IT'S ALIVE!!!! The YJ Rides Again!!!

Feb 21, 2021
131 236 Views

#fabrats #yj #fabrication
Today in the shop, the Fab Rats finish up the floor in the YJ, do all the tedious wire work, and get the ole YJ ready for it's first maiden voyage out of the shop for a couple months!! There's still a few more things to do, but there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel on this build! Check it out!!
Make sure to follow along with us as we build and fabricate cool stuff!!
Get your official FAB RATS MERCH here!!
Funniest Oil Change on the Internet:
Helping Out Matt's Off Road Recovery:
Rat Rod Truck to the Rescue:
CAUTION!! Crazy Wood Splitter:
Check out Yankum Ropes!!
Use coupon code FABRATS at checkout to save 5% on your order!
Follow us on Instagram: FabRats
And THE FAB RATS Facebook page:
For business inquiries please email us at:


    Fab RatsFab Rats13 days ago
    • Just ordered a shirt and hat! I'm a big boy so I was excited to see 5x!!! Love your vids man

      Christopher WebsterChristopher Webster9 days ago
    • Got my shirt yesterday, its cool thanx fabrats!

      tracy harritracy harri11 days ago
    • This week!!

      Fab RatsFab Rats12 days ago
    • Flat sage green with flat black accents it looks great on jeep new models from factory now come in this color but not in flat, flat would look better tho πŸ˜‰ lov ya

      Kris WilsonKris Wilson12 days ago
    • What make and size are the tyres please

      Wayne ShackladyWayne Shacklady13 days ago
  • House of Kolor. Tangerine

    ChrisChrisDay ago
  • Top half maroon bottom half gray,

    Rick MulcahyRick MulcahyDay ago
  • Nasty rig

    Life with Lilah MarieLife with Lilah Marie2 days ago
  • paint that puppy grape soda PURPLE!

    David StuckDavid Stuck3 days ago
  • Your fab skills are seriously amazing but PLEASE don’t use the same color wire for multiple wires and say β€œit’s all getting wrapped up in the loom anyways”. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been tracing electrical issues on a customers bike and come upon 10 red wires someone ran for everything or the like. I usually end up just replacing the harness rather than deal with it... also stagger the cuts but use the same length wire and then you don’t end up with a β€œbundle” of solders in one spot. Do it to know it’s done correctly, even if only YOU know it...

    Monkey Wrench CyclesMonkey Wrench Cycles4 days ago
  • Can you drive through grandma's ditch with out spilling your mountain due

    Stephen BroomheadStephen Broomhead6 days ago
  • Paint the Jeep Donny Osmond purple

    Todd KeslerTodd Kesler6 days ago
  • color it metallic red and blue.

    Timothy CharlesTimothy Charles6 days ago
  • white!

    Tom BrooksTom Brooks6 days ago
  • Will this be street legal?

    Ant RAnt R7 days ago
  • Burnt orange

    Mark StovallMark Stovall8 days ago
  • Anything but yellow, please.

    Brad MaasBrad Maas8 days ago
  • *I cut that darn **_piece three times_** it is still too short*

    Allahthe 1 KaffirAllahthe 1 Kaffir8 days ago
  • You should paint it hot rod red

    Tbone EewdTbone Eewd9 days ago
  • Left booby pink

    cjP LolcjP Lol9 days ago
  • COLOR: Chrysler Moss Green JN/RJN is an amazing green you will love it. Have it on my jeep and get many compliments. It's also rare.

    SnippetyGold 167SnippetyGold 1679 days ago
  • Awesome, greetings from Bulgaria.

    Patriot PatrioticPatriot Patriotic9 days ago
  • Should paint it electric lime green from the 04 jeep rubicon with the wheel orange to bring in the old color

    Sean BensonSean Benson9 days ago
  • Let Michelle pick a random Peanut MM and go with that.

    Matt AdamsMatt Adams9 days ago
  • What Gauge steel are you using to make the floorboards (16)?

    Ben KanobeBen Kanobe9 days ago
  • i am waiting to watch the next video of you and Matt working on pap Dar jeep

    Evans The TravellerEvans The Traveller9 days ago
  • Where did you get the headlights for the jeep? Those are awesome.

    Dallas JonesDallas Jones10 days ago
  • FABulous

    Cargo NomadsCargo Nomads10 days ago
  • Raptor liner the new jeep blue

    John DavisJohn Davis10 days ago
  • Dar's Jeep is looking awesome

    Jeremy SwansonJeremy Swanson10 days ago
  • paint it the original red

    Arnie PriesArnie Pries10 days ago
  • Paint so deep purple its black. What was the part # on the headlights

    Michael SorensonMichael Sorenson10 days ago
  • If y'all can see my smile as I'm watching this video you would realize that these videos are awesome I think you people live a positive life and I believe that you enjoy every minute of your day God bless you guys watching on the way from Spain thank you so much for the video really enjoyed it I'm an American living in Spain got to take care of horses and rescue some dogs peace out all the way from SpainπŸ’―πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’―πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’―β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβœŒοΈβœŒοΈβœŒοΈβœŒοΈβœŒοΈβœŒοΈβœŒοΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ oh and I love Matt's Channel is amazing too

    Leroy sosaLeroy sosa10 days ago
    • So glad you love the channel!! You’re awesome!!

      Fab RatsFab Rats6 days ago
  • Purple! Or orange since orange is purple

    PatrickPatrick10 days ago
  • Can't wait for the tow truck build

    Dustin JohnsonDustin Johnson10 days ago
  • I would love to know more about Paul and his back story how he got start on working on and with car , jeeps trucks and anything in between because it surly shows he has not limits to what he can work on or fix or fabricated. It would make a very cool video ill be waiting your fan always πŸ‘

    Aaron Wade RidesAaron Wade Rides10 days ago
    • I cant wait to see it

      Aaron Wade RidesAaron Wade Rides6 days ago
    • That vid is coming up soon!

      Fab RatsFab Rats6 days ago

    John GibbonsJohn Gibbons10 days ago
  • I’m watching from the uk and loving the channel I hope to get out that way in the future 😊

    al beeal bee10 days ago
  • Its looks pretty badass with those metal patches

    Edgardo WongEdgardo Wong10 days ago
  • I've never seen anyone use a tin cutting tool not sure the exact name lol on card board bet you don't have to push as hard that's a new way to cut up old cardboard for me haha

    Higgins 811Higgins 81111 days ago
  • **Problem Solved = ORANGE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PURPLE!!!**

    aaah texaaah tex11 days ago
  • Blue

    ALAN SALAN S11 days ago
  • It’s all done but doing it! I’m stealing that one Paul! Jurassic park colour scheme please! Either that or Barbie pink just like the power wheels Jeep my daughter has πŸ˜†

    Russ JowettRuss Jowett11 days ago
  • Paint it purple.

    Seth StewartSeth Stewart11 days ago
  • The light at the end of the tunnel is the freight train coming towards you!

    Jonathan DeWittJonathan DeWitt11 days ago
  • Genuinely interested to find out if the Corvair or the YJ rock crawls first.

    Alex WitteriedAlex Witteried11 days ago
  • I think red or orange

    Dan CraigDan Craig11 days ago
  • Candy Apple Red with a Black monstaliner interior

    Rex BinnsRex Binns11 days ago
  • Mean Machine Darr !

    Brian HartleyBrian Hartley11 days ago
  • Good morning β˜€οΈ

    Shawn CalleniusShawn Callenius11 days ago
  • Papa Dar should spray the whole thing with line-x bed liner or protective coating whatever people want to call it

    Minion MotoMinion Moto11 days ago
  • I can envision Papa Dar driving his Jeep down the trail or over rocks in Ocean Blue. I have a bright white 2016 JKU Willys and that color would be my second choice.

    dk12811dk1281111 days ago
  • Flat black is where it's at.

    steven cartersteven carter11 days ago
  • nice

    504 Owner official504 Owner official11 days ago
  • I like the videos but music is unnecessary.

    Keith GrahamKeith Graham11 days ago
  • What does this have for an engine and trans?

    LostIn207LostIn20711 days ago
  • Remaking CJ6 :)

    Jyrki JyraysJyrki Jyrays11 days ago
  • My YJ is from Moab RED Rock 4 wheel club member. 1989 Islander 2.5 liter It's new home is the mountains of northern Pennsylvania

    Jenna08848Jenna0884811 days ago
  • Love the little wire clampy thing!

  • Turn the bolt around before putting the muffler on. The bolt will come out in the future.

    Dave PDave P11 days ago
  • Since Mat has a "Bananna" how about making Papa Darr's Jeep an Orange or a Lime?

    shooter mannshooter mann11 days ago
  • Trimming a cardboard template with double cuts. Love this channel, I never would have thought of that

    YouneverknowYouneverknow11 days ago
  • Originally was thinking red, but the mt dew green comments have me thinking green.

    John BrundegeJohn Brundege11 days ago
  • Can't wait to see videos of this on the trail. Fab videos are great, but let's see more of the fabs being used on the trail. Beautiful country out there.

    John BrundegeJohn Brundege11 days ago
  • You should paint it hot rod red

    toby wrentoby wren11 days ago
  • i like the mountain dew green idea!

    Gordon ByrneGordon Byrne11 days ago
  • Man i want a jeep so bad but I'll never be able to afford one now. Now that i hurt my lower back and had to be put on disability all my dreams are gone it sucks

    Wayne SligarWayne Sligar11 days ago
  • wish my YJ add that kit!!!!

    Kevin RandlettKevin Randlett11 days ago
  • Blue and Orange Richard Petty style, with rust/weathering

    YJ Overlander CanadaYJ Overlander Canada12 days ago
  • πŸ‘

    Arnold HughesArnold Hughes12 days ago
  • Did you change the fuse lmao

    chance simpsonchance simpson12 days ago
  • Metalic hugger orange

    Cecil DavisCecil Davis12 days ago
  • Well done boys! Right on.

    Rheo BartelsRheo Bartels12 days ago
  • Good camera man!

    Rheo BartelsRheo Bartels12 days ago
  • " I can.....And I WILL"

    Rheo BartelsRheo Bartels12 days ago
  • Paul, you need to change the oil in your jacket. :-)

    Jim RonchettoJim Ronchetto12 days ago
  • Have you ever used hot melt glue after soldering? I always melt the glue onto the wires .. that way, when I heat the heat shrink, it creates a watertight seal

    Boo BooBoo Boo12 days ago
  • Hey Matt, is that hot?

    Robby LancasterRobby Lancaster12 days ago
  • Orange

    Zeb ThielbarZeb Thielbar12 days ago
  • ohhhhh it definitely needs to be mountain dew green with " I'm winning" on the hood!!!!! lol

  • How about patina

    Joseph WerthJoseph Werth12 days ago
  • Note to self: Air nibbler doesn't work so good for Cardboard Aided Drafting. Will stick to razor knife or utility scissors. ;)

    MrAcuta73MrAcuta7312 days ago
  • White with a red pin stripe. Or red with a white pin stripe and white wagon wheels.

    Luke TLuke T12 days ago
  • Finally looking good. That engine does it have a mild cam in it?

    allen Henryallen Henry12 days ago
  • I want to know about the elk horns in the loft ,would make a great hood ornament for the jeep lol

    Doc DentonDoc Denton12 days ago
    • This vid talks a little bit about it. πŸ‘πŸ»

      Fab RatsFab Rats6 days ago
  • A forest Green would be a cool color.

    allen Henryallen Henry12 days ago
  • Good job guys !! I'm looking forward to everyone getting out testing (you know it's coming) the rigs out... What's Papa Dar's favorite colors ?

    BradzuzuBradzuzu12 days ago
  • Nice.

    Wes AllenWes Allen12 days ago
  • Matte gunmetal

    Mike CoronaMike Corona12 days ago
  • I d love watching your channel along with Matt. Just some ideas for ya' all, A welding lens fr the camera will save the life of the camera. Welding arc not just bad on your eyes in person but also on TV and camera lens. My only experience is building police, Fire, Sheriff vehicles that cost up to a few million $.

    EarthlifeusEarthlifeus12 days ago
  • Come on guys. Wow all the wrong ways to solder wires and using cheap tape. 3M 33 tape will stay on for years. Old wire loom, cheaper to replace with heat resistant loom.

    EarthlifeusEarthlifeus12 days ago
  • Color? John Deere Green 🍏

    randy lesterrandy lester12 days ago
  • I say paint it blue

    The Blue Bike & DoyleThe Blue Bike & Doyle12 days ago
  • Hi Paul my name is Dale Polmanter I'm from Canada Edmonton Alberta to be exact I watch a lot of your fabrication shows and I'm very interested in what you do so I have a question but in order for the question to be answered I would like you and Matt both to be present an both to give an answer on this question seems usable fabricators and here's my question I have a 2002 Dodge Durango 5.9 r/t and it has a normal typical Dodge Durango's front end underneath it I'm not very happy with it I'm not very happy with the way that it works so I would like you both to give me an idea of what front end to put underneath the Dodge Durango with a set of 391 gear ratios front and rear and yes I have already considered having the lockers put into the outer hubs and yes I'm very much considering the heim joints and link suspensions that I have seen use put together quite a few times as of now within your fabrications so im very comfortable in putting that together myself and just so that you have the full perspective of where I'm heading with this I would like to eventually at some point take the 5.9 out of at and put in a hemi

    dale polmanterdale polmanter12 days ago
    • I would use a mid 70s Ford Dana 44 high pinion axle.πŸ‘πŸ»

      Fab RatsFab Rats12 days ago
  • Chevy red

    Greg O'NealGreg O'Neal12 days ago
  • Color: White Raptor Liner

    Bill HayesBill Hayes12 days ago
  • burnt orange

    Dustin CumberledgeDustin Cumberledge12 days ago
  • Paint it Orange with black line on bottom . Can't wait to see it done lol

    ChillBone ColemanChillBone Coleman12 days ago
  • Paint it white

    alisha thompsonalisha thompson12 days ago
  • Sage green for your paint with a two tone brown that go with the sage green.

    Justin MillsJustin Mills12 days ago
  • I'm the Steve who sent an email to Michelle asking for your address to send the Whoppers to awhile ago......I was very surprised to hear you say my name on camera when you got Michelle mentioned she likes M&Ms so I immediately ordered them.....but that seller didn't offer a gift note option to include my name......not that I need the credit....I'm just glad it got to you.....but Zimmer or whoever must be the seller on Amazon.....but I am the one who sent you the M&Ms because you missed out when I sent the Whoppers.....😁 Anyways......I hope the guys left you some Michelle.

    spheisespheise12 days ago
    • Lol. Good.

      spheisespheise10 days ago
    • Thanks for letting us know!! Thank you so much!! They are now in the rightful owners possession. You’re the best! -Michelle

      Fab RatsFab Rats12 days ago
  • Color needs to be orange and purple

    Trent AllmonTrent Allmon12 days ago
  • Bright lime Green is what im voting for

    EvloftisEvloftis12 days ago
  • bright green like your derby truck

    Sean GraySean Gray12 days ago