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Unread 12-29-2010, 06:22 AM   #1
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17 Year Old Dream

Love the people on here, so I figured after 6 months ago I would start my build thread. My YJ is far from a rock crawling monster with crazy mods, in fact it is just my daily driver that I love way too much.
When I first got it: 93 YJ, 6 cyl 4.0. 140,500. It came with the 31'' Mud Terrains on American Racing Atlas wheels.

It had been freshly painted. I was quickly learning however that the PO did not take care of it the way he should have. Notice the cardboard- Tranny leak on the first day.

Took quite a bit of cleaning, but eventually she was presentable.

I have to take the time to get my pictures in chronological order, but figured I'de get the thread going anyway. Enjoy

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Unread 12-29-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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You have a nice clean looking jeep. What are your plans for it?
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Unread 12-29-2010, 10:54 AM   #3
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great looking Jeep, have fun drive safe
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Unread 12-29-2010, 03:37 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I'm not looking to go crazy, just looking to make myself comfortable in it. Ive spent quite a bit of time doing various things on it seening as it is as old as me. Thanks again though. More to come once I get a nice day to take more pictures.
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Unread 12-29-2010, 04:53 PM   #5
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thats the cleanest yj ive ever seen. btw, its a known fact jeeps leak from the factory.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 09:26 AM   #6
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Nice YJ, very clean! That has to be old pictures though, there is no way Long Island looked like that yesterday!
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Unread 12-30-2010, 09:32 AM   #7
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Lookin good!!
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Unread 12-30-2010, 01:36 PM   #8
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Nice YJ, very clean! That has to be old pictures though, there is no way Long Island looked like that yesterday!
Yes, unfortunately my Jeep is all dirty and its much too cold to wash and wax. The next pictures will show some of that, as I felt the need to take a few.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 01:54 PM   #9
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Without a camera for several months thanks to a flight simulator, I took quite a few pics today to let you guys see what I've done up to this part. There arent a ton of before and after shots, but will be in the future.
With fresh paint, I had to get stickered up. She would no longer be Joop, but finally Jeep.





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Unread 12-30-2010, 02:07 PM   #10
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There was more interior than exterior work needed. The black paint on my hardtop was plain out nasty. Faded and chipping in spots, a little flat black Rustoleum fixed this.

On the drivers side door I was lacking a window regulator and interior panel. I was worried how the grey would work out with an otherwise black interior but it seemed to work fine. I grabbed them off a set of doors I bought of a guy.

Ill put more pictures up at a later time of the audio system project. One project that was killing me however was the carpet. The PO was a smoker and the carpet was worn out and burned through. I bought the carpet off of a friend of mine.

Threw some mats in, and all was well. Dirty from a weekend of snow, but you get the idea.

Cleaned up the dash as well as installing an amber LED deck light for utility.


Living on Long Island, I'm already preparing for the beach.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 02:22 PM   #11
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There were a few mechanical things I simply had to get taken care of. The first was my shocks. I had no idea how long the stock ones had been on, and they were rusted through.

I was a bit hesitant on these as they are listed for heavy utility, but they ride beautifully now. As long as the top is screwed/bolted down tight it really is an enjoyable ride.


The next project was a new muffler. My old one was of course, rusted through.


We had a pretty tough time snaking it in, but after cutting a bit of the tailpipe it went in.

I had a leak at the pinion so my buddies shop cleaned it up for me. If your on LI and looking for a good mechanic, he does really nice work.

I also had him bolt in my Rugged Ridge nerf bars that I got for Christmas. Wayyy to cold to be laying outside, not to mention drilling through the frame is not my preferred driveway project.



Score one for the Jeep in the love/hate relationship with my girlfriend.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 02:31 PM   #12
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The snow came and I was quite excited.


This is also where I realized my 4WD was not engaging (I figured it was just the light.) I had a vacuum leak under the hood as well as a bad switch on the transfer case.

All is well for now. Hope you guys enjoy the posts. Any tips/mods/ideas you might have, please share.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 03:11 PM   #13
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i love the carpet, my favorite part.
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Unread 12-30-2010, 03:15 PM   #14
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Quite possibly because I bought it from you? hah
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Unread 12-30-2010, 03:19 PM   #15
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lol, it was the only nice part about my jeep, so i had to get rid of it
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