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Unread 05-12-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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FROM THE START:
I just picked this 93 YJ today to finish/ build up to be my DD/wheeler rig. I got it from a man who bought it used back in 95 who was the 2nd owner, which makes me the third. He DD for about 12 years and in 07 he started to take it apart to rebuild it. He pulled the motor, had the trans rebuilt, had his son who was in auto body class in high school replace the body panels and sandblast/paint the frame as their class project, install a lift kit and so on..... As many of us have experienced getting burned out on a project, this is what happened to him and his son. The jeep then sat in there garage for the next five years and a few days ago he decided to put it up on CL and I bought it for $1000.....

I call this "YJ REDEMPTION" because my first vehicle when i was 16 was a rusty 89 YJ. Long story short we spent a lot of time rebuilding a tub for the 89 with plans on doing a frame up rebuild, Well we soon realized it was not going to be worth swapping a nice rust free tub onto a rusty frame/jeep that had 250k, so we sold it all. So, since this YJ is rust free and has such low miles this feels like being able to finish that project Since the 89 YJ i sold, i built up a 47 cj2 on 35's wheeler so i haven't been jeep less, but getting back into YJ's feels awesome!

So here are the current specs:

Stock 4.0 pulled. 60k 4.0 ready to go back in.
Rebuilt 3 speed auto 0 miles on rebuild.
All new body parts with fresh black paint.
RC 4" or 2.5" lift (not sure yet, # on springs are 8010 rear 108 front)
Scary 3" BL
Family roll cage
Fabbed F/R bumpers
D30/D35 open open

Going to spend some time thinking on the build list and where i want this to end up....

Here it is with about 5 years on garage dust on it



Going to have to play with some shackles to get this corrected


Rock solid floors



And after washing it.



60K 4.0 ready to go in.


More to come

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Unread 05-13-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Pulled the rest of the parts out of the truck today and decided to clean up the half doors and soft uppers. They too had 5 years of garage dust on them. It looks like the doors have never been used that's how mint they are. There red since that's the color the jeep used to be so ill just paint them black....
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Unread 05-13-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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Lookin good, although I still think you stole that thing.

And I know you want to sell me those perfect red half doors.....
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Unread 05-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Thanks! I feel like I stole it too lol. The PO said he got over 20 emails on it the day he put it up and the only reason he called me back was b/c I was the only one with a 248 area code, lucky!

You can have the doors if you give me your 33" duratracs first lol.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
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Thanks! I feel like I stole it too lol. The PO said he got over 20 emails on it the day he put it up and the only reason he called me back was b/c I was the only one with a 248 area code, lucky!

You can have the doors if you give me your 33" duratracs first lol.
That was rather fortunate lol

Toche. If you buy me some MC fenders and 35s I'll gladly give them to you.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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Spent sometime going around the chassis making sure everything was tight and well. Decided I really don't like the PO installed 3" bl and decided to cut it down to an inch. I don't like the tall bl b/c it requires a ton of drop brackets for the shift linkage, radiator, 4wd shifter... and I don't like all of that... plus I plan on building the jeep around 33-35" tires so 7" of lift is way overkill for those tires.
Ill be cutting the big block down to 1"...

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Weird shift linkage for the trany which is crap and would never work...
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I did think about how I want to build the Jeep up. I'm really leaning towards running stock axles with a front locker and some chromoly rear Axle shafts on 33s or 35s. Keeping the rear open and running chromoly shafts in the d35 possibly with a truss should hold up well to 33s or 35s. Sye and CV shaft and build a high clearance skid and armor the jeep up really well. I need to run longer shackles to fix the shackle angles so 1" booms will probably go on.

I'm planning on robbing the xrc8 winch off my 2a since that thing does not get stuck lol and mounting it to the Yj, I think I'd get more use out of it that way. The PO built some pretty quality bumpers so I plan on running them for now.
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Unread 05-17-2012, 08:12 AM   #7
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Alright so the jeep came with two torgue converters only one of which fit on the tranny out put shaft but they looked identical, so I took them up to the tranny shop to get them checked out and see if one eas good to use. They said they were both junk so I'm going to be buying a new converter, not a big deal, it will be nice to have a new one and not have to worry about it....

I got the 3" bl removed and put down to stock height. I'm not a big fan of body lifts so I don't mind loosing the clearance but if I ever need a little extra room ill go with a 1.25" jks body lift....

I'm a little worried about the lift kit the PO installed. Its new but was installed about 5 years ago, its a rough country 4" lift and I think they were having quality issues back then, any feedback on those lifts back then?
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Unread 05-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #8
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Nice find! No clue on the Rough Country lift. Could you just buy some better springs and put them on then maybe sell the old springs?
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Unread 05-18-2012, 12:39 PM   #9
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Nice find! No clue on the Rough Country lift. Could you just buy some better springs and put them on then maybe sell the old springs?
Thanks! That's probably what ill end up doing with the springs bbut I'm just going to run them and see what I think of them. Some people seem to really like the rough country springs and some don't so I guess there hit or miss....
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Unread 05-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #10
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I pulled all the chrome off the jeep and painted black. I'm going for the blacked out look, plus I think it looks aa lot cleaner.




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I pulled all the chrome off the jeep and painted black. I'm going for the blacked out look, plus I think it looks aa lot cleaner.
Those windshield hinges are loads of fun. You're lucky though, yours looks pretty free of rust.

What kind of bolts did you use? They look like stainless torx but its hard to tell from my phone
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Unread 05-20-2012, 08:57 AM   #12
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lookin good so far, makes me wish i still had my yj
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Those windshield hinges are loads of fun. You're lucky though, yours looks pretty free of rust.

What kind of bolts did you use? They look like stainless torx but its hard to tell from my phone
Yeah they are new, the PO bought them and installed them and never drove with them on so rust was not a problem. The bolts are the ones that came with the hinges, there stainless Allen key bolts...
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lookin good so far, makes me wish i still had my yj
Yeah ever since I sold my 89 Yj I wanted another one! I'm going to DD this for a long time on some 33's and 35's and one locker, just a good DD/weekend rig.
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Started cleaning and painting up some of the motor parts. Still waiting on the new torgue converter to come in so this kind of stuff has been keeping me bussy...

It looks like ill be heading back to the JY to grab a fuel rail from a 91-95 4.0 since mine is a 96-98 Cherokee 4.0 and the fuel rails are different....

Painted the cooling fan and cleaned all the pulleys on the motor.



Picked up a spectro air cleaner that I'm just going to run as a cold air intake...
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