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My dad's YJ with a 5.3 and a 5 speed

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A couple of summers ago my father, brother and I tore apart my dad's 95 YJ Wrangler that had a 4 cyl and a 5 speed.

Here is what it looked like once the rust got cut out and test fitting the engine:

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Here it is with the frame, body, and firewall painted. The interior got a spray-in raptor bedliner. It was on 235s.IMG_7214.JPG.291ad81d0e324457fe14230ba2efd1ae.JPG

 

Then we put the front fenders, grille, and rock-sliders on. 

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It has the original steel body and the frame has been patched.

Then we put the windshield and flares on.

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This is it all together with the 235s on it. We ended up needing to build a traction bar and putting in a slip yoke eliminator because, with the stock springs, the axle-wrap was terrible, so it broke 2 driveshafts and 2 stransfercases. In the garage is our 1959 Chevy wagon-nothing special, 350 and a 700r4.

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Then the 35s went on. You can see the tote lid under it catching fluid from the broken T-case.

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We then took it out and flexed it on our culvert some:

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(It whips good pavement donuts, don't ask)

Here is a pic of the first ride it went on. It is the Jeep in the front. The other YJ is actually a CJ-5 with a custom front end.

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Last summer my dad worked on a YJ with a 4.2 and a 5-speed and 27,000 original miles.

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Here are some more recent shots of it in action.

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This bottom one is of the first time we had it on the road this year.

 

Feel free to ask if you have any questions!

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I love the ol' square-lighters :D  you guys did a great job on that one :L:  

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17 minutes ago, Pete M said:

I love the ol' square-lighters :D  you guys did a great job on that one :L:  

Well thank you! It was surprising that the big tires made it ride better. 

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4 minutes ago, schardein said:

Great looking Jeep!  The 5.3 really ups the fun factor!

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You bet it does! You posting yours inspired me to post about my Dad’s. 

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