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post #1 of 567 Old 09-06-2013, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hoxie's 5.9 YJ Build

This is a 87 Jeep YJ that I picked up from a buddy of mine. Its my second YJ and I plan to build it up for trails.

Ill keep a current picture here and Ill add links to major parts of the build as I go.

Current-


Links
Pulling the old motor to make room for the V8
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/s...70/index4.html
Got the 5.9 mounted in.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/s...0/index12.html



Whats currently on it.
Engine - V8,5.9 360 out of a 1999 Dodge Durango (Factory was 4.2 I6)
Exhaust - blockhugger headers and 3" piping with magna flow muffler.
Intake - Cheep Orileys cone with a ZJ housing.
Lift - 4" RC lift and 5 1/2" Boom shackles for a 3/4" lift from Besrk.
Tires -35x13.50xR15 Toyo MT's
Transmission - AX-15 (was the BA 10/5).
Bumpers - Genright boulder series bumper with trail stinger - No idea whats on the back... its not stock tho and I don't like it. lol

Interior -
-Besttop seats with Smittybilt GEAR covers.
-Posi Lock
-MotionTek side nets (Ill be ordering full set)
-Family roll bar (had the sport to start with).
-Cobra 29 LX CB with fire stick antenna.
-Hurculinered the tub
-Rugged ridge cup holders (great purchase!)
-Smittybilt center console
-Tuffy rear lockbox
-OTRATW switches

Other Junk-
-Cut up TJ flares.
-Hurculinered wheel wells.
-Poison Spyder Hood louver.
-50 Lightbar with RC mounts.
-Smittybilt soft top
-48" Highlift Jack
-LED tail lights.
-Cut rear wheel wells to a TJ opening.

Whats to come in the near future.
-Cloaks along with some body armor.
-Rear Tire rack/swing.
-Ford 8.8 with disks and 4.10 gearing.
-I want to paint it red (IDK why but I want it to be red.)
-To much more to list.




Bone stock.



First day home with it.



And on the old one.



Thanks For checking it out!

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post #2 of 567 Old 09-06-2013, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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The first thing I have done to it so far is redid the tub with a better liner. I went with herculiner.

Hers some pics of the process.

Stripped the interior and pressure washed it off. soon to realize It didnt have a seat to drive it back in the garage.



Stripped, sanded and sprayed xylene all over to clean the surface even more. got it masked off and used ear plugs to plug the bolt holes.



After two coats and letting it dry






I also had a Smittybilt soft top that I recently had to replace... Well Smittybilt sent me a replacement for free! lol Had a zipper on the rear window break and made it flop around pretty bad.

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post #3 of 567 Old 09-06-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Did the LED tail light mod and added a small tag light. (had a write up on it but it was to much)


Before and after.

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post #4 of 567 Old 09-06-2013, 09:05 PM
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4th picture down. Shipping quote to 48066 please.
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post #5 of 567 Old 09-06-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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So I now have some 33x12.50 Pro Comp Xterrain tires on the Jeep now. They seem to be great in the snow and as with most aggressive tires crappy on the ice but that just makes for fun driving. Haven't done much else with it lately, Id really like to fix my front fenders that the PO jacked up. Looking into the Poison Spyder ones just gotta come up with the cash.

This is on my drive to my hunting hole. Enjoy!



And a decent day shooting.
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post #6 of 567 Old 09-06-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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][IMG]http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac90/Hoxie16/SAM_1394.jpg[/IMG:

Shipping quote to 48066
Im not tracking... Sorry im in the middle of throwing everything on this thread.
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post #7 of 567 Old 09-06-2013, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Finally found a family style roll bar locally. It was a guy thats just going to add on to his cage anyway so he didnt mind the sport style. It came in this really good looking blue but that would look awful with my black so I painted it. I also scored a back seat from him. Seems like these simple things are near impossible to find around here.

Here is some pics of the process.
The bar when I picked it up.




Heep looks kind of cool with no bar.



painted and installed.
I also went ahead and replaced all my

hardware with grade 8 hex heads.
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Installed a new aluminum valve cover to replace my crapy plastic one.


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post #9 of 567 Old 09-06-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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4th picture down. Shipping quote to 48066 please.
HAHA yeah iv got some better ones but ill keep to myself for now. She made me a pinup collection for our wedding. SEXY! Thanks!
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post #10 of 567 Old 09-06-2013, 09:19 PM
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[QUOTE=SH00T3R;15880912]Got a Smittybilt soft top that I recently had to replace... Well Smittybilt sent me a replacement for free! lol Had a zipper on the rear window break and made it flop around pretty bad.

I bought my top from ebay. A branch thought it would be fun to tear it open do you think will replace it?
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Ok! Now that this is caught up to my old thread heres the low down.

So recently my wife and I were out on some trails and the return spring to my throttle broke causing my engine to redline for a short time... When I was able to jimmy rig the spring I started the jeep back up and it had a nasty knock to it. We did make it home and I took it to a family friend to check it out. He called me today and said Id need to rebuild the engine or replace. SO here we are, a V8 swap is now in affect. This is going to take some time to do but it will happen. Im looking for a 5.2 to swap in it.

Oh and BTW if it wasnt for SPARROWS talking me into it id probably still be thinking about what I should do. I was going to sell it and start over have decided to keep and build.
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[quote=WNUNEZJR;15881007]
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Got a Smittybilt soft top that I recently had to replace... Well Smittybilt sent me a replacement for free! lol Had a zipper on the rear window break and made it flop around pretty bad.

I bought my top from ebay. A branch thought it would be fun to tear it open do you think will replace it?

... I guessing they wont but it would be worth calling them to see. Best of luck to ya man!
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post #13 of 567 Old 09-06-2013, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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PIC WHORE TIME!
Seeing as this is my thread heres some pics of my old heep and some random wheeling pics.

In the river.





Camping


And new out hunting.





Out in hte middle of nowhere.






At a local off road park. (little gem for the local guys)



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... I guessing they wont but it would be worth calling them to see. Best of luck to ya man!
I dont think they would either but even if they gave me some kinda discount on a new one would be great.Wheat year ranger did you get your seats off? and did they bolt right in?
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[quote=WNUNEZJR;15881799]
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I dont think they would either but even if they gave me some kinda discount on a new one would be great.Wheat year ranger did you get your seats off? and did they bolt right in?
I think it was a 98 and they took a little work to get them bolted up. The hardest part was to get the stock rails apart but other than that they bolted right up.
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