My 2nd yj, my family's 6th jeep. Gave the guy a :thumbsup: on a 87 yj. Comes with the hard top and bikini top/soft doors. Hopefully I can pick it up tomorrow. Very clean body, 95 4.0 motor. New 33" bfg's, I'll need some more clearance Automatic (which I'm not sure I'm fond of yet). minor lift both suspension and body. It's not much. I'll post pics and see if you can help me decipher size. Shox are skyjacker so. That's a start. Frame is getting rough. I have a new frame I'm currently working on for another yj project that I'm thinking I will use for this one instead. I'll get some pics up tomorrow or wednesday evening. This is the only shot I have.
Small update. Weather man says 70s all week so Friday night I took the top off. Looks much better !
Also I put a quick coat of rustoleum on the frame and rear wheel wells to clean it up and give her a little bit more eye candy. I also cleaned/waxed the front wheel wells. I'll be completely restoring this body and frame as soon as the other yj is done. I got my new rear shackle mount, currie shackles, POR kit, and Monstaliner kit in friday so hopefully this week I'll be in the jeep zone.
Lastly, a few friends and I made a last minute decision to make our own drive in theater haha. So we went and picked up a projector, a sheet, and a couple movies. Really impressed with the quality and it was a fun night
Here are the results from the Monstaliner. Jeep was in good shape rust wise on the floors. Very pleased with this product and would use it again. #recommended. I used an old Teflon pan to mix it in. I only had to use half a gallon for two coats. Yesterday when it dried I tried beating it out of the pan with a hammer. No dice. This is TOUGH STUFF! We also did my friend's Tj (blue jeep)
I also decided to throw the bikini top on. Very happy with how this jeep is turning out. I repainted the seat frames in gloss black as well as door strap pins, the heads of all the bolts, the plate covering the hole to the trans. Definitely taking a little extra time to do it right the first time. Body and frame work is next ! Grabber blue here I come
POR work on the new yj frame that is going under the blue project. Step 1: marine clean. Step 2: Prep and ready. Step 3: 3 coats of paint. Definitely just pour out as you need it. You won't need much. 6-8 oz will do a whole frame! Be sure to keep it off the lip of the can. Wear gloves and long sleeves/pants. I have some on my arm from 2 weeks ago that is just now starting to flake off! I let it set up for at least 24 hours in between coats. I did brush it on. Such an easy product to work with that spreads like water. worth the money this far. We'll see how it holds up.
I believe they are the stock 87 seats. However they look extremely similar to my dad's old 86 cj7 seats. AMC still owned jeep at this one's production date so. I have never seen any other stock 87 yj seats so I can't compare yj to yj. I'll look on google though.
Yes sir. I haven't decided the route I wanna take the project yj yet. Maybe a stretched crawler with a 5.4 lightning motor in it. Either way it needed to get painted so it didn't go down the drain. I'm picking up the 9inch and 44 this weekend. Might be able to snag the 205 case as well. (fingers crossed)
I thought I had posted some of these. Apparently I didn't. Just a couple lame shots after buffing the paint. I really went to town on it this time. Me and a friend also painted his frame with some
Chassis saver. Lastly, the muddin pics are from
"kids in the mudd" just north of Paw Paw michigan. Fun park if you wanna get dirty. Not much for full sized trucks or jeeps though. A lot of mud. Don't say I didn't warn you. And yes I went mudding before I did all the hard work on the paint haha.
The lady washin off the fun
Put on the windjammer top, bored. It's growing on me.
Really brought the red back!
You can really tell the difference here. Used a clay bar, compound, carnauba wax, then finally a liquid wax.
Here's a fav spot of mine in st Jo Michigan. Stopped for a quick pic on the way to the marina.
Here's my bud's jeep. We'll have a before and after when we're all done
Replacing the rear shackle mount the next few nights. I'll see how far I get tonight. I'm also changing a fan relay on my girlfriend's liberty and running new brake lines on a friend's cavalier. Long night ahead haha. I'm also installing currie boom shackles. They were the same price as the others and no one had a good argument for which is better so I just got those.
Thanks guys. The blue one my buddy bought on a limb after I convinced him
to sell his truck. I'll have to post pics of my other project yj and my dad's
2 cj5s. So many projects goin on right now. There is always wrenching goin on around my place. Today everything got accomplished except my jeep : / the brake lines were a pain on the cavalier. Took all night. They had more rust than my yj's. And that's saying something. my dad n little bro got bored and decided to cut the mufflers off the '73 and do turndowns instead. The 304 sounds like a dragster haha. There's a vid of that I'll put up on break tomorrow. Turnin in for the night now.
Ok so here's the progress so far. After last night's episode with the brake lines and the girlfriend's fan relay getting fixed, I was able to get it up in the air and drop the gas tank. Not a terrible process but definitely some tight spaces you'd have to be patient with. I will also be cleaning the rest of the mud/rust up and painting some of the chassis before putting it all back together.
My dad is always joking about us working in flip flops through the summer so my girlfriend made him a sign for Father's Day. She painted a damn good jeep that is pretty close to his white cj
Thank you. I'm the 4th owner. The 2nd owner said it came from the east coast but I find that hard to believe. I'm just thankful it had the fuel injected 6 in it. somebody had swapped it in. It was another selling point. The automatic I didn't like at first. I still have mixed feelings about it because I know they aren't that reliable. I've driven the 5 speeds all my life as well. On the trails it was nice not doing the clutch work. So far it has held held up. I have an ax-15 I took apart and I suppose I'll have to put it back together if the auto takes a dump on me. Tire clearance, I've had no issues as of yet. Wanting some nice flares or tube fenders with some new 33s. These are about half tread now.
Been toying with the idea of cutting the front fenders on mine. then wrapping them in tubes. Fenders were kinda rusty and knowing i want to do something with them i left it when i bedlined the outside. looks good for now. Not on the road yet, so I may just cut them. I have 31" tires that are in really good condition. Some day would like 33x10.50. taller but same width. Not sure what lift it has. Maybe 3-4". So may trim the flares. That is why I asked about the clearance. Dying to get mine on the road. Keep up the good work.
That's exactly what I want to do with my other "rust bucket" yj. I'll have to start a whole new thread for that one. I'll be sure to put the link in here. All I've done is get a used frame and cleaned/painted it up. Pics are in this thread. I just can't justify spending all that money on new fenders when I can make tube fenders myself. It's main use will be a crawler anyways. Send me some pics when you do your's
Wheels are 15x9 American racing. Tires: BFG mud terrains 33x12.5 lift is an older skyjacker, unsure of size. My guess is close to 4". But over is pushin it. I can take some dimensions tonight on spacing and what not. I'm supposed to get to welding the passenger side shackle mount back in. Jeep is in pieces right now. Ugh.
DONE! A week later. Geeze what a project. I knew it was going to take some time/work but wow. Lot of issues came up. nothin a little redneck engineering can't handle. I will do my best to post pics up tonight. Im runnin on an hour of sleep currently. No fun.