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post #1 of 3 Old 01-12-2017, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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The Bullet Ridden YJ

Had a close friend post his YJ for sale. Too many Jeeps and not enough stable. After a few months, and several denied offers, he sold it to me for less than he was offered simply because he knew I would treat it well.



A couple months later, while sitting outside my shop, some punk kids decided it would be fun to push some bullets through it.





Slightly livid and more worried about my shop I drove my truck while the YJ sat in the garage without a top. After picking up a hardtop and some doors it got kicked out. Last week I decided to go ahead and start the build. I had a ton of parts laying around. My shop focuses on FSJ parts so I usually have wagoneer springs and axles laying around. I started with tearing into the springs.




Today I tore apart the rear axle, welded new perches, threw in new seals and bearings. You know fun stuff. Really didn't want to use the stock, nasty, old flange bolts so it took a break. Front got tore down but I forgot to buy U joints for the axle shafts so I had to take a break. So far the shop is pretty crazy.




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post #2 of 3 Old 01-13-2017, 02:47 PM
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Nice shop you have to work with

its a rusty one

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/90-yj-frame-swap-build-up-1434246/
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Nice shop you have to work with

Thanks! Perks of owning a offroad fab shop.



Got a bit of work done this week. Front and rear axles are in. With the 2 inches of stretch that the wagoneer springs give I am able to use the factory drive shafts. I'll take it for a test drive after I get that done. If it doesn't drive as smooth as I'll put the sway bars back on the front. They bolt up just fine. I'd rather have every 1/16th of flex I can.


The rear axle just needs shock mounts yet. I will cut them out this week.


Front needs steering. I'm debating on using stock steering, as it will work (stock FSJ), 1 ton conversion with off set from RuffStuff or go with heims.

I have a set of beadlocks cut out and the rims are needing cleaned or sand blasted. They will be coated with regular paint. This is meant to be a budget build afterall.

Made some leaf spring plates


A picture of the current state.


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