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Old 08-15-2011, 04:44 PM
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My 1987 YJ Build

I got my YJ last summer, and it was in rough shape! The seats were junk(except the rear bench, which I'm not going to put in until I build a rear cage), and the transfer case leaked.

It had a lot of engine issues. I put the motorcraft carb on it, and it turned out the alternator was bad. I also brokr the driverside motor mount, so those were replaced. My mechanic got it running consistently well, and i got some BFG AT 33's on craigslist. I also got some 92 YJ seats.

I got Black neoprene seat covers, too.I found a dana 30 and 35 with ARBs on craigslist, so I planned on doing a SOA lift and a SYE. As luck would have it, I trashed the peugot while 4 wheeling, so I found a TH400 out of a wagoneer, so now its getting that too. I am going to go with a Lokar shifter to keep the stock look. All the work should happen in the next two weeks or so. I'm looking forward to having a capable, reliable jeep!

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Old 08-15-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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Great start reminds me of mine when I started however I was lucky and had almost zero rust.

Keep up the progress!

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:40 PM
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I guess I'm changing direction a little bit. The guy doing the work has a Super 35 with a detroit locker, so I'm gonna go with that instead of the 27 spline ARB locker in the rear. He also put the bumper tire carrier rack on too. I like it! The rack comes off, so I wouldn't have to have it on there all the time.
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