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Unread 09-15-2009, 01:41 PM   #16
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Looks like a great start!

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Unread 09-15-2009, 01:46 PM   #17
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looks like you got a great deal. Im excited to see how it all comes along. keep postin the pics!
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Unread 09-17-2009, 05:44 PM   #18
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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.
I hired a flatbed to the house, then hitched a towbar to it to take it to the shop where it sits now. Caught a case of the stomach bug, so no further progress.
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Unread 09-28-2009, 07:25 AM   #19
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Update !!

Progress is being made, scored an LT1 & 4l60e out of a wrecked 96 vette, guess I'm back to an automatic












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Unread 10-10-2009, 04:52 AM   #20
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Finally got some work done on the Jeep, had to take a vacation day to get anything done. Cleaned the grease off the engine, then test fitted with the tub. It’s time now to tear down the frame tomorrow…. Today will involve a short drive to Austin for a heavy dose of tailgating, then a fine feast of Buffalo.

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Unread 10-10-2009, 06:01 AM   #21
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That looks great! The frame looks pretty tight also. I've owned an 87 for almost ten years and haven't been disapointed with it being a first year yj.
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Unread 10-23-2009, 08:39 AM   #22
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Not much progress between football games and birthdays. Shaved off the remains of the old motor mounts, shopping for parts. Will start frame teardown this weekend, found hole in poly gas tank .


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Unread 10-23-2009, 11:45 AM   #23
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Wow, for an '87 that's just sat unprotected for so long it's in amazing condition. Nice find.

I like how you say you're too old for anything but mild wheeling, but apparently not too old to do a complete frame off restore/build.
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Unread 10-27-2009, 05:46 AM   #24
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Wow, for an '87 that's just sat unprotected for so long it's in amazing condition. Nice find.

I like how you say you're too old for anything but mild wheeling, but apparently not too old to do a complete frame off restore/build.
Maybe mesquite trees are natural rust inhibitors ??


Done tearing it down, now the real work and fun begin !!

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Unread 10-27-2009, 11:34 AM   #25
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Unread 11-13-2009, 04:03 PM   #26
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The story I got when I found this jeep is that the lift kit was only a year old when it was parked in 2003. Can anyone tell me what size lift it is? here's what I know:

**** Cepek
part # on front springs = 84002, P52733
part# on rear springs = 84102, P52734

Progress report, frame blasted and coated w/por15, pics to come...

Sandblasting has got to be one of the worst jobs in the world....

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Unread 11-14-2009, 12:55 PM   #27
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I would stick with the good old jeep I-6, off road power really comes from the gears. Also it seems like the only V-8
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Unread 11-16-2009, 03:24 AM   #28
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Good luck with your project. I think you would be OK with the 6 cylinder.
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Unread 11-18-2009, 01:31 PM   #29
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I bought it with no engine, so a v8 only seemed logical. Found out the lift was 3 1/2".

Here are some progress pictures, I hope to get more done in the next few weeks. The time changes is killing my production, the place I'm working on it is great, plenty of room, full power, secure and very close to house but you don't want to be here at sundown, the mosquito's are murder and big enough to carry away small children.









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Unread 11-18-2009, 08:07 PM   #30
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