|11-10-2013 12:44 PM|
|11-08-2013 11:01 AM|
|11-07-2013 11:31 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 11:16 PM|
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 10:19 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 04:04 PM|
New pic from the other day. Welded up a new back half of the cage. CJ style!
|07-02-2013 11:33 PM|
|Prestige Worldwide||AWESOME build! Wish I had the time and knowledge to treat my YJ like yours. Very sharp Jeep!|
|07-02-2013 11:15 PM|
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.
|07-01-2013 12:45 AM|
|ChicoJeepy||Love this jeep! Good stuff.|
|07-01-2013 12:34 AM|
|jeepermatt||Where did you find the blue lights for the dash? Those look sick!|
|06-30-2013 08:20 PM|
|jw43||Looks great under the hood. What paint did you use for valve head cover, block, fan, etc.?|
|02-19-2013 08:35 PM|
Tryin to post from my phone, havin trouble with pix.
|02-19-2013 08:33 PM|
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 04:30 PM|
|cRaZy888||I havent. Not even sure where that is. Ill have to look it up. Thanks!|
|02-18-2013 02:41 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 03:20 PM|
|Bubbas94yj||Great looking Jeep, good job on the build.|
|02-16-2013 02:44 PM|
|Gunz n tractorz||Thanks bud|
|02-16-2013 01:34 PM|
Heres the link:
Jeep Wrangler TJ YJ Rock Crawler Front Guard Bumper 87 06 Rock New | eBay
|02-16-2013 10:32 AM|
|Gunz n tractorz||
|02-16-2013 10:11 AM|
|dancin1||Great story and pics, thanks.|
|02-16-2013 10:06 AM|
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 09:54 AM|
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 02:29 AM|
|kywaterman||lookin good man, that engine bay looks slick!|
|02-16-2013 12:57 AM|
|BCDonny||looks good you have made a lot of good changes|
|02-16-2013 12:32 AM|
Jeep looks great! Looking @ yours gives me hope on mine.
|02-15-2013 11:00 PM|
|Gunz n tractorz||What kind of bumper is that? Where did you get it at?|
|02-15-2013 09:34 PM|
Had some more shop time with the Jeep today.
Got my LED tail lights, reverse light and license plate lights installed.
Had to move the plate bracket down so it didnt interfere with the reverse lights.
Also came up with a slick little coolant overflow bottle, forgot to take pics of that after the install.
|02-14-2013 11:13 PM|
Another quick update.
Buddy of mine across the street from my shop just bought a new tire mounter, so he gave me his!!! Love the free tools!!
My tires came in yesterday, and Ive had the rims on hand for about a month now. Got to play with the new tire machine. Must say, its pretty sweet. Very easy to use, nylon bead roller leaves no marks on rim and doesnt gouge tires. Difficult time getting the beads to pop, I went with the ether method, never done it before, works great! Very easy, just dont use too much, and they pop right on!
I went with the Grabber Red Letters in 33x10.5. Sick looking tire. First trip to the trails is in late March, cant wait!
|02-09-2013 10:46 PM|
Waiting for a little warmer weather and going to paint the hard top grey.
These Jeeps are far more addictive than I ever imagined!
Picked up a set of 5 of these off a forum member:
And General just came out with these in a 33x10.5x15, got a great deal from Discount Tire Direct on a set of 5:
|02-09-2013 03:07 AM|
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