1992 Jeep Wrangler
My dad and I built this Jeep together a few years and I couldn't possibly be any more in love with it. I purchased it when I was 19 as my first car and drove it for many years until the time came to move on and so something great with it. We took my stock, rusty and tired 4-cylinder powered YJ down the frame and sculpted it into the obnoxiously loud, tire destroying and smile inducing machine it is today.
Paint and exterior
We painted the Jeep in our garage starting with multiple coats of POR-15 (DTM followed my their high build primer) and finished with a flattened red from TCP Global called Hot Rod Red. The paint is far from perfect, but it's a Jeep after all, so it works. Fenders and trim are finished in black POR-15. In short, lots of POR-15 was used... So I'm banking on never having to do rust repair or body work in general ever again.
Upholstery and Interior
Stock seats are covered with Rough Country seat covers. The entire floor has been finished in bedliner over the top of POR-15. Much of the stock interior has been stripped to keep the Jeep simple and lightweight.
Original Engine: No
The engine is a 350cid small block Chevrolet. I built it using cast iron Vortec heads, a camshaft from GM performance and Holley Sniper EFI among a long list of other performance parts and modifications.
The Jeep had over 160k miles on the stock 4-cylinder. We overlooked the idea of installing a speedometer/odometer during the build so I haven't kept track of mileage since. Mental note: Might be a good idea to install a speedometer at some point...
Wheels and tires
15'' steel wheels wrapped in 35'' BFG M/T's
Performance disc brakes on all 4 tires with drilled/slotted rotors.
The transmission is a rebuilt and slightly modified NV 3500 5-speed manual.