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post #1 of 66 Old 11-10-2014, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Watch my baby grow (YJ)

So i finally decided to sit down and finally start this thread.

a little back ground, My mom bought this jeep off the show room floor in 1993. its been well taken care of and i got it when i was 16. i wasn't really into off roading yet at that point, more of drag racing cars.

This is a before shot of the jeep back in 2010 (as stock as can be, look at those flat springs)


I didn't start upgrading the jeep until late 2013 first upgraded to a new console (you'll see this later in the build)



Then came a new rear bumper with a tire carrier


also while i was down in that area I pulled the gas tank, pulled the piece of plastic out of it and also did the 20 gallon mod.


i removed the cowl vent and the "light guards" to sand and repaint them



after sanding it down


I just realized that i don't have a actual photo of the finished product but i painted them with rustoleum line X stuff, its held up pretty well so far. I know that the light guards don't do much protection they are mainly cosmetic

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post #2 of 66 Old 11-10-2014, 07:52 PM
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Is that a 4cyl?
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post #3 of 66 Old 11-10-2014, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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yes it is but hopefully not for long
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post #4 of 66 Old 11-10-2014, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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So after that point I left for the navy. So the jeep had to sit for awhile. But while I was off at training I was stocking up on parts at the house. I ordered a lift kit, tires, rims, CB radio components, front locker, OBA system
I've done all this work while on transfer leave.

comparison shot


alright I started out with installing the lift because honestly that is the most fun part I went with a rough country 4" lift
It was quite easy to install




So the hardest part was the pitman arm, I soaked it it PB blaster, broke two pullers. I finally cut it off

The locker was the next piece of the puzzle, I had to use a ratchet strap to get the carrier out of the housing.


I actually had to unbolt the ring gear from the carrier because i have 4:10 gears which won't let the carrier pin out.


finally got the lift and locker all done. now i went with a set of pro comp 15" with a 3.75" offset. the tires are 33"x12.5"x15" Dick Cepek Mud Country's


A little posing shot for yall
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post #5 of 66 Old 11-15-2015, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Been awhile since ive posted anything heres how to jeep looked before the tear down



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post #6 of 66 Old 11-15-2015, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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finally got tired of the 2.5L. So i did what anyone would do to fix the problem pulled the 4 banger out and prep it for a chevy tbi.

draining all the fluids


i should probably clean this more often


got the front end pulled off



got it all out. Goodbye old 4 banger



looks like a giant catfish now


heres the new motor that needs to be refreshed


and a sm465 to go behind it
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post #7 of 66 Old 11-17-2015, 09:34 PM
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Sweet build!!!! What's the plan for the motor?

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post #8 of 66 Old 11-18-2015, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
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on the motor just planning to tear it down fresh rebuilt new rings. put a comp cam in it, carb performer intake with a tbi adapter. dont wanna go to crazy the motor stock is a world of difference from the 2.5L
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I got the tow bar hooked up and ready to haul the jeep to north georgia to my shop. It looks like i have a sweet double stinger
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on the motor just planning to tear it down fresh rebuilt new rings. put a comp cam in it, carb performer intake with a tbi adapter. dont wanna go to crazy the motor stock is a world of difference from the 2.5L
I was reading about the carb intake manifolds w the tbi adapter, seems to be much better than edlebrock's tbi version.

I'm looking at a Mellings MTC1 cam. Its pretty cheap and It's a computer friendly RV cam that helps low end torque and mpg

And anything is going to be better than the 2.5! After a few years of stock gears and 35s, I'm ready for my motor to start purring!

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post #11 of 66 Old 11-22-2015, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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got the jeep hauled up to north georgia. started with removing the fenders and setting them off to the side (FENDERS FOR SALE)


Its so empty


Do i have to put fenders back on i like how it looks


cut the motor mounts off and cleaned up


lining up the new mounts


burning them in after the test fit

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post #12 of 66 Old 11-30-2015, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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got the motor mounts in and ready for another test fit.


decided to see hoe the motor would look and what kind of room i was looking at


its leaning back alot because it doesnt have anything behind it to support it right now


started the tear down to freshen up the motor


time to reassemble



mostly done just need a few more odds and ends ohand valve covers need to be painted
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Lookin good!

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Lookin good!
Thank you
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post #15 of 66 Old 12-19-2015, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Finally back in north GA. got the new flywheel and clutch installed. A nice hefty 12" clutch


doesn't it look nice
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