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Old February 11th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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I bought a 91 YJ for $$425$$ and it will be getting transformed over the next 8-12 months



Motor-2.5L rebuilt two summers ago and only driven on trails. According to owner that rebuilt it it has a cam and mild domes. (Has tons of power compared to all other 2.5 Cherokees and Dakotas I've driven)
trans-AX15 is supposedly out of a 01 TJ with less than 65,XXX on it
t-case-np231 is supposedly out of a 01 TJ with less than 65,XXX on it
4" rough country lift with 33's

frame is 99% solid, has 1 small crack that needs to be fixed
the tub and fenders are wasted imo

build list/things that have been done in red

fix the crack in the frame
power steering/intermediate steering shaft
front seats (current seats are broke)
top (so my short fat ass don't get wet)
make a new front bumper
8.8 with disk breaks (dana 35 sucks)


Yesterday I bought a power steering gear box, pump, reservoir, and new lines $75 and got a free sail cloth best top. unfortunately no side or back windows
Today I bought a cleaner tub (needs minor repair) $300 and a intermediate steering shaft $125

hopefully tonight i can start working on it

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Old February 11th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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Cool, good luck, I'll be checking in to see progress
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Old February 11th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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How long are you going to make it?
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Old February 11th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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My brother will challenge you on the length of a YJ build... Took him 10 years and I am not bullshitting you... was more of a restoration than a rebuild...

Here is a link... I have no idea if it'll work, but it is worth a shot!!

http://www.universityofjeep.ca/forum...e&referrerid=0

Link works...
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Old February 11th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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How long are you going to make it?
Its going to be pretty difficult to beat the longness of this queer wagon:

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Old February 11th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #6
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$425!!!! Thats a steal!!!
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Old February 11th, 2013, 06:56 PM   #7
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$425!!!! Thats a steal!!!
that's what I thought when I seen it on Craigslist and I thought that there had to be something drastically wrong with it... but the guy had too many vehicles/projects and needed the room more than the money.


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Didn't you know owning a jeep is always a build. LOL
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posting on here isnt making progress slacker
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I hear ya fraser boy..... MR my jeep holds down my concrete in the garage LOL



today I picked up a hard top, front fenders (with minor rust), and front seats $150.00 and a 8.8, 4.10 open, with disk brakes $50.00
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good deal on the 8.8!
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Old February 12th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #11
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Thanks man, I thought it was a steal
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Was the guy local you bought it from?
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Was the guy local you bought it from?
The guy wasn't local, he was from Jackson
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I got the hard top on last night and in the process in the power steering swap

will get a few pics tomorrow
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I don't know where your frame is cracked.. but I do have both front frame horns and new shock mounts in a box in my closet... was gonna be for my YJ but I ended up selling the jeep - 250 takes it all was like 400-500 for it all brand new
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It's cracked by the center transfer case bolt on the drivers side
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 02:32 PM   #17
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I did some sand cutting, grinding, sand blasting, and painting last night




So My wife said we were out of meat so she sent me shopping lol
$150 bucks later

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