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12-27-2013 09:44 PM
cRaZy888 I should take some closer pics.
They definitely arent the MCE units.
Theirs are one piece. Mine are two piece.
12-26-2013 11:18 AM
kjg26 I believe those are MCE Fenders
http://modernclassicenterprises.com/
12-23-2013 10:28 PM
cRaZy888 Articulation test after installing the Grabbers, no track bars, no sway bar.


12-23-2013 10:19 PM
cRaZy888
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Originally Posted by CandyR6922 View Post
Morning Crazy.
Wife and I just got our 1st 94 YJ. Ton better shape than what you started with and we've been active all weekend (during the ice storms) "goodie" shoping, crusing the forms and getting as much info as we possibly can before diving into this little monster of our own.
Stupid question and reason why we picked your thread to ask is because ours is same year / model.... Done several lifts over the years (Couple Fords, couple Chevy's and even one 'ol rusty Toyota) but when shopping for lifts don't see anything that addresses new brackets or new/extended track / panhard bars. Typical to omit them when lifting one of these??? Older Fords/Chevy's with leafs of course never used them and in my experience they tended to limit / restrict proper articulation of the axles and leafs both front and rear.
Otherwise....... awesome build so far and look forward to following it remainder of the way !!
Thanks
Bill & Candy

No need for track bars on the YJ. It rides SOOOO much better without them. I also pulled the front sway bar, that helps a lot too.

I dont do much off roading. Only about 3-4 times per year, and never anything hard core. Mostly lite trail rides, and old logging roads.
I didnt need a huge lift. I just wanted enough to clear 33's with plenty of articulation, and still street worthy. As I put about 4-5k miles on the Jeep in the last year. Its my primary summer time vehicle. And its so good in the snow, I park the F250 when it snows as well.

Next on the list is an 8.8 axle swap, and 4.10 gears up front to match.
Right now, the YJ is pretty much a 4 gear only vehicle. 5th gear is useless with 3.07s.
12-23-2013 10:10 PM
cRaZy888
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Originally Posted by DasfieldmarshelsYJ View Post
What kind of front fenders do you have? Awesome jeep by the way!

I wish I knew! They came with the Jeep.
They are plastic. They are a simple, cut off the old, screw on the new.
I have been asked probably 100 times where I got them.
12-23-2013 09:31 AM
CandyR6922 Morning Crazy.
Wife and I just got our 1st 94 YJ. Ton better shape than what you started with and we've been active all weekend (during the ice storms) "goodie" shoping, crusing the forms and getting as much info as we possibly can before diving into this little monster of our own.
Stupid question and reason why we picked your thread to ask is because ours is same year / model.... Done several lifts over the years (Couple Fords, couple Chevy's and even one 'ol rusty Toyota) but when shopping for lifts don't see anything that addresses new brackets or new/extended track / panhard bars. Typical to omit them when lifting one of these??? Older Fords/Chevy's with leafs of course never used them and in my experience they tended to limit / restrict proper articulation of the axles and leafs both front and rear.
Otherwise....... awesome build so far and look forward to following it remainder of the way !!
Thanks
Bill & Candy
12-18-2013 04:21 AM
DasfieldmarshelsYJ What kind of front fenders do you have? Awesome jeep by the way!
11-10-2013 11:44 AM
cRaZy888
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Originally Posted by 1987Wrangler YJ View Post
Man this truck looks so great. What did u use to clean up all the black plastic under the hood and make it look shiny.
Boeshield T9 spray. Its like WD40 on steroids. It renews plastics, rubber, etc. Leaves a nice protective coating on metals too. Chalked out aluminum becomes glossy and fresh looking. Spray it on a rag, and wipe it down!
11-08-2013 10:01 AM
sevenservices lookin good!
11-07-2013 10:31 PM
1987Wrangler YJ Man this truck looks so great. What did u use to clean up all the black plastic under the hood and make it look shiny.
11-07-2013 10:16 PM
cRaZy888 I am pretty sure its a stock sway bar. I used MOOG urethane bushings to mount it to the frame, and Rough Country supplied the end links with the lift kit. I no longer drive with it connected. I disconnected it, and just flipped it up out of the way. Rides much smoother without it connected.

Havent changed much in a while on the YJ. Summer time I enjoy my other hobbies of boating and offshore fishing. I am sure once the cold really hits here in CT, the YJ will go back in for some more upgrades.
11-07-2013 09:19 PM
Pennsyman Really enjoyed your history here...I am a fellow YJ owner. Can you tell me about the front sway bar you used....what make, mounts, etc? Thanks in advance....looking forward to seeing and reading more from you!
07-04-2013 03:04 PM
cRaZy888 New pic from the other day. Welded up a new back half of the cage. CJ style!

Attachment 268852
07-02-2013 10:33 PM
Prestige Worldwide AWESOME build! Wish I had the time and knowledge to treat my YJ like yours. Very sharp Jeep!
07-02-2013 10:15 PM
cRaZy888
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Originally Posted by jw43 View Post
Looks great under the hood. What paint did you use for valve head cover, block, fan, etc.?

Block is Duplicolor semi gloss engine enamel. As are all of the other engine bits that are black- brackets, power steering pump, pulleys, fan, intake, etc.
The head and valve cover are also engine enamel, not sure of the brand, cant remember right now. But the color was called Ford Tractor Red.
06-30-2013 11:45 PM
ChicoJeepy Love this jeep! Good stuff.
06-30-2013 11:34 PM
jeepermatt Where did you find the blue lights for the dash? Those look sick!
06-30-2013 07:20 PM
jw43 Looks great under the hood. What paint did you use for valve head cover, block, fan, etc.?
02-19-2013 07:35 PM
cRaZy888 Tryin to post from my phone, havin trouble with pix.


Attachment 212021
02-19-2013 07:33 PM
cRaZy888 Added a bunch of lights today.
Replaced the under dash lights with white underwater LED 4" strips.
Replaced the weak OEM hard top dome light with a 6" blue version of the others.
Replaced all the dash bulbs with blue LED.
Painted all the dash parts with black Plastidip.
02-18-2013 03:30 PM
cRaZy888 I havent. Not even sure where that is. Ill have to look it up. Thanks!
02-18-2013 01:41 PM
94Wrangler4.0 Jeep looks awsome, good job. We'll have to meet up sometime. You ever go to mettowee offroad park in Whitehall?
02-16-2013 02:20 PM
Bubbas94yj Great looking Jeep, good job on the build.
02-16-2013 01:44 PM
Gunz n tractorz Thanks bud
02-16-2013 12:34 PM
cRaZy888 Heres the link:
Jeep Wrangler TJ YJ Rock Crawler Front Guard Bumper 87 06 Rock New | eBay
02-16-2013 09:32 AM
Gunz n tractorz
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Originally Posted by cRaZy888

Its an eBay SmittyBilt copy. Actually very beefy. The plate is very sturdy, welds are solid. Tube is very strong as well- enough that I can stand on it (6'4" 240lbs). One minor complaint is the paint finish. It has held up well, except right at the shackle mounts, its chipped a little there. But VHT's wrinkle finish chassis coat is a perfect match.

Only $238, free shipping, weighs about 90-100lbs.
Is one of the e-grille bumpers?
02-16-2013 09:11 AM
dancin1 Great story and pics, thanks.
02-16-2013 09:06 AM
cRaZy888
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Originally Posted by BCDonny View Post
looks good you have made a lot of good changes
Thanks man, Im finding this a fun vehicle to mess around with. Fairly easy to work on, relatively inexpensive parts, very simple design. Its all about making it "your own"!

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Originally Posted by kywaterman View Post
lookin good man, that engine bay looks slick!
I guess the attention to detail paid off
It took a lot of extra time when I had it all apart to wire brush/sand/scuff/clean and paint all the little extra pieces for the engine.
02-16-2013 08:54 AM
cRaZy888
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Originally Posted by Gunz n tractorz View Post
What kind of bumper is that? Where did you get it at?

Its an eBay SmittyBilt copy. Actually very beefy. The plate is very sturdy, welds are solid. Tube is very strong as well- enough that I can stand on it (6'4" 240lbs). One minor complaint is the paint finish. It has held up well, except right at the shackle mounts, its chipped a little there. But VHT's wrinkle finish chassis coat is a perfect match.

Only $238, free shipping, weighs about 90-100lbs.
02-16-2013 01:29 AM
kywaterman lookin good man, that engine bay looks slick!
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