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post #1 of 4 Old 11-05-2011, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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The Island Runner

So it's a bit of a story. I've loved off-roading since I could drive.

'89 Ramcharger that I loved but had no money or knowledge to make what I wanted.

'79 Scout II that I bought sight unseen and will forever be the biggest mistake of my life, save for one thing . . .

It led to my rare, 1971 Scout II (only about 2500 were made) that was mutated with a full roll cage, TBI, SOA, 35 BFG MTs. Beast.

I had to sell her.

Now we're on the island of Oahu and I decided to get a little island runner that will be perfect for the weekends of water on the seats and sand on the floor.

So on Tuesday I bought our Jeep for the next two years, which I call our island runner. A '91 YJ with the 4.0L and Auto tranny. Came with a 6" shackle kit and a slight tranny drop.

Here she is:



First things first, getting the new shocks on, as the front axle's were disconnected upon pickup.

This is what I started with:


After "dropping" the axle, I was able to get that bolt out and spin it around.


Voila!


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post #2 of 4 Old 11-16-2011, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Last night I was able to drain the blackest night called oil, change the filter and replace the plugs. The old ones didn't look too bad aside from one or two, but the gap was outrageous, around double I'd say.

Also earlier this week I tracked down some nuts from my tranny mount and finally secured it down.

Still don't have a front driveshaft or transfer linkage.

Need to do both pinion seals.

Received the seat belt though from a Oahu Jeepers Club member who's on the big island, so hopefully I can drill those holes today and finally be able to take the family out.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-18-2011, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Yesterday put in the seat belt so for the first time we went out as a family.

Going to get the plug for the valve cover today, along with a hood vent and matching mirrors.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-05-2012, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Wow been awhile.

Rust has started to claim the rig though, and I fear here it'll be futile to try and stop it. Might get a hood tomorrow though which is a rust problem too.

Have gotten rid of the 29" swampers (why would you do that?) and have 31" ATs which look and sound much better.

Started troubleshooting to gauge clust as the ONLY gauge that works is the temp gauge.

Keep finding more and more things to do to it though.
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