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Unread 05-18-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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Rough to Rockin'

Howdy! Welcome to my build thread. Where Ill just post all the random junk I do to my Jeep! I have an 87 YJ 4.2L I6. I got it about a month ago but someone suggested I do this because they wish they did when they first got their jeep. Ill upload pictures later. So far I have removed the fenders and replaced the passenger side seat belt. A couple days ago it crapped out and wouldnt start. After removing and testing the ignition coil, starter, ECU, and starter solenoid I found out yesterday that it was all because of a bad ground connector on the solenoid... So today I was excited that I got to drive my jeep again! So im driving to church which is like 20 minutes away when for no reason I start losing speed. I look behind me and smoke. I pull over and theres fried coolant everywhere. So my dad and I towed it home this afternoon and removed the radiator that busted on the bottom. He's gonna take it to see how much it'll be to repair while im at school tomorrow. So thats where im at now! Updates soon!

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Unread 05-18-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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Unread 05-18-2014, 08:48 PM   #3
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Unread 05-18-2014, 08:49 PM   #4
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Unread 05-19-2014, 08:41 PM   #5
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So is it possible to take the mirrors of my half doors and use them when I have my doors off? Or do I have to buy new mirrors?
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Unread 05-19-2014, 11:35 PM   #6
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So is it possible to take the mirrors of my half doors and use them when I have my doors off? Or do I have to buy new mirrors?
You'll need mirror relocating brackets but yes you will be able to with those.
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Unread 05-20-2014, 07:35 PM   #7
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You'll need mirror relocating brackets but yes you will be able to with those.
Thanks!
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Unread 05-22-2014, 10:06 PM   #8
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Got my radiator in today! All hooked up. Need to go buy coolant tomorrow and start it up to see what it does.
I also painted my dash and my hood vent black today. Due to the fading.
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Unread 05-23-2014, 03:11 PM   #9
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Got the coolant in and tried to start it. It tries but some of the ground connections start to smoke.. Gonna have a buddy come over to help with that.
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Unread 05-24-2014, 12:22 AM   #10
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Also done today... Painted my hood vent and dash black. Looks much better than the chipped and faded stuff 👌
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Unread 05-24-2014, 12:38 AM   #11
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Oh also. My power steering box is leaking just a little. I'll post a picture tomorrow but is this normal? Am I going to need to replace it?
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Unread 05-25-2014, 03:16 PM   #12
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Well my engine block is cracked! If anybody knows where I can get a good running 4.2L I6 for my 87 down in or near Corpus Christi Texas I would appreciate it!!
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Unread 05-26-2014, 10:20 AM   #13
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Oh also. My power steering box is leaking just a little. I'll post a picture tomorrow but is this normal? Am I going to need to replace it?
Where is it leaking from? Usually you can get a replacement gasket set to cure that depending on location.
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Unread 05-26-2014, 11:05 AM   #14
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Where is it leaking from? Usually you can get a replacement gasket set to cure that depending on location.
Oh okay. Thanks!
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Unread 05-27-2014, 12:06 PM   #15
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Where is it leaking from? Usually you can get a replacement gasket set to cure that depending on location.
It's actually leaking at the top of the pitman arm?
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