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12-22-2013 03:03 PM
Double1a90 I gave up over the 383 because I was just beginning to think this Jeep was bad Voodoo. I spent a month rebuilding it after I bought it drove it for a week before the whole intake and fuel system went. Spent a month doing all of that. Drove it for no joke another week and totaled it. Spent 2 months doing those repairs. Then another month trying to get my clear title from DMV which after a month was denied and thats when I found out about the extra 383 dollars.

So all in all after owning it for 6 months I only got to enjoy it for 2 weeks. I bought it with the intentions of being a project, but with everything going on at home and work I had no time to do my work. Also having no garage space I have no space for tools or materials. We are moving within the next couple of months and a larger garage is my priority.

I will be buying another YJ, but I will be looking for a 4.0 this time as a base to start with.

Believe me my friends and family won't stop dogging me for giving up after all of that over only 383 dollars, but the luck just wasn't right for me on this one.
12-10-2013 05:50 PM
4.2sahara ouch
12-09-2013 12:05 PM
Wombat Ranger Okay I agree that the $383 is too much, but why didn't you just pay it after all the time work and money you put into that YJ?
12-09-2013 07:50 AM
Thomas S So wait...You gave up on your build for $383? Or, there was no way to ever get a salvaged title?
12-08-2013 11:37 AM
Originally Posted by 3-dub17 View Post
Whats goin on with the build ?
About 3 weeks ago NJ DMV sent my Salvage title packet back rejected. Instead of issuing me a Free Clear title like NJ does on a salvage they expect me to pay about $383.00 for this reason:

The original owner lived in Pennsylvania.

And that is not a joke! So I found a guy down in Absecon willing to trade for a vehicle on a salvage title.

So unfortunately as much as I wish I still had the YJ I now have this:
ZJ - 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0

It has a brand new 3.5" Lift on it and I am getting 31x10.50s for Christmas! I will be looking for another project Wrangler in the Summer definitely another YJ.
11-20-2013 12:48 AM
3-dub17 Whats goin on with the build ?
10-14-2013 09:41 PM
Double1a90 Well after all this time the Jeep is finally done the accident repairs. I will be posting pictures tomorrow as it is too dark now.

I do have one question if anyone can answer it. One front shackle mount is nearly broken off. Does anyone know of a good shop in Southern NJ to take the Jeep to have a new one welded on. I Just don't feel comfortable doing that myself. If not where else could I take it.
09-21-2013 06:00 PM
Double1a90 I was on the final step today to be back on the road. Putting my transfercase back together and in. I did not know that the shift mode fork had to be cut down (I should have paid more attention) and I ended up cracking the rear half of the case when putting the tail housing on. I am beyond upset because now I will have to order these parts and have to wait who knows how long.

In the meantime I got my hardtop on since it was nice today I figured I'd rather not wait and have to do it in the cold or rain.
09-12-2013 12:51 AM
Wombat Ranger Cool build. Sucks about the accident, glad you are able to repair it.

There are supposed to be 6 nuts, one on each tcase stud. However if the 5 were tight and one was just missing I doubt any damage was done. I would stick a 6th nut back on when you put er back in place.
09-11-2013 11:08 PM
Originally Posted by Squirrel 442 View Post
Looks like a good platform! Remember the stages it will go something like this:

>>$$>>>$$>>$$:do h:>>>>$$>>$$>>:banghead :>=

If you get a symbol post on the forum and we'll help you out.

Once again Congrats!
I just read this again and realized how true it really is! Each upgrade comes with 3 repairs. And The hardware store loves me!
09-02-2013 09:45 PM
Warren544109 I'm also wondering about the 5 bolts on the transfer case. Mine only had 5 nuts on it. We might must be an oddity.
09-02-2013 08:15 PM
Originally Posted by Yozilla4 View Post
Love the look and layout of the sound bar. Where did you get it?
VDP sound bar got it from quadratec. I Love the sound. I hooked up the dome lights to a switch that I mounted next to my fog and offroad light switches.
09-02-2013 08:11 PM
Yozilla4 Love the look and layout of the sound bar. Where did you get it?
09-02-2013 07:57 PM
Double1a90 I would like to start by apologizing for my build Hiatus. More to myself though sucks I missed the entire last month of Summer, But I did have a great month long Vacation to the shore! Woo

First off the not so serious upgrade

Now on to the realness

That is how it sat for 2 weeks while I was gone.. Irresponsible of me.

Had to take that nasty sway bar completely out to install my kwik discos

Sure enough got it figured out. Look at those brand new scuffed springs. AMATEUR!

I made a mess spilling oil. That was a blast to clean up.

Since my passenger side body lift is done and front suspension this corner represents how much lift I actually gained! from 16 inches at the body to 23.5 !! Yeah buddy

Body lift in there ! Was much easier than I anticipated. I will explain why only passenger side is done shortly.

Got the exhaust out in 1 giant sloppy piece

Here it lies in my scrap metal graveyard. Anybody know if they still give decent money for cats?

Rear Driveshaft out, Still working on Tcase

Anybody want a basketball? Someone left it in my front yard so I gave it to the trash can.

These dumbs hinges with their fancy ass torx bolts. But what beats a torn in uselessness

These guys! Ha I will have to wait until all repairs are done to get these hinges off and new ones on I guess

Other hinge and my fancy antenna that I like so much.

I know its a dumb Q but anyone know how to make these point the direction they are supposed to?

So now on to plans where I am going from here -
Finish removing Transfer Case.
I Only have 5 bolts and where the 6th stud should be there is nothing. I have seen other T cases like that is this normal or bad?
How do I remove the shift linkage?
How do I remove upper bolt behind shift linkage it is very hard to access
remove Transmission
replace clutch, pilot bearing, slave cylinder, master cylinder, flywheel, oil pan gasket, oil pump, and rear main seal.
Once the transfer case and transmission are out I am going to put my rear suspension on while I rebuild the other parts

I am also putting motor mount lifts on and the belly up skid to finalize all of this. I will post more pictures and questions as I progress. School begins in 2 days time to move fast.
08-26-2013 07:21 PM
Twojump36 How's this project going?
08-12-2013 02:16 PM
More stuff!

Another Day of goodies!



Rear main seal, Fuel Injector


Lift Kit components

TCase Rebuild kit and 1" Body lift

A lot more boxes of good stuff coming the rest of this week!
08-11-2013 10:34 PM
dguire792 Love the build
08-11-2013 09:21 PM
Double1a90 Magnaflow Cat

Dynomax Exhaust

And that is it for now I am still waiting on all the real things I purchased to actually go about fixing this mess.

2.5 IN rubicon express lift kit.
1 IN Body Lift
Teraflex belly up skid plate
Clutch Kit
Master Cylinder
O2 Sensor
Fuel Injector
08-11-2013 09:15 PM
Some of the Goodies!

Love coming home to boxes!


Slip Yoke Eliminator Kit
Still waiting for - Tcase rebuild kit, Tcase chain, Speedo Gear


Still missing from this would be my Six Speaker Sound bar with dome lights
08-11-2013 08:33 PM
Tejas Wranler Nice Job
08-11-2013 12:07 PM
Double1a90 I am going forth with all of the repairs. I have been on vacation and there should be a lot of goodies waiting for me at home tonight. Will post later with pics
07-29-2013 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by ChicoJeepy View Post
Oh no that sucks really bad. Where you running stock suspension?

Yes stock suspension so in a way it just will give me the push to lift it early. The only reason I have been waiting to lift is because the tires were a week old when I bought the Jeep and I am way too cheap to buy new wheels and tires if I don't need them.

So YES if I decide to fix I will be that guy with the lifted jeep and small tires. I just don't care lol.
07-29-2013 06:23 PM
ChicoJeepy Oh no that sucks really bad. Where you running stock suspension?
07-29-2013 06:07 PM
Update: Total Loss

I have not been updating for a while because I honestly haven't had to time to post pictures or anything. I made a great deal of progress and everything was looking good until:

Last Monday I was leaving a Wal-Mart near my house making a left turn. It is a T intersection and I was the fourth car in line to make a left. Someone ran a red light coming from my right fast at me and I didn't know what to do. I jumped the curb. Damages are as follows -

Broke Front suspension. Leaf Springs completely shot and fenders are sitting directly on tires.
Transmission skid plate ripped straight through the bolts which are still in the frame.
That skid plate apparently supports the transmission and exhaust because both dropped with such force that I need a new exhaust, or at least that section, and it seems as though something around the clutch or flywheel cracked.

The insurance company doesn't seem like they are even considering repairing it as they immediately sent me a letter asking me to remove all personal belongings for total loss.

Appraiser comes wednesday.

If I keep it I will be doing about 4000 dollars in upgrades because since these things all broke there is no reason to just repair when I could upgrade.

I am really upset considering I've hardly even had it that long and this happens, but if I don't keep it I may just go and get a Brand New JK. That way any problems I will know I caused myself.
07-21-2013 07:38 AM
JerseyDriver Yes, Batsto is in Wharton State Park. Same thing.

I'm always looking for new spots. If you feel like sharing, message me.
07-20-2013 10:54 PM
Originally Posted by JerseyDriver View Post
Great build.

South Jersey, huh? So you must hit Wharton a lot? Where else do you go?

If Wharton is the same as Batsto then yes I go there a lot. We do go to two other places that are totally illegal and I'd rather not mention, but I really don't know of too many places. My two "other" spots are great though
07-20-2013 06:30 PM
JerseyDriver Great build.

South Jersey, huh? So you must hit Wharton a lot? Where else do you go?
07-20-2013 05:17 PM
simonclay I'll definitely be following along at my own slow and steady pace. Nice job, and keep it coming!
06-27-2013 05:16 AM

First of all the steering wheel with horn button installed and working horn

Now for the TBI rebuild for my reference and yours

Kit with TPS

Start Here

Remove Cover

Remove this guy be sure not to lose any pieces

Start unplugging wires and vac hoses (4)

Unplug injector harness. Not necessarily right now but its where this picture fell

Disconnect this throttle cable and 4 of those pesky bolts. HAVE patience.

all 4 bolts removed stuff a rag down that hole.

Separate the two halves and remove FPR cover

My camera decided it wouldn't work anymore but clean up all the surfaces install new, FPR, TPS, Injector, Idle Speed control motor. Whatever you have at this time and install is exact opposite of tear down.

And it is that simple
06-24-2013 08:38 PM
Scooby88 Nice!
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