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Old 12-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #12091
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Installed some good old stock front tow hooks

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #12092
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I Plasti-Dipped my beadlocks. Thought it looked better and cost like $4.00. It took a while to remove and replace every bolt.
Could it have been faster to just spray over the bolts and peel it off where you don't want it?

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #12093
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Could it have been faster to just spray over the bolts and peel it off where you don't want it?
That's a pain. I've done it on street locks. (Not mine dont slaughter me )
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:01 AM   #12094
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What a silly anger building day.
So my water pump was leaking through the weep hole. Done hundreds of water pumps in my day.. So I pull the shroud on my 97 2.5 TJ.. simple job.. NOT
Find out the bracket that holds the adjustment pulley is bolted to the motor mount. Well be being lazy try to bend it away to remove the super simple bump.
Bad move- bent the bracket and in so doing when I tightened it up to the new water pump it cracked the water pump.. Ok.. tried to fix bracket.. no good- down to Jeep dealer, new bracket another new water pump from autozone.
Fun getting new bracket on- but it works. Then I put it all back together.
Start up and the engine needs to burp some air. it does but never gets warm.
What the heck - pull the thermostat has one of those failsafe types that locks open if it gets too hot. So another stat more coolant. Put back together then the coolant that leaked on to belt is making the belt squeal like no tomorrow.
Spray it down with starting fluid to dry off. Something in the spray makes the belt all gooey. Get new belt. works for a while then screaming again. I spray more, then my Alternator stops working. What is going on here ? Another new belt after cleaning and cleaning the pulleys and belt. Turns out the starting fluid that I had had some type of lube in it that kept gooing up my new belts. Well walked away from it for a few days- said some prayers.
OK 2 water pumps, 2 belts many gallons of coolant. allot of moaning and its done. So much for a quicky water pump change. Never ever had that happen before, must be getting old..

That was funny.... ok maybe not for you but I too have had days like that so I could relate....

Today...well yesterday, I installed a new converter and front pipe from magnaflow.... spent over an hour getting the old converter out of the muffler but once removed and the muffler pipe stretched then new converter and front pipe fit perfectly! I would recommend the magnaflow (P/N: 23227) to anyone needing a converter. Cheap, fits perfectly and includes the spots for both O2 sensors.

I also installed the drivers side trailing arm frame repair kit from AutoRustTechnicians.com. I am not sure how the axle even stayed in place as the frame was rotted bad in that area. With the new kit installed it is really strong!

Not bad for doing this outside in 30 degree weather with heavy winds and times of light snow...
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:02 AM   #12095
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That was funny.... ok maybe not for you but I too have had days like that so I could relate....

Today...well yesterday, I installed a new converter and front pipe from magnaflow.... spent over an hour getting the old converter out of the muffler but once removed and the muffler pipe stretched then new converter and front pipe fit perfectly! I would recommend the magnaflow (P/N: 23227) to anyone needing a converter. Cheap, fits perfectly and includes the spots for both O2 sensors.

I also installed the drivers side trailing arm frame repair kit from AutoRustTechnicians.com. I am not sure how the axle even stayed in place as the frame was rotted bad in that area. With the new kit installed it is really strong!

Not bad for doing this outside in 30 degree weather with heavy winds and times of light snow...
Pics of your rust repair, I'm about to do this myself (in the next month or so)
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:06 AM   #12096
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Took my first adventure into the pines with my jeep last night/this morning. Broke a headlight bulb and clogged my PA system with water but it was a fun time, a lot better for the narrow trails than my truck was.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:12 AM   #12097
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I turned it into a mall crawler to get shopping done.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #12099
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:14 PM   #12100
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I turned it into a mall crawler to get shopping done.
I think all jeeps do around christmas time
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:59 PM   #12101
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Bought some magnets for the frame to hopefully restore her ability to trigger traffic signals.

Leaving now to go help a friend install his new JK bumper
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:11 PM   #12103
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Found some Jeep armor on Craig's List last week. Today I install a steering box skid, an engine/tranny skid, and a gas tank skid. The steering box was about a 15 minute job requiring drilling one hole. I had a piece of 1/4" steel lying around so decided to beef up the engine skid plate. That took longer than it should have bit it's in there. The gas tank skid also took a while. It's the type that slips over the existing factory gas tank skid. It did not want to line up so I took it back off and pounded and pried on it. That persuasion worked. Probably would have gone a lot faster with another set of hands. But I'm satisfied and like feeling a bit more protected.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:46 PM   #12104
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Found an old metal tool box that looked like it'd fit in the back of the jeep well, and hold stuff that I usually have in the vehicle (recovery strap, e-tool, misc tools, more to add). It had an ugly green paint on it so I sanded it down, gonna paint it black tomorrow so it will blend in with my carpet.


Anyone gonna any ideas on how to secure it without bolting it to the floor? I was thinking about just running a cable through the padlock hole and putting it around the roll bar and putting a padlock on the cable. Good idea or not?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #12105
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Found an old metal tool box that looked like it'd fit in the back of the jeep well, and hold stuff that I usually have in the vehicle (recovery strap, e-tool, misc tools, more to add). It had an ugly green paint on it so I sanded it down, gonna paint it black tomorrow so it will blend in with my carpet.

Anyone gonna any ideas on how to secure it without bolting it to the floor? I was thinking about just running a cable through the padlock hole and putting it around the roll bar and putting a padlock on the cable. Good idea or not?
Unless you roll... Then you have a toolbox flying around. Although I can't preach safety. I've got a chainsaw in the back of my jeep from the other day of four wheeling and trail clearing
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:00 PM   #12106
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Unless you roll... Then you have a toolbox flying around. Although I can't preach safety. I've got a chainsaw in the back of my jeep from the other day of four wheeling and trail clearing
True. But it will be behind the backseat, and there isn't enough space for it to leave the trunk area. I'll prolly throw a bungee on it too
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:13 AM   #12107
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Found an old metal tool box that looked like it'd fit in the back of the jeep well, and hold stuff that I usually have in the vehicle (recovery strap, e-tool, misc tools, more to add). It had an ugly green paint on it so I sanded it down, gonna paint it black tomorrow so it will blend in with my carpet.

Anyone gonna any ideas on how to secure it without bolting it to the floor? I was thinking about just running a cable through the padlock hole and putting it around the roll bar and putting a padlock on the cable. Good idea or not?
Bolt it to the bar? Bolt it to the tailgate?
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:31 AM   #12108
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Bolting it to the tailgate is not a bad idea. Depending on how heavy it is that would be an ideal spot. I would personally feel safer if it was tied down to something or even a ratchet strap would hold it better than a bungee.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #12109
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It's not really heavy at all. I just wanted to avoid bolting it to anything so I could quickly remove it when the top is off
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #12110
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Filled-up with diesel.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:44 PM   #12111
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It's not really heavy at all. I just wanted to avoid bolting it to anything so I could quickly remove it when the top is off

Check out this post for some ideas. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...ml#post2225283 post # 2566
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Filled-up with diesel.
Yikes that sucks
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Filled-up with diesel.
Wait on accident?
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:19 PM   #12114
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Check out this post for some ideas. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...ml#post2225283 post # 2566
Thanks for sharing that. Looks like a pretty good idea, definitely have to consider that
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Wait on accident?
His jeep has a diesel engine.
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His jeep has a diesel engine.
Lucky
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:04 PM   #12117
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Noticed my steering damper was leaking so I replaced it today. Went down to O'reilly's and got a Monroe SC2928 Magnum Steering Damper for $30. Tried the BFH technique I read about on the forum to remove the tapered bolt that holds the damper in. I hit it quite a few times on the side. That did not work. I then went to Autozone and got a pitman arm puller. The puller worked with no problem. Autozone only charged a deposit for the puller which I got back after returning the tool.
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Trying to get the factory light bulb out, anyone know how?
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Trying to get the factory light bulb out, anyone know how?
What light bulb?
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #12120
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Ok - I did this yesterday.... Drove 1,000 miles in one 15 hour stretch from NW Florida to Northern VA.

Today I put together a cool Power Wheels Jeep for my nephews.

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