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Old 03-12-2018, 09:38 PM
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Advice on new to me YJ

I just got a 1990 YJ and it is in pretty rough shape. I poured seafoam down and let the cylinders soak, changed the oil, replaced the battery and fuel pump and kind of got it going. I have a weber carb to put on hopefully this weekend and hope to get it running good before doing much else and check out the tranny etc. Also looking at a CRT distributor. Is there anything else I should be doing or looking into? Im new to the Jeep world but am looking forward to getting it back on the road.

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Old 03-13-2018, 10:52 AM   #2
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Biggest advice I can give you is to check that frame front to back and if you aren't super knowledgable about that stuff, call a welder to check it out. I had a welder come out to just make sure everything was safe to drive. Just better to be safe than sorry. Or figure out the issues before dumping to much time and money into it.

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First off welcome to the forum. A little bit more info on ruff shape will help, if it's mechanically I would go from one end to the other and replace all the fluids in everything, replace plugs and plug wires and check out the brake system. If the body is ruff I would follow lightsout's advice and inspect the frame real good especially where the leaf springs attach at the frame. I really enjoyed going all through mine, in fact sometimes I think I like messing around with it as much as driving it. Good luck on your project, I hope it all goes well.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:52 PM
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Thanks. Yeah the frame was the first thing I checked. And it needs some work already ordered the 2 pieces I need and will take off the fenders and cut the old piece out and weld the new one in. Ive been welding for over 20 years so it shouldn't be too bad.
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First off welcome to the forum. A little bit more info on ruff shape will help, if it's mechanically I would go from one end to the other and replace all the fluids in everything, replace plugs and plug wires and check out the brake system. If the body is ruff I would follow lightsout's advice and inspect the frame real good especially where the leaf springs attach at the frame. I really enjoyed going all through mine, in fact sometimes I think I like messing around with it as much as driving it. Good luck on your project, I hope it all goes well.
Rough is the carb was bad. Installing a new weber Saturday and doing the nutter bypass until I get a CRT distributor. Thats where my real issue is right now all the vacuum lines and electrical wires are quite intimidating. We don't have emissions and I want to keep the EGR but get rid of everything else possible. New water pump installed tonight. Already changed oil, fuel filter, plugs, wires and got it to kinda run with the carter carb. Checked that it went in forward and reverse. It does need some frame work but nothing over what I can do. Going to pull the tub and fenders and start on it hopefully after I get it running right. Then I need to find either a donor tub or replace the lower floor panels. Right now though my priority is getting the engine going good. Been enjoying it so far its been nice in North Texas and with the extra light been going out every night and doing a little at a time.
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