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Unread 11-19-2014, 03:01 PM   #1
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YJ 3.0, How to bolt together a YJ

I've lucked out this week and bought a running driving 93 YJ 4.0 automatic for 1200 bucks. 150k on the body, 90k on the engine, its definitely useable for my purposes. So far I've built a 87 YJ stroker, a 95 yj with 3/4s and a 5.3, and sold both of them either after completion or almost completed. This rascal is going to get nothing but bolted on upgrades, no fabricating as I'm also restoring a 87 J10 (build thread on IFSJA), with a diesel. Of course with it only costing 1200 bucks, there are some minor issues, but not very many.


The biggest are that the 4.0 motor mount bolts are sheared on the passenger side.

The transmission is slipping a little bit, I'm pretty sure is low on fluid or the bands need tightening, its a 32rh.

The windshield frame is rusting under the shield, I can replace for $132 on fleabay, or fix it myself.... then again, time is money, and my father can paint a new one cheap.

Passenger side fender is shot.

Drivers side rear corner is dented.

It doesn't have side view mirrors.

And the previous owner welded the bumpers to the frame.

The plans are right now:

Fix motor mount and tranny issues. A local transmission shop will rebuild any TF transmission for 200 bucks plus parts, so worse comes to worst, I'll bite a bullet.

New fenders and corner guards, I'd really like poison spyders, but will most likely go with EAUTOGRILLES.

Motobilt or posionspyders front bumper, fix the rear bumper and box in the tubing for a air tank.

Waggy springs, SYE, BBL, MML, and a tummy tuck. Should be able to net at least 35's, add a 8.8 rear axle and maybe a couple lockers and you have a cheap 5-6k yj that is capable for most local trails that don't require buggys.

And because all posts are worthless without pictures.


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Unread 11-19-2014, 03:30 PM   #2
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Nice find! I wish I could find one for $1200.
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Unread 11-19-2014, 05:14 PM   #3
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It's missing the driver side headlight guard. Better replace that right away!


Nice starter YJ. Lots of potential.
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Unread 11-19-2014, 07:49 PM   #4
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Nice find! I wish I could find one for $1200.
I'd rather have a diesel J series.
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Unread 11-19-2014, 11:24 PM   #5
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I want a diesel in my jeep soo bad it hurts.
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Unread 11-21-2014, 10:35 PM   #6
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I've got the 6.2 diesel with 4l80e sitting in the shop. I was able to get the mount issue fixed or I'd be starting a 6.2 diesel YJ swap, so much for bolt on.

I'll post a couple pictures of how I got the bolts that were sheared off in the block out in a bit, its past my bed time now.
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Unread 11-23-2014, 09:03 PM   #7
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You can see how I welded a nut onto the sheared bolt, after I let the weld cool, I was able to unscrew the bolt from the block by hand. You can also see how I filled in the upper left bolt hole. I ended up breaking off a bolt extractor in the bolt. From this point I didn't get any pictures, but I ground the weld flat, drilled a what hole I could, welded a stud onto it. Torqued it down to 50 lb's to make sure the weld would hold, then backed it off and retorqued to the stock 27 lbs. Buttoned everything else back up and thrashed the little devil on the paved street to make sure it would hold, hitting a few pot holes on the way. So far it seems to hold fine. Now onto the exhaust leaks.The bolts had worked there way all the way to the end of the stud, i ended up just tightening them up and that seemed to take care of that leak.

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Unread 11-24-2014, 11:22 AM   #8
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Changed oil, added radiator fluid, seems to be a leak, gotta hunt that down. Changed spark plugs, it has the stock distributor, but someone gapped the spark plus at .060-.075, kinda explains why it seemed to start slow.




haven't had a chance to find out what they are called, auto zone swears a 4.0 doesn't have pvc's, any ideas before i do some googling?



(the hole in the valve cover the rag is plugging.
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Unread 11-24-2014, 04:49 PM   #9
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Hello neighbor. I am just North of Jeff off 54....
That is indeed a PCV line, just a rubber boot IIRC, with the line coming from it. Should be a hose from around the intake manifold that went to it.

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Here ye go mate:
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Unread 11-24-2014, 08:44 PM   #11
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I bet if they look up ccv they would have found it.
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Try advanced on the Boulevard. Ask for Heather there and told her Martin sent you in.
They have mixed and matched more stuff for motor swaps etc over the years there, it isn't funny!
I have never had much luck in getting aftermarket PVC/CCV stuff though myself. Maybe a universal elbow may work if it's missing though? Hopefully the elbows are there and just some line is needed.

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I bet if they look up ccv they would have found it.
I'll look it up tonight for you.
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I've built a 87 YJ stroker, a 95 yj with 3/4s and a 5.3, and sold both of them either after completion or almost completed. This rascal is going to get nothing but bolted on upgrades, no fabricating
I'm in the same boat brother. If (who am I kidding, I mean when) I do another YJ or CJ it's just going to be a catalog built vehicle, no more engine swaps, custom this, custom that, hundres of man hours fabricating then modifying to work properly.... Aside from essentials like an 8.8, my next rig is going to be super simple. I think the key to this is to make sure the starting point is a good one, 4.0 AX15 and most importantly NO RUST.

Either way, subbed, and good luck!
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Unread 11-26-2014, 12:43 PM   #15
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Either way, subbed, and good luck!
The hard part now is not letting myself get caught up and search craigslist for a good 5.3 (which I already found.) I've added OBA on the list, I happen to have a york 210 in the garage, so I misewell use it. Already bought everything I can't get a lows (manifold block and such). So that will start shortly. I've almost got the bumpers done in Autocad. This will hopefully be the only thing I'll need to fab up besides the adapter plate for the OBA, I'm simply not paying 150 bucks for a bracket I can make out of spare 3/8 plate and a torch.
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