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Unread 06-22-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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95 YJ build. Complete rebuild.

Time to build my next jeep. My 95 yj build thread. Im going to be posting alot right away to get every one brought up to speed, then add as I go. I have built a couple yjs now so if you have any questions along the way feel free to ask. I kinda started a thread awhile ago but i have negeleted it and decided it is just easier to start fresh.

Specs. on the new jeep
95 YJ
4.0L
AX-15
np231
dana 30/35s with 3.07 gears, now has 8.8/ d30 with 3.73s
hard top full doors

Here is where it all started. Picked it up for $400. Frame was completly shot and the and the suspension was toast.


So I decided to sell the red jeep and use all the money to get me started in building this one.

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Unread 06-22-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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So body came off the frame and began the tear down process.


Then I picked up the donor frame for $200. It was in decent shape not much rust at all. The front frame crossmember was bent tho so time to do some fab work. I also realized later that it had motor mount for the 4cl that needed to be changed.


And the fab work on the front of the frame done.
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Unread 06-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #3
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So at this point I can show everything that was ordered for the jeep.
-RCD Suspension 4" Lift Kit with Bilstein Shocks
-Daystar 1 inch body lift
-Procomp 17in wheels
-Treadwright 35s


tires mounted

stock vs 35s
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Unread 06-22-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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Next painted the frame and began the offical build.


motor trans in


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Unread 06-22-2011, 06:38 PM   #5
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Then came the body. What a PITA. If I remember right 10 out of the 11 body mounts were trash. Every one the bolt broke off clean with the body. I dont have any pictures of this though but susprisingly the body itself was in very good shape. I basically cut out a square around every mount and made a replacement part for each. This took the most part of a weekend.
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Unread 06-22-2011, 06:39 PM   #6
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Next got the body on and began to button eveything up.

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Unread 06-22-2011, 06:43 PM   #7
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Looks good.
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Unread 06-22-2011, 06:45 PM   #8
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This is it completed, atleast I thought.

So after I got to this point I had in my head that that was it. I was not going to go any farther. I had a nice jeep I could drive everyday and do some light wheeling in. So thats what I did. Finished this last fall right before winter set in. Heres a little poser flex shot.
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Unread 06-22-2011, 06:55 PM   #9
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We ended up getting a ton of snow over the winter and the jeep handled everything I threw at it. I had a ton of pics I wanted to add but unfortunatley they are all on my old phone at the bottom of the lake.
Little teaser video.

My snowmobile and I stuck in the front yard. Yah we had 38in of snow.
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Unread 06-22-2011, 06:59 PM   #10
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Then spring came and that whole light wheeling thing got thrown out the window.


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Unread 06-22-2011, 07:01 PM   #11
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Unread 06-22-2011, 07:06 PM   #12
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That was a long day of wheeling. Burried the jeep up to the frame. Best part was my buddy left his winch controller at home. Once I was stuck he tried to come save me and ended up burring his in the process. Ended up driving it to the firestation that night all muddy. Needless to say it froze over night. What was a long fun day of wheeling became and even longer job of washing everything off the next day. It sucked.
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Unread 06-22-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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So after wheeling all day I learned that the factory fenders sucked and were really limiting my up travel alot. So I thought about tj flares at first. I just didnt not like the look and wanted something different. My budget was a big deciding factory at this point. I really was drooling over all the poison spider stuff but I ended up ordering everything Smitty built. I ordered front and rear tube fenders. I ordered the fronts that have the extended flares. The install was pretty straight forward and turned out really good. Im not really satisfied with how the back looks but I can live with it for now.
Fronts done.
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Unread 06-22-2011, 07:15 PM   #14
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DONE!!

So I got really anxious to see the differance and happened to have a downed tree in the back yard.
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Unread 06-22-2011, 07:18 PM   #15
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Now here is a preety good picture comparison. Both taken at the same loading dock.

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