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94chb's Jeep Wrangler

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Old 10-09-2011, 04:12 PM
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ok guys, ive been doing a crap load of work to my newest vehicle, its a 89 jeep wrangler with a carb'd 4.2 and automatic. so i have tons of pics and thought you would like to see my progress.




if you guys remember i had a 24ft pontoon boat, well i traded it for the jep wrangler cause its going to be getting cold soon and i needed another 4x4 jeep since i totaled my big white grand cherokee.


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after owning it for a couple of days i starting noticing things that needed fixed

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also grabbed some boomerang shackles and installed them

old stock ones
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new ones
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and while installing them i dropped the gas tank and fixed the fuel sending unit
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then i took the crappy plastic valve cover off cause it leaked like crazy and installed an aluminum valve cover
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i also had a broken rear drive shaft and when it broke it also broke the tail cone on the tranfer case, but i had extra parts laying around and it was a quick fix

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next i swapped the rims and did it all by hand

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while doing that i noticed the rear brakes were broke, so i fixed that also

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then i wired up the KC lights

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Old 10-09-2011, 04:18 PM
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next i installed a radio and amplifier

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then i did a trans fluid and filter change

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then i pulled the carb off and rebuilt it

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then took a break workin on it and just trail rode the hell out of it. i have tons of pics and videos

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then recently i started have a grind sound. it sounded like a broken flex plate (its comin with automatic jeeps)

so i decided it would be easier to pull the engine then to drop trans, transfer case and drive shafts

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you can see it was grinding
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the flex plate was in perfect shape it wasnt broke
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i eventually found out that the crank is worn and moving bad and forth causing the flex plate to hit the housing

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Old 10-09-2011, 04:24 PM
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recently i came one hell of a deal that i couldnt pass up. i grabbed a 91 wrangler that has a 4.0 MPFI and its a 5 speed. For only $500

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so as of right now im converting my carb'd , automatic jeep to a MPFI 5 speed jeep

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im pulling everything out of the parts jeep and installing it into my jeep

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all my old auto stuff and carb'd wiring harness

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and with my Mechanics in Training i got a few others things done

My son swapped over the side steps onto my jeep

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and then they removed the auto shifter stuff and installed the 5 speed stuff

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Old 10-09-2011, 09:44 PM
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Sweet project man. The terrain up there looks a lot like the terrain down here. Good luck with the swap. That little girl looks a lot like her dad!
 
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:43 AM
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Cute kids Mitch.

Holy **** you have been busy. You're lucky to have support from your family in order to be doing this. Although, I am sure you are bringing in money from it all so it should be all good. Hell, I buy a motor, work on it for a week and it created doubt and ultimately ruined the relationship I had with my g/f. /rant about my life.

Keep up the good work dude.
 
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:16 PM
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thanks , wife dont give a damn what i do lol.


today i got the engine pulled out of the donor jeep and its bolted up in my jeep, it started raining so i called it a night.

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Old 10-12-2011, 05:06 PM
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today i got everything bolted up , bought a new transmission mount and installed it, all i got left to do is wiring and installing the brake/clutch pedals, then i gotta get my rear driveshaft shortened 1in and buy a fuel pump and power steering pump. then she should be ready for the trails again. i cant wait
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:02 PM
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great project man! Makes me wish I still had my old 85 Bronco trail rig. Thing was a blast to drive off road, it just ate sooooo much friggin gas using it as my daily...

I've always wanted to pick up an old Jeep to work on, I just don't have the time/space/money these days.
 
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:53 AM
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give it a wash,

these wranglers are so solid they can take alot of damage and carry on!
 

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Old 10-15-2011, 11:58 PM
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im starting to see the finish line lol. for the past 2 days i have been rewiring everything and today i finally got the pedals swapped in and the clutch cyl installed.

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