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Old 09-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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89 Jeep Islander

New to the jeep world, having lots of fun but spending too much money. Got it a few months back this is what it looked like the day it came home with me. I will add pictures as I do things
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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The first thing I did was add lights to top light bar and to the bumper, lots of mountain roads where I live want as much light as possible

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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Cleaned up the inside, new seats, mats, and new stereo

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The seats are a lot better than the torn worn out old ones
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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Removed back seat, made a lock box to hold tools, new floor mat and now lots of room for camping gear
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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You have a very nice Jeep there and nice seats. What brand are they and how do you like them?
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum, nice rig looks great. Wish my 89 was in that shape when I got it. You will enjoy the reading and advice here on the forum, very educational there are some real expert wrenchers and fabricators. Enjoy your ride and have some fun.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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Ordered the rust repair kit for the rear shackle mount from Safe T Cap Should make it as good as new
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:12 PM   #8
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You have a very nice Jeep there and nice seats. What brand are they and how do you like them?
They are Bestop TrailMax seats, I like them very comfortable
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #9
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I have also added to the jeep 6 inch flares, just waiting for the tires and the 4 inch rough country suspension lift. Maybe have that all done by the end of today
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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Dont forget the pictures of it lifted! Btw the interior looks amazing!
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #11
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The 6 inch flares
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:39 PM   #12
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New wheels and tires dick cepek mud country
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #13
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Lift done had to remove top lights to get it out of garage. It's about 1/8 inch to tall
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:53 PM   #14
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Still on order and need to install rocker guard with slider, GM HEI distributor with wires, and a new motor craft 2150 carb. Once card and distributor installed I can remove ECM, ignition module, old coil, and miles of vacuum lines.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #15
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Nice islander. I can't help but notice you also tossed your stripes. Were you just looking for a Jeep and not an Islander in particular? Either way it looks awesome. Love the color and the wheels/tires. I have an 89 as well.
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Nice islander. I can't help but notice you also tossed your stripes. Were you just looking for a Jeep and not an Islander in particular? Either way it looks awesome. Love the color and the wheels/tires. I have an 89 as well.

Well I liked the color but the strips and the sun just seemed to be too much, I was not looking for a jeep but seen it on a ad and the price was right so it came home with me.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #17
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And now looking much better
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #18
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I have those same seats. Very comfy and good support.
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Still on order and need to install GM HEI distributor with wires, and a new motor craft 2150 carb. Once card and distributor installed I can remove ECM, ignition module, old coil, and miles of vacuum lines.
This is something I'm looking at doing soon. Let us know how it turns out. I also have an '89 Islander. 5 speed with the 4.2. I've only had her 3 weeks and can't believe I waited 40 years to buy a Jeep.

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More good stuff shows up in the mail. I love EBay. Just waiting for the carb now and then back to work on the jeep
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:53 PM   #21
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Before and after the frame rust repair. Better than new
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Got a chance to take it out for a ride nothing to rough. I found the rough country suspension fine it was good on and off road, I have read a few say it is not that good. I have no problem, I really like the way the suspension and tires handle at hiway speeds
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Out for another ride, on top of the world. You can see the lights from my small town Squamish BC Canada. Great wheeling country
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New carb has come in the mail motor craft 2150. Now that I have that it's time for carb and HEI install. To be done soon
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Well time to get rid of all the junk under the hood. New carb and HEI wish me luck
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Here is some of the junk removed with the install of the MC 2150 carb
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Here is the new carb installed Runs good right out of the box. The jeep has never run so smooth at idle
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next is the HEI install then a little more junk, on the floor should run even better
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Here is the complete pile of junk with new carb and HEI installed
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Here is what it looks like, you can even see that there is a motor in there

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