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Old 03-13-2012, 09:25 AM   #31
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Looks great bro! You'll have to post a new thread after next winter about how well the paint held up to the VA summer heat, and your winter wheeling.

Good stuff!
Thanks, and will do.

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Old 03-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #32
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Great job on all the mods Drock!!! I'm really liking the box you have in the back... If you get a spare minute and would be kind enough to hook a fellow Jeeper up, I'd like the know the dimensions / meausrements on it. I so need one for my Hoyo de dinero (money pit)

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Old 03-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #33
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Great job on all the mods Drock!!! I'm really liking the box you have in the back... If you get a spare minute and would be kind enough to hook a fellow Jeeper up, I'd like the know the dimensions / meausrements on it. I so need one for my Hoyo de dinero (money pit)
I could measure it up if you want but suggest you do as I did and use cardboard to make a template for each side and cut them to fit. Then I placed the sides in the jeep and measured for the back (against the seat) cut it and screwed it in place then measured the top and cut what I needed. Did this some time ago and don't have measurements on hand. Let me know if this helps and if you need more info.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:05 PM   #34
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ok, maybe a stupid question but if I'm just painting the inside of my hardtop, couldn't I just lay it upside down? I would lay down cardboard or something first. do you see an issue with this? Did you paint the outside of yours as well?
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:23 PM   #35
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ok, maybe a stupid question but if I'm just painting the inside of my hardtop, couldn't I just lay it upside down? I would lay down cardboard or something first. do you see an issue with this? Did you paint the outside of yours as well?
I didn't paint the outside as it is still looking fine, I just didn't like the white inside. It looked cheap to me. And I am not sure about turning it upside down, seems like it would be ok but I have heard that you are not supposed to turn it on its side as its own weight could cause it to crack so I just felt safer just lifting it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #36
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I didn't paint the outside as it is still looking fine, I just didn't like the white inside. It looked cheap to me. And I am not sure about turning it upside down, seems like it would be ok but I have heard that you are not supposed to turn it on its side as its own weight could cause it to crack so I just felt safer just lifting it.
I understand on its side, but flat on its back doesn't seem like it would be an issue. Maybe I'll go talk to the dealership and see what they say about it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #37
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I understand on its side, but flat on its back doesn't seem like it would be an issue. Maybe I'll go talk to the dealership and see what they say about it.
Yea, prob not a problem but I'd check first. Also then you may have more issues with paint running or pooling up.
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Yea, prob not a problem but I'd check first. Also then you may have more issues with paint running or pooling up.
damn it. didn't think of pooling. hmm, maybe if I do a bunch of super light coats. I rent my house and don't really feel like building a stand that I'd just have to tear down when I move. Maybe I'll throw some ropes over the rafters in my garage, and just Jerry rig something there.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #39
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damn it. didn't think of pooling. hmm, maybe if I do a bunch of super light coats. I rent my house and don't really feel like building a stand that I'd just have to tear down when I move. Maybe I'll throw some ropes over the rafters in my garage, and just Jerry rig something there.
If your ok with going slow the krylon fusion has a fine spray and would be fine as far as pooling is concerned as long as you keep it moving. I rent to, that's why I built the rack I built. I can just unbolt it and take it with me.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #40
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Painting my hard top now to. Having a hard time with the bed liner too. Gonna have to sand it down and try fusion looks like. To bad just painted some hinges with the bed liner. Turned out good. Not so much on large scale.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #41
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I should get my MML today and got my BL and discos this week. I'd like to install over the weekend. I've read to do I must be on level ground. My driveway is gravel, could I still do it? Also, I've never done this before but watched the YouTube video and think it looks fairly easy to do. Any insight or tips would go a long way for me so please give me some tips for installing a BL, MML, and JKS discos. Thanks.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:14 AM   #42
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A bl is pretty straight forward, as are discos. And yeah I would recommend level surface. An mml is a bit more involved bit with right tools and dime know how not too incredibly difficult I'd imagine. What bl you get?
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #43
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I got the JKS 1.25 BL brown dog MML and JKS quicker discos. Any special tools? Maybe I can loan them from autozone of something.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #44
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Well, all parts for my BL and MML are here!! YAY! Now tomorrow I tackle my first BL/MML wish me luck, I may take pics to do a b4 and after.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:03 PM   #45
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Installed BL and MML but now gas filler does not reach tub to reattach, any suggestions?
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #46
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Fixed fuel line and installed the quicker disconnects! Now I need more stuff to work on! Lol. Tires should be next!
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #47
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Check out duratracs. Love em so far. Haven't gone off road yet but everyone seems to love em
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I finally saw some duratracs in person today. Nice looking tire. They look alot meaner in person than in pics. Also, I'm starting to get death wobble since my BL and MML. Not fun does that mean my steering stabilizer is going bad?
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:08 PM   #49
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Most likely. Easy inexpensive fix with right tools. I had to buy a Pittman style puller to remove one of my bolts when I did mine. Replaced it with a sky jacket. Feels good. I recommend it. Took care of my wobble
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Sky Jacker......
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Cool, I'm trying to hold out and get the one kit that will include the stabilizer so hopefully it won't hurt much in the mean time.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:57 PM   #52
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Found a set of four mtz 33/1250/15 with about 1000 miles on them for $850, should I jump on it? Has wheels too but wrong bolt pattern so I'd have to buy new wheels too.
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If you're going yo be more on road than. Off I know my duratracs are great haven't had any experience with the mtz but not bad price
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Yea I've heard alot of people love them duratracs but I've read alot of issues with sidewall tearing offroading so a little weary. I do drive more on road than off but just seemed like a pretty good deal.
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That's why I got the replacement certificates from discount tire.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:59 PM   #56
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Not sure it's worth it for me as there is no local shop so I'd have to mail them in and be wheelless until I get a replacement.
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Today marks my 1 year anniversary of my current jeep! Great year and I bought her a set of tires and wheels to mark our special day!

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