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04WJny 07-01-2011 10:31 AM

87 YJ build
Here it goes... Last summer around august i bought an 87 wrangler as a trail rig so i can give my 04 WJ a break offroad because its my daily driver. After searching craigslist for weeks looking at different YJs i found one with a 4.2l I6 bone stock with the carter carb. I finally decided that this was the one, I bought it the next day for $2800 with 66k miles and barely any rust. This is how it sat the first day i got it:

That summer i also got my county offroad pass so i can wheel on the beach:
im the yj on the right

Wheeling at some local trails:

04WJny 07-01-2011 10:47 AM

Around september i started having occasional stalling problems and didnt think it was a big deal. By October i couldnt drive it for five minutes without it stalling and the stalling problems got worse from there. In december i replaced the carter with a weber 34 dgec from quadratec because of the deals they were having. Also that month i bought a 4 inch Rough Country lift that was also on sale because of Rough Country's Holiday deals.

Because of the cold weather i didn't get as much time to work on my YJ as i hoped because of all of the snow we got in the winter. in the end of February i redid my exhaust with a new front pipe, hi flow cat, stock muffler, and new tailpipe ended up stripping the stud on the manifold when i removed the rusted nut and broke it with an extractor trying to remove it. I ended up removing the manifolds to drill out the broken stud with a drill press and by putting a helicoil in there to replace the threads. a few days later the manifolds were back on with a new gasket. In the beginning of March i had the new Weber on and the jeep running better than ever.

04WJny 07-01-2011 10:55 AM

From December i still had my lift in may garage. A month ago i finally had enough time to install my lift so i ordered my rims and center caps. i ordered them from summit racing and they came 3 days later. 15x8in. Cragar Soft 8's

04WJny 07-01-2011 11:16 AM

Started the lift about 3 weeks ago at my dads job in one of the garage doors they had because they had air lines for my impact gun and air tools. Decided that i was going to do the rear one night then the front the second day.

After a while with a big hammer and PB blaster the last bolt in the spring eyes of the leafs to remove the leafs wouldn't come out. i tried heating them, and even using a larger hammer, it still didn't come out. ended up spending a few minutes with a grinder to cut them out. the next day i spent 2-3 hours searching for new bolts to replace all of the old hardware on the leaf springs found the 1/2 x 5 grade bolts without a problem but couldn't find the 9/16 x 5 bolts anywhere, ended up finding them at lowes. rear was finally done the next day:

For the front i didn't wanna start it and not be able to move my jeep if they needed to get something through the garage door so i moved my project to my driveway. same as the back leafs, i had to cut one of the bolts off with a cutting wheel so the leaf would come off. after a few hours and alot of PB Blaster the front was done minus the pitman arm.

Used alot of this:

04WJny 07-01-2011 11:26 AM

The next day i tried to get my pitman arm off but ended up breaking a puller. I was happy they have a lifetime warranty because this thing wasn't coming off. I used heat but not much of it because i didnt want to melt the seal on the steering box, my final solution was to cut it off. i took out the grinder again and ended up cutting both sides carefully so that i didnt damage the splines, once i cut enough material i hit the sides of the pitman arm so it would break off. a little while later it was off and the new one was on

04WJny 07-01-2011 11:36 AM

ordered some 33x12.5x15 BFG KM2's 2 days ago. there on the truck being delivered today

19OlllllllO41 07-01-2011 03:58 PM

Very nice lookin YJ, seems super clean for an '87!! Keep up the good work!

Prryan45 07-01-2011 07:58 PM

Made In China puller I imagine.

04WJny 07-02-2011 02:06 AM

thanks. yea it was a made in china puller of course. Got my tires after impatiently waiting for UPS. came at 4:50 rushed to get them to a shop to be mounted, Should be done by tomorrow

TheBeardedPilot 07-02-2011 03:31 AM

nice! going to look awesome with those new wheels and tires!

04WJny 07-02-2011 09:54 PM

tires finally on, and tops and doors off

Thinking of taking the rusty chrome overlay off the grill and painting the grille black under neath. hopefully i get some pics to follow

04WJny 07-21-2011 09:11 PM

few weeks ago testing the new tires at some local trails:

04WJny 10-11-2011 12:39 AM

Recently built myself a steering box skid out of some inconel scrap at work

karlo 10-11-2011 01:15 AM

Sweet looking YJ. I love the rims and tires.

04WJny 10-11-2011 01:27 AM


Originally Posted by karlo (Post 12302673)
Sweet looking YJ. I love the rims and tires.

Thanks dude! I love them too haha, the KM2's are awesome for offroad

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