My 1989 4.2L YJ was the first vehicle I purchased. I am the second owner- bought it 12 years ago from a guy from my church. I was a high school senior. I bought it for $6,000 with 80,000 on the odometer. There were very few modifications when I purchased it. Had 31x10.50 on stock rims and the floor boards were rhino lined. I wish I took some pics of it but unfortunately i didn't.
As an urban kid with no real knowledge, I really didn't know what I was doing when I first started to work on it
. I ended up buying a 3 inch body lift and, with the help of a buddy, put it on about 6 months after owning the jeep (I have yet to remove the BL). That mod led to bigger tires (33x12.50) and wider rims and had to do some terrible hack sawing to the tub at the stick shift b/c it kept popping out of 3rd gear.
I kept it that way for about 6-7 years due to lack of funds. I was a broke college student.. which eventually lead into a broke entry level employee into the work field.
The jeep sat most of the time b/c I bought a daily driver that was more dependable, sold that car and ended up buying an 07 JK 4door
. In the last 2 years my interest and motivation have grown to rejuvenate the car I have always cherished. This was primarily due to the other love in my life-- my wife
.. Well, she said she 'hated' the jeep and wanted me to sell it b/c it was a money pit
. I have worked hard to cement this vehicle as an essential part of the household.
I continue to work on it.. but I need to bring everyone up to speed on where I sit today.