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Old 03-12-2019, 07:14 PM
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4 generations 1 YJ

I will be adding to this periodically as I complete each aspect Also I will include where I purchased everything OK in 1989 my great grandfather retired and purchased the 1989 Jeep Wrangler He drove it everywhere in 1994 he sold it to my grandfather who drove it until 1999 when he sold it to my father my father drove it for a few years and then parked it in the garage behind our house where it sat I graduated high school in 2012 and my father had always said that it would be mine. However he just could not give it up. Until last year 2018 when he finally gave it to me. My great grandfather and my grandfather have both passed since then and their bodies were cremated. This is the build. I am restoring this jeep back to its glory but with a few modern touches like comped cut fenders and a lift kit. I plan to mix my grandfathers and great-grandfathers ashes into the clearcoat so no matter where I go they will be a part of this jeep and I one day will give it to my son. So here’s a few pictures of how she sits now and what I manage to do in just a few hours

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Old 03-12-2019, 07:17 PM
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Some work I did today. If you don’t want to piss with bending and whatnot hit up quadratec and buy the panels. Then you can just cut what you need off of them. Made in USA too. But yea not bad for a few hours of work/drinking. More drinking then work though.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:17 PM   #3
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I wrote on a different thread that you had bitten off more than you can chew. I apologize, I was wrong…..I think you have picked the PERFECT project to work on. Four generations in one family is something to SHOUT about. I'll keep an eye out for more posts and progress and wish you luck with a wonderful project. I'm sure your grandfathers will be proud of you.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:25 AM   #4
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Off to a good start. Did you fix any of the rust behind your new panel while you had good access to it?
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:12 AM
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My fault I forgot. Yes I did there was a small section of floor that was bad cut it out and replaced.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:52 AM   #6
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Good.... It is certainly best to get rid of all the rust. Once you cut out that outer layer you usually find more inside that has to go. Do it right the first time so you aren't diving back into it in a few years.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:57 PM
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Yea I will be finishing up some repairs tonight. Then the tub is coming off where I will be reinforcing the tub and spraying some rubberized coating. So yea I don’t want to do this again for awhile.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:21 PM
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So finished up the first bad spot. One more to go on the other side. Each new piece is coated with undercoating to prevent rusting. Also once all is done all seams will be sealed with panel adhesive and then tub will be coated with rhino liner or a tube rises coating.
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:37 PM
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So didn’t get much done other then finishing up the passenger side and removing some thing in preparation of remove it the tub. Also if anyone has an idea on the best diy coating for the tub much appreciation. If like to bedline the whole Jeep but with so many options and mixed reviews personal experience is best
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:49 AM
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Pulled the tub off the frame and pulled the old break lines out will be replaceing. How do I fix this spot in the front it’s bent out bad lol.
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So engine was removed and taken to the machine shop. Trans is next to go. Picking up a diner Jeep for a few parts tomorrow.
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:40 AM
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So got a call from the machine shop. The head has a crack in it. So I will be pulling one from the junkyard. Block is being boarded .020. Crank will be checked tomorrow but based on the condition of the main and cam bearings I don’t presume much will need to be done. Saturday I will be picking up a diner 1989 Jeep Wrangler. I will be useing the tub and a few parts as the tub has zero rust. So I will use it for my Jeep and continue repaired the current tub on the side. Of course I will swap the vin plates. I have the title for both. The frame on the diner is also solid as a rock. So I can sell that to someone who is looking for one. The good is shot and so are the seats but I have the seats with the imprint of my grandfathers ass in it. (He was a big big guy). But everything else is going good. I’ll update everyone with the progress as it happens.
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Ok so an update today I installed the 4.88 gears and chromolly axles to my rear Dana 35. I also started sanding the body to prep for paint. The trans just got back from the shop fully rebuilt for 800. The engine is almost done. With the bore, crank turning new pistons and rings and new bearings throughout it costed me 590. I do need to get a new head and clean up the Mansfield’s. Coming in the mail I have and HDI distributor new water pump new oil pump thermostat and a 2150 carb with adapter plate. So it’s almost time boys. However, an issue arises. I bought a YJ harness frome someone on cregslist. Turns out it’s a YJ harness for the 4.0 and not the 4.2. Any help on getting her to work would help
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So I decided to utilize the harness for the lights and use aftermarket gauges and start button and run my own wires. Raptor liner is comeing in the mail for the inside. The dash has been painted and ready to install after the raptor liner is done. Engine is done at the machine shop and ready to be assembled.

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