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#1 User is offline   offroadpete 

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:05 AM

How it was when I got it..
1987 Jeep Wrangler 4cyl, 5spd.


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then the interior went out

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Then the tub

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Then the motor

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And how it rest now..

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Gonna take the frame to homegrown offroad to weld on the new spring perches and motor mounts for the 4.0 I6


so far I got my hands on the following
94 4.0 I6 from a YJ w/Auto Tranny and np231 (79K miles)
Dana 60 High pinion front w/4.88
GM14bolt rear w/4.88

not too much more needed will post more updates soon...
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:50 AM

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not too much more needed

so your running the 30" street tires?
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 12:17 PM

View Postsoflmuddin, on Apr 11 2009, 11:50 AM, said:

so your running the 30" street tires?


actually at this point its 2x33" tires 1x35" tire 1x32" tire. all different brands.lol. I plan on running anywhere between 40"s-46"s
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 08:45 PM

sweet deal pete, what happened to putting a v8 in there?
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:40 AM

View PostMiamiMud86F250, on Apr 12 2009, 09:45 PM, said:

sweet deal pete, what happened to putting a v8 in there?


Sean scared me from putting in the v8 when I had the d44 ford 9" setup. I didnt want to break anything. again. so i purchased the I6, it was till after I bought it that the d60 and gm14bolt came around. I would sell the I6 powertrain but seeing as I just paid $600 to have the transmission rebuilt I feel like it would be a complete waste of money to sell it and buy the V8. Unless someone of course has a fuel injected v8 in good condition (auto) that they are willing to trade for an 4.0 I6, auto, np231?
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 06:21 PM

Pete, is the auto a 3 speed from that year?
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:15 AM

View PostRollbar, on Apr 16 2009, 07:21 PM, said:

Pete, is the auto a 3 speed from that year?


I dont know what year the auto is from, but it does have the senor hole on the top so I assume from a later model. Dirty1 assured me it would work and im confident it will.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:28 AM

More progress over the weekend...


I sandblasted about 80% of the frame over the weekend. it was in GREAT condition, just light surface rust. I stripped the frame completely, bumpstops, fuel/brake lines, axles, springs, shocks, everything.

I used Rustoleum professional paint (1 gal). sprayed with a gun. thinned with acetone (Thanks Forrest for the advice and letting me use your equipment!!!) I was only able to put one coat, but its okay, Sean (Dirty1) is gonna be doing the welding for the new spring perches and some other stuff on the frame so it will need to be repainted again. Im debating on weither leaving it black or have my second coat be red? (the tub will be blue, maybe black)

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Next while the frame is being welded up I will be sandblasting the tub and new axles....
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:03 PM

Got the tub loaded today on my trailer, anybody know where I can order a passnger side floor pan?
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:42 PM

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:03 PM

Yes n no, thanks dave, awsomw link, n cheap to boot, but not what I'm looking for, I need the section that u reinforced in ur build. Right where the roll cage bolts to, in the passenger side. That whole section is Badddd I think I'm going to end up making something custom there...
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:28 PM

that's just a yj design flaw. they don't drain well and tend to hold water in the rear corners, particularly if you're not parked on a 100% level surface. talk to jerry @ backcountry. he did excellent work on mine...

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