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
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
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.