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Unread 01-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 01-28-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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Looks like your off to a good start!
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Unread 01-29-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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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
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Unread 01-29-2013, 05:27 AM   #4
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Looks like you have been keeping busy. Keep the thread going as we are watching it.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #5
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Sanded down the windshield and got a coat of primer before it got too cold tonight
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Unread 01-30-2013, 05:43 AM   #6
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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
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Unread 02-05-2013, 10:00 PM   #7
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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
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Unread 02-06-2013, 05:23 AM   #8
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What color of bulbs did you go with? As well, which supplier did you use for the white face gauge overlays?
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Unread 02-06-2013, 05:45 AM   #9
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Just plain bulbs and search white gauge on amazon should come up for 19.xx
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Unread 02-06-2013, 05:54 AM   #10
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I have seen the kits around but was always leery of the quality. Looks like they came out nice!
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Unread 02-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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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.
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Unread 02-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #12
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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.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 05:58 AM   #13
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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!
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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.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #15
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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
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