
post #6 of 30 Old 01-30-2013, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
robx316
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
stayed rather warm all night
so I painted on the islander hood as best I could (not paying $99 for a decal)

1st coat of primer


2 coats Black


2 coats yellow

My build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/prolonged-yj-build-1470550
robx316 is offline  
post #7 of 30 Old 02-05-2013, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
robx316
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Another Minor update

New oilpan was delivered today so I got that in


and did the gauge overlays and all new bulbs


soon to be getting back together
All uphill from here

My build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/prolonged-yj-build-1470550
robx316 is offline  
post #8 of 30 Old 02-06-2013, 06:23 AM
responder
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Prudhomme
Posts: 375
What color of bulbs did you go with? As well, which supplier did you use for the white face gauge overlays?
responder is offline  
post #9 of 30 Old 02-06-2013, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
robx316
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Just plain bulbs and search white gauge on amazon should come up for 19.xx

My build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/prolonged-yj-build-1470550
robx316 is offline  
post #10 of 30 Old 02-06-2013, 06:54 AM
responder
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Prudhomme
Posts: 375
I have seen the kits around but was always leery of the quality. Looks like they came out nice!
responder is offline  
post #11 of 30 Old 02-07-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
robx316
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Update

got the front axle back in with the new BDS lift!



and rolled it out of garage and turned it around so i can' do the back if it snows tomorrow.

My build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/prolonged-yj-build-1470550
robx316 is offline  
post #12 of 30 Old 02-08-2013, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
robx316
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Update

Surprised I got the new fuel sender in Today I got that in

Rare picture im actually in it.

Got the gas tank back in



and Finally got the Body on before it was buried in snow for me tomorrow!



I'm just glad its starting to look like my jeep again.

My build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/prolonged-yj-build-1470550
robx316 is offline  
post #13 of 30 Old 02-09-2013, 06:58 AM
responder
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Prudhomme
Posts: 375
Starting to really come together now! You are going to have a puddle under the jeep as it looks like you have lots of snow like us!
responder is offline  
post #14 of 30 Old 02-10-2013, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
robx316
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by responder View Post
Starting to really come together now! You are going to have a puddle under the jeep as it looks like you have lots of snow like us!
I thought so too but it wasn't that bad





today I got almost everything back together (except windshield and seats)


having a few issues with the starter I need to work out

sorry no pictures today.

My build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/prolonged-yj-build-1470550
robx316 is offline  
post #15 of 30 Old 02-11-2013, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
robx316
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 61
Got her started!


the oil pan is leaking though so I gotta re adjust the gasket
then its time to put all the pieces back on and re torque all the bolts!

hopefully my next update is the completed jeep

My build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/prolonged-yj-build-1470550
robx316 is offline  
Reply

Tags
bds , build , lift , swap , YJ

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome