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Old 05-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #5851
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Wow i'm from mid michigan not one of the 12 scrapyards within a hundred miles has any wranglers I hate my life
We don't have any wranglers, just Cherokees, but ZJ parts work most of the time.

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Old 05-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #5852
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #5853
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Also did the bezels:

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what did you use and what kind of prep had to be done. mine are super chalky and i need to restore them. repainted mirrors and brackets today
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:46 PM   #5854
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As I am driving without back seat most of the time, I finally finished my double floor. Now I can store all my tools under it and can load 6 cases of beer easily without all the seat belts and seat hinges in the way.









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Old 05-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #5855
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As I am driving without back seat most of the time, I finally finished my double floor. Now I can store all my tools under it and can load 6 cases of beer easily without all the seat belts and seat hinges in the way.

Greetings from Costa Rica
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Awesome!!!!
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #5856
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Took my wife and 2 of my boys out for a topless doorless drive

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Old 05-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #5857
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As I am driving without back seat most of the time, I finally finished my double floor. Now I can store all my tools under it and can load 6 cases of beer easily without all the seat belts and seat hinges in the way.










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Old 05-19-2012, 09:18 PM   #5858
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Upgraded the tires to BFG KM2 35x12.50x17:




Replaced the factory hardtop with a Bestop Supertop NX:

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Old 05-19-2012, 09:24 PM   #5859
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Auto trans service
Replaced worn OE (whimpy) steering stabilizer with Tenneco HD unit (it's way beefier)
Hacked some more on my modded trans skid plate for more front driveshaft clearance
Went doorless and topless!
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #5860
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Ran over the bottom of the drivers side half door [facepalm]
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:30 PM   #5861
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Ran over the bottom of the drivers side half door [facepalm]
That's no good
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:42 PM   #5862
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Upgraded the tires to BFG KM2 35x12.50x17:




Replaced the factory hardtop with a Bestop Supertop NX:

Dang, badass rig man.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:41 AM   #5863
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Put in a new starter after work... tomorrow rebuild front driveshaft its a good thing the wife is out of town
How much does it cost for a new starter? and how hard is it to do it yourself? i don't know much at all about engines
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:43 AM   #5864
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Took top down, full doors off, installed half doors, painted interior door panels. Oh yeah bought both half doors for $50 yesterday. Pix won't upload server error. Pix to follow.
That's a screaming deal. Wish I could find those
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:44 AM   #5865
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Wow i'm from mid michigan not one of the 12 scrapyards within a hundred miles has any wranglers I hate my life
Se here in MA
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:44 AM   #5866
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How much does it cost for a new starter? and how hard is it to do it yourself? i don't know much at all about engines
Did mine in about 10 minutes for around 80 bucks
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:45 AM   #5867
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Upgraded the tires to BFG KM2 35x12.50x17:

Replaced the factory hardtop with a Bestop Supertop NX:
I have to say this is the best looking lj I've ever seen by far nice job
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:47 AM   #5868
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Upgraded the tires to BFG KM2 35x12.50x17:




Replaced the factory hardtop with a Bestop Supertop NX:

Cant wait to see ya at Big Bear, love your Firstik have the same one!
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:25 AM   #5869
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Went wheeling and broke a brake line on a hill winching a buddy (luckily I put a strap around a tree so I wouldn't be pulled down the hill into him) then I had to get out of about 3 miles of trail with only my ebrake. Then I crimpped the line and had to drive an hour with only one wheel stopping me.

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:32 AM   #5870
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Dang, badass rig man.
Thanks! So far it has been good to me. Gotten me in and out of places I wouldn't think I could go.

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I have to say this is the best looking lj I've ever seen by far nice job
Thanks! I wasn't keen on the yellow when I first got it, but it has grown on me.


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Cant wait to see ya at Big Bear, love your Firstik have the same one!
Cool. I liked the red since it is such a contrast to all that yellow. lol
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:37 AM   #5871
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Thanks! So far it has been good to me. Gotten me in and out of places I wouldn't think I could go.
What wheels are those by the way? I've seen them before I think and they always look really good.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #5872
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What wheels are those by the way? I've seen them before I think and they always look really good.

They are American Expedition Vehicle (AEV) 17 inch Pintler Alloys in Dark Gray.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #5873
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Changing out factory to LED's

New LED's for back ups and New Jeep Logo's. Hope to get the Tail lights done today.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #5874
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Resprayed my headlight bezels and sprayed my rear bumper and hitch using rust-oleum spray on Berliner
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:23 PM   #5875
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Greased my front end and I discovered might be replacing ball joints soon, one of the boots is starting to crack.... not to bad for having almost 230k on the clock + however many miles it was towed behind the po's motor home.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #5876
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Drove to taco bell, got two baja beef chalupas, drove back wafting in the sweet sweet aroma, parked, and then devoured both in less then a minute. Boom! With the ride in my beautiful jeep (topless by the way).
Now that's a good day. You probably didn't break a sweat, get dirty, or even bloody a knuckle. Good times.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #5877
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Tail lights Done, all LED

All the lights out the back are now LED, just quick shout out to who ever posted the "Tech Tip" of putting ice in the hole saw, that worked like a champ.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:42 PM   #5878
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Anyone ever seen these wheels, but they're black? If so, please post pic.
Here's a pic I just got out of another thread courtesy of CeeDubb
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #5879
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All the lights out the back are now LED, just quick shout out to who ever posted the "Tech Tip" of putting ice in the hole saw, that worked like a champ.
Looks sweet, what's the tip with the ice in the hole saw? I have the lights and the hole saw, just haven't done the mod yet. Any tips would be great!
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:46 PM   #5880
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Finally changed my transfer case fluid. Its only been sitting on my tool box for a month or so...

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