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Old 07-09-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
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Birthday present to me!

Hello all,

I felt that I needed some info on my new purchase so was browsing the internet and stumbled into this corner of the internet. I got to reading and decided that I'd become a member of your community.

For starters, my family has always driven Chevy, I on the other hand (since the first day I saw Daisy Duke get into hers) have always wanted a Wrangler. A month ago I decided that it was time to buy myself a birthday present. After much searching for an affordable jeep I found a 1990 YJ in sorry condition... cheap.... So without my wives permission, at the age of 36 I find myself with tons of work to do on something I've wanted ever since I can remember.

I'm a mechanic, have been for the better part of 20 years. I spent time in the US Air Force as a Jet Mechanic and have worked on everything from mobile refrigeration equipment to bulldozers. If it has an engine and runs on a fossil fuel I can work on it so this "project" shouldn't be too difficult. My father has a sponsorship from a carb company called Quick Fuel and I'll be chatting with them about a few things to start and I'll be yankin the engine to do a complete rebuild.

My YJ has been sitting for the better part of 7 years and hasn't moved. I have a hard top, a soft top, and assorted springs to lift it. The only thing I dont "like" is that there is no air in this puppy... I may have to work up a custom AC system for myself out of some spare parts at work. Helps working for one of the largest refrigeration companies in the world

Feel free to shoot me any tips or things I should keep an eye out for as I'm new to the jeep world.

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Old 07-09-2010, 11:52 AM   #2
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Congrats and welcome to the forum! All Wranglers have AC, just take the top and doors off!

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Old 07-09-2010, 11:58 AM   #3
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Congrats and welcome to the forum! All Wranglers have AC, just take the top and doors off!
I bet with some borrowed equipment from work I can get it to -8 in the cabin
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I bet with some borrowed equipment from work I can get it to -8 in the cabin
I challenge you to that. I am never cool enough. Haha.

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This looks familiar but welcome to the forum again.
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:54 PM   #7
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:27 PM   #8
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This looks familiar but welcome to the forum again.
Thanks for the welcome, yeah its the same post just moved/ reposted over here at someone's suggestion I've been browsing the forum all day so am a bit more familiar with etiquette than I was when I first posted... not to mention I've had about 6 hours of sleep since then
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:37 PM   #9
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Well where ever you are, Welcome to the forum. How about posting some before pics so that we can watch the metamorphosis.
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Welcome! Pictures of the build??
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Welcome! Pictures of the build??
I'll be posting in the YJ forum? I assume that is where the build should go correct? I should mention I'm in Homer Glen IL also.. silly me forgot to mention that.
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welcome to the forum... im in southeast wisconsin

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