And so, it begins! (My '88 YJ Project) - Page 2 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Build Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #31
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
As a side note/question - The old exhaust was cat-less. Since I'm putting a cat back in and changing the entire exhaust, should I just go ahead and replace the O2 sensor while I'm at it?

__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-19-2013, 10:11 AM   #32
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
daddyjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Smethport, PA
Posts: 2,460
The o2 sensor would be befor the cat right? I don't see why it would make any difference.

__________________
87 YJ, 5.2/46RH/NP231, Custom 4 link/ Radius Arms, Ballistic Nitrogen Shocks, 35" Cooper STT
DaddyJeep build Thread:http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/dadd...ld-122601.html
daddyjeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-19-2013, 11:05 AM   #33
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
Yeah. It's in the manifold, way before the cat.
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #34
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
I finally got the last piece of the exhaust puzzle last night, so I'm hoping to get the new pipes all put on tonight. Turns out that nobody local had the little square gasket that goes between the downpipe and the cat. That little $3 part held me up for days while I waited on delivery.

If all goes well I'll be starting on the brake rebuild/rear disc conversion this weekend!

I also started collecting parts to do the Taurus e-fan conversion using the Volvo controller. If I can get everything here in time, that will give me something to do over the long holiday weekend after I finish up the brakes.

My to-do list is getting shorter!
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-21-2013, 11:26 AM   #35
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
daddyjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Smethport, PA
Posts: 2,460
Don't worry, the To Do list will grow again.
__________________
87 YJ, 5.2/46RH/NP231, Custom 4 link/ Radius Arms, Ballistic Nitrogen Shocks, 35" Cooper STT
DaddyJeep build Thread:http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/dadd...ld-122601.html
daddyjeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #36
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
Yeah. And the list is still pretty long as-is, so "shorter" is still relative.

Are there any good write-ups anywhere for taking the slop out of the shift lever? I've found bits and pieces about springs for the 1-2 and 5-R sides, and something about a bushing on the bottom of the lever, but I haven't seen any write-ups or pictures of where they are and/or how to change them.

I also need to take out the spacer bracket and fix the transfer case shifter linkage. I guess I'll start Googling that now too.
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-21-2013, 02:27 PM   #37
2.5L SYMPATHIZER

WF Supporting Member
 
W5KVV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: S.E. Oklahoma
Posts: 824
So glad my Jeep is a lifelong Oklahoma Jeep. Working with rusty components sucks, but looks like you got it knocked out!

Keep up the good work. You're way ahead of me. I've been working on a clutch job for dang near 2 weeks due to other projects getting in the way, not to mention my helpers flaked out on me.

It's always something!
__________________
1995 Rio Grande - 4"RC - 1/2"booms - 33's - 4:88's - 1"MML -
Belly up/302/NP435/NP208/8.8 swap about to start
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...g?t=1411201524
W5KVV is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #38
Jeeper
 
Charley24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 704
Images: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by W5KVV View Post
So glad my Jeep is a lifelong Oklahoma Jeep. Working with rusty components sucks, but looks like you got it knocked out! Keep up the good work. You're way ahead of me. I've been working on a clutch job for dang near 2 weeks due to other projects getting in the way, not to mention my helpers flaked out on me. It's always something!
Where are you in Oklahoma?
__________________
'93 YJ / 3.5" lift (2.5" Old Man Emu suspension and 1 inch shackle) / 31 X 10.50 BFG's / 2.5 power / 5 speed / Quadratec winch..........KCCO!!!
Charley24 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-21-2013, 09:40 PM   #39
Jeeper
 
samizdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 442
Nice job. I'm so glad we don't have a rust problem in NM. Looks like you are on your way to a nice Jeep.
__________________
97 TJ Sport, 4.0, AX-15, 4" lift, Rancho 5000's, Pro Comp ES2000 Stabilizer, JKS discos, T-Case drop, Rampage top, Sony/Sirius deck, 33" Firestone Destination MT's
samizdad is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #40
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
I haven't posted any updates for a while. Cold weather and anon-heated garage have slowed me down a bit... and the fact that my wife kicked me out of the garage so her truck could go back in didn't help either.

I am making progress, though! I think I've got the t-case linkage figured out, the new exhaust is in and (I think) I've assembled everything I'm going to need for the rear disc conversion.

Now I just need a nice space heater for the garage.
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-29-2014, 09:54 AM   #41
Empty Pockets

WF Supporting Member
 
Serge627's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hazzard, MD
Posts: 235
Good build thread. I will be doing some of the same with my project 87. I will be keeping an eye on this one, so keep it updated! LOL
__________________
87 YJ
04 Rubi
Serge627 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-21-2014, 07:42 PM   #42
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
Wow! I haven't updated for quite a while. Brutal cold temps and a non-heated garage weren't doing the old YJ any favors. Now that the weather has broken a bit, I'm making some more good progress.

I've got the rear brakes completely rebuilt, and I replaced all the parking brake cables. Now I can actually park on hills! I decided to rebuild the drums instead of doing the rear disk conversion because the early YJs have the same hard brake lines as the CJs. I would've had to get custom brake lines made and... I just wanted parking brakes, so I went with the cheap/quick route.

I also ordered five new wheels (15x8 black D windows steelies w/3.75" BS) and tires (31x10.50-15 General Grabber AT2) for the project. I'll update the pictures when I get them installed this week.

Shackles and a new suspension lift are next on the list. Stay tuned!
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-22-2014, 08:37 AM   #43
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
Since this is a build thread, and build threads are worthless without pictures, here's a pic I snapped of one of the rear brakes with all the fresh guts installed.

__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-22-2014, 09:24 AM   #44
Jeeper
 
simonclay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Preston County, WV
Posts: 531
What kit/part numbers did you use for your drum brakes and parking brake cables? Because I need the same thing. I've found kits that have drums and hardware, and ones that have drums and springs. But I haven't found a kit that has the drums, hardware, and springs.

And I need a new parking brake adjuster (?). The thing that can be adjusted and has the two cables going back to the wheels.
__________________
"No matter what anyone says, it's YOUR Jeep, do what YOU want"

'95 YJ http://www.wranglerforum.com/f290/si...ad-371922.html
simonclay is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-22-2014, 11:23 AM   #45
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
Yeah. Funny story... I spent a few hours going to four different parts stores to track down all the pieces. Nobody had everything I needed, and I didn't want to order everything online and wait.

To do a complete rebuild, you will need (part numbers for my '88 YJ listed):

- Drums <Autozone 8838>
- Shoes <Autozone 151>
- Hardware Kit (has most of the springs, cups, clips, pins, etc.) <Autozone H7064>
- Parking Brake Strut Spring (not included in the above kit) <O'Reilly H1338-2>
- Self Adjuster Kit Right <O'Reilly H2515>
- Self Adjuster Kit Left <O'Reilly H2514>
- Wheel Cylinder Driver Side <Autozone 33627>
- Wheel Cylinder Passenger Side <Autozone 33628>
- Parking Brake Cable Front <Autozone C1462>
- Parking Brake Cable Right Rear <Autozone C1461>
- Parking Brake Cable Left Rear <Autozone C1800>

The front parking brake cable has the threaded adjustment rod built in, and mine came with two nuts for the adjustment setting, but it did NOT include the saddle equalizer thing that ties the three cables together. I just cleaned mine up and reused it.

FYI - When removing the old parking brake cables, just save yourself a lot of time and cut them. Mine were all seized up and cutting them in a few strategic spots made removing them a LOT easier.
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-22-2014, 11:42 AM   #46
Jeeper
 
simonclay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Preston County, WV
Posts: 531
Thanks a lot!
__________________
"No matter what anyone says, it's YOUR Jeep, do what YOU want"

'95 YJ http://www.wranglerforum.com/f290/si...ad-371922.html
simonclay is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-22-2014, 11:55 AM   #47
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
FYI - I did NOT replace my wheel cylinders. I bought new ones (for $20 it's better to have them and not need them), but after inspecting my old ones I decided not to hassle with replacing them. Other than some surface rust, they were in good shape with no visible leaks.
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-24-2014, 07:59 AM   #48
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
My new wheels and tires arrived early, so I got them mounted, balanced and aligned yesterday evening. I haven't even had time to wash the blue crap off of them yet, but here's a picture I took this morning when I got to work.



The project is moving along at a decent pace now that I've got some good weather. I think I need to move "check wiring" up my to-do list, though. For some reason my dash lights come on every time I hit the brakes.
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-24-2014, 08:37 AM   #49
Jeeper
 
Rlhoffman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 303
That's what Chrysler calls a "feature"
__________________
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
95 Rio Grande - 2.5 L - Automatic - Hard / Soft top
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f330/my...ct-610730.html
Rlhoffman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-28-2014, 07:49 AM   #50
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
I was bored at work on Friday and spent a little too much time surfing Craigslist. I found a better set of full hard doors and ducked out of work early to go look at/buy them. The ones I had on my Jeep were (obviously) black, and they were missing handles, had skipping window crank gears, etc. The ones I got actually color match my Jeep (except they aren't nearly as faded as my tub) and are complete with working handles, cranks, etc. They also have a LOT less rust on the pillars then my old doors. Not a bad buy for $200!

As a side note: The red oxide colored primer is almost an exact color match for my faded out tub!

Now I just need to get my mirrors swapped over so I can be legal.
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-29-2014, 08:09 AM   #51
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
MALL RATED!

__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #52
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
This weekend I got a lot of tuning-up accomplished on the Jeep.

Thursday night I put some Seafoam in the crankcase, drove it back-and-forth to work on Friday (about 30 miles) and then changed the oil on Saturday morning.

Then I changed the air filter, plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor.

Then I changed the fuel filter (I swear it might've been the original one on there!).

Since this is a build thread and it needs pictures, here are the old plugs.



It runs and sounds like a whole different Jeep now!
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2014, 10:42 AM   #53
Jeeper
 
Hooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 99
Momma threw a wrench in my YJ Project plans this weekend. She swore she just wanted to "go look" at a few vehicles on Saturday, and we wound-up coming home with this...



It's a 2007 Steel Blue Metallic JK Unlimited Sahara Edition. So now we're a 2 Jeep family, and my project funds are going to be split between them.

First thing on the agenda is a new head unit. We're going on vacation in 3 weeks and driving the JKU, so I've been instructed that I must have iPod controls and SiriusXM capability by then. A 21 hour round trip with nothing but FM radio and/or CDs is unacceptable!

I just ordered this: AVH-X3600BHS - <b>NEW!</b> - 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver with 6.1" WVGA Touchscreen Display, MIXTRAX, Bluetooth®, HD Radio™ Tuner, SiriusXM Ready, and AppRadio Mode for iPhone® | Pioneer Electronics USA

And I also ordered the SiriusXM SXV200 tuner, PAC harness, antenna adapter, etc, etc.
__________________
My '88 YJ Project - Mrs. Hooz's '07 JKU
Hooz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2014, 11:34 AM   #54
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ohio
Posts: 69
Congrats on the new Jeep. Also glad to see a neighbor on here. I'm just 35 min east of you by Newark. Let me know if you need anything.

9935todd is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC