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Yamaharyder600 05-28-2013 10:33 PM

Restoring a 1993 YJ
I have a 1993 Wrangler YJ. I picked it up about a yea ago, needing a lot of work, mainly with the frame and body. Drive train seems to be ok. It is the 2.5l with a 5 speed behind it. I spent a few months doing work on the tub and got a little frustrated. The more that I repaired and welded in the more problems I found.
I ended up getting the money together and ordered a tub from 4wd Hardware. Took about 3 1/2 weeks to finally get it. In the mean time while I waited I rebuilt the bad areas of the frame. So now I am in the stages of finishing up the frame and locating all the mounts before I actually mount the tub. It will be sitting on a 1" body lift from prothane. I am keeping the build pretty simple and mostly stock for the time being. This jeep will eventually be my daily driver. Im keeping this pretty short and sweet as the pictures will show most of the work. I will be posting throughout the next few weeks as I finish my build.

banks316 06-21-2013 06:12 PM

Look like you got your work cut out for you. Cant wait to see the end result.

04Xtj 06-21-2013 09:28 PM

nice work..ever thought of just making your own frame? got the skills it looks like..keep the pics coming..looks good..

Yamaharyder600 06-22-2013 08:22 AM

Thanks guys! Been a while since Ive posted anything. Ill have some pictures up this weekend. I have considered building my own frame, just dont have the time at the moment. I have found plans and some actual measurements online that would have a pretty good end result.
With this frame I am considering tying in the roll bar. I doesnt bother me to cut the roll bar and weld on the frame but cutting holes in the body bothers me lol.

Yamaharyder600 07-22-2013 06:53 PM

Well its been a while since Ive posted anything, so I figured I post a few pictures and say a little about where Im currently at on the project. Things haven't been going exactly as planned mainly due to my work schedule. Working 55 Hour weeks kinda cuts me short on time. Anyhow, the frame is pretty much complete other than building the tye in for the roll bar (I have plans and materials, but will go into that at a later time). The tub itself is mounted and temporarily bolted down to the frame. The fuel tank is being cleaned up along with a new hanger for the pump, mine was pretty rough and had some fuel weeping through the lines. Heres a few pics of whats going on. Hate to be short but Ill go into more detail at a later time.

Yamaharyder600 07-25-2013 12:37 PM

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Well today I got started fabricating the rollbar to frame tye in. This is built completely form 3/16" materal. There will be two long ones like this and two shorter mounts for the front.

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minime331 08-28-2013 11:16 PM

you got alot of work ahead would love to see how it comes along

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