It was a busy weekend at the shop. Acquired a project YJ.
The plan: start from scratch, literally from a bare frame, with a bunch of parts and end up with something that has a Jeep grill on it
95 YJ/97 TJ
The body on the YJ is significantly cut on.
TheYJ frame is well...basically gone.
97 TJ rust free and stock frame and tub is acquired off craigslist for the build.
2" x 1/4" links
large (not sure on size) heim joints on all ends
2.0 FOA 16" coilovers
14 bolt rear with factory 4:10's.* Dual caliper disc brake setup.* BTF cover
10 bolt front.* Dana 44 outers with high steer arms and heim joints.* Again, new brake parts as well. Will upgrade axle next winter.
LM7 5.3 Vortec engine from 2000 chevy truck comes with new custom wiring harness/flashed PCM and aluminum radiator.
SM465 manual tranny (not a fan of manual for offroad, but may use it depending)
NP205 tcase (refreshed with clocking ring adapter) Has been modified and includes twin stick kit already on it. New SYE with 1410 joint yoke.
TrailworthFab 8 bolt H1 wheels with rock rings already welded and ready to go.
37" Military BFGs with 75% + tread Plan will be to run the 37s till winter...then go 42s next spring with a front axle upgrade.
Those are the majority of the "big" parts. There are tons of knick knack parts that are with it as well....
Right now I'm going to sit down and formulate a "plan" of attack. Once I have that on paper....time to do work.
Here's how it rolled/fell into the shop this weekend...
And the shop....tthat looks like a jeep hoarder is there