I figured I might as well start a build log for all my upgrades I do. I seem to upload them anyway, just in 5 different threads haha.
I bought my 1997 ZJ 4.slow with 160k miles about 2 months ago from my brother-in-law for $500 under the impression I needed a new flexplate. Long story short, I found a good deal on a used tranny for $70 and bought a used flexplate for $25.
Heres what the PO before my bro-in-law did.
It took out the oil pump bushings so the new tranny was needed.
While we had it all torn apart we replaced both oil pan seals, the rear main seal, the tranny filter, input shaft seal on the tranny, fuel pump, tranny shim, spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor, plug wires, and cleaned the sludge from the engine oil pan.
After all of that, the ZJ was running great! The next thing we tackled was a rotted out rocker panel.
Then I decided I liked the looks of the black cladding so I painted mine and then tinted those ugly tail lights.