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Unread 02-15-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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I was stuck with a 2001 Nissan Xterra, and it failed to meet most of my expectations. It was neither good for work nor play. After 2 years of near constant wrenching to keep it running , I figured I could start wrenching on something I actually wanted.
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So from out Western Mass I find this 92' YJ that looked perfect to me, and for $1,500 it was a keeper. Yes it needed both body and mechanical work, but I was willing to continue where the previous owner gave up. The next day I took the flatbed to go pick it up, and lo and behold, I had a Jeep.
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Then my fiance asked, "So is that your test bed for Jeep stuff?" It was then Appropriately named Test Bed One.
Its been home for about a month and parts are on the way. Let the wrenching begin!
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Low quality pictures, but I'll take more when I can find the YJ again...

Feedback, advice, Jeep wisdom and opinions are more than welcome here!

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Unread 02-17-2015, 07:12 AM   #2
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Found an air filter full of gunk and cleared out the old jack. Not sure if I ever could use it...
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Unread 02-18-2015, 10:07 PM   #3
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Softopper Top came in. Managed to add the door rails and belt rails.
New pictures too!
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Unread 02-24-2015, 06:11 PM   #4
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A few new parts are in. Ouch the Jeep Bug is biting.

So far-
Driver and Passenger outside glass scrubbers
Left and Right rear view CJ mirrors
Windshield mounted mirror (Just to pass inspection)
Accel Superstock Wires
Accel Distributor Cap and Rotor
Gas cap surround
6x Autolite Platinum Spark Plugs
Air Filter K&N Wrench off Oil filter
Marine Epoxy Coated HD Battery Leads
2x 2GA Battery lugs
2x 4GA Battery lugs
Side marker light housing
Valve Cover Gasket
Weatherstripping (16 Feet)
6x Windshield Hinge bolts
JB Weld Steelstick
Fuel Filter
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Ah and a Posi-Lock Kit too.
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Unread 02-25-2015, 07:45 AM   #5
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Ford Blue is a nice color for a distributor
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Also, feedback and opinions are always welcome!
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Unread 03-05-2015, 10:59 PM   #6
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Got to the window scrubbers that were falling apart.
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Unread 03-06-2015, 12:01 AM   #7
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Heck yeah man keep the updates coming. I'm working on a 92 YJ also. It'll be cool seeing someone else's vision of a YJ. Definitely going to be keeping a eye on your thread. What kind of soft top did you get? Good luck with your Jeep!
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Should be a fun build! Nice price on it too!!
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Unread 03-07-2015, 11:27 AM   #9
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Jeep Looks like a great start and that's a steal of a price, I would of bought that in a heartbeat. What size lift and tires are on it?
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Unread 03-07-2015, 03:08 PM   #10
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Heck yeah man keep the updates coming. I'm working on a 92 YJ also. It'll be cool seeing someone else's vision of a YJ. Definitely going to be keeping a eye on your thread. What kind of soft top did you get? Good luck with your Jeep!
Hey thanks!
The top is a Softopper with Tinted windows. With shipping it came under $600. The quality of it is superb and it comes with everything in the box. The only other YJ frameless option is made by Rampage, but the Softopper wins hands down. Just my opinion of course.
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Unread 03-07-2015, 03:21 PM   #11
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Jeep Looks like a great start and that's a steal of a price, I would of bought that in a heartbeat. What size lift and tires are on it?
Yeah I couldn't pass her up for the price. Its sitting on a 1" body lift and a 4" Suspension lift with 35" tires on a 15" steel rims. As far as the tire brand and specific type I'll get back to you as soon as I'm home.

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Just got home, its riding on Goodrich Mud Terrain T/As
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Unread 03-08-2015, 09:01 AM   #12
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Cool, I have the same lift in mine but am currently running 33s. Was curious how'd it look with 35s. Seeing ur 35s are now on my list.
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Unread 03-08-2015, 05:20 PM   #13
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Cool, I have the same lift in mine but am currently running 33s. Was curious how'd it look with 35s. Seeing ur 35s are now on my list.
Rides really well on them too. I was thinking that 33s were neat and enough, until I saw 35s on this and I knew I needed to have it haha.
I think the 15 inch rims helped the look as well, but as always, just my opinion.
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Unread 03-09-2015, 01:35 AM   #14
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Yeah yeah its 3 AM.
But not sleeping means more Jeep time I guess.
So I did the spare tire carrier, front bumper,
trail jack, airbox bracket, shovel, and the rear upper shock mount with its support plate.
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POR-15 is magical for sure. I got the 6 pack 8oz Can set and it took 3 1/2 cans to do all that stuff, with 2 coats. The Metal Etch also goes a loooong way.
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All parts were prepped by light sanding, rough rust removal, then etched before being done with the POR. Easy stuff.
I would never have done it without a proper respirator though.

*Update* Having run out of small brushes, I had to improvise.
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Unread 03-10-2015, 06:33 AM   #15
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Added new Upper and Lower radiator hoses with Stainless hardware to boot.
Took 3 gallons of coolant out, but it only took one gallon back in. Its a mystery for sure..

Fuel filter looked ok, but considering how everything here rusts away I figured some paint would be nice. Might as well use the blue thats kicking around.
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