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post #1 of 31 Old 08-20-2015, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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My 1987 YJ Build(Chevy 350 swapped)! Past, and Present

This thread will serve as a place for me to show you guys where I have come since I bought my first Jeep! I started at 15 when I used my own money with alittle help from my parents to purchase a 1995 Jeep Wrangler that was absolutely an eye sore, but an eyesore with potential! I ended up lifting it 4 inches on 33s after it was lifted the real fun started! All my parts seemed to keep breaking and as it was my daily driver I had to keep it running, so that is where I learned most of my mechanic skills from. After a while I yearned after a much more powerful vehicle so I decided to sell my Jeep on the plus side I made a nice profit from it which allowed me to purchase my next Jeep which came with a Chevy 350 and Custom Candy Paint. I was absolutely stoked to have it and I loved it! Until....the Dana 35 went kaput AND RIGHT BEFORE MY SENIOR PROM!!!! I was already pretty knowledgeable from my first Jeep, and from looking around alittle on here! So I knew that the ford 8.8 would probably be my best bet for a replacement so I spent many nights and days looking for the perfect one that would not only match my ratio but also have the limited slip! I finally found one after some looking and had it delivered to my house! ......ONLY TO FIND THAT IT DIDNT HAVE BRAKES! you can imagine how happy I was..Well regardless of that I continued to strip the axle bare of the brackets and perches. I then was at the point where I was ready to purchase my U-Bolts and U-bolt plates from East Coast Gear (which by the way I absolutely loved). I proceeded to take my axle to my welding friend where we had the angles marked from the perches, welded then, and welded the tubes up too! She was basically ready to go in since I had gone ahead and pulled some brakes and was ready to finish the paint on the axle! Multiple hours later and she was in! I cannot put into writing how ecstatic I was to have my baby back and better than ever! Ever since then I havent had any problems from the rear end, but others have emerged...I'll save that for later though....NOW ONTO THE PICTURES!!

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post #2 of 31 Old 08-20-2015, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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pictures?
working on it now, not exactly sure how to do it....
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pictures?
Ive got it now!
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After the lift kit
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one of my friends after we got stuck...I drove it out though! Just needed alittle skinny pedal!
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after alittle bedlining spray to spruce up some of the more rough areas around the jeep
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before some tint
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some progress pictures to show you guys where I came from...and yes those are 18 inch chrome rims with lo-pros
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the day the yj got sold! I was happy and sad at the same time
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The 87 has entered the building!
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post #15 of 31 Old 08-20-2015, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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aint she pretty
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