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Old 04-12-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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A whole week off ahead, what to do?

Not much money to spend, basic tools, stock jeep, what to do?

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Show some pics man.

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The pic on the jack stands was a few weeks ago checking the brakes and greasing stuff up, changed the diff fluid aswell.
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Try to straighten out that bumper
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may i ask what u did on your bumper .I like the look it gives
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Yep I'll try and see how it goes also going to paint the flares if the weather is nice and also get some rust out of the passenger floor panel
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Spend a couple hours removing those chrome tube steps. Maybe you can find a buyer on craigslist. Use the proceeds of the sale to help finance some new tires.
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Spend a couple hours removing those chrome tube steps. Maybe you can find a buyer on craigslist. Use the proceeds of the sale to help finance some new tires.
Yeah good idea I was planning to anyways and I have a tire/rim fund going already so that will help. My rims are pretty rusted
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:40 PM   #10
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Start taking off nuts, bolts, screws and clean them. Reinstall with loctite. Could save you time and frustration down the road. Start going through things and cleaning them. Engine bay, chassis, dashboard. I found out some dash pieces are dishwasher safe!

That just might be my institutionalized military mentality. "Is it broken? No. Fix it anyway. Is it clean? Yes. Clean it anyway."
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Spend a couple hours removing those chrome tube steps. Maybe you can find a buyer on craigslist. Use the proceeds of the sale to help finance some new tires.
Good advice. Personally not a fan of tube steps or chrome, but to each his own! When I'm on short money and want to show my TJ some love, I climb underneath and go on rust patrol. Keeping the "cancer" at bay is 90% labor, and 10% materials.
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Good advice. Personally not a fan of tube steps or chrome, but to each his own! When I'm on short money and want to show my TJ some love, I climb underneath and go on rust patrol. Keeping the "cancer" at bay is 90% labor, and 10% materials.
Thinking about getn on those steps today they just have one bolt on each end that come out right? The bolts look pretty new so I don't think I will need WD-40 ect.
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A MUCH better choice to loosen old corroded or seized hardware than WD40 would be any of the following... Kroil, PB-Blaster, Break-Free, or Liquid Wrench.

WD40 has most of the world bamboozled into thinking WD40 can do nearly anything and everything. It is technically a solvent... not a lubricant or penetrant.
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A MUCH better choice to loosen old corroded or seized hardware than WD40 would be any of the following... Kroil, PB-Blaster, Break-Free, or Liquid Wrench.

WD40 has most of the world bamboozled into thinking WD40 can do nearly anything and everything. It is technically a solvent... not a lubricant or penetrant.
Oh alright, in shop that's all we use and it works pretty well I will try one of those tho thanks for the reply
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Bedline your headlight bezels and gas cap. 7 bucks
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Clean your rims and plasty dip them and then bed line tube steps.
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Seat lift. Get some 1" stock aluminum and some new bolts. It's a great feel.
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Seat lift. Get some 1" stock aluminum and some new bolts. It's a great feel.
Not needed for his '98 since 2002 and older TJs seats are already at a good height. It was in 2003 when the seats got dropped an inch to better align people with the air bags to help the TJ's safety rating. I lifted my 04 TJ's seats 1" with aluminum pucks but that wasn't needed for my '97.
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Got the chrome steps off ! I would have plasti diped them if I used them but nah. Time to post up on Craigslist see if I can get a little closer to new tires/rims!

Edit: Next is the chrome bezels and chrome gas cap to be painted with bedliner or any suggestions?
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Got the chrome steps off ! I would have plasti diped them if I used them but nah. Time to post up on Craigslist see if I can get a little closer to new tires/rims!

Edit: Next is the chrome bezels and chrome gas cap to be painted with bedliner or any suggestions?
Just buy the black plastic ones. They're like $30. You'll have close to that in paint and prep and they don't chip!
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A MUCH better choice to loosen old corroded or seized hardware than WD40 would be any of the following... Kroil, PB-Blaster, Break-Free, or Liquid Wrench.

WD40 has most of the world bamboozled into thinking WD40 can do nearly anything and everything. It is technically a solvent... not a lubricant or penetrant.
They do make one now

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After reading Jerry's advice (often) I went to read about Kroil. I ending up buying a can through their website because if you buy the "new" 16.5oz can you can get a free can.
Haven't used it yet but why not be prepared, I plan to replace my northeast rusted shocks soon so I wanted to be ready.
I was also surprised the stuff smells like Pinesol.
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After reading Jerry's advice (often) I went to read about Kroil. I ending up buying a can through their website because if you buy the "new" 16.5oz can you can get a free can.
Haven't used it yet but why not be prepared, I plan to replace my northeast rusted shocks soon so I wanted to be ready.
I was also surprised the stuff smells like Pinesol.
Yeah I'll have to go trying new penetrants, and I'm also in the northeast as well I have no idea why I haven't got any around. Kroil looks like I will try first if they still have that deal going on
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Just buy the black plastic ones. They're like $30. You'll have close to that in paint and prep and they don't chip!
I will look into that, but I already have some sand paper and degreaser lying around wouldn't I just need an 8$ can of bedliner? Or am I nuts for thinking that's all I need
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PB blaster is an excellent product! Been using it for years. It's up to the tasks for most anything and I'm on the east coast of Canada... Rust capital of the world!!
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Bed line tube steps will be a constant upkeep nightmare. It doesn't stay on well unless you pay big bucks and have them prof. sprayed... I like to sand them down or rough them up, then spray them liberally with 3m rocker panel spray... several coats... then primer and paint them black. You can touch them up quickly and easily by touch up spraying... and the 3m rocker panel spray is a bit rubberized so you get a bit of a textured look anyway. Hides any scrath's or imperfections. Just my 2 cents worth. No right or wrong with running boards.
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Bed line tube steps will be a constant upkeep nightmare. It doesn't stay on well unless you pay big bucks and have them prof. sprayed... I like to sand them down or rough them up, then spray them liberally with 3m rocker panel spray... several coats... then primer and paint them black. You can touch them up quickly and easily by touch up spraying... and the 3m rocker panel spray is a bit rubberized so you get a bit of a textured look anyway. Hides any scrath's or imperfections. Just my 2 cents worth. No right or wrong with running boards.
Thank you for your 2 cents (: but they are going on Craigslist they really just get in the way when I get in and I like the look without them
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Alright have the bezels out and the gas cap today witch took like a minute but no stores nearby had rustoleum bedliner ): so ill have to wait till Tuesday to goto a bigger Walmart farther away, anymore ideas on what to do? I want to get a new swaybar cover it's all bent (thanks PO) so I think I'm going to have a friend fab one up in metal fab shop. Just got an idea should I just sell the gas cap and not waist time painting it? It's not like it locks or anything.

Edit: the bezels and gas cap will be the last of the chrome ! Yay
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I bought my gas cap at Napa for about $7. I doubt you'll be able to sell it unless your trash can has a job and some spare change.
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I bought my gas cap at Napa for about $7. I doubt you'll be able to sell it unless your trash can has a job and some spare change.
Yeah im going to go ahead and paint it, hope it's nice weather this week!

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