What happens next?
Rebuilding the Jeep
I wanted the old school suspension but I have had enough carburators and standard transmissions.
93 parts Jeep
Initially the 93 parts Jeep provided the upgraded roll bar system, half doors, front clip, dash and gauges. It also provided the fender extensions and a few minor parts here and there. That's not to mention the low mileage 4.0 fuel injected engine and all the wiring harness, dash and guages, and more...
Another Jeep gives up some parts.
I'd been driving a 94 Grand Cherokee that I bought some years back at an impound auction. It will provided a number of parts, including part of its 242 transfer case. allowing both part time and full time four wheel drive. The Grand Cherokee transfer case would not fit the AX15 standard transmission but I had installed a slip yoke eliminator kit on the transfer case. I had build another 242 transfer some years back to fit a Chrysler 727 transmission. It had the correct input for the AX15. I ended up using the main shaft from the Grand Cherokee. So, in the end, the transfer case is part 89 Cherokee, part 94 Grand Charokee, and quite a bit of aftermarket.
What was the problem with the 93 Jeep?
The 93 Jeep title was too much of a problem and I gave up on it. Also, the vehicle, abandoned for 8 or more years, had been partially stripped. Radio, speakers, battery, winch, radiator and more were gone. The rear axle was broken and a number of parts were missing. The rear of the frame was damaged when the rear trailer hitch was jerked loose, tearing the rear cross member. The soft top was long past it's usable life span. One wheel and tire was missing.
I did raise some goats for a while, but this?
My daughter, Tracy, and her family gave me this spare cover for Christmas. I had to go buy a Jeep to put it on.
The parts Jeep still has some useful parts.
The frame on the 93 Jeep has been lifted about 3 inches and the front suspension has had the shackles reversed. When a front wheel hits an obstruction it now moves to the rear instead of toward the front as originally built.
There are some pros and cons here but it is what it is. The engine is a fuel injected 4.0 liter engine with only 120,000 miles on it. I plan to use the frame, engine and wiring harness in the final changes to the 88 Jeep.