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Old 09-11-2013, 02:19 AM   #1
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hello im a nor cal kid... not California that a whole diff place if you are from hear you know the difference. But anyways im starting a project on a 1990 jeep yj. That sounds all good and fine but I know shit to little about mechanics. So now your wondering why the hell is this 20 year old idiot trying to work on a car that's over 20 years old. The truth is the jeep belonged to my bro that passed away about 2 years ago he was a soldier a good man and big brother. So now im going trough this jeep bit by bit with what little money I have to do so.

I have no idea how far im gunna take this build but I would love input, ideas and advice for people that know and love jeeps (even ones with square headlights)

So now on to what iv done so for had my buddy help me put a new Tcase in it... was smashed by a droped drive line also replaced and had the clutch rebuilt. it dives and runs just fine now but im a lil hooked now on the jeep crack of mods... down side of not being rich. but I put new seats in last week, junk yard and seat covers looks nice. and today I gutted and cleaned the tub so I can u pol raptor the inside. yeah that's it for now but ill add pics
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I would appreciate some mod ideas that cost under 500$ for parts and labor or parts that u think a know nothing can do.

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Old 09-11-2013, 02:29 AM   #2
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Hey man,

That is a jeep project that matters. That's cool that it was your brothers and you are keeping it going.

Any ways, if you don't have a center console or have a crappy one, you can make one out of an ammo can and make it as simple or as tricked out as you want on the cheap. Use the search function for ammo can center console you will will see a few sweet ideas.

I agree with the rubberized lining. Great project that I hear is well worth it. I'm doing that soon too.

If any of your gauges aren't working, there are write ups on how to clean the circuit on the back to bring some back.

The junk yard will be your friend. Craigslist too. Good luck. Great project. Post pics and keep a log.

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I have a brother in the Marines and can only imagine the loss of your brother. Great to see your keeping his build alive! This forum can help you out with pretty much anything you need to do (I am also mechanically challenged). Good luck! Keep an eye out for cheap deals on the vendor page.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:04 AM   #4
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Hey man,

That is a jeep project that matters. That's cool that it was your brothers and you are keeping it going.

Any ways, if you don't have a center console or have a crappy one, you can make one out of an ammo can and make it as simple or as tricked out as you want on the cheap. Use the search function for ammo can center console you will will see a few sweet ideas.

I agree with the rubberized lining. Great project that I hear is well worth it. I'm doing that soon too.

If any of your gauges aren't working, there are write ups on how to clean the circuit on the back to bring some back.

The junk yard will be your friend. Craigslist too. Good luck. Great project. Post pics and keep a log.

yeah the amo can was one one the next things on the list as soon as I find one for a few bucks that and a rear bumper the stock yj bumper is too ugly on function.

And thxx for the gauge idea my oil gauge is freaking out and I know my oil is fine.

I plan on keeping a full log on everything as long as this forum site is active witch it seems to be. However I work 2 jobs and go to school so this is a slow project but an extremely determined one.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:18 AM   #5
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:30 AM   #6
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Pulled it all out and started cleaning raptor coming soon
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Hey bud, good luck with your build from what I can see the jeep looks good.

Let's start by having you post all the stats for your jeep such as year/engine/tranny/any existing mods/any damage/etc

Either way if you have a budget of 500, I would start by doing basic maintenance. Change your fluids, all of them. Engine oil, tranny oil, differential oil, tcase oil. Inspect basic wear components. Fix any rust issues. Check your mechanical functions and conditions of cables and grounds. By the time you are done, basic maintenance can cost upwards of 500.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:58 PM   #8
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On the ammo can deal, might ask any of your brothers fellow marines if they have any they could donate to the build.

Sorry about the passing of your brother, if he was anything like you must have been a hell of a guy
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You're a good boy. If you are thinking of building a great memorial jeep for your brother send me a PM with your email address and we can talk.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:34 PM   #10
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Great idea to honor your Brother. Too bad we are on on opposite coasts or I would open up my home garage and tools to you. I'd love to work on this project with you. Good luck and ask as many questions as you can. This is a great forum with tons of folks that will help. Good luck my man!!Gunny Out!!
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:51 PM   #11
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It's a journey. Take your time and ask lots of questions. Most of what I've done is replacement therapy for my rustbucket: new brake lines, hoses, wheel cylinders, cooling system, and new carb. Dumping the original Carter BBD carb for the Motorcraft 2150 was by far the best decision so far. But again, do your homework, especially emissions laws where you live. You might want to check the frame for rust near the rear shackles - you might need safe-T caps. Although yours looks 100x cleaner than mine. The more you read on here, the more you'll realize how much one change can affect other areas and soon you'll realize JEEP=Just Empty Every Pocket. It's so worth it though. Good luck and remember - when in doubt, stop and ask.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #12
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As far as what mods you should do, we really need to know what you want out of the jeep? Are you building it based on what you think/know your brother would want? Are you turning it into a memorial for him? Do you think you will do any wheeling? That sort or stuff. Also there is a thread in the stickies at the top of the forum page "what did you do to your YJ today" that would be a good thread to read through. Also go to the build section of WJ and look at what others have done. And then you can also read other posters build threads to get some ideas.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:36 PM   #13
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I have an ammo can that I'll donate to you. I get a pic and post it tomorrow. You pay shipping to California and it's yours.
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Great idea to honor your Brother. Too bad we are on on opposite coasts or I would open up my home garage and tools to you. I'd love to work on this project with you. Good luck and ask as many questions as you can. This is a great forum with tons of folks that will help. Good luck my man!!Gunny Out!!
Thxx for the support yeah a big problem I have is that my dads shop is great but its a great wood working shop not so much auto. But im making it work all you can do in life is do what you can with what you have.

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As far as what mods you should do, we really need to know what you want out of the jeep? Are you building it based on what you think/know your brother would want? Are you turning it into a memorial for him? Do you think you will do any wheeling? That sort or stuff. Also there is a thread in the stickies at the top of the forum page "what did you do to your YJ today" that would be a good thread to read through. Also go to the build section of WJ and look at what others have done. And then you can also read other posters build threads to get some ideas.
As for what I want out of it... I don't want to make a full on army memorial jeep those are cool but im not in the service and wouldn't feel right driving it around. Being a soldier I belive is one of the greatest things anyone can do, but that's not all my brother was and I want to reflect as much of him as I can. So back to what I want specify to build a good trail and hill jeep, not looking for any extreme rock climbing. I have a lot of ideas but I kinda have to keep it to one thing at a time.
Thank you for the input

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I will try to do a full write up off the jeep tomorrow with pics of everything.

thank you every one,

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I have an ammo can that I'll donate to you. I get a pic and post it tomorrow. You pay shipping to California and it's yours.

My dad said he might have one hidden in the shed. I saw one at a surplus store for 30$ is that a alright price? But whell see thanks for the thought I might take u on on it.


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Some pics ill do some more latter of the underside and motor. Anyone have ideas on my to get that ding on the back out that pice is dubble walled and sits close to the gas tanke. Can I replace it easy?
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you might need safe-T caps.
What are safe -t caps?
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yea was wondering to same safe t caps?
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What are safe -t caps?
http://autorust.com/store/jeep

Pre made frame repair kits.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:53 AM   #22
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How's the build coming along?

Hey Brother...haven't seen any posts from you in awhile and was wondering how things are going...keep us up to date on your progress and if you need anything let us know...Gunny Out!!
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Check out Wheelers for the Wounded. I met a couple of their guys at the Jeepers Jamboree. They are cool people, maybe something you might want to get into.

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