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Old 01-18-2014, 04:31 AM   #1
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"Yolanda" 87 YJ Build

I recently traded my 95 Toyota 4Runner for a 1987 Jeep Wrangler. Never owned a Jeep before but the build on the 4Runner got me hooked.

New to me 87 Jeep Wrangler


95 4Runner. First 4x4 build.


Got a little dirty






Facelift, Black accessories










Did the "Nutter Bypass", got rid of the pulse air system, and a vaccumm delete. While I was at it I took the liberty of rerouting a few wires and ran new looming.









Picked up a bunch of sheet metal so I am making stencils for a custom center dash and door panels.


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Old 01-18-2014, 04:47 AM   #2
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Went wheeling with some buddies:


Picked up some 6 Lug Dana 44 axles out of a Wagoneer. Came with Dutchman Alloy Axles in the rear. Will be going spring over.


Perches came in! Thanks 4wheelparts.com

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Old 01-18-2014, 09:00 PM   #3
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Looks good so far, can't wait to see more!
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:28 PM   #4
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Now ditch the drivetrain. Looks good.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:06 PM   #5
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Now ditch the drivetrain. Looks good.
Thanks. NO KIDDING! id love to ditch the 4.2l but Im going to run this setup till it pops. Strong motor to start with and after the nutter, pulse air as well as vac and computer system delete I think I will be be able to pull a few thousand more miles before I have to swap. Ill probably have a 350 for it by then.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:15 AM   #6
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So my vacuum delete wasnt complete according to my friend so it went from this:

To this:


Computer and all excess wiring, pulse air, jumper wires, alt wire etc, 4 wheel drive vacuum lines, and all other vacuum lines = GONE
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:55 AM   #7
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I my rear end decided to eat a few teeth out of the ring so its trash. Was going to look at a rear end I found on CL. The ad listed: $300 "complete rebuilt rear end". I ended up with a completely rebuilt spicer rear carrier for $60. not what I "needed" but a great deal on a new part.

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Old 01-24-2014, 12:37 AM   #8
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Finished my nutter bypass and vacuum delete. Went ahead and fired it up, sounds really healthy. Idles at 600 all day long without a hickup. The carter carb is still obviously the biggest downfall so I am hoping to pick up a Holley 390 on payday.

I also put a handful of washers in the vacuum actuator to lock in 4 wheel drive. Very cool mod. Worth the 30 minutes and $2.16.

This is how much you can take out.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:51 AM   #9
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Had to replace the fuel pump, it was leaking after the nutter. The fuel line that was ran from factory was just absurd so when I replaced the fuel pump I also routed new hard fuel line to a new fuel filter. Some basic maintenance, Decided to throw in new plugs since I havent done that post purchase. Pulled the valve cover to clean it up, paint it, and replace the worn gasket that was purging oil onto my manifold and causing smoking. Also replaced the gear oil in the front diff aswell as the diff. cover gasket.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:46 PM   #10
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Feels good to get rid of all that crap under the hood don't it!


Mine


There's sposed to be a MC2150 on top there but it is off for parts right now.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:35 AM   #11
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Wombat Ranger: Very nice to get all that junk out of there and get a bit of method to the madness. Nice setup.

The overall theme for the current stage of this rebuild is to repair anything damaged as well as to upgrade and increase efficiency of all systems.

When I was tidying up the pass side harness I noticed I have a Ford coil. Now im looking into HEI or the "Team Rush Mod" to increase the efficiency of my ignition system. 8.5mm plug wires and The MSD cap, rotor and extender is reasonably priced so I think that will be ordered shortly.

I need to decided on my power distribution setup. Current idea is I will have a 0g from battery to a 1 in - 4 out, 4g out, splitter that will then branch off to 4g wires to starter, starter solenoid, 2nd distro box for extra lighting, and a line to the amp for the rear speakers. I will also be upgrading the grounds around the engine bay.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:47 AM   #12
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Replaced leaking fuel pump and ran new hoses. The p.o. had 1/4'' line ran in a twisted jumble. I reran it in 5/16ths with a more even approach and alot less hose.

New hotness, Old busted.


Before:



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Old 01-26-2014, 10:45 AM   #13
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Good stuff keep fixin' 'er up. These AMC 6's are great engines once you lose all the stupid emmisions crap.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:28 PM   #14
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Good stuff keep fixin' 'er up. These AMC 6's are great engines once you lose all the stupid emmisions crap.
Will do
Never having owned a jeep before and reading the history of AMC has turned me into a really big AMC fan. Proud to be running a motor that is a little unique and created with such rich history. and yeah dumping all the emmissions shit and excess shit makes a world of a difference. IMO VERY FIRST MOD ANY ONE SHOULD DO.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:56 PM   #15
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Step one of the power distribution stage:

Step two. Modified stock battery tray to fit. Will be mounting battery in a sealed battery box.

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Old 01-28-2014, 01:55 AM   #16
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Fresh battery tray in

Relocated the starter relay
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:48 AM   #17
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Lookin' good man! AMC really choked the 258 down towards the end of its life. Shame, as they are stout motors.

I had a '76 CJ7 with all the deletes, Clifford & Offy, 2150 carb, all kinds of good stuff. It was a total power house & torque monster. People that get on here & bash the 258 have no idea of its true potential.
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Lookin' good man! AMC really choked the 258 down towards the end of its life. Shame, as they are stout motors.

I had a '76 CJ7 with all the deletes, Clifford & Offy, 2150 carb, all kinds of good stuff. It was a total power house & torque monster. People that get on here & bash the 258 have no idea of its true potential.
Thanks! The 258 is a unsung hero! After all these deletes this motor runs atleast 300x better. After all the work was done I hopped in to fire it up; gave the throttle two pumps to prime it, turned the key and it fired right. Ran at 1100 rpms to operating temp then rpm's dropped to 450 so we adjusted the idle to 600. Idles smooth, runs quieter, gave my magnaflow a even, growling, low tone instead of a poppy mid ranged groan. Its completely obvious that the Carter carb, the stock distributor, coil, grounding system for this rig are the last remaining "issues" to handle.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:06 AM   #19
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Going to be tackling the "Team Rush Mod" tomorrow. Seems like a logical step in improving the efficiency of the ignition system and overall performance of my motor. While Im tinkering Ill also be upgrading the ground wire in the main harness to the rear of the block, the battery negative will be grounded to the frame, and I may go as far as pulling my grill off for paint and re-grounding the lighting system aswell.

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Team Rush Mod (Writeup w/ Pics} - JeepForum.com
I-6 'TeamRush Upgrade' (definitive) - JeepForum.com
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:44 PM   #20
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Looks good man!
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:27 PM   #21
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Team Rush upgrade is worth the $$ and it wasn't expensive. Did this on my 90 YJ and it fires right up no problem and runs a lot smoother. Have a MC 2150 carb next on my list, then I'll be able to practically flip it on its top and it'll still run. I have a webber on it now but still a little choppy. Nice job on your mods so far.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:39 AM   #22
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Planning out the rear Dana 44 Spring Over Axle install now. The rear D44 I bought came with Chromo Dutchman Axles.

Current Shopping list for rear:
SYE
CV Rear Driveline
Brake line extension
Hard brake line
Shocks
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:01 PM   #23
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Also planned out the front while I was at it. For the front steering components I decided to upgrade my knuckles to Reid Racing HD knuckles part #D44001CR & D44001CL, Blue Torch Fab High Steer Arms part #BTF11025 & BTF11024, Ill be boring out my pitman arm for 7/8" steering setup with Heims joints. Also going to be converting to manual hubs with a Warn Premium Hub set part # WAR-20990.
To get the rear all connected I decided to go with the Advanced Adapters SYE with Tom Woods CV Driveline combo deal from Rustys Offroad. I will be building a custom set of track bars for the rear, looking for insight and advice on this part.

I will be placing this order next Friday on payday. Anyone have opinions or reviews on any of this setup?
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Are you wanting track bars to stop axle wrap? You dont need track bars with leafsprings really. You will need something to keep the axle wrap to a minimum. Im gonna do the wishbone style anti wrap set up when I go soa. Some guys just run a one sided set up too..
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My reason behind the track bars are to stop/ control wheel hop and axle wrap. I was thinking about using Blue Torch Fabs 4 Link Frame mounts (link below) and running a couple pieces of DOM tubing back to the axle connecting each side with hiem joints. Im not sure if this is "ok". I searched but my google skills are not what they used to be :P

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BTF Upper Link Mount Kit for 1"-1 1/4" Heims :: Blue Torch Fab
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Traction bars/antiwrap bars are different than track bars I think. Thats what I thought you were shooting for is traction/antiwrap. Have you looked through ibuilembigs SOA thread on here? I cant remember if it was his or another thread, but I read that you dont want two mounts on the frame for some reason. So people do the one sided thing or the wishbone deal. Nice and simple like you were saying, heims and dom...


I think this dude covers it pretty well. I reread through this every couple months for like the last year while collecting parts for my build. 95 YJ SOA step by step

I like this one too hahaha 95 YJ Budget Build-

Keep up the good work man!
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One mount on the frame, preferably with a shackle to bolt the single bushing through, and two mounts on the axle.

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Old 02-09-2014, 02:20 AM   #28
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Was building a custom dash and then I came acrossed this on c.l. and couldnt resist




This is by far the coolest car part Ive bought in my life. Sometimes the item you purchase comes with a history that gives the part its own character. This dash was designed by a man who was going to be going into production making these. He passed away and the endeavor fell by the wayside but his brother held on to the prototypes for over 10 years They made 2 before he passed away, this is one of two produced. I am absolutely honored to have this piece.
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This happened a bit ago but its a worthy tale to be told. Remember always wear your seat belt!
Went wheeling with some friends. All was good, found a beautiful spot.



Then our Toyota buddy decided to swerve to miss a huge pothole and the side of the road gave out resulting in this:

4 and a half rolls down a mountain and no injuries. Dog even walked away.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to be safe out there while we are having fun. Click it, fuck a ticket! your risking your life and the safety of everyone around you.

Later we recovered the rig



Say what you will about a Toyota, but it fired up and was DRIVEN HOME!
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New battery cable and starter cable with brass terminal

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