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I've always wanted a jeep so I looked around and found this 94YJ. The jeep couldn't be any newer than a 95. In Mass 1995 and down only needs to pass a safety inspection for a sticker. That allows me to throw a V8 in it if I wanted. I'm staying with the 4.0 for now.

The setup is a 4.0 with a 5 speed and 3.07 gears. I put a thousand miles on it just to make sure it was mechanically sound. It ran great. A little on the ugly side but mechanically sound.

With a lot of help from you guys on gearing, here's my plan.
4" suspension lift
1" body lift.
1" shackle
35"X12.5" tires on 15X10 rims. I don't feel the need for 8" rims. 90% will be on the street. Maybe some trails. Please correct me if I'm wrong here.
8.8 Ford rear end with a 4.56 gear change.
Rear drive shaft change.
DuPont color coat clear coat paint.
Under coat the bottom of the body and seal the floor.
Send the seats out to be recovered. (Great shape just wrong color)
Old style roll cage and change the dash to gray.
Clean up the frame paint and seal.
Clean up the motor.
That's a good start for now.
 

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The jeep couldn't be any newer than a 95. In Mass 1995 and down only needs to pass a safety inspection for a sticker. That allows me to throw a V8
Thats the exact reason i chose to build a 91 instead of going newer myself.....

Your plan sounds great and looks like your off to a great start... Good luck and keep posting up the pics..
 

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X3 on the obd1. I got a 95 so only saftey inspection. The 700r4 I picked up along with a 350 is actually going down to wyotech with the adapting kit and high performance rebuild kit. My brothers down there in the high performance class and is going to rebuild it for me for free :D
 

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It's nice to have access to a garage like that! I put my 95 back on the road working in a 2 car garage. Wasn't a frame off repair. Just some rust and frame rot. No lift and every night I had to make sure wife's car could park in there to.
 

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Sounds like a good build.
Have you considered just seat covers? Save you a bit of money and you can get "water proof" ones.
What are you going to do for front axle?
 

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Sounds like a good build.
Have you considered just seat covers? Save you a bit of money and you can get "water proof" ones.
What are you going to do for front axle?
I have considered seat covers. They never seem to stay tight, so I was going to have them recovered. The seat are in great shape. I was also going to see if they could cover them in the same water proof material. Center of the seat needs to be dark blue the rest will be gray. Thinking about having (Jeep) stitched in.

From what I've read I have to find a carrier with 3.73's and change the gears to 4.56's. My carrier with the 3.07's won't work. The carrier should fit in my D30 if I read everything correctly.
 

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Yep in Cleveland so I had to suspend any serious work until spring. I was able to get it put together and on the road, but still several things to do. Actual I figure it'll never be completely done! Jeeps owners are always looking for new things!!!
 

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I thought I would give Photobucket a try and share some picks I have on the tare down of the jeep. I stayed last night and pulled the tank and rear axle. Let me know if the link doesn't work and I'll try again.
Pictures by 94jeepbuild - Photobucket
 

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Very nice album.... Looks like you have a very nice/clean vehicle your starting with...
 

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Glad ta see a YJ gettin the royal treatment! Cant wait to follow the build to the end! Oh, and howsa bout a 4BT diesel engine swap!!
:punk:
 

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Very nice album.... Looks like you have a very nice/clean vehicle your starting with...
It's a lot cleaner then I thought it would be. Especially being from the northeast. I got lucky.
 

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Glad ta see a YJ gettin the royal treatment! Cant wait to follow the build to the end! Oh, and howsa bout a 4BT diesel engine swap!!
:punk:
That's funny. I was looking around on some sites at the diesel swaps. I'm going to look some more and do some reading. I'm leaving the 4.0 in for next summer and tare it back down over the following winter for a motor swap.
 

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It's a lot cleaner then I thought it would be. Especially being from the northeast. I got lucky.
Trust me, i know... Only about 15% of my YJ is of the original one i bought... Freakin rust buckets i sware but gotta love them..
 
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