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Old 09-03-2012, 08:01 PM   #9361
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I'm prepping mine a little at a time lately myself, im sanding off the texture'd fiberglass and i already got the paint. i'm going with a monotone look like the new JK sahara's. I havent ever seen a single tone TJ besides in white, and the white hardtop is rare, and usually a shade or two off.
My jeep is green, so i think it'll look sharp. also considering a matte or satin clearcoat as well.
its gunna look snazzy.
I sanded mine smooth last summer and did the roll on rustoleum paint job (gloss black)

There is a thread on one if the forums where the guy painted his with the green color match paint, but didn't sand it. That's where I got the idea





Good luck with your paint job be sure to post up pics when done





Ot tonight

I tightened my exhaust at the manifold it had loosened and started squeaking.

Adjusted the rear brakes, its been like 300 miles since I replaced everything. I pulled the wheels, drums and adjusted them correctly.

I fixed my KC fog light. The rivets that hold the brackets to the housing had loosened up, so I pulled it off and took a punch and flattened them out. Hopefully they'll last another few months.

Also made sure that the pinion seal was not leaking (its not) and checked all the fluids

It was a busy and productive evening.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #9362
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Finally got some pics.

So recently;
I have fitted the now common ammo tins, plus covered them in carpet.
# bungee cord straps around the cage hold (all) my doors and windows when I want them off and still keep them out the way.
Fitted an axe and shovel holder on the boot door.
Today is time to measure up for a boot lid. I have a sheet of MDF but I think I need a bigger sheet. what a shame I will have to spend the day in the sun playing with tools and driving to the hardware store.
hope you like them..
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:35 AM   #9363
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Todays work.

Boot storage...


The last one is the door holder I mentioned previously.
Very happy with it all.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:54 AM   #9364
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Where'd ya get it, what brand, and how much did ya pay for it? is it an all metal rad? i need one baaaadly. mines leaking and just squeeks me by as goes sufficient cooling.
I've go e through two in the last 4 years. Replaced OEM with a flexalite rad/E-fan combo. About 3 months after warranty started weeping where tubes enter tanks. Replaced that with a CSF 3 row all brass/copper. So far so good.....I still have e-fan mounted on CSF but I'm going to go back to mechanical fan. The e-fan has been nothing but a PITA
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:09 AM   #9365
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I was driving down the highway and a guy told me to pull over. He pointed out that my shock mount was broke. What a bummer...
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:39 AM   #9366
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checked out my new lights..
Is that the Rigid S-series driving lights? If so how do you like them?
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #9367
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I was driving down the highway and a guy told me to pull over. He pointed out that my shock mount was broke. What a bummer...
Guess now is a good time to relocate them
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:36 AM   #9368
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Guess now is a good time to relocate them
I've got another D35 that I'm going to swap out for now till I get saved up for a Ford 8.8. The one under it now, the axle seals leak, so I planed on swapping it anyway as I'm putting adjustables on it as well.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:34 PM   #9369
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #9370
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Restitched my soft top using the Speedy Stitcher....pretty easy. Used the waxed thread that came with it, but bought some more heavier duty in-case this thread doesn't hold up.



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Old 09-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #9371
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I've go e through two in the last 4 years. Replaced OEM with a flexalite rad/E-fan combo. About 3 months after warranty started weeping where tubes enter tanks. Replaced that with a CSF 3 row all brass/copper. So far so good.....I still have e-fan mounted on CSF but I'm going to go back to mechanical fan. The e-fan has been nothing but a PITA
very helpful. i'm thinking about getting a midrange one off rockauto.com, 100bucks for a all metal one, all i really need. alotta good reviews. seems like a downhill slide regardless so unless i spend 500$ for an all aluminum beast, i'm better off trying a cheaper one first.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #9372
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I have looked at my Jeep on my computer thinking what my next moddification should be, LED Lights or powdercoating my Jeep rims (jurrasic park rectangular rims)????? hmmmm dont know yet.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #9373
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Installed:
Sony MEX-BT3000P Head Unit
Polk Audio DB521 5.25" Speakers in the Sound Bar
Kicker 6.5" Shallow Mount Subwoofer in the center console.

Created 2 new "vents" for the back seat while taking out the year console for the sub. The screws in cupholders had seized. So I had to drill them out, along with a portion of the cupholders themselves. So now I have to ...

Any idea what type/size nuts they are so I can replace them? I pulled the old ones and they looked like they were supposed fit into pre-drilled holes in the tub and were supposed to keep them screws from just spinning (they didnt). Unfortunately the old ones are a loss. Or am OK with just a new nut/bolt/washer combo to replace them?

Also updated my gear select indicator (automatic) so it says I am in D2 all the time (even though I'm not). Have no idea how I did that as I only removed the back half of the console...

Great learning experience for a noob though. And my system sounds a hell of a lot better!
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:03 PM   #9375
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Installed:
Sony MEX-BT3000P Head Unit
Polk Audio DB521 5.25" Speakers in the Sound Bar
Kicker 6.5" Shallow Mount Subwoofer in the center console.

Created 2 new "vents" for the back seat while taking out the year console for the sub. The screws in cupholders had seized. So I had to drill them out, along with a portion of the cupholders themselves. So now I have to ...

Any idea what type/size nuts they are so I can replace them? I pulled the old ones and they looked like they were supposed fit into pre-drilled holes in the tub and were supposed to keep them screws from just spinning (they didnt). Unfortunately the old ones are a loss. Or am OK with just a new nut/bolt/washer combo to replace them?

Also updated my gear select indicator (automatic) so it says I am in D2 all the time (even though I'm not). Have no idea how I did that as I only removed the back half of the console...

Great learning experience for a noob though. And my system sounds a hell of a lot better!
I just bought two sets of Polk audio speakers! Once they come in I am going to save up for a nice subwoofer. I love good sounding audio...

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Restitched my soft top using the Speedy Stitcher....pretty easy. Used the waxed thread that came with it, but bought some more heavier duty in-case this thread doesn't hold up.




Don't forget to seam seal the inside threads or you'll end up with annoying drips inside the Jeep! It's available at any canvas / sail shop. Comes in a bottle with a dauber applicator. Just soak the stitch line to waterproof it. Did mine at the beginning of the summer, not a drip since!
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:17 PM   #9377
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Took her for a little drive up to Big Bear with my dog Ziggy as co-pilot
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #9378
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Cleaned with acetone, scratched it with steel wool, cleaned with acetone again, taped off, then three coats of rattle can Plasti-dip
Never scratch before plastidip. Just clean it.
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New lights. Just waiting for my ge4509 bulbs to replace these.
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Gave her a bath!
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Starting to swap my D35 for another. Never done that before and I'm learning as I go. Trying to get it done, so I can go on my jeep club's poker run Saturday.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:20 PM   #9382
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Never scratch before plastidip. Just clean it.
Why is that? Just wondering..
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Why is that? Just wondering..
Plastidip can be removed by peeling it off and doesn't hurt your paint. also it adheres very well so if you wanted to go back to your old paint it would be exactly the same as when you painted it. I know a guy who plastidipped his whole truck white. Then when he wanted it black again he just peeled it right off
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Plastidip can be removed by peeling it off and doesn't hurt your paint. also it adheres very well so if you wanted to go back to your old paint it would be exactly the same as when you painted it. I know a guy who plastidipped his whole truck white. Then when he wanted it black again he just peeled it right off
Yep. I just did my flares without taping anything off. The over spray of Plastidip peeled right off the jeep.
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where can this be found?
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where can this be found?
I made it
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I made it
Make another one? Maybe a bride?
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Don't forget to seam seal the inside threads or you'll end up with annoying drips inside the Jeep! It's available at any canvas / sail shop. Comes in a bottle with a dauber applicator. Just soak the stitch line to waterproof it. Did mine at the beginning of the summer, not a drip since!
Thanks Brother, I had no idea. Just ordered some, so hopefully it doesn't rain before it comes in....probably won't since in Texas the rain evaporates before it makes landfall....HOT.

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