"Take 92" - YJ Linked with Nines

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  1. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Well As some of you know I have been threw a few projects and ideas in the last few years.. from 98 XJ to full tube chassis to what I am finally building.

    For reference here is last build that had way to many changes in it so that is why I am starting a new thread.
    http://www.nc4x4.com/forum/index.php?threads/impaks-wrangler-build-no-more-xj.109542/

    So here is the Story..

    After I wrecked my XJ racing it I decided I wanted an open top Jeep that my family of 4 could ride in and we could all enjoy it but then I also could go out with the guys on some hard trails and be able to keep up.

    So After selling a bunch of parts I found a nice YJ

    It is a 92 YJ with a XJ 4.0 and TJ NV3550.
    My Plan is to rip out the dana 30 and 8.8 and replace them with 9's add a dana 300 and 4 link with sway a way air shocks.

    pics of Jeep as I got it

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  2. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    One of the coolest things with this build is my son (Corbin) has really started to get involved with me in the garage which is just cool as it gets.

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  3. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Then I spent some time building a rear bumper, modifying a tire carrier, adding a winch, a battery box and the last thinking I need to do is mess with the axle disconnect tomorrow night..

    as I needed to use the Jeep for the rest of the year till winter before I planned to rip out the axles

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  4. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Well winter is here so it is time to rip out the axles and start on the new build

    And so it begins.....

    pulled out the rear 9" to start tearing it apart. Next is to build the nodular 9" center section and then clean up the axle( wire brush time)
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  5. joshua1086

    joshua1086 Active Member

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    Glad to see you finally get going on it! I think there was something I told you I had and I was going to send to you and now I can't remember what it was. If you remember let me know.
     
  6. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

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    Nice. No tru hi nine?
     
  7. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    I will be posting more pics soon.. yes front high 9 and rear beefed 9
     
  8. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    All axles are out and it is now time to cut off all old brackets and clean the frame to get read for my 4 link kit.. ( it sweet, just wait till you see it )

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  9. drkelly

    drkelly Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands

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    Where did you buy that front 9" housing? It looks good.
     
  10. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    horse traded for housing (ruff stuff 9"), then bought knuckles and solid inner C off nc4x4 then had Andy Zubz cut the housing and weld on inner c's
     
  11. dkrajcovic

    dkrajcovic DKRAJCOVIC

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    this is going to be nice
     
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  12. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

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    No doubt!
     
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  13. ObeseFieldMouse

    ObeseFieldMouse Well-Known Member

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    that housing looks like a beast!
     
  14. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    was a little cold in shop tonight

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    got off all but one leaf hanger and few other things that need to be removed

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    few things that are now gone

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  15. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    well few more hours in the garage cutting stuff off and taking stuff off.

    got all leaf mounts completely off and frame smoothed, exhaust cut and removed, factory skid removed, np231 removed..if i get lucky I will get a few more hrs tomorrow to try to get fuel tank down and a few others things I need to cut off.

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  16. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    also got rid of the stock axles this weekend and part of the deal was a sweet 50" light bar from which should light up the trail very nicely..

    http://www.illuminationleds.com/

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  17. boatedwagon

    boatedwagon President of Mud N Blood ORC

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    37 degrees, i can fix that lol, are you gonna put pinion guards on them, saw you didnt have any before, barnes makes a good one, good luck let me know if you need a hand with anything
     
  18. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    I do have heat in the garage. But with no insulation yet takes a while to warm up :) I actually have some pinion guards for the 9 also. Thanks
     
  19. Carlos14

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    Nice working with you on the axles. Your light bar mounts are on the way. Looking forward to seeing where you go from here.
     
  20. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Well got the fuel tank and skid plate out, and rear bumper and tire carrier off. then started working on dana 300 to get it ready to go in jeep.

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  21. Granny

    Granny One day at a time...

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    You do nice work, Ken. I am looking forward to seeing the completed project! :)
     
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  22. Black Bear

    Black Bear Well-Known Member Moderator

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    you're not the only one!
     
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  23. 95yjjeep

    95yjjeep Well-Known Member

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    Ooh yeah! This is what I've been waiting for. Nothing beats cutting up a perfectly good driving jeep. Just don't part this one out...unless of course, you have parts that I need. :D
     
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  24. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Funny my wife said the same thing :)

    but it will be a lot better then it was before this build..
     
  25. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    Well parts have started arriving :)

    Just got my MotoBilt 4 link kit, fuel cell, light bar brackets, and other small odds and ends.

    @motobilt

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