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Home-Built 351W V-8-Swapped Jeep Wrangler YJ

Reader’s Ride: Built by a machinist and “sometimes welder.”

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We love when you send us photos and info on your 4x4! Here's a look at G. Bohannon's 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ and a Q&A with the owner.

Vehicle: 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ

Owner: G. Bohannon, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tires/Wheels
33x13.50R15LT Super Swamper LTB/US Wheel modular

Suspension
Rusty's Offroad 4-inch kit, 1 -inch lift shackles

Drivetrain
NP435 transmission
Twin-stick NP205 T-case
Stock Dana 35 front axle with cable CAD control
Currie F9 9-inch rear axle
Limited-slip differential
Disc brakes
3.73 gears

Performance
Ford 351W V-8
Edelbrock 1406 carburetor on Performer intake
Summit cam and timing set
Modified Sanderson block-hugger headers
MSD 6A ignition
Champion aluminum radiator
Flowmaster 44 muffler

Other Mods
Complete rewire
Auto Meter gauges
Custom bumpers
Corvette master cylinder
Wilwood clutch master
Nissan clutch slave
Delco alternator
Saginaw power steering pump on custom brackets
Mallory and Holly fuel regulators
Poison Spyder hood louvers to help with heat

 

Interview

Four Wheeler: Does everything work the way you want?
G. Bohannon: The carb needs to go, saving for EFI. Other than that, this thing is a beast.

FW: Anything you would change?
GB: Wife says no new front axle until this one breaks; I also need to bend up a cage.

FW: Funniest wheeling incident?
GB: Getting a swamp-water shower—LTBs move lots of water.

FW: Anything to add?
GB: I'm a machinist and sometimes welder; every part on this thing had to be modified or fabricated outright. There have been some parts (motor mounts come to mind) that would have been faster and cheaper to just build... lessons were learned. I did it because I could.

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