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rykemc 10-03-2011 02:12 PM

Just bought another Jeep
 
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87 Wrangler. Theft recovery from the salvage sale here. Not 100% sure what I am going to do with it though. Mom and Dad are already blowing up my phone wanting it. May mod this one out and keep my 88 for a DD. Will be back to the shop this afternoon but so far what I found out is this.


1. 3 1/2 superlift spring lift
2. SYE but no rear driveshaft.
3. 4.2 5spd.
4 2-3" body lift
5. Crappy 31x10.5x15 tires.
6. Speedo and tach clustore missing
7. Misc other parts missing.

Love the green :)

sevenservices 10-03-2011 03:20 PM

looks sharp, you can really see that body lift in the pic. Im thinking at least 3.

Lots of potential there!!!

twright1087 10-03-2011 03:35 PM

nice jeep good find

rykemc 10-04-2011 12:58 PM

Well last night I decided. Going to keep my blue 88 like it is and do the mods on the green one I wanted to do to the blue one.
Will pull the 4.2 out of the green one and put in my blue one. My motor in the blue jeep smokes real bad and burns quite a bit of oil.
Also going to use the 5spd out of the green one for my blue one since reverse pops out of my blue jeep.

So what am i going to do to the green one. I'll tell ya.

SOA with the 3 1/2 lift that is on it now.
Take out the 3" body lift.
Install a FI 351W out of a 93 Bronco
Install a New Process 4spd with a 1356 Ford T-case
Add some 37's on her and have fun.

Best of both worlds. A nice run around town jeep and then one I can go just about any place here in West Texas. Should be a fun project this winter and I will do a thread on it.

BDK 10-04-2011 01:51 PM

Don't know if you want that 5spd in your DD, its a Peugeot!

sevenservices 10-04-2011 02:03 PM

awwwww man.... go with the 350 SB Chevy. Its a sweet and easier conversion. :)

Xpress 10-04-2011 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by BDK (Post 1627109)
Don't know if you want that 5spd in your DD, its a Peugeot!

This, keep it away from your DD!!! Sweet green though.

rykemc 10-04-2011 04:00 PM

My DD has the peugeot (AKA POS) in it now. After I get the green jeep done I'll change my DD to the AX15. Can't do both of them right now. Wife would have a stroke, along with my bookeeper ;)

schnutzy 10-04-2011 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rykemc (Post 1626996)
Well last night I decided. Going to keep my blue 88 like it is and do the mods on the green one I wanted to do to the blue one.
Will pull the 4.2 out of the green one and put in my blue one. My motor in the blue jeep smokes real bad and burns quite a bit of oil.
Also going to use the 5spd out of the green one for my blue one since reverse pops out of my blue jeep.

So what am i going to do to the green one. I'll tell ya.

SOA with the 3 1/2 lift that is on it now.
Take out the 3" body lift.
Install a FI 351W out of a 93 Bronco
Install a New Process 4spd with a 1356 Ford T-case
Add some 37's on her and have fun.

Best of both worlds. A nice run around town jeep and then one I can go just about any place here in West Texas. Should be a fun project this winter and I will do a thread on it.

sounds good and all, but what about your axles?

rykemc 10-04-2011 06:35 PM

Have a 8.8 explorer rear with 4.56 and ARB locker in stock. Going to do axle upgrades to the D30 and put an ARB or similar type of locker in the front. Or any other suggestions on the front?

rykemc 10-07-2011 01:05 PM

So we are starting the mock up. Had some axles that were already converted to SOA so we put those on last night. Motor, trans and T-case is out and need to get my motor mount conversion for the 351W motor. Any recommendations on what brand and type to go with.

BDK 10-07-2011 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rykemc
So we are starting the mock up. Had some axles that were already converted to SOA so we put those on last night. Motor, trans and T-case is out and need to get my motor mount conversion for the 351W motor. Any recommendations on what brand and type to go with.

Novak! They have all!

an_drew05 10-07-2011 02:19 PM

The Jeep I just bought also has a 3" body lift w/ no suspension lift. I do not like the way it looks. I could go for a 1" body at some point but probably no more. You said you're taking the 3" off, so, to get it back to stock, how do I go about doing that?

BDK 10-07-2011 02:23 PM

All a body lift is is rubber/poly spacers in between the body and frame. Take them out!

an_drew05 10-07-2011 02:26 PM

Jack up the body somehow then lower after they are all out? Will I need to get new bolts? Better to start in front or back, or either side?

firstresponder 10-07-2011 02:32 PM

looks good!


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