Tube back of buggy

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So we got to working on the back of the buggy finally! All of the plasmacam and plasma setup has been taking a LOT more time than I had thought.

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King Shocks – Pre-Runner Coil overs delivered!

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Today was an exciting day my King Coil overs (Pre-Runner Shocks) were delivered.

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New firewall. Day 1 Pictures

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16.jpg We worked on the new firewall on my buggy today. It was not to bad, and the harbor freight sheet metal shears made fast work of the 18ga CR steel cutting it like butter.

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New 302 / 5.0 engine harness

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So, after getting my buggy back from AA-Fab it was time to fix the wiring mess, and make it run better. The original plan was to re-do 100% of the auxiliary wiring… basically everything that didn’t have to do with making it run. This plan suddenly changed.

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New driveshaft

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I was removing my seats to re-do the interior of the buggy (which hasn’t been driven) and noticed that since raising the rear a couple inches the drive shaft is not exactly workable.

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Todd’s first jeep problem

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After I got my 1994 Wrangler I was very excited to start four wheeling that I didn’t read-up on it much or try to learn the basics of off-roading.  I simply wanted to go out and give it a shot, and learn as I went… after all that’s what I do and it’s worked so far.  I would quickly learn that replacing Jeep Parts can get expensive.

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Todd’s First 4×4 it’s a Jeep!

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First Jeep Wrangler YJ Specifications:

  • 1994 dark blue YJ with spice interior
  • Spring over axle lift with stock YJ Springs
  • Stock D30 front with 4.10 gears.
  • Stock D35 rear with 4.10 gears, and Detroit locker. (this would haunt me later!!)
  • Stock NP231 with slip yoke eliminator.
  • 35″ BFG Mud Terrains on black rock crawler rims (almost new)
  • Tire Carrier on rear bumper w/spare 35″ BFG Mud Terrain
  • Vent scoop (in front of windshield to increase air flow, and yes it really really works)
  • Unknown Rocker guards that were more for looks than function.
  • Fire extinguisher mounted on roll cage.
  • CB antenna wire plumbed through windshield frame, and ran to back of jeep.

The jeep was nothing special, but it was a great start for me to get into four wheeling.  At this time I had never worked on any vehicle or fabricated anything.  I was totally new to welding, air tools, grinders, plasma cutters and all the other expensive tools this hobby makes you want 🙂

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That is a picture of my Jeep Wrangler at Prairie City OHV park here in Sacramento County California.  That is exactly how my jeep came except I removed the front bumper, painted the tie-rod yellow, and cut the front of the fenders off.  This was only the start of my 4×4 modifications for this jeep.