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yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:00 PM

94 YJ Build
Hey guys I figured I'd start a small Build thread. that way i Don't make all these different threads for little questions. ;) SO!!

Bought my 1994 Red 4.0 AUTO with 142k Miles last.. January 2011 right after i rolled my Slate 1998 5.9 Cherokee.. loved that thing... Irreplaceable! but im growing to love my Yj more. ok so.. I found it on Craigslist in Madison Wisconsin for 2200$. It was originally just going to be a temp vehicle to get me threw the winter. but.. yea.. Ok so i drove it 4 hours home to my home in davenport Iowa no problem. Ran solid. No doors opend. not the Back hatch er anything. Nothing locked Check engine light was on, and the tranny was hanging cuz the bolts were broken for the from on the driver side (didnt see that till i got it home). Got it home and in my dad's shop and started to fix the essentials.

After a day of working on it.. I got all the door's to open The tranny plate all mounted back up.. Oh and the shift linkage mount broke as i was pulling into the shop. Great timing! So i just welded that up a lil bit, good as new! ok enuf reading. I'll get some pics quick

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:05 PM

Here's right when i got it home and into the shop

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:07 PM

Next day Messing around in a lil bit of snow

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:10 PM

ok next i pulled up the carpets to find this on the driver side. (this was my first Wrangler.. i didn't even think about checking under the carpets!)

Yes thats the garage floor that you can see threw the driver floorboard.

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:11 PM

Back end wasn't bad at all
Almost like someone had just replace the wheel wells

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:13 PM

Fenders were rusted so i figured i'd try and make some for myself.. I made these.. only to redo them later cuz they just looked... Not right

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:14 PM

Finished and just did some spray paint to see what it would look like.

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:19 PM

I just drove it around like This for a while. Started messing around in the snow more and more. Here is MY buddy and I. He is the one with the lil hat.. thing.

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:21 PM

My budys jeep. it's a Cj5 with a small V8 3 sp trail tran. Were at the end of a lvl B road about to get ready for some mud

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:24 PM

Re did the Front fenders in Dimond plate and painted them black.

Also threw on a 8500 Harbor freight Winch

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:27 PM

Small Pic.. But i painted the HArd top Flat black. and threw my wheels and tires from my rolled 5.9 on to see what it looked like. Not a fan of crome but looked better then rusted out Wheels.

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:33 PM

You cant really see from the pic's but.. the red was just.. Kinda rough. It was sun fadded in spots and clear was peeling off. Plus had rust. So my buddy and i Started striping sanding and bondo-ing and ended up with this. (he works in a Body shop and went to Collage for painting and that crap) was lucky to have him!
Here she is out in the sunlight. Haven't put anything back on.. such as bumpers and things. Also rounded off the corners of the front fenders. Wanting to put some tubing on the soon and make matching rears.

jameslee97206 10-30-2011 06:36 PM

Damn, you can drive it like the flinstones. :eek:

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:38 PM

Bought MYself 4 15x8.5 Black rock Simulated bead locks

Again had my buddy Work his magic and paint the Lip Chevy Red with clear

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:47 PM

After Seeing them on my jeep one time.. I knew it just wasnt going to Work

So i did some reserch And bought 4 35x12.50x15 Cooper STT's. sure they don't have the mickey Thompson name er what evr.. but they had great rating's on and off road and they were very reasonable. And i don't have unlimited cash like some lol. I threw these on with stock no lift and they fit! for 10 sec.
Let's just say.. I was looking at lifts that night. and a couple days later i orderd a 4" RC lift for 450$ And i got every inch plus some outa it. i was very pleased. Again.. awesome for 450 unlike all the others for 800$ plus.

This the 4" with the 35's Still not much clearance at all. Me in the passenger seat. letting my older brother drive for a bit. He dosnt know what a real jeep feels like. he used to have A 2001 Tj 2.5 AUTO! and it... sucked. It was in great shape but no power

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 06:55 PM

In the passenger seat is my Dad. When i 1st bought it he said it was a peace of $hit! and wouldnt ride in it.. Now look at what he thinks! Oh and i also Bought some Grille inserts for a lil diffrent look. I liked them..

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 07:00 PM

I also Did Bed liner on the frame and underneath of the Jeep. I was pretty Glad how it turned out.

Did myself a lil fender trimming!

I cut the front bumper and welded some D hooks on Temp.

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 07:04 PM

She Sprung a Leak!

Note to self.. Had the tranny Professionally Rebuilt at 145k miles... I decided to take it to a local shop for this. cost me about 500 to pull it.. compleate rebuild and re install.

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 07:42 PM

Ok i was off roading And my friend was driving and he backed up over a log and ripped my exhast off.. so i used my magna flow from my Cherokee and had a local shop put all bigger pipeing on. And just made it dump.. no more getting hung up on things!

Replaced Ball and U joints in the front end. figured i mise well With new tires. Took out alot of Vibrations also

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 07:51 PM

Lil Bit of off roading

Why not go Topless?

Need bigger drain plugs

This is after i loaded it up to take to the shop for the tranny I bought a Smitty Front stinger for it. Have a wench but dont have a wench plate. Going to order one soon

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by jameslee97206 (Post 1705563)
Damn, you can drive it like the flinstones. :eek:

Lol! for sure! i fixed her right up tho. Got some weld in floor pans from Quadratec.

thorn4570 10-30-2011 08:32 PM

wow thanks for the pics and keep them coming.

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 08:49 PM

Thanks for looking. Yea for sure i'll keep em coming. I'v had the Yj for a year now.. Not planning on being done anytime soon that's for sure!

jameslee97206 10-30-2011 09:27 PM

Looks good :thumb: We all like pics too , keep em coming :cool:

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 09:40 PM

Thanks man! i may be lacking Pic's for a while. Im currently in NY making some quick cash for the next two month's. Excited to get home and see all the parts I've been ordering scenes i've been gone! so far.. ordered a winch plate, Rear smitty clasic bumper with tire carrier.. A 5th tire and wheel matching.

Franklin3 10-30-2011 09:58 PM

Lookn good. Love it with out flares. Nice custom fenders and paint!

yjJEEPyj 10-30-2011 10:30 PM

Thanks Franklin. Oh and one more thing.. i need new Emblems.. Pretty much just the side JEEP stickers. Anyone know were i can grab some? thinking I'd get red.. or maybe just go black.. not sure.. Quadratec has them but there like.. 40$ each side! didn't know if someone knew were to get em a bit cheaper?

yjJEEPyj 10-31-2011 01:30 PM

Just ordered some Rocker guards, and oil skid plate.

Cole50468 10-31-2011 01:51 PM

Dude this thread is fricken AWESOME!!! Your YJ is a complete 180 from what it used to be. Nice job! :thumb:

sevenservices 10-31-2011 01:56 PM

sweet project... 94' red black and white... know nothing of the sorts!

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