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Old 06-26-2013, 09:06 PM   #8071
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Well this is the TJ forum you're posting in....
At this point there no reason to discriminate any models.

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:34 PM   #8072
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Ok honest curiosity, what in the world is it used for on top of the roll bar?
Definately not while driving, just used while in park. I'll probably use while fishing or something

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:51 AM   #8073
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throw some ghillie netting up there. Instant mobile hunting blind.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:36 PM   #8074
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:43 PM   #8075
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throw some ghillie netting up there. Instant mobile hunting blind.
Lol us rednecks/hillbillies would love that but sadly most game wardens will not cus they have their stupid" no hunting from a vehicle" rule unless your handicapped and then I believe they allow you to hunt from a atv
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:52 PM   #8076
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So, to match my all new, recently-painted interior, and get rid of the terrible, old accordion-style shift boot, I marched down to the local fabric store and picked up a yard of black, marine-grade vinyl.

After a few quick cuts and some sewing by my lovely wife, I now have a sweet, custom boot w/ blue accent stitching that matches my new interior paint job.





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Old 06-28-2013, 11:55 PM   #8077
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Any good ideas on where and how to mount a hi lift inside of my jeep?
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:59 PM   #8078
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Any good ideas on where and how to mount a hi lift inside of my jeep?
If its a 48" then mount it between the roll bars behind the rear seat. I used fence post straps, some bolts, some rubber plugs to isolate the jack, some washers, and a couple wing nuts. Works great. I can post pics later if you want them.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:09 AM   #8079
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Any good ideas on where and how to mount a hi lift inside of my jeep?
I went this route:



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And painted it to match. The yellow faded a little and looks better now.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:42 PM   #8080
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If its a 48" then mount it between the roll bars behind the rear seat. I used fence post straps, some bolts, some rubber plugs to isolate the jack, some washers, and a couple wing nuts. Works great. I can post pics later if you want them.
Pics would be good if its not too much trouble.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:43 PM   #8081
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pics would be good if its not too much trouble.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:51 PM   #8082
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Pics would be good if its not too much trouble.
Here you go. This is a great cheap solution. i want to say it cost around $12. Sorry for the shoddy pics... It's dark and I'm using a cell phone camera. I can post better ones in the morning.
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Here you go. This is a great cheap solution. i want to say it cost around $12. Sorry for the shoddy pics... It's dark and I'm using a cell phone camera. I can post better ones in the morning.
Slightly better pic... Here's the order: 3" Carriage bolt, nylon lock nut, fender washer, rubber plug, fender washer, jack, fender washer, wing nut

When you tighten down the wing nut the rubber plug compresses and keeps it tight.

I don't remember the size of the fence post strapping unfortunately... I want to say it is 3" but don't quote me on that.
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Picked up a couple cans of rustoleum bedliner at lowes today, gonna go out and paint the flares soon. Trying to decide if I wanna pull or tape. This'll be my first experience with the stuff. I've done a lot of plastidipping but I wanted something permanent for the flares. I've put forever black on it twice now, but it fades within a year. Should be called almost forever black.

Plans for prep are: sand lightly to rough up, wipe with some acetone i also got today, then 2 even coats. Sound right?
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:18 PM   #8085
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Yeah, it don't take much, rough up the plastic. hit it with a few even coats. Good to go.

Personally I took mine off. probably took about the same amount of time as taping everything off, and they were really easy to work with. Just bent some coat hangars around so i could hang them from the rafters in my garage for easy painting.
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So, to match my all new, recently-painted interior, and get rid of the terrible, old accordion-style shift boot, I marched down to the local fabric store and picked up a yard of black, marine-grade vinyl.

After a few quick cuts and some sewing by my lovely wife, I now have a sweet, custom boot w/ blue accent stitching that matches my new interior paint job.

Looks good.
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3 hours later and I got em off. Took me a minute to realize there were nuts on about half the screws. Plus didn't ever realize there was a lining under the rear fenders that pulls out. I'm guessing its there for looks and to keep dirt out, but there was so much dirt trapped in em that it defeated the purpose. Ran out of light so will line em tomorrow. May run without em for a bit. Makes even 29" tires on stock wheels look mean.
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3 hours later and I got em off. Took me a minute to realize there were nuts on about half the screws. Plus didn't ever realize there was a lining under the rear fenders that pulls out. I'm guessing its there for looks and to keep dirt out, but there was so much dirt trapped in em that it defeated the purpose. Ran out of light so will line em tomorrow. May run without em for a bit. Makes even 29" tires on stock wheels look mean.
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It got too dark. I'll get some tomorrow.
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It got too dark. I'll get some tomorrow.
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Picked up a couple cans of rustoleum bedliner at lowes today, gonna go out and paint the flares soon. Trying to decide if I wanna pull or tape. This'll be my first experience with the stuff. I've done a lot of plastidipping but I wanted something permanent for the flares. I've put forever black on it twice now, but it fades within a year. Should be called almost forever black.

Plans for prep are: sand lightly to rough up, wipe with some acetone i also got today, then 2 even coats. Sound right?
I have the rustoleum bed liner on a few parts on the front of my jeep. Easy to work with and I just taped it off. It may fade but I can't tell still looks new a year and a half later will use it again on other stuff. Looking on using it on my wheels.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:18 PM   #8092
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I have the rustoleum bed liner on a few parts on the front of my jeep. Easy to work with and I just taped it off. It may fade but I can't tell still looks new a year and a half later will use it again on other stuff. Looking on using it on my wheels.
Would that work on a smittybilt SRC bumper? It's got a type of smooth powder coat or something on it, but it is flaking off really bad on both the front and rear bumper and tire carrier
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Would that work on a smittybilt SRC bumper? It's got a type of smooth powder coat or something on it, but it is flaking off really bad on both the front and rear bumper and tire carrier
Yes get the loose powder coating off, rough up the surface and spray
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I used the rustoleum on my wheels. Stock alloys, nothing special. It's holding up great. Just make sure you rough up the serfuce well, the alloys have some sort of clearcoat on them, it son't stick well if you don't.

I'm actually thinking about re doing the flares with rustoleum liner as well. I used the duplicolor stuff on them last time and it looked great for a while. But i had to tape them off when i was doing some raptor liner on the outside, and it peeled up in spots when i took the tape off.

I still have a bottle or raptor lying around. I might just wait till I get the front bumper I want and just spray it all at the same time.
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Well, I got 2 cans thinking one would be all if need for 2 coats on all 4 flares and the extensions, but 2 cans was barely enough for 1 coat on all, with enough for a second on the 2 back flares (put it on them cuz I think they take more abuse) looked like I had a lot of running, had to do it in a pretty dim garage, put up as many lights as I could find but was still dim. We'll see how they turn out in a couple hours. Here's the jeep as its sitting.
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Yeah i rushed my duplicolor job and got a few runs. Best way to combat that is more thin coats as opposed to 1 or 2 thick coats.

Even with the runs it still looked a lot better than that faded grey splotchy plastic.
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Yeah i rushed my duplicolor job and got a few runs. Best way to combat that is more thin coats as opposed to 1 or 2 thick coats.

Even with the runs it still looked a lot better than that faded grey splotchy plastic.
We'll see how they turned out. I'm about to go check em
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They did have some runs, but for the overall look its a lot better. Great finish. Now can anyone tell me, if I wait until next weekend, the clean em and give em another coat, if thatll cover the bad spots?
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it may cover some, but there will still be high spots from the runs. To really get rid of them you will probably have to do some sanding.
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When I went out a bit ago it was still tacky enough for me to smooth out the runs with my finger. That made it look a little better. Hopefully thatll make it easier to cover when I repaint soon. But overall looks 100000x better. Hopefully I can reattach them today. But I'm writing a paper so it'll fepend on how much longer it takes me

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