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post #1 of 4 Old 12-11-2019, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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In what order do you assemble your build?

Hi all,
Name is Rich. I have a question about what order is best to assemble a project Jeep without going backwards or doing unnecessary hours of work.
Here’s what I have and what is done.
1988 YJ
-5.3l truck motor mounted on Novak adapters
-connected to an AX-15 and an NP231 all mounted to trans mount.
- All frame and body rust eliminated and repaired.
- Full width Bronco Dana 44 front and Ford 9” rear 4:88 gears Yukon lockers in both. Pinion angle not set yet.
-RS 44044 stings front and rear.
-Genright corner armor and sliders installed.

What needs to be done.
-Axles located and perched welded
-shock mounts located on axle.
-adjustable throw out bearing / Novak clutch cylinder / linkage
-brake lines
-fuel lines and aftermarket tank install
- and all electrical

Is it better to take the body off and do the clutch, bearing, fuel and brake lines first? Then put the body on for good and get the weight correct before the axles get burned in.
Or locate the axles first then do the rest.
Let’s also say that I have 95% of the parts too. Wiring, brake line, all brake parts and clutch parts, etc.
thanks for reading.


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post #2 of 4 Old 12-11-2019, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Should also say I didn’t buy the Jeep as it sits now. Started as a stock 2.5l. Was sent to a buddy’s for the work that done to it.
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In what order do you assemble your build?

If you are planning to pull the body anyway to do the work you mentioned, if it were me I would do that first. That way you can get the frame cleaned up, and you may find some other damage / issues which would be better to resolve before finishing the axles.

And with the YJ, it is definitely better to get close to your final weight, meaning cage, doors, tools, seats, etc., prior to burning in your spring perches.

Good luck!

Jeff

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post #4 of 4 Old 12-15-2019, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thank Jeff. Will do that for sure. Frame has been gone through and prepped. But with the body off I’ll be able to tackle the throw out bearing as well as run brake and fuel lines from the rear forward. Leave enough slack to tie everything in once the body is back on. Then burn in the axles once everything you mentioned is back together.
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