My new project is... another Jeep YJ
91 4 banger ~137k on the ticker
Stock and not as rusty as the last one but this one has a bad spot on the frame.
Clutch is inop. no pressure on the peddle so I will start with a slave cylinder
Came with hard top, full hard doors that match and half doors that dont. No pics til the mornin.
I had an awesome time inside the jeep, I found a rats nest of wire partially for the radio and speekers and one was for a push button start, I had a hand full of wire thate wasn't supposed to be there.
I have to give back 2 wheels, the snowflake ones because I just needed some to get it to roll down the road. I have the 2 other matching rims, but I am not concerned because I want different rims. I want to make this one similar to my first one with 33's and I may leave it white when I am done. I am glad I kept my CJ tailgate so now I can actually throw it on this one.
I keep kicking myself for selling it; I am unsure on my capabilities on doing a motor swap though. The furthest I ever went on a vehicle was removing a trans, so doing this and making it work again will be another stepping stone. It will be easier with a parts jeep right next to this one.
And a big thanks to bc3_Jeep for helping me out majorly. I got a parts jeep from him with a 6cyl for some parts that I had.
I got it without a top, doors, wheels or a hood; I those parts on the parts jeep from the other one to keep it protected from the weather while I work on the other one. Its much easier to keep it mobile.
Not much of an update, but I have been pulling some little things off of the frame to get ready to wire wheel it. Looking at the lines, it onl looks like I need to do a brake line and a fuel venting line. Bad news is that I will have to cut off the two back cross braces and make new ones to replace them.
I have been slacking on it the past couple days because its hot out and when I sit inside I just fall asleep,damn this working early in the morning thing.
Good news is that I will be picking up a rear axle this week, a D35 with 4.10 so I have a matching gear ratio that I want. I didn't want to repeat my last Jeep that had 3.07, good on gas bad on the freeway. Also I should be getting rims for my tires this week.
So this weekend my project is to get it back to a rolling frame with it all painted up.
Looks Like you have alot of work ahead. A person can do anything they have there mind set to do. I changed out a motor in my sons truck this winter, First time, It was a experiance but none the less im not afraid to do it again. Take your time and do it right the first time.
Cleaned up the frame a couple days ago, and picked up a D35 for cheap with 4.10 gears to match my front axle.
My goal for the weekend is to have the holes patched and coat the frame and hopfully have it rolling around on the axles. My tires are going to swapped onto rims with the right bolt pattern too, my brother is swapping me rims because he has the B.P. that I need and I have what he needs.
I have to work with whatever I have for now can't buy parts until I sell something. I just priced out my books for school and have to drop close to 500 just on books. So otherwise I have to wait a month before I get anymore money to play with.