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Old 07-20-2016, 12:03 PM
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Hello from Central Oregon

Hey guys and gals,
I just got an 87 YJ. The jeep has 35 inch BFG Mud Terrains and will go 65 MPH downhill in the draft. It was purchased to be primarily an off-road rig for the family (me, wife, 6 y.o. daughter). I have found myself driving it around town during the sunny days.

I have been searching through the forums, but I have some general questions just to find out what I have. I am pretty sure it has a shackle lift, and possibly an add a leaf kit. I don't see any blocks typically used in body lifts.

The Jeep has the 4.2 in it with an MSD ignition system and Edelbrock carburetor. The fuel pump was just replaced with a "high flow" fuel pump that is loud as heck. It is a 5 speed with a "new" clutch.

When I bought the Jeep, I was told that it was an early YJ and that some of the parts are actually CJ parts. He said something about it was manufactured in the first 4 months of the Wrangler production, so I should expect to get the wrong part from time to time. Is that a thing?

So far, the Jeep runs and drives, but there are several items that prevent me from loading up the family for some "top down" cruising. First, the fuel gauge doesn't work. That issue is compounded because the speedo (and odometer) also do NOT work. During the first rain storm, I discovered that the windshield wipers don't work. I also need a top, doors (top half), spare tire (and mount), etc.

Long story short, I am super excited to start this project. I am hoping this site can point me in the right direction to get started. After the nick-nack stuff is complete, then we get to do some upgrading! Yay.

Thanks in advance for all the help!

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