Hi PR, I'm glad I got your creative juices flowing!PR wrote:Yes, old YJ is a perfect project!
Sounds like a front axle re-build, all suspension bushings, and engine/tranny mounts: done all of those before on a.... yes, 1993 YJ! LOOOOOL Is it white and Renegade model by any chance?
Prolly better to swap out the coils and springs and shocks while at it (2" lift? Ah, I see, you mean shackles in the rear and pucks in front? And you kept the stock coils and leafs, right?)
Stereo? Out into the parts bin - you can't hear anything but wind noise in a YJ!!!! LOL
Let me find a pic of my old YJ... ---- ah, man! Great memories with my old YJ!!!
It's a red renegade with black cladding, bumpers and grill. Very cool looking rig. I found some pictures pasted below.
It's leaf springs front and back, but the shackles are stock length. The previous owner put a Rancho add a leaf kit on it but never replaced the bushings. Technically it has the stock leafs just with an additional leaf in there for the lift.
True about the stereo. I was going to add a sub, amp and additional speakers for a bit of oomph but never got around to it.
I also have a spare set of ball joints fot the front axle. I don't think they need replacing, but with them being 21 years old, it may be a good idea also.
What I've done myself so far is the following:
water pump changed
fan clutch changed
thermostat housing de-scaled/polished
rear drive shaft u joints changed (3 pieces)
full tune up done recently (oil, all filters, plugs, wires, cap, rotor)
fuel pump changed
New bikini kit installed
rollbar padding removed to respray. 1/4 done
front carpets removed for floor bedliner, not done yet
upper radiator pipe changed
window washer reservoir sealed/repaired
Front winscreen and weather strip replaced
new starter motor
New serpintine belt
Back seat replaced
rear bulbs replaced and wiring gremlin fixed
That's all I can think of for the time being. As you can see I've taken as much care of it as I could, btu since starting my new job I've had no free time to work on it so it's just being used as a daily driver now.