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Unread 04-14-2012, 10:02 PM   #16
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Okay guys prize of the day here. I pulled off the original data plate on the passenger side in pretty rough shape. It is a bit rougher than the one on the truck with scratches and a small piece of the engraving gone. I am going to see what I can do to bring it back. Sure they sell replacements but who wants one of those haha

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Unread 04-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #17
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I am going to see what I can do to bring it back. Sure they sell replacements but who wants one of those haha
Agreed. When picking over my parts, my father pointed to the data plate and mentioned that he could get a new one for me. I politely declined saying I'd rather have the character of the original data plates. Along that note, I opted to keep the original speedometer cluster too. Fortunately, it was salvageable.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 08:09 PM   #18
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I will be honest, I do not remember that much rust on that Jeep. Looks like a fun additional project.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 08:37 PM   #19
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I will be honest, I do not remember that much rust on that Jeep. Looks like a fun additional project.
Thanks cuz, hopefully you can get a Jeep soon and get the disease
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Unread 04-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #20
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Alrighty, I got the hood off easily surprisingly the bolts weren't seized... The fuel pump was a PITA to get off, but it is done. It was not sucking fuel when dragging it in gear so I may have to get another if it can't be fixed. Oddly I am doing the same for the truck right now haha except I already bought that one... Someone asked whats under the carpet... so I pulled a piece. I guess it coulda been worse haha Some of the floor bracing is rusted through, which is common.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 08:59 PM   #21
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I could not get the starter to work so I took it off and bench tested it. The bendix worked fine then and it went on. Put it back on with direct power and nada, so I am pretty sure its a ground issue. I am going to hook up a direct ground and try again tomorrow...
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Unread 04-19-2012, 10:21 PM   #22
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Remember that dash plate?? Well its not as good as the one for the truck, but it somehow looks more real with the instant weathering haha Its authentic and thats what counts!
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Unread 01-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #23
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Okay if anybody is still watching this, I have not had much time for it obviously, but I am about to do my 4.0 swap for my YJ, and I thought to myself, that little 2.5 would be fantastic in a 2000 pound vehicle, so stay tuned... Fuel injected 4 banger and CJ just sound like a match made in heaven.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 11:12 PM   #24
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Good looking Willy, lol, I have a 49 that is being neglected right now.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:38 PM   #25
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The 4.0 swap on the YJ was a disaster, but its almost back together. Looking at the 2.5 out of the Jeep, it is clear that it wants to be in a CJ, so I have started to plan for that in the coming months hopefully. That in itself is a big project, but I think it is gonna be awesome! It will have twice the stock horsepower too!
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Unread 02-11-2013, 12:40 AM   #26
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Okay if anybody is still watching this, I have not had much time for it obviously, but I am about to do my 4.0 swap for my YJ, and I thought to myself, that little 2.5 would be fantastic in a 2000 pound vehicle, so stay tuned... Fuel injected 4 banger and CJ just sound like a match made in heaven.
Sounds like a great idea to me! Which tranny are you going to run?
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Unread 02-11-2013, 12:47 AM   #27
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Sounds like a great idea to me! Which tranny are you going to run?
complete YJ drivetrain, I realize the AX-5 is a POS but I am doing this for not much cash at all, so it will have to do haha having 5 speeds will be nice over the T-90 as well
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #28
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complete YJ drivetrain, I realize the AX-5 is a POS but I am doing this for not much cash at all, so it will have to do haha having 5 speeds will be nice over the T-90 as well
AX5 could be fine in a Willys, there is still plenty of them cruising around in much bigger YJ's. will it adapt to the T-Case is the question?
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:47 AM   #29
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complete YJ drivetrain, I realize the AX-5 is a POS but I am doing this for not much cash at all, so it will have to do haha having 5 speeds will be nice over the T-90 as well
SM420 - http://www.jeeptech.com/convtrans/sm420yj/index.html

I expect the YJ AX-5 transmission will be too long for a flatty.

The AMC 150 is a great choice though. I'd go AMC 150, SM420, Dana 18 and the factory axles.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #30
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It is going to be long, since I am also keeping the NP231, but I will either have to do a super short SYE (lots of cash), or stretch my wheelbase a good bit. That is the option I am going to plan for first, then get an SYE if I have to. I don't want to stretch it to the point of ridiculous, so we will see where it all hits when the time comes.
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