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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:17 PM

95 YJ Budget Build-
 
So picked up my first jeep back in january. Before that i had a 73 blazer on tons and 42s. It was a little too rediculous to drive on the road, didnt fit down most trails i wanted to go on, and had a ton of rust. But it was fun. I picked this jeep up to have something i could drive around, to and from the trails, as well as take my wife and Kid with me.

It is a 95 with the o so peppy 2.5 4 banger. 5speed with a teralow 4.0 kit on the 231 with a SYE.

4.5in rubicon express extreme duty lift. Spring under. d30 front d35 rear with 4.56s. 33in bfg km2s with only 1k miles. Also a brand new 33in baja claw spare. And it has a hardtop wich is nice.
has some sort of way too loud muffler with no tailpipe that needs to be addressed.

I need to move some mounts around to mess with the shackle angle because it sucks right now. It starts up quick, runs nice and the MPFI is so much better than carb garbage.

Ive been reading and searching and trying to figure out what springs to shove under it and how to go about it. I think spring over is the way to go, but i dont want to waste money on these axles to replace em later. i think 35-37 is max tire size i would want so i have been researching the 8.8 ford rear and still undecided on the front.

Im gonna fab up some sliders for it, and make some rear corner armor as well as tube fenders. I do not want to be a buy and bolt on guy as i think that route sucks.
anyways here are some pics.

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:19 PM

So i had a build thread on my old blazer forum. Sooo... im gonna copy and paste from there and get this tread up to date. gonna be a lot of pics of wheeling trips and such and we will go to what im up to today.

Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:21 PM

First trip out to get a baseline. This was on 1/19 trip to Prairie City OHV

We started our day on the Frame Twister....

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I didn't get a shot of the first door removal,
But, it's sparked a new tradition... :D
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What the YJ lacks in flex, it more than makes up for in maneuverability.
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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:22 PM

There's that door, again... :whistle:
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This guy....
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No freakin' lockers.... :rolleyes:
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Going down....
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That face... :haha:
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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:23 PM

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:25 PM

Got a free Spare tire carrier/hi lift mount.

I took 3 1/2 inches out of the mount that holds the spare tire so it sits in a little better. Also changed up the hi lift mount a little bit.

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:27 PM

Another Prairie city trip 1/30

More pics. I need a locker BAD!

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:32 PM

I wanted some extra storage in the cute little trunk area. Came up with this to hold 2 ammo cans and a toolbox. Plans for a shelf above this in the works.

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Then i picked this Rocket box aka 20mm ammo can and wanted to do a center console. So got to work.

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:33 PM

So went snowboarding today. Was a blast. Took the Jeep and it did great going up. was able to keep it above 60 the whole trip.

On the way home we decided to do a little snow wheelin. Turns out Fordyce is just a few exits from the resort on the way home so we went for it.

Was pretty snowy on the road on the way in. took Signal peak trail up about a mile. Was about as far as i was comfortable going in a foot of snow/rocks and by myself. Jeep did outstanding.

Came back down to the staging area and headed towards fordyce but the snow got a little too deep for my liking right before the trailhead so we turned around.

Definitly want to head back up there with another rig once i get my locker in and mess around. Was a great way to end the day.

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:33 PM

rock lights done tonight. I sure love these lights. Super cheap and man do they work good.

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:34 PM

Ordered a Spartan locker from Baseline4x4 on wednesday. Showed up today!

was only 259 to my door.

Simple install took about an hour and a half.

pics!

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:35 PM

First trip out with the front locker. Made a Huge difference.

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:36 PM

I picked up a set of corner gaurds for 20 bucks. got em installed and bashed em on a rock first time back out. Also got some 4in led tailights instead of the gross stock ones.

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:37 PM

Wife wanted to go wheelin today! So we stuck the carseat in the back and headed out.

Darien had a blast. He was gathering all the rocks and random parts on the ground in his gatorade bottle and carting it around. He did pretty good in the carseat and had fun sitting on my lap while Rachel drove around.

Hopefully he will enjoy it as much as i did with my dad back in the day.


Rachel even tried the stair steps! Right when the i stopped the vid i tried to get her going again. She didnt get going fast enough and didnt hit the brake hard enough and rolled back about 2 ft with her wheels turned to the right. Though for sure she was gonna go over. Shook her up a little but was able to coach her through it and she kept going and made it all the way up.

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Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:37 PM

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Tree branch made me some hi line fenders.... at least on the pass side. I actually got out of that spot.

Little baby jeep did great

Norcal_Chris 04-18-2012 06:39 PM

Brings me to today.

Picked up two prices of 3/16 steel. 13X62

Making some mini boatside rocker guards.
Still need to do some cutting and then weld/sand. Got one side done

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what a day.


Im so tired and only got one side down. I may be rolling with one for a while unless i sack up and just power through it.


let me tell you it was a pain welding these up. I did it in about 12 passes per edge so 24 total. I did get a chance to get some good practice in though..

Here is the results and final pics!


Best i could do with flux core action
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Bleh that took forever
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And here we go all sanded nice and smooth

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And the final look!

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yjJEEPyj 04-18-2012 08:09 PM

Nice YJ! that course looks awesome! were is it at? Wish there was something like that around my area.

Norcal_Chris 04-19-2012 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yjJEEPyj (Post 2275612)
Nice YJ! that course looks awesome! were is it at? Wish there was something like that around my area.

Prairie City OHV. They just dropped a TON of money into it. It used to suck but now it is fairly fun. A good amount of manmade obsticles.

95YamJam 04-19-2012 07:48 AM

Looks great! Super nice yj!

yjJEEPyj 04-19-2012 10:22 AM

Looks like a great place to go to test new mods

yj95wrangler 04-20-2012 09:14 PM

Awesome mods man!!! nice area you got too. Love the Shots with the boy too, mine is going on 4 and loves the Jeep, its all about family and memories that last a lifetime.

Sasquatch 4x4 04-20-2012 09:26 PM

Nice jeep. how does that spartan locker act on the road?

Norcal_Chris 04-20-2012 09:36 PM

Thanks guys.

The Spartan is unnoticeable since I still have the disco on the front. Although when in 4wd if I'm easy on the gas it still has a good turning radius. If your on the gas a little it wants to make you go straight. It is so worth it and one of the best things ive done

Sasquatch 4x4 04-20-2012 09:50 PM

how does the disco work?

Norcal_Chris 04-20-2012 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sasquatch 4x4 (Post 2285015)
how does the disco work?

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I just mean i have the stock CAD axle with the vaccumn disconnect so i cant tell the spartan is there since the pass side axle is free to spin

Sasquatch 4x4 04-20-2012 10:38 PM

oh ok haha i understand now. that makes sense.

Norcal_Chris 05-02-2012 09:13 PM

Got my York hooked up tonight.

Said F kilby and made my own alternator pulley. Went to the local mower shop and got a v belt pulley that fit perfect agianst the serp pulley and the hole lined up that i was able to fit a socket in it to hold it centered. checked it for runout and welded it to the serp pully.

Now i just need a tank.

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mud-hole 05-02-2012 09:41 PM

What did u get the compressor off of

Norcal_Chris 05-02-2012 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mud-hole (Post 2329031)
What did u get the compressor off of

Its a york off of a lot of 80s fords,volvos, etc. I bought it for 40$ already pulled

Norcal_Chris 05-04-2012 03:44 PM

went wheelin yesterday.

Rocker guards, proving their worth. :thumb:
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