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ashland82391 09-23-2011 05:46 PM

Ill start by introducing myself as another newb. My name is Ashland, 20 years old, and currently live in the soon to be cold state of Michigan. I recently came in to some money so I decided to by another jeep. Before I just had a 95' jeep grand cherokee. I bought a 93' jeep YJ, 4 banger with 31x10.5x15 tires(I think the tires won me over), that needs quite a bit of work.

I bought the YJ for 2000$ (way to much). The guy I bought it from said it just needed a clutch, which I now know was not the case at all. Not only did it need a ton more but the clutch was fine. So far I have replaced the clutch (it was a little worn out), slave cylander, some kind of pressure piston that cost 200$, a motor mount, some thing that connects the motor mount to the frame, a new trasmission support/skid plate(also cost alot) and a new valve cover.

Right now ive put about 1000$ into it and havent even been able to drive it but if I have any luck ill be able to drive it home tomarrow, were the more cosmetic work will begin. I will have pictures of it up asap.

ashland82391 09-23-2011 05:49 PM

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my jeep ZJ. All stock, 257,000 miles, from arizona, not a spot of rust on it.

ashland82391 09-25-2011 06:12 AM

So, everything worked out pretty good yesterday. Got a call at 11am saying that the jeep was done. I took my newish baby home (drives like a dream and shifts great) and started a little work. Fixed wind sheild wipers, the internal wiper arm disconected from the motor. Found out when I got it home that the hard top was only held on by two loose bolts:oops: so I got that all fasened down. Then remounted the seat belts because there original mounting spot were rusted out. I must say ive grown attached to the money eater already.

ashland82391 09-29-2011 10:11 AM

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Finnaly back home from a crazy couple days of working on the heep. Here are some pictures of the most agrivating vehical in the world.

Kraxen 09-29-2011 10:22 AM

its beautiful! im a little biased cause my first wrangler was pretty much that exact color and it reminds me of it goodluck with it

ashland82391 09-29-2011 10:23 AM

For the past few days Ive been working on the heep. Mounted the hard top, relocated the seat belt mounts, fixed windshield wippers, chager fuel filter, made relocation mounts for mirrors, changed all four shocks(had to cut the 18year old ones out with a tourch, replaced the front driver side brake hose and line, replaced both front brake pads, calipers, and rotors. It was a long couple of days but I eventually got everything done. I probabley could have got it all done in a day if everything wasnt so fricken rusted!!:brickwall

ashland82391 09-29-2011 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by Kraxen (Post 12244394)
its beautiful! im a little biased cause my first wrangler was pretty much that exact color and it reminds me of it goodluck with it

ha thanks! Now that im done being mad at it im beginning to love it.

Kraxen 09-29-2011 10:31 AM

haha i know what you mean. as much as i love my jeep it seems like if its not one thing its another with it.

ashland82391 09-29-2011 10:44 AM

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cutting out the shocks was a bear. they were crubling apart every time i grabed them.

ashland82391 09-29-2011 10:45 AM

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new shocks

ashland82391 09-29-2011 11:03 AM

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The body rust. Im ordering the steal today. Should be able to start body work some time within the next two weeks.

ashland82391 09-29-2011 11:10 AM

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temperary fix for the windshield frame. When everit would rain water would pore out on my feet.

ashland82391 09-29-2011 11:15 AM

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relocated seat belt

20jeepster10 09-29-2011 11:31 AM

Thats a nice start, gotta love the michigan rust.

Kraxen 09-29-2011 04:15 PM

shes in rougher shape than i thought, The first pic you uploaded looked like it was damn near cherry condition, Nice start non the less. Nice ZJ also!

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