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Old 09-24-2012, 08:45 AM   #9811
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I had some 3/16 diamond tread laying around so I made it out of that. They are 52 along the top and 47 at the break. Underneath is about 3" but I had to notch out a chunk to fit around the bottom of the tub at the front. I can take some better pics but really I didnt do anything special. I countersunk the holes and used 1/4" x 1.5 (too long!! use 1") stainless bolts with washers and nylock nuts.

I made them out of cardboard first to get my measurements perfect, then traced it on the steel and went real slow with an angle grinder. Measured where I wanted the break, and took them to a local shop. Cost me $20 to have them both bent. Primer, paint, then dupli-color spray on bedliner.

One issue I ran into was that the hole furthest back is in a bad spot. I used the drivers side as my template. Marked out holes and drilled. but on the passenger side, the rear most hole is hidden behind a hump inside the jeep and I didnt have a bit long enough to get past that. I'll have to work something out but in the meantime I cut the head off a bolt and glued it in the hole My word of advice, check the location of your bolt holes ON BOTH SIDES
Very good post..help my upcoming project out a lot!!

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:34 AM   #9812
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Picked up some doorless side mirrors (cops keep eyeing me) and some rugged mats for the front.

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:33 PM   #9813
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Spent yesterday morning with a professional dog photographer who just "had" to take a boatload of photos with my mutts in the back.

Picks to follow as soon as we get em.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:20 PM   #9814
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No, like house paint. My mom was driving and thought it was dry and so she just drove over it, and now it's all in her wheel well.
Go to a industrial hardware and get grafiti remover. It works well.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:33 PM   #9815
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Painted the Hardtop, took off the CRES and Safari and put the top and doors on...getting a bit more cool in the north country....

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #9816
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Tranny Swap Complete

Two weekends ago my son and I dug into the tranny swap. He took my 32rh and I took his ax15. For the most part all went well. I have to put out a big thanks Jerry B, Black magic and SRT for the knowledge and input. The only snag was the pcm's. My 99 with the auto had the sentry key and the 97 recving the auto didn't. In the end i had to find a pcm from another that didnt have the sentry key. But everything works like it should. I learned a lot but one big thing is to pay attention to my own posts. I asked the same thing twice. I went ahead and pulled the sentry key module from steering column and I'll put that with the pcm from my jeep and see what I can get out of them.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #9817
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Painted the Hardtop, took off the CRES and Safari and put the top and doors on...getting a bit more cool in the north country....
Looks nice brother. I need to tint my hardtop windows then ill put it on. The mornings are a little too chilly for the wife so it's been on my mind.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:14 PM   #9818
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I finally got out and took my jeep to five mile pass and did some hill climbs, rock crawling and got the interior SUPER dusty!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:21 PM   #9819
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Crawled up under the TJ and tried to figure out where my Rancho 9000sx shocks we leaking air from. Figured out that it was coming from the connection to the passenger side rear. Thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and remove the shock to get a better look at what was going on, but that turned in a s$it sandwich real quick. Both of the upped bolts snapped off when I was trying to remove them!!!!! I was doing this by hand and it didn't take much force at all. I broke out the bolt extractor kit and went to work. For the life of me I could not get the bolts to budge at all, and I had hosed them down with PB Blaster and heated them up with a torch. I ended up having to drill the bolt out and replace them with some grade 8 bolts I had laying around from previous Jeep jobs. Man what a pain in the ass!!!!!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:02 PM   #9820
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looked at it.......had a couple tow points welded to the rear bumper.......looked at it some more.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:07 PM   #9821
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Wheeled it over the weekend them drove it to work today. At lunch I took it to the tint shop for the front door windows and a strip on the windshield to be done. Pick it up in about an hr and a half. Post pic then
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:34 PM   #9822
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:48 PM   #9823
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Took her out for some FUN!
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:23 PM   #9824
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:52 PM   #9825
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Got my spiderweb shade today. Already love it!
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:53 PM   #9826
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I have got to figure out how to post pics correctly. Sorry folks
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:58 PM   #9827
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Drove it for the first time..!!! It's such a blast..! The yellow is starting to grow on me..!!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:59 PM   #9828
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:06 PM   #9829
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Drove it for the first time..!!! It's such a blast..! The yellow is starting to grow on me..!!!
Congrats! I love my yellow Jeep.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #9830
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Tint pic's.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #9831
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To everyone who gave me ideas to remove the paint, i really appreciate it. I'll see what we can do, and I'll let you guys know which helped!
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:28 PM   #9832
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:29 PM   #9833
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My jeeps dash looks like yours, 1/4 tank and 2600 rpm at 65mph
Except his oil pressures WAYYY better then mine
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #9834
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You got it. 3" hole saw in the firewall feeding into the cowl. You use the end of the stock intake as the part that feeds into cowl section. Spectre makes a kit for $150, but I i'm trying to take a cheaper route that doesn't have to use a specialty filter, plus i'm not big on the steel/chrome look.

I don't usually put direct links to other forums on here, but if you google "jeep wrangler windstar air intake" you'll find a write up of the install.
Found it! Very cool
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:27 PM   #9835
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Took The Ship in for an oil change an a coolant top off. Was going in for an alignment and get the tires flipped from the white lettering to the black but got called in too work.

Decided on the nickname "The Ship" because I bought the jeep off of Ebay. Seller didn't take my Ebay name seriously (Commander Bubbles.....Trailer Park Boys reference) and thought I was a spammer at first haha. Will order my Commander Bubbles license plate this week! Ready to get started on the cosmetic work and get some pics of everything that needs done and will be done. So stay tuned!
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:29 PM   #9836
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New to this forum, but I've had my 03 for over a year now. Love it to death! Here is what I have done to it within the last week or so:

New Rampage bowless soft top.
Plasti-dipped Rims, grills, fenders, and under tailgate.







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Hopefully I can get some nice shots of it, with the rear end of my mom's car in the pictures, haha. Maybe later this week.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:03 AM   #9837
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Pulled my dirty jeep into the parking lot of a swanky winery to do some tasting with my wife. It sat perched above all the buicks, cadillacs, and bmw's in the afternoon sun like a black hole with everything sparkling around it. Gotta love it!
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New to this forum, but I've had my 03 for over a year now. Love it to death! Here is what I have done to it within the last week or so:

New Rampage bowless soft top.
Plasti-dipped Rims, grills, fenders, and under tailgate.







How she sits now:



Hopefully I can get some nice shots of it, with the rear end of my mom's car in the pictures, haha. Maybe later this week.
Love the black grill. Thinking about plastidipping mine along with the tailgate and doors. might have to convince my dad though. His view of jeeps is a little twisted. He believes black grills and stingers are ugly. Lame I know
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:36 AM   #9839
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Replacing front wheel bearings, rotors, break pads, and the calibers if they need it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:57 AM   #9840
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Took it to pick up the dog at the kennel.


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