My 93 Restoration Project


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Here is the after:

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It has been two weeks since I drove it. But I am taking my time so I don't get aggravated. Getting to the ball joints was no joke, the worst part was removing the inner axle shaft. Thanks again Machoheadgames for the tips on removing it.

Ball joints are done and all is put back to together. As of right now I have all the tie rods, drag link, and damper removed. I had a hard time getting the damper off. I banged the part of my elbow on the bottom of my leaf spring, and it feels like I chipped a piece of cartilage lol.

I went ahead and ordered a new Monroe damper and bought JKS sway bar quick disconnects. I hope to have everything installed Friday morning, so I can still get an alignment. It is hard not being able to drive it lol.

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machoheadgames

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It has been two weeks since I drove it. But I am taking my time so I don't get aggravated. Getting to the ball joints was no joke, the worst part was removing the inner axle shaft. Thanks again Machoheadgames for the tips on removing it.

Ball joints are done and all is put back to together. As of right now I have all the tie rods, drag link, and damper removed. I had a hard time getting the damper off. I banged the part of my elbow on the bottom of my leaf spring, and it feels like I chipped a piece of cartilage lol.

I went ahead and ordered a new Monroe damper and bought JKS sway bar quick disconnects. I hope to have everything installed Friday morning, so I can still get an alignment. It is hard not being able to drive it lol.

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Man I know the feeling on not driving it. I haven’t driven mine besides a handful of times for nearly 4 years now. I’m FINALLY getting finished with all the little changes that will make it desirable to drive often again.

Don’t sweat it, you’re making progress and should be good to drive again soon. As for the elbow, welcome to YJ world. I think I get a new injury every time I work on mine lol.
 

Ivan

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1993 Automatic 4.0L Inline 6 with 175,000 miles.

It was really tough finding a decentish YJ with a 6cyl. I wish it were a manual, but it was hard being that picky too. Found this Jeep 8 hours away from me for $3500.It was a steal considering I found many others in worse condition for $5,000. The owner who sold it held it for me and facetimed up and down the Jeep before we made the drive. My dad and I towed it back home and have begun working on it. Now I am officially a Jeep owner with my first Jeep.

Completed so far:
Removed nasty wet carpet, washed and dried out tub.
Bought green half doors
Fixed broken temperature gauge
Bought Bestop soft top w/hardware (still need to attach hardware)
Changed out Oil Pressure Switch (It was leaking a good bit of oil, still and oil leak somewhere though)

I bought this YJ because I love the square light (I blame Jurassic Park) and I love the simplicity and ruggedness of this vehicle. I also wanted something to fix up and teach me some skills along the way. I found it interesting that this one in particular was originally owned in Hawaii and ended up in Arizona and then Tennessee.

There is still a great bit of things to do to this Jeep before I get it to where I want it and I only have so much income flowing at once lol.

Planned so far:
Get 4x4 working (Vacuum tubes are disconnected and all over the place, currently researching fix)
Sand rust from tub and spray
Replace passenger side sway bar ( driver side has a quick disconnect while pass doesn't. I would think you would want it on each side)
Replace all ball joints
May need to replace steering shaft
Troubleshoot horn (not working)
Replace Tailgate
Replace female end driver side seatbelt (Hard to find)
Replace seats (Not priority)
Repaint (Not priority)

New things are popping up everyday.

Thanks for reading. I will be updating as I go! May take years.

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Hi buddy, I see that you have a lots of experience. I am also thinking about buying wrangler YJ, here are some pictures. Can you tell me what do you think

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Yes it looks nice..what do you think about the motor at first look..it is 2.5
Hey bud, I wouldn't say alot of experience lol. I just started with Jeeps this past October. The Yj you show looks pretty nice.
What year it it? How is the interior and the frame underneath?
 
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My JKS Sway bar quick-disconnects came in this week. I am going to try to get to those soon.


Not sure if I should go ahead and replace the shocks or not. I saw in another post that EMU is the way to go.

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Forgot to share these, I think the second picture looks prettier. This will probably be the last time I take it out in the mud. It is not fun to wash off.

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Very nice project!

Here is the link for the rear disk brake modification.