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Old 04-25-2014, 08:19 AM   #271
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Are you going to use argon gas Or gasless flux core ? I would start with .30 wireless Flux until you get good enough to lay a bead .. I'm a state certified pipe welder , if you have any questions about welding you can pm me and I'll help you out..

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Old 05-02-2014, 08:07 PM   #272
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Those frame rails were scary... great restoration.

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Old 05-14-2014, 10:17 PM   #273
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I like what you have done. I just picked up an 87 and want to do something like that under the hood. My question is can a guy with little mechanical experience do it themself.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:43 PM   #274
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I like what you have done. I just picked up an 87 and want to do something like that under the hood. My question is can a guy with little mechanical experience do it themself.
I say yes there is much stuff on the net do lots of reading there is also you tube, the more you check into about what you are going to do the better off you will be. GOOD LUCK!
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:37 PM   #275
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I noticed in your picture the front Is the pcv valve and the rear looks like just An elbow...I was having hot start issues with my jeep and replaced the air filter, pcv filter and put a pcv valve on the rear opening due to oil getting in. Do I need to make that an elbow again? I have noticed now that I am getting oil pushing through my seals although my oil gauge doesn't show any increase ins pressure.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:28 PM   #276
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Think I have the pcv issue solved, did you stay with the electric choke or go to manual choke on your new carb?
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #277
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I feel electric is the way to go no cable to run, I never had a problem with a electric choke
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:40 PM   #278
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I have been putting this little monster together the project car is now sold should I drop it in the YJ. What do you think?
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:35 PM   #279
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is it? I know if I had a nice looking, bigger engine in my shop that needed a home, I'd use it!
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:30 PM   #280
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is it? I know if I had a nice looking, bigger engine in my shop that needed a home, I'd use it!
its a 350 SBC Chevy , its going to put out a little power than the stock six that I have in the YJ by about 300 hp. Still not sure if I am going to put it in. Now just checking what tranny to use etc. After I decide what all the costs will be I will make up my mind.
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Ah, yes... it always boils down to "How much money?"
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:44 AM   #282
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BCDonny brother thats a great looking jeep you have there. I laugh at what some people do to there jeeps and think how could they think that looks good but yours is beast.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:09 PM   #283
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So have you decided on putting the SBC into the YJ
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:31 PM   #284
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BCDonny brother thats a great looking jeep you have there. I laugh at what some people do to there jeeps and think how could they think that looks good but yours is beast.

thanks. I think I am pretty good at putting things together to be useable, do the job, and look great. Clean and simple is the way I like it!
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So have you decided on putting the SBC into the YJ
That motor that I built ended up in another project that I am doing,I am rebuilding a van like that was done in the 70's and 80's that project is costing a small bank roll and taking away from the jeep. The motor that I removed from the van I will rebuild for the jeep,I will not make it a monster like what went into the van. The van has a very rough idle and shakes at red lights, lots of fun
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That motor that I built ended up in another project that I am doing,I am rebuilding a van like that was done in the 70's and 80's that project is costing a small bank roll and taking away from the jeep. The motor that I removed from the van I will rebuild for the jeep,I will not make it a monster like what went into the van. The van has a very rough idle and shakes at red lights, lots of fun
Cool. I am inheriting a free 8.8 with a bad r&p for my YJ I pick it up on Saturday I know it'll be getting 4.56's a Detroit , ruff stuff diff cover , and fully welded tubes. Possibly a truss and super 88 kit Then to find a hp44. I'm basically going to make a SUA version of poison spiders YJ but on 35's
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:07 AM   #287
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BCDonny ... Outstanding read top to bottom! Must say, the more I read these threads the more I find out I've not read enough. ✌️��

Cheers to you BCDonny, a build well thought out. Look forward to ur further posts.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:52 AM   #288
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I love the Van project. My uncle had a short one with side pipes back around '90 and I always wanted one like that. Does yours have a camper top or just a raised roof?
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:29 AM   #289
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Nice looking jeep. just starting restoring my 89
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:53 AM   #290
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Just read thru the thread. Very nice YJ, any updates?
I did like the stripes and sun, just my opinion though
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:27 AM   #291
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Cheers to you BCDonny, a build well thought out. Look forward to ur further posts.
Thanks, from reading this forum has helped me with the build, there are always great ideas. Have fun!
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I love the Van project. My uncle had a short one with side pipes back around '90 and I always wanted one like that. Does yours have a camper top or just a raised roof?
No it is just a raised roof, the van has been a lot of fun, time, and cash, it sure is taking time away from jeep time!
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Well looking at this forum again got me to pull the jeep out of the garage for the first time in months, and head for the hills
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:23 AM   #294
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Any issues with that tire carrier since the last time the wheel fell off? They replaced the one part, correct? Just a bad weld ya think? Freak accident, or poor quality? It looks awesome... Might grab one myself, but just concerned about quality after your last mishap.
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Any issues with that tire carrier since the last time the wheel fell off? They replaced the one part, correct? Just a bad weld ya think? Freak accident, or poor quality? It looks awesome... Might grab one myself, but just concerned about quality after your last mishap.
I think the breaking of the one part was just a freak and bad luck. The new part was replaced no cost and has held up great. I do check after every trip just to make sure. The carrier is strong no rattles and I think looks great, I recommend it 100%
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Well looking at this forum again got me to pull the jeep out of the garage for the first time in months, and head for the hills
Beautiful Jeep and picture.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:04 PM   #298
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There's something about blue islanders ! Glad to see your still enjoying it. Check out my latest mods and pics
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:12 PM   #299
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There's something about blue islanders ! Glad to see your still enjoying it. Check out my latest mods and pics
yes still enjoying it just seem to have a time problem with too many other projects on the go. Still have a SBC to put in it. Yours looks great!!!!
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yes still enjoying it just seem to have a time problem with too many other projects on the go. Still have a SBC to put in it. Yours looks great!!!!
I have the same issue my XJ has been parked in the garage with a broken output shaft for months. I just don't half the time to fix it. I have all the parts .

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