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Unread 09-07-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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4 Door YJ?

Ive been getting the the evil eye from my wife that my YJ isnt family friendly and more of a toy.. and some how I have too many toys She wants me to get a practical vehicle... I already got rid of my jet skis and my sporty 2 door coup, and feel I need to stand my ground on the jeep.. Besides I have so much time and fun into the YJ and finally running really well...

So I got to thinking... she likes the look of the new 4 door wranglers, more for room for the kids and dogs... hmm.... shouldnt be to hard to make my YJ a 4 door would it?. Ive seen people that have stretched theirs but has anyone put 4 hard doors on it as well? Just a thought and Im about ready for a new project. Thinking If I get a second frame and tub section, cut weld, new drive shaft, and stretch fuel lines, exhaust, and wiring. So am I over simplifying this? any thoughts? anyone do it? What are the main pitfalls of stretching a frame out.

I didnt see any posts where a 4 door YJ was done before but I may have missed it. Ill be sure to make a build thread if I do the build.

Thanks
Ray

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Unread 09-07-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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keep the yj as your toy and get her an xj?
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Unread 09-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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I love this idea. Do it!!!!
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Unread 09-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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They made a long wheelbase YJ, called the YJ-L. Sold a lot in Egypt from what I understand. Something to look into maybe?
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Unread 09-11-2012, 07:15 AM   #5
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They made a long wheelbase YJ, called the YJ-L. Sold a lot in Egypt from what I understand. Something to look into maybe?
http://online.jpfreek.com/2011/01/26...-1995-jeep-yj/
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Unread 09-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, I think I killed the idea for right now, maybe not totally but for now. I would love to attempt the 4 door conversion to my YJ but I dont think I can get it done in a reasonable time frame with my work schedule right now and really hate not to have a running jeep for the fall season. Maybe once winter sets in and I dont plan to be using the jeep much. Also will give me more time to save up and locate a donor jeep.
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Unread 09-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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Buy a JK 4 door
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Unread 09-25-2012, 10:21 PM   #8
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Buy a JK 4 door
Precisely my though, get a jk and build that.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #9
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do you have to have 4 doors? I stretched my YJ to LJ specs. I had a 4 door JK and loved it but had to sell it to get a diesel to haul things with!

here is a pic of my rig
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Unread 11-30-2012, 09:48 PM   #10
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This is the cleanest 4 dr Yj Ive seen.http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...-yj-build.html
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