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Unread 07-14-2015, 09:08 PM   #1
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Itsayj project

2 weekends ago I found a Jeep in Idaho on craigslist, flew there from seattle, bought it, spent the weekend driving it around, then I drove it all the way home. here are all the photos the seller sent me via email before I flew over:
















PS a good friend was getting married so I was going to Idaho anyhow! so im only slightly crazy

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Unread 07-14-2015, 09:23 PM   #2
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so, all the way from boise to Olympia, STRAIGHT PIPED and dumped under my girlfriends seat (lol), and what I thought was the transmission took a **** literally 2 blocks from my house. I pulled off, jammed it in second and it held into the neighborhood, I made it to where it was all down hill to the driveway and then was stuck at the bottom of my driveway, which is a hill! so I winched it up with my pickup.



no gears worked, it made horrible noises in every gear. I thought input shaft. further investigation after pulling the trans and t case revealed it was the t case. which was completely dry. and the shift fork was toast. unfortunately I this was after I had already ordered a rebuilt trans. plus side is though, first gear was pretty tough to get into and it ground every other gear... so it was going to be nice to have a new trans. I also picked up a 98 trans with bell, master, slave, and hose (external slave style) off CL, reverse was toast but it was $100! worth it for the external slave. then I picked up the freshest looking used np231J ever for $150. got it all in the next weekend and driving down the road. also installed a dynomax super turbo cat back, deleted the cat, and a new head pipe because the current was rusted out!








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Unread 07-14-2015, 09:30 PM   #3
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while I was waiting for the new trans I did some other things. I picked up a set of TJ poision spyder front tube fenders, with inners, for $200. same guy who sold me the 98 trans. I told him there was no way they would fit the yj without a tj hood and grill. so he sold me a tj hood and grill for $10 and two snap on ratchet straps. the jeep needed new fenders so what the hell!




as you can see I also pulled the 8274 off the first gen and made a winch plate for the YJ.


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Unread 07-14-2015, 09:37 PM   #4
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one more sad thing about the YJ is it didn't come with a front driveshaft. I pulled the cover to make sure the gear ratio was the same as rear and to do a general overall inspection. well, the diff was almost completely dry! the ring and pinion are pitted pretty bad, quite sloppy, and there was a bit of metal in the bottom. but the diff still works. brakleened, re sealed, and topped off with fluid. went for a spin and the next day both axle seals were leaking. after a bit of confusion of the different seals for a vac disco dana30 and a non vac disco dana30, and after making a couple of special "seal pressing" tools, I got those changed out. need to do the pinion seal as well and then find a front driveshaft.

gear ration appears to be 4.10:1, which is odd considering it is a 6cyl 5 spd. im thinking past motor swap vehicle?

here is some pics of the front diff apart:






thanks for viewing up until now!

commence TJ front end swap bashing.

-Sean
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Unread 08-26-2015, 07:52 AM   #5
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Threw on some TSLs and went wheeling!
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