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11-14-2011 09:25 PM
RustedYJ Got the front suspension off tonight. Time to start rust remediation.

09-25-2011 08:25 AM
RustedYJ Well mainly we're talking about a vehicle that was being built prior to the proliferation of all sorts of electronic doo-dads. You get a stereo and pretty much nothing else. For engine control you get computer controlled fuel injection but with a coil/distributor ignition. There are no air bags, no sensors in every part of the car etc. By today's standards it's a very simple machine with a frame, suspension/steering, drive train and body and as somebody said in a different thread, "Jeeps are the original kit car" it's up to the owner to mix and match those parts to suit their needs/wants.
09-24-2011 07:04 AM
dabolt55 You do it yourself mechanics I am impressed. I can only take a house apart and put it together. Would someday like to watch in person, the take down and put back of a wrangler, in the future of course. Thanks for the info on the YJ, did not know the differences?
09-23-2011 07:20 AM
RustedYJ
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Originally Posted by dabolt55 View Post
Kudos for you to start from scratch, Just mezmerized about all the parts, not something that I would even attempt to tackle, good luck with it, I'll keep watching the progress.
The nice thing about a YJ is that there really aren't a lot of parts.
09-23-2011 07:00 AM
dabolt55 Kudos for you to start from scratch, Just mezmerized about all the parts, not something that I would even attempt to tackle, good luck with it, I'll keep watching the progress.
09-11-2011 08:45 PM
Hoosierbird Looking GREAT!!!!!!!
09-11-2011 07:35 PM
RustedYJ
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Originally Posted by Ageless Stranger View Post
Still plugging away, I see. Looks great! Keep up the good work.
Thanks. It'll get there eventually. I'll have a little more time over the winter to work on it but now it's a couple of hours at a time, as I can find them.
09-11-2011 06:22 PM
Ageless Stranger Still plugging away, I see. Looks great! Keep up the good work.
09-11-2011 06:12 PM
RustedYJ Finally got the rear springs undone and pulled the D35 out from under it. Took the grinder with a flap disc to a section of the frame to see how bad the rust actually is and was pleasantly surprised. Going to clean up the rest with a sandblaster and then patch and coat with Chassis Saver (got a deal on it when I bought my Monstaliner).





09-02-2011 04:23 PM
RustedYJ Picking up a complete floorpan from a buddy who has a Scrambler build going on and today I picked up a Ford 8.8 with a 4.10 ratio and limited slip. This will drop right in with my front axle and won't have to change gears right away.

It's tough to see but this does say 4L10.


Came complete with brakes (they'll need to be replaced but I have cores at least) for $75.
07-23-2011 09:33 PM
Zombiekiller Subscribed =)
07-23-2011 09:00 PM
Mikekaz1
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Originally Posted by RustedYJ

Pick up a wrench and start turning bolts. I learned how to work on cars out of necessity. I couldn't afford to pay someone else to do it for me and my father was willing enough to show me the basics. Now if I pay someone to work on my car it's either because I don't have the right equipment or I feel like I'm throwing money away.
That's where I run into most problems. Not having the right tools. Or time sometimes
07-23-2011 08:58 PM
RustedYJ
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Originally Posted by DonC72 View Post
I am subscribed and in complete awe. I'd kill to be able to do 1/100th of what you are doing right now.
Pick up a wrench and start turning bolts. I learned how to work on cars out of necessity. I couldn't afford to pay someone else to do it for me and my father was willing enough to show me the basics. Now if I pay someone to work on my car it's either because I don't have the right equipment or I feel like I'm throwing money away.
07-23-2011 08:33 PM
DonC72 I am subscribed and in complete awe. I'd kill to be able to do 1/100th of what you are doing right now.
07-23-2011 06:29 PM
Mikekaz1 Grinder time! For the bolts!
07-23-2011 05:37 PM
RustedYJ Got some work done on the tub I'm going to use. It's almost completely stripped and then will have the holes patched, paint, bedliner and undercoat applied. I'm having some issues with a few bolts on the roll bar and seat belts. I've heated them, soaked with PB Blaster, they're just not moving. Anybody got some suggestions for removing them?




06-28-2011 01:16 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by RustedYJ
I'm looking at picking up a mechanically sound but cosmetically trashed Dodge Ram 1500 for the axles, motor and trans. What do people think about the D44 front axle and Chrysler 9.25 rear?
I don't know from experience, but from reading on here they seem to be a popular choice!
06-28-2011 12:47 PM
RustedYJ I'm looking at picking up a mechanically sound but cosmetically trashed Dodge Ram 1500 for the axles, motor and trans. What do people think about the D44 front axle and Chrysler 9.25 rear?
05-25-2011 01:14 PM
RustedYJ
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Originally Posted by benaldridgejr View Post
Soooooo anything happenin?... I think i can here crickets on this thread...
*chirp chirp chirp*

Yeah, crickets...the weather's been nice and I've been spending a lot of time out mountain biking.
05-22-2011 09:24 PM
benaldridgejr Soooooo anything happenin?... I think i can here crickets on this thread...
05-06-2011 08:38 PM
RustedYJ Decided to motivate myself, I put the engine and transmission on craigslist, they sold the day I posted them so I had to pull them off tonight. Time to pressure wash, strip and refinish the frame.




03-16-2011 06:45 AM
94 yj Yes, that's him. His name is Paul and it is North East Parts in Webster. He parts a lot of wranglers and if you go with cash you can get good deals. My dealings with him have been very good. I got my frame, a fender, front bumper, seat belts, etc from him. His number is 508-943-0400.
-John
03-15-2011 11:24 PM
RustedYJ Thanks John, I don't know exactly where he is but I've seen his ebay store. The name is North East Wranglers or something like that I think. I will be checking it out one of these days.
03-15-2011 10:31 PM
b67cuda Nice work cant wait 2 see the updates.......:>}
03-14-2011 09:39 PM
That99SaharaGuy aaaaaaand subscribed. love these threads!
03-14-2011 09:30 PM
94 yj Nice start. I'm in 1hr north of you and 6 months ahead. Check behind the steering box for rust also. Shock mounts are replacable or not too tough to fab replacements. There is a used Jeep place not too far from you in Webster that has a rotating stock of used wrangler parts reasonable. I don't have info with me (at work now) but can get it for you if needed. Good luck with the progress.
-John
03-13-2011 10:52 PM
RustedYJ Alright, I got the rest of the engine wiring harness off, pulled the grille and radiator and I've got the drivetrain and suspension left on the frame. The next warm day we've got I'll wheel it out into the driveway and hit it all up with the pressure washer before lifting the engine/trans/tc out and setting them aside. I'll likely reuse the tc but the rest will get scrapped with the old tub eventually.







02-26-2011 09:10 PM
RustedYJ I'm in Massachusetts, closer to Always Stuck than I am to you, sorry.

Here's today's progress, I wish I'd had the camera with me to take pictures of the lift off. I had a ratchet strap lifting the back, an engine hoist up front and everything was so precariously perched I didn't want to turn my back on it for a minute. There's one spot on the frame that I can see needs a bit of help, right behind the right side rear shock. You can see it in the pictures below.





02-26-2011 05:55 PM
benaldridgejr hey, found yur build on here from Always Stucks build, looks like ya have alot of POR'n ta do!! Cant wait to see all the progress and ill be followin. Where ya located around?Im in Winchester ky, I need a fellow Jeeper doin a rebuild like this close by so i could see all the inner workings and how too's. And gain a trail buddy or two
02-26-2011 12:11 AM
RustedYJ Some shots of the frame with the body still on. I'll post more after the tub is off tomorrow.














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