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The DIYJ project

DIYJ Update

  • Posted on: 23 August 2015
  • By: Nate

I finally had a chance to get some work done on DIYJ.  Finally I have the tub off of the frame.  After quite some time, I figured out the right combination of straps, and ratchets, and whatever to get the tub off. 


 

Tub removal.

  • Posted on: 2 June 2014
  • By: Nate
Well, I figured out how to get the tub off of DIYJ this past weekend. I was fighting with space, the Jeep sits in a pretty confined place, and I wanted to be able to lift the tub up, and roll the frame out from beneath it. I thought I'd use my engine hoist, but that proved to be problematic. I ended up with Ratchet straps, up to the floor joists above the garage. It's working pretty well, you can see it here:

Dash plate clean-up.

  • Posted on: 30 March 2014
  • By: Nate

Today, I got the rest of the 2.5L Wiring harness out of DIYJ.  I had a little help.

Since I removed the dash plate last time around, I figured today that I'd clean it up, and paint it, so it doesnt rust up again.  I took a wire wheel to the entire surface of the plate, and then wiped it all down with paint thinner.

Computer and Dash Removal.

  • Posted on: 29 March 2014
  • By: Nate

So I took some time to start tearing out what's left of the remnants of the 2.5L from DIYJ.  This meant the computer, and the wiring harness. 

On the 1990 YJ, with the 2.5L TBI, the computer is located inside the cab, behind the glove box.  I had already removed the dash panels, so I could see the computer, but getting it out was a bit of a job. 

Motor Removal.

  • Posted on: 8 November 2013
  • By: Nate

A short time ago, I took an evening and got the old 2.5l out of DIYJ, and now it sits on a tire on my garage floor.

The procedure was about as simple as I'd think engine removal can get. Disconnect.. well, everything, then find a way to support the motor while connected to a hoist, and.. Hoist!

DIYJ

  • Posted on: 10 October 2013
  • By: Nate

So. here it is, my ongoing project. DIYJ.

A friend of mine bought this Jeep years ago, at the time it ran, had a 2.5L manual trans, soft top, 1990 YJ. He drove it for a while, then his brother did, then his dad ended up with it. Then it sat in his driveway for a while. He had another YJ, so he scavanged the hood, fenders, grill, tailgate, doors, and soft-top as spares for if he ever needed them.