disclaimer: this thread is mostly bs talk! Save yourself time and just skim for pictures!
Well after reading build threads avidly for the last year, I figured I should get mine started.
Almost a year ago (may 2010) I picked up my 1990 YJ hard top full doors for 3000. It came with 33x12.50 mud terrains with decent tread and a 4.2l 258 straight six with a weber carb.
It had minor issues when I got it. The alternator belt was worn to shreds almost which was causing the engine to barely run. The PO thought it was the battery so they replaced the battery with a new one. I am not mechanical at all but I was able to see that the belt was TOAST so I put a new one on and bam it runs great. The valve cover gasket was leaking but that was an easy fix also. The hard doors had issues opening but the linkage is pretty simple in those doors and I have been able to fix and refix those several times.
I dont have any pics of when I first got it, so I will jump into some more recent pics ( april 2011)
Here she sits nice and muddy
The heep didnt come with a winch, so that was my first mod.
(this is me winching out my buddies yj)
I also put a smittybilt rear bumper and mounted some cheapo rear lights so I could get some better backup lighting on the trails
I continued to do some minor mods, mostly fabbed myself
In cab camera mount
fabbed up a mount for my hi lift and shovel
I bought a full size spare on a newer jeep wheel on craiglist for 40 bones. my rear hatch doesnt open anyway, so why not mount it on that?
i made a spacer bracket to mount my spare on the hatch
heres another front view pic and some pics of my buddies white yj
I took my sway bar off since and get alot more flex, so I trimmed up my flares to help with the rubbing.
So thats it for pictures now. My plans for the jeep are to keep it relatively low, it sits about 3" now with springs and shackles in the front which I am not happy with, but the PO did that.
Some friends and I get together on Sundays and work on our jeeps. My plans for this weekend are to put in my Lockright Locker that I picked up on craigslist for 120 for the d35.
I have multiple welders and have been welding for fun for about 5 years, so I plan making most of my stuff. Soon I will be getting a tubing bender and will be making tube fenders.
Anyway, thanks for looking and I welcome critisism. I will probably be building this jeep over the next few years as I am 21 and married not having a ton of extra money but enough to make slow and steady progress.