Posted by: Mark Polk | 2013

Tyler’s Jeep MJ Build – Project Complete

Jeep MJ project complete

Jeep MJ project complete

We started Tyler’s Jeep MJ build in February. Our goal was to have the project completed when he got his driver’s permit in May. The project stalled for a little while sitting at the paint shop, but we completed the project truck in July. This was a Jeep MJ restoration on a budget.

Here is a look back at what was done to the project Jeep:

1) Rebuilt 4.0 Liter engine from a 91 Jeep Cherokee

2) Replaced the rear main seal and oil pan gasket

3) Replaced the pinion seal & changed gear oil in the rear axle

4) Replaced the rear transmission seal

5) New exhaust system

6) New tires & wheels

7) Replaced rear brakes

8) Added a 2  1/2 ” lift

9) Cleaned and sprayed the undercarriage.

10) Replaced missing trim and repainted interior trim

11) Replaced the headliner

12) Replaced interior door panels

13) Installed Bushwacker fender flares

14) Installed functioning hood vents

15) Repainted truck’s exterior

16) Sprayed in bed liner

17) Replaced front grill & front header assembly

18) Fabricated front bumper

19) Fogged front & rear turn signal lenses

20) Replaced the stereo

When it was all said and done we had about $5k invested in the truck (not counting our labor) and we figure a classic Jeep MJ like this is easily worth $8k. It will make a good first vehicle for Tyler and I am sure that after putting in lots of his own time, hard work and money he’ll take good care of it.

Check out some before & after pics of the MJ

On to the next project!

Mark Polk

Auto Education 101

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