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Old 05-04-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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Project YJEEP (aka Nuthin' Fancy)

I picked this up in January 2012
1987 Jeep Wrangler YJ




First thing I did was to take off the 33's and those UGLY wheels.


No Passenger seat or slides


4.2, Peugeot BA10/5, NP207, D30cad, Model 35


I stripped the interior


2 rust spots,
Small

and a Large one that I patched by welding in some 14ga sheet



I tried an MJ bench seat, but too much fab work to make it fit


So I used a couple leather seats from an S Blazer


*I did the Nutter, removed the computor, related items, and rebuilt the carb




She ran GREAT after that, but the 4.2 sounded like two skelletons doing it on a tin roof!

Time for some upgrades!!

92 4.0, 98 AX15, 99 NV231


92 4.0 w/ harness and computer

Same engine cleaned up, resealed, and painted

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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Pulling the 4.2


Something is missing!!


JEEP JUNKIE JAIL!!



4.0 going in:

Held in by a block of wood, waiting on trans/tcase install



Modified 94 YJ clutch master cyl to fit external slave clutch system


I had to cut the tcase shifter bracket into three pieces and weld it back together to fit the wider transmission


My notes I used while mating the 92 engine wiring to the 87 body wiring


Some of the chages to the body harness


Wiring done! XJ air filter housing and throtle cable.



Three hours of work to pull, free up, and reinstall the windshield hinges



I finally took her home late March 2012


On the road just South of Warrenton


Got Nuthin' Fancy some new shoes and a Summer Ensemble


Now I just need to get her out on the trail!!

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:25 PM   #3
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Nuthin' Fancy off road!





A great "Only In A Jeep" pic




She's been muddy a time or two


I built a rear bumper out of 2x4x1/4" tube, an old reciever, and the stock bumperettes


Mated a winch plate with Omega rings


Installed a CB, antenna, fire extinguisher, and power outlets




Pollished the windows




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Old 05-04-2014, 09:27 PM   #4
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Prepping for the Monstaliner Fall 2012-Spring 2013


Before paint I installed a tailgate from a '86 CJ7


I did the engine compartment in Grey Chassis Saver to reflect heat away from the body.






I'm using Black Chassis Saver for a base coat. It stops and seals rust, and it is a very strong base coat. I did the whole Jeep in Black to give a consistant, dark color. Many different colored body panels can give the final colors slightly different tones, and I want the Dark Burnt Orange to be as dark as possible.








Hope fully in a couple weeks I'll get time to spray the inside and outside with the Monstaliner. I still need to scuff and Chassis Saver the roll bar and new windshield frame.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #5
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Monstaliner YJEEP May 2013















Now I have to put it all back together! *


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Old 05-04-2014, 09:29 PM   #6
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:30 PM   #7
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Reassembly:

Freshened up the plastics with Krylon Fusion satin black


Added some tie downs to the trans cover


Lots-o-dash hardware


The brackets and cable for the CJ tail gate


View of tail gate and heater/dash coming together


The dash almost done


Dash back together


CB and 3 way power outlet


Almost all back together! Just before Memorial Day weekend


New tires for the YJEEP and Off-Road Trailer


Vector Auto Glass installing the windshield


Home at last!! Memorial Day 2013





4.11/4.10 axles going in next!

stay tuned......
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:35 PM   #8
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Spring/Summer 2013

Well, the front axle housing was bent and the front springs were sagged. I had a spare D30 with 4.11 gears and springs. I purchased an M35 with 4.10 gears, thanks 4x4eq16 and swapped away!

installing the 4.11 D30 axle assy and springs:


Fresh paint on the 4.10 M35 axle assy:


In!


Needed some pull power. Thanks Gulch Gear!


Solenoid mounted in the engine bay:


Installed some vinyl by Itchy Pig Creations!


She was ready for more wheelin' adventures!!! (as she was in June 2013)

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:36 PM   #9
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More Wheelin' YJEEP

@ OCC 101-201 on Trickle July 2013


VA4WDA/OCC Labor Day 2013 Trail Clean-Up at Rocky Run Rec Area GWNF


OCC Annual New Years Day Run 2014. My 16yo Son driving it up Union springs Trail.


My 16yo Son Wheelin' YJEEP at Second Mountain Trail. My Marine Son (home on leave) and his XJ also in this pic! March 2014


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Old 05-04-2014, 09:37 PM   #10
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Oh yea! It got cold last winter so I added a CJ hard top and some TJ soft uppers.







But in March it came back off!


More to come...

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Nice job. The jeep looks good! Keep the pictures coming
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:44 AM   #12
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That turned out nice. Cant wait to see what's next.
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Really nice!!

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