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JackstandJohnny on March 21, 2014, 08:23:57 PM
wife gets a baby, so I get a jeep.  since i'm not allowed to name our baby 'wheeler' I get to work on a new YJ; maybe she'll grow to be a square headlights kinda jeeper

lol
so the ZJ met its demise; (you were right Billy) smoked the tranny and engine was pooched.  she will live on in the YJ though; saving/using a lot of parts
found this Gem on kijiji and moved on it quick.  its a 92 YJ sport. 4L 5spd. 240k. it is a one owner jeep from Kelowna. basically rust free. I had to jump on it. I paid 1500$ for it. gal that had it drove it up here, blew the rad (among other issues it had) and I snagged it off her.  As you can see, it shares a striking resemblance to Beltloops/Bubblegum Yj that I sold and regret every day.  

so the basic specs. 4L 5spd.  has the half doors. no hardtop; just soft. runs good actually. what I've done thus far:
full tune up, fluids etc. redid the cooling system, new fan, rad, water pump. jeep DID NOT have power steering. however Eric (hps4evr) hooked me up with a ton of parts cheap including full power steering, so now she runs great.
still needs some odds and ends and i'm bringing it to Brokenaxle to safety next week then I can start getting after modding it.

the basic plan for now:
33s off the ZJ
M8000 winch
zone 4" lift off Brokenaxle soon
TJ flares to make room and look good
rear besttop swingout tire carrier
picked up a cheap locker from Kevin so i'm locking the D35 until I grenade it.
rear bumper of some sort
all the other stupid odds and ends we do to jeeps.

the plan is a very basic build for now; with a kid on the way I won't have the time. future plans will include real axles and likely 37s but that's a ways away; not really on the radar right now.
pretty stoked though.







« Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 09:03:07 AM by JackstandJohnny »
~ if you have no clue what you're doing, then doing nothing is the best outcome

raf2379 on March 22, 2014, 03:07:34 AM
well congrats buddy, I know first hand how things slow down when a baby is on the way, my XJ should have been done by now.

cjust on March 22, 2014, 01:06:53 PM
If we sand her down enough she will be pink!!!!
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JackstandJohnny on March 22, 2014, 11:51:13 PM
Lol. It's close enough. Cjust do you have more of those pics kicking around? (The profile pic) we need lots!
~ if you have no clue what you're doing, then doing nothing is the best outcome

cjust on March 23, 2014, 03:30:07 AM
Lol. It's close enough. Cjust do you have more of those pics kicking around? (The profile pic) we need lots!


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GiS on March 24, 2014, 07:57:38 AM
You really are a sucker for punishment buddy ... and I don't mean with respect to the Jeep  :o 8) :o 8)

Let me know if you need a hand,

BEZZ on March 24, 2014, 08:32:22 AM
Will it need an OOP (Out of Province)?  Those inspections are a pain.
Buy some safety glasses.
You can jackoff with a fake hand but you cant see out of a glass eye.

JackstandJohnny on March 28, 2014, 09:02:28 AM
picked up a lift for it.
4" zone. basic, cheap lift. it will suffice for now. see how it goes. it will do for now....

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Black Betty on March 28, 2014, 05:35:12 PM
Looks good!  Half doors are awesome.  If you end up needing any soft top stuff i have tons laying around.  Let me know how the zone lift works.
06 wk-soccer mom mobile aka Betty J
99 xj- Black Betty, 2" OME lift
94 yj- needs to be lifted aka Betty Rubble

Stupid hurts

rws on April 05, 2014, 03:44:53 PM
OK Johnny... now that the ZJ is gone we can talk again ;D

How do you intend to mount those mud flaps on this new project...the "mole lady" gets meaner and uglier every year.

w squared on April 05, 2014, 06:22:38 PM
Mudflaps? Why you gotta go get all fancy-fied on us Ron? Everyone knows that red-blooded eye-tal-yan rednecks use floormats.
I followed a rainbow out to a garage and found a leprichaun. The rainbow ended in a potted cactus on his porch, but there was no gold :(

Shearcon79 on April 17, 2014, 07:22:41 AM
LONG LIVE THE SQUARE"S!!!!!!!!! ;D
Green 94 4.0 YJ :
4.5" RE Extreme Duty
33x12.5 MTZ's on 15x8 Black Steelies
Tera-flex Super Short SYE
Drive Products CV Driveshaft
Swing-away Tire Carrier/Bumper/Hitch
Found D44's out of a Waggy...Just need to build them

GiS on April 22, 2014, 12:31:44 PM
Any updates man?

JackstandJohnny on April 22, 2014, 09:32:54 PM
wifes preggers, demands are high; nursery, all sorts of kid crap and now we are gutting the floors, hardwood laminate blah blah blah. just finished the basement are starting upstairs. I took a week off work to do all this but me being me, naturally crap has taken a lot longer than anticipated, so if i'm lucky i'll get the floors done then start on the jeep.

its basically sat hiding in the garage since I got it. done a few things; TJ flares, a rear swing out attached, some basic maintenance stuff, but nothing major. I guess I could do that part up.... been to busy to even fart around on the interwebs.

don't have kids Joey lol

ok  pics f my slow progress haha

tj flares but not I haven't cut yet.. will do when lift goes int




best top swing out. bought off Fug. pretty cool. nice mod to a fancy swing out bumper





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SwampSinger on April 23, 2014, 04:57:16 PM
wifes preggers, demands are high; nursery, all sorts of kid crap and now we are gutting the floors, hardwood laminate blah blah blah. just finished the basement are starting upstairs. I took a week off work to do all this but me being me, naturally crap has taken a lot longer than anticipated, so if i'm lucky i'll get the floors done then start on the jeep.


Ha!... Deja vue  ;D