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Unread 06-30-2014, 08:09 AM   #1
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YJ Build Frame Up! Resto..totaled resto again...

I have been the owner of YJ's since 1993 and now am on my third after two being totaled. My first Jeep the 1993 was tboned in 1995 and i bought a 1995 and had until 2012 when it was rolled three times on an off ramp by my godson who tried to corner it like a Vette. I was faced with a tough decision to rebuild or take the $ and run. Well after having the wrecked YJ for 17 years it had plenty of nice upgrades to include a Currie Hi-Pinion 9 so rebuild was in order.

I hope this thread inspires or helps other YJ owners with their vehicles! I am almost finished with the build, as a matter a fact it is off to line-x today for some coating...

Well this was my 95....I started retoring it in 2011 and was alomost finished when it was wrecked...so here is the start to finish..

My 95....during a hunting trip in AZ..





A few weeks later it was off to paint...I had installed hood louvers, SRC front flat fenders and Genrite rear along with TJ Rubicon rims..

The paint is Dupont Emron industrial..Olive











Got it home...still not finished but at home for more work..





Then I let my god son drive it to school one morning...and it rolled several times on the jersey wall..

No serious injuries just 6 stiches in his chin...













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Unread 06-30-2014, 08:17 AM   #2
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The tough decision to consider it a loss or rebuild was at hand...we decided to rebuild and found a donor Jeep on Craigs list for 2K...so we wnet and picked it up...





And with the help of my buddies and my son & god son it was time to tear it down..





















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Unread 06-30-2014, 08:20 AM   #3
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More to come....

No that it was apart...I had to make a decision of how I would liekt o build this one....Rock Crawler, Dune runner, Mall Jeep, or expedition vehicle...

My decision was to build the strongest, most reliable, Jeep capable of doing a little of everything....and do it well.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 09:43 AM   #4
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Thumbs up! Looking forward to see the rest!
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Unread 07-01-2014, 06:56 AM   #5
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To start off the build we wire wheeled the frame, cleaned it and coated it with POR 15, after a coat of the POR 15 we then added a coat of POR 15 Chassis coat. This should keep the frame free from corrosion. Installed the lift, an OLD Man EMU 2.5" with heavy springs..Smitty Built SRC Front Bumper and Throttle Down Custom Skid Plate.

We were able to reuse the front and rear axles, the rear is a Currie Hi Pinion 9" with a Detroit Tru Trac and the front is the Dana 30 with superior axles, warn manual hubs, and a Detroit Tru Trac. Both axles are running 4:56 gearing with 33" BFG's.





We installed the gas tank with the 20 gallon mod, put in all new internals and took two factory skid plates, welded them together for an extra strong skidplate,. I found this to be cheaper than purchasing an aftermarket one.



Next addition was the engine...to build a stronger more reliable 4.0, I had Fultz Custom Engines Las Vegas do the following to the engine..it was.. bored .30, ported, polished, balanced, blue printed, RV cam, yella terra roller rockers.

For the transmission I had it gone through and a new Centerforce dual Friction clutch installed and a B&M short throw shifter that reduces the throw by 30%.









Other performance mods to the engine included a banks header & TJ intake with a 62 mm throttle body. Prior to installation I had both of them ceramic coated for better heat reduction under the hood.

Screamin demon cap, rotor, wires and coil.





More to come...

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Unread 07-01-2014, 07:33 AM   #6
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sucks about the roll over, glad no one was hurt, but that is cleaner then new now
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Unread 07-01-2014, 08:23 AM   #7
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Very fortunate he walked away....
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Unread 07-01-2014, 01:51 PM   #8
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Sounds like he didnt know it was a Jeep. Im looking forward to the rest of this
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Unread 07-01-2014, 07:06 PM   #9
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Engine, transmission, gas tank and rear driveline installed..the shifter is a B & M short throw..



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Unread 07-01-2014, 08:59 PM   #10
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Can't wait to see what goes into this one
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Unread 07-02-2014, 08:57 AM   #11
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After most of the driveline was installed, it was now to prep the body...

We stripped the body down to the shell, removed everything from it..










Degreased it and power washed it down

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Unread 07-02-2014, 05:30 PM   #12
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Once cleaned it was time to reinstall the body, all new stainless steel hardware and poly bushings...we also undercoated the body...





Once the body was installed time to strip the inside of the tub and add some herculiner..





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Unread 07-03-2014, 10:06 AM   #13
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Good luck with the rebuild! Was a nice looking Jeep.
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Unread 07-03-2014, 10:20 AM   #14
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So what parts of the old and what parts of the new are going into this?
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Unread 07-03-2014, 07:16 PM   #15
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No...he was used to his Mercedes...yes don't ask...godson not my son..mine rode the yellow limo to school until he graduated or hitched a ride with friends..

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