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« on: September 12, 2005, 07:20:45 PM »
Since my step dad is over in Iraq for the next 8 months, and has always wanted a project vehicle to work on, she decided to go ahead and buy one for him as a surprise when he returns from overseas.  So, here's what we have.

1994 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L inline 4, 99k miles, original paint, no rust, in decent shape.  But, like any other 12 year old car, it needs some work.






Currently, here is the parts list.

Needs new alternator
Needs a blower motor for the HVAC
Needs a radio of some sort
All new fluids (already have oil, filter, and air intake filter)
Seat belts all around (Ordered Saturday)

Im sure there will be more as I dig through this thing.  Going to be fun.

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005, 07:27:29 PM »
Sweet!
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005, 07:27:29 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005, 07:28:30 PM »
Don't forget to as i6 to that list ;)

Still, neat project and I hope your step-dad is safe over in Iraq.

Overall it looks good, interior looks nice and the top looks to be in good shape.

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2005, 09:45:38 PM »
Awesome!


Do us all her on the board a favor will ya... thank him when he gets back!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2005, 10:05:45 PM »
Sweet!

Here is a mod list for you :wink:

-Supercharger for the 4 popper.
-37" MTR tires
-Currie Aluminum High pinion Dana 60 "Rock Jock" axles front and rear with 5:38 gears (4 popper remember)
-Black Diamond Coil conversion lift.
-Atlas 4 speed transfer case.
-and other misc parts you will need :wink:  8O

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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2005, 11:56:38 PM »
I'll thank him when he returns, if it wasnt for people like him, we wouldnt be here today.

New tires are on the list.  The ones on the Jeep now are showing their stress cracks in between the treads.  I think each and every single tire has atleast one large nail, or staple in them, so its only a matter of time.

I'd like to do a motor swap in this beast, then SC it maybe, but I doubt that he'd be down with that.  We'll see when he returns, because if I can get him to recognize the short comings of the 4, he'll realize he wants more power.   :lol:

Until he gets home though, Im just going to get it to the point were it is reliably running, and and can be a weekend beater for those warmer days.  The AC/Heater blower does need to be fixed before he gets back though so we have heat during the winter.  I plan on driving it atleast once a week to keep it running, and charging effeciently.

More progress as things go by.

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2005, 12:01:55 AM »
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Sweet!

Here is a mod list for you :wink:

-Supercharger for the 4 popper.
-37" MTR tires
-Currie Aluminum High pinion Dana 60 "Rock Jock" axles front and rear with 5:38 gears (4 popper remember)
-Black Diamond Coil conversion lift.
-Atlas 4 speed transfer case.
-and other misc parts you will need :wink:  8O


What he said. :)

I also extend my best wishes to you and your step-dad.

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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2005, 01:39:44 AM »
A mid 80's Chevey Blazer or Truck blower motor is a MUST upgrade for the Jeep CJ/YJ. They cost the same as the Jeep unit but move much more air. You have to trim the firewall a bit to get the motor  in. (has a bigger hole) but well worth it.


Here is a link to a motor swap article I did years ago for Rockcrawler.com.]Click Here!!!!!!!!!!


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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2005, 11:35:04 AM »
I think Cole is salivating!!!  :D   Another jeep to mod!  But, after seeing his jeep, he is a great source of knowledge.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2005, 01:20:54 PM »
:twisted:  I will have to admit. I still love Jeeps.

Here are a few pics of what it could look like.



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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2005, 03:52:10 PM »
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Sweet!

Here is a mod list for you :wink:

-Supercharger for the 4 popper.
-37" MTR tires
-Currie Aluminum High pinion Dana 60 "Rock Jock" axles front and rear with 5:38 gears (4 popper remember)
-Black Diamond Coil conversion lift.
-Atlas 4 speed transfer case.
-and other misc parts you will need :wink:  8O


Is Black Diamond still producing kits?  Those were the sheeeeite!
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2005, 05:23:34 PM »
Superlift bought Black Diamond a few years back. I believe the kit is now available again.

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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2005, 05:25:37 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2005, 05:27:00 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2005, 11:19:22 PM »
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Nice picture...but i doubt he made it off that rock, gpoing forward at least....doesn't Fabtech also make a coilover conversion kit for that????  Anyway, just like on car's coils are the way to go, combine it with a good three-link and your set

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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2005, 12:17:45 AM »
Thanks for all of the advice guys, cant wait to really tear into this Jeep.  With all of the pictures and previous stuff Ive seen available for the Jeeps, its amazing what all I have to choose from.

Time will tell how Billy wants to pursue the whole modding of the Jeep.

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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2005, 07:06:34 PM »
Ah, what a beast this peice is.

Replaced all the belts in the Jeep this afternoon.  I've got battle scares up the waazooo.  Havent had it but a week, and its already drawing blood.  

I can tell, this thing is going to be a  :twisted:  little red beast.

Had the oil changed yesterday, new filter.  Today also replaced the air filter.  Original wasnt all that dirty, but the filter element was pretty bent up.  Looks like someone grabbed it, and beat it against a wall.   :roll:

Next - New alternator and belts.  This whining is driving me insane.

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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2005, 04:18:17 AM »
I had an 87 YJ. I always wanted the Vortech V6 out of my mom's 99 blazer. I think that would be a great power plant for the YJ.

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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2005, 01:59:55 PM »
The 4.3L Vortech V6 posts about the same HP/TQ numbers as the Jeep 4.0L striaght six.(so no real advantage over the Jeep motor)  Your 258 (4.2L) in that 87 YJ was a dog at only 112hp and 210 TQ.

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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2005, 04:01:06 PM »
Dont want this thing to be a heavy beast...

Got a new alternator and belts last night.  Going in this afternoon.

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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2005, 05:47:40 PM »
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Looks like someone grabbed it, and beat it against a wall.   :roll:


What? You don't do that to your filters? I do it to all of mine...adds 10 horsepower.

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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2005, 12:03:03 AM »
I would occasionally tap it to get loose dirt and debris out, but this one looked like it was beaten silly, bending it all in many different shapes.

I must say that the alternator went in fairly easy this afternoon.  Had an issue with getting the belt back on, but wasnt as bad as I thought.  Pretty good amount of room to work on things in there.

I got the thing all fired up, and listened to the engine a little, and there is noticable rod chatter.  Not too bad, but you can hear it.  Sounds like once my step dad get back, Im going to have to convince him to ditch the 2.5, and drop in a 4-0.   :lol:

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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2005, 05:52:35 PM »
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Your 258 (4.2L) in that 87 YJ was a dog at only 112hp and 210 TQ.


I see your point. And ya it was bad, when I got it it had 31x12.5 tires that made it worse, It did have a 4:10 in the rear end.

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