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post #1 of 45 Old 01-24-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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92 YJ Turtle Project

1992 YJ, 2.5L, 5spd.

picked it up with a 6" lift, on 33x12.5" BFG's wrapped around 15x10" black rocks, rock sliders/steps, couple other small mods besides the most noticeable which is Sublime green paint job.

since i bought it ive replaced the stock flares with 6" xenon flat flares, bed lined the rockers, swapped out gauge lights to green LED's, 20gallon fuel tank mod, GM fuel filler hose mod. plan on replacing the driver floor pan, bed line the interior, stinger front bumper, rear tire carrier bumper, frameless soft top, upgrade sound bar speakers, led tails, black diamond plate rockers and 1/4 armor.




and as of today...... a 4.0L engine and tranny out of a 93 YJ kind of fell into my lap. my buddy's jeep was totaled while parked in front of his house. he bought the jeep back so his loss my gain...

ok well just starting this up, nothings even done yet and its going to be a slow build. i have all the time i need to get everything set up in my garage before its time to swap. im going to do some research but any advice would be great. i'll get the engine, tranny, computer and all accessories needed from his jeep. what else needs to be done to make this work?




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lots more to come

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post #2 of 45 Old 01-27-2013, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Green LED gauges




picked up a fitted cover for it since it will be sitting for a month while im working in the caribbean.

also picked up some new offroad LED lights, a 20" bar and 2- 3" cubes. im gonna try and wire them up before i leave.

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post #3 of 45 Old 01-27-2013, 09:33 AM
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Looks great. Idk if I would put the LED's on the hood. I would think it would have to much glare but what do I know.
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post #4 of 45 Old 01-27-2013, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Looks great. Idk if I would put the LED's on the hood. I would think it would have to much glare but what do I know.
there are mounting brackets that raise it as well as im either going to have spacers made or another bracket to raise it up more. alot of people mount the bars to their hood. before i drill i will definitely see about glare. thats a good point to bring up. thanks
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post #5 of 45 Old 01-27-2013, 11:40 AM
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Oh ok cool. I'll have to see what it looks like when u get it done.
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post #6 of 45 Old 01-31-2013, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Made my switch panel which took way longer than it should have. Didn't get much done. It was too windy out, couldnt even open the hood.



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post #7 of 45 Old 02-01-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Nothing ever goes right for me. I left the grommets at home so never did the lights. Not to mention my Electrician father had no electrical tape or crimpers in his tool box, I left all that home in my tool box. So all I got done was swapping the sound bars. This required me to unbolt the hard top, use my head to lift the hard top whole getting the sound bar in place. Wired it up temporarily with duct tape since I didn't have electrical tape and I can't go 5 mins without music. Also got my new switch plate bolted up. I really hope to get the lights done next week before I leave. Then went down to a new spot I found for pics
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post #8 of 45 Old 02-04-2013, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Lights all mounted, just gotta wire them up tomorrow.



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post #9 of 45 Old 02-04-2013, 06:14 PM
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Stopped by to say: I'm paint my jeep a similar green soon. I love the color of your YJ.

Keep on Jeepin' on!
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post #10 of 45 Old 02-04-2013, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Stopped by to say: I'm paint my jeep a similar green soon. I love the color of your YJ.
Oh man... I like being one of the few YJs in this color. Welcome to the limited club. Pm me a pic when it's done
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post #11 of 45 Old 02-04-2013, 10:20 PM
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Oh man... I like being one of the few YJs in this color. Welcome to the limited club. Pm me a pic when it's done
That's the reason I plan to paint mine such an odd shade of green but, I may go with the "gecko green" color that the 2012 jeeps are rocking

Keep on Jeepin' on!
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post #12 of 45 Old 02-06-2013, 01:52 PM
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nice color!
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post #13 of 45 Old 03-14-2013, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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nice color!
Thank you!
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post #14 of 45 Old 03-18-2013, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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picking up a Stinger Front bumper and rear bumper with tire carrier tonight or tomorrow. used but in mint condition locally. motor blew so hes parting out
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post #15 of 45 Old 03-25-2013, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Got the front bumper on I'll probably do the rear tomorrow



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