Buying my second YJ Thursday, my first was a brand new 94' 4.0, did a few mods on it, then sold it in 2000 in mint condition w/36k on the odometer (Had company truck). I sold it for a 96' Grand Cherokee 4x4 to impress a girl, who I later married, figured zip up windows wouldn't work. I kick myself the a$$ every time I see a YJ for getting rid of it.
Fast forward to present day, married 7 years with 2 small kids, 2 small dogs and 2 vette's. One is a 73' roadster which I restored mostly myself. I couldn't have done it without the help of a corvette forum, the assistance I received was invaluable.
I recently found an 87' YJ sitting behind a storage facility in fairly decent condition, has hardtop and doors and half steel doors, no soft top or engine. I tracked down the owner and convinced him to sell it for $1000.
I plan to make a daily driver out of it, but I'm going to start from the frame up, from there Iím still up in the air....back with a 4.0 inline 6, or small V8. Would a small V8 be practicable for an everyday driver? I don't plan on heavy offroading, mild at best (getting too old).
Iím looking forward to pestering everybody on this forum for information as my build progresses, as you can tell, Iím very long windedÖ.
Thanks and apologies in advance ,
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This poor thing just got forgotten didn't it? Get it fixed up and good luck. Gave ya a click free. You have to have like 50 posts or something like that for them to actually show without the link. Just takes a few days of active posting.
Welcome to the forum and nice looking YJ! Looks like you have the perfect start for a SBC swap. Mine has a 5.7 TPI motor from an 88 Vette and can be driven all day long with absolutley no problems at all, I love it!
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5.7YJ- that is one sweet looking engine! To the OP, have fun with it and it looks like you got a really good deal there, definitely a diamond in the rough.
87 YJ 4.2L, Weber 32/36, rear bumper tire carrier, nutter bypass, RE 4 inch lift, SYE, AX 15, lined the body tub
"Baby when you said you wanted a project jeep I expected you to spend a lot of money on it" <---Worlds best wife!!!
Great looking YJ, and only 1000 bucks. Did you flat bed or drive it home. You're going to have some fun doing the upgrades.
__________________ 2008 2Dr Rubicon, Jeep Green/Kaki, Hard Top, Auto, Power Convenience Grp, Tow Pkg. mini mods: Mastercraft Grab Handles, padded center console armrest, 14" black shorty antenna,
Husky Cargo liner, Seatglovers Front neoprene seat covers.