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Old 12-02-2011, 04:30 PM   #1501
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Sorry I cut the bumper today

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Sorry I cut the bumper today
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:56 PM   #1503
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Here is the first pic. I will get some more eventually. I need to plan the lift and tires, but I think I need a hard top and full doors to get though the winter. Any thoughts?
My thoughts...
My half doors and soft top have been in the MA winter for a couple of seasons now... Two windows [drivers door and small triangle drivers side] have cracked or shattered. Drivers door was my fault as i tried to fold my window in to adjust my mirror and i bent it too sharp for the cold.. but the little triangle, i just tapped it with a snow brush to shake snow off it and the brush went right through it. My point is... i've learned to start my jeep early and just melt any frost or snow off instead of making any contact with the cold plastic window. Mine have been patched for 2 years with packaging tape - my hooptie solution until the spring. I will be getting sliders next time i get uppers.

I took my TJ legit off road for the first time today
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:31 PM   #1504
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tonight:

1.) took temp dealer paper plate off and put new KY metal plate on
2.) removed some of the dealership crappy sticker crap, but couldn't find my bottle of goof-off, going to lowes tomorrow to get goofoff and complete that procedure. can't stand that those ahos do that. my favorite guitar dealer does this too, i once returned a $2,000 guitar to them because their idiot sticker ruined the nitro finish - they adamantly denied their stickers damage guitar faces.
3.) replaced 3 wipers
4.) installed correct bolts&nuts to hold the hardtop on -- can you believe the dealer sent me on the road with a hardtop that wasn't even bolted down? i learned this the 2nd day driving it and quickly put some generic bolts on until they sent me the right ones. i told them to send the msg up the chain of the liability bullet they just dodged, imagine if i were on the highway, hit a bump, the hardtop flew off and crashed into a car behind me, imagine if it had caused a death; this would've been all on them.
5.) other small misc. crap; found my multi-torx tool is too wide-shouldered to be used anywhere at all on the jeep; will buy some proper torx tools tomorrow.


rec'd: ccdw box by tuffy, seat risers by buchannan. dying to get all that in, tomorrow hopefully.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #1505
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I am trying to get down to thinking a 3" lift and 33s being ok. I am still thinking I want to go to 35s. My last truck I lifted as high as I could with the independant front sus. and could only get 33s.
It looks like I will need a few more parts to go that big. gears, slip yoke, and drive shaft. I too new to know anything yet, I am going to try and learn before I jump in.
Found a hard top for $1400 at a junk yard. New one for $1600. HMMMM!
Maybe it's just me, but that seems super pricey for a hard top.

Seems like I see them on CL all the time for like $600 - $800.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:48 PM   #1506
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:59 PM   #1507
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One of my home made Disco's broke yesterday and I lost the Bushings at the axle. Put on JKS Quicker Disco's today. Just need to drill and Tap the frame for the Hangers. Figured we all have seens the JKS disco's so sorry no picture unless someone begs really loud. LOL
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:49 AM   #1508
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Rubi locker mod
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One of my home made Disco's broke yesterday and I lost the Bushings at the axle. Put on JKS Quicker Disco's today. Just need to drill and Tap the frame for the Hangers. Figured we all have seens the JKS disco's so sorry no picture unless someone begs really loud. LOL

PICS or it didn't happen.............
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:36 PM   #1510
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:45 PM   #1511
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Friend rolled jeep over

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I got new axles

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Old 12-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #1512
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2004 Jeep Willys - picked it up this week and gave it a rinse today. Nice shape for an 8 year. It's a keeper. Tires will be replaced this week with stock size black sidewalls. Doors left this afternoon for new zippers. That is all that needs to be done to it.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:37 PM   #1513
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OK, Proof that I did install JKS Disco's yesterday. LOL
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OK, Proof that I did install JKS Disco's yesterday. LOL
Looks nice with the red highlights! What size lift are running?
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:45 PM   #1515
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What I did to my jeep today

Scraped the inch thick ice off the body and lights. Also tightened my wiper arm and changed my blades. Cleaned the windows and now it doesn't have all the road de-icer on. it finally. Still want to fully clean it though once the sun comes back out.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:49 PM   #1516
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2004 Jeep Willys - picked it up this week and gave it a rinse today. Nice shape for an 8 year. It's a keeper. Tires will be replaced this week with stock size black sidewalls. Doors left this afternoon for new zippers. That is all that needs to be done to it.
What's the difference between a willys and a reg tj?
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Looks nice with the red highlights! What size lift are running?
Running a Rancho 2.5"-3" sport lift plus a JKS 1.25" BL with a 1" MML on 33x10.50x15 BFG's.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:09 PM   #1518
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Tires don't look that bad either if you got to keep those?
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #1519
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2004 Jeep Willys - picked it up this week and gave it a rinse today. Nice shape for an 8 year. It's a keeper. Tires will be replaced this week with stock size black sidewalls. Doors left this afternoon for new zippers. That is all that needs to be done to it.
Cool congrats.....any pics of interior? factory willy camo seats by any chance?
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Put a new track bar in! Still has a wobble, but It was definitely part of the problem. Next I might be sway bar links.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:46 PM   #1521
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Tires don't look that bad either if you got to keep those?
Yeah. Tires are awesome! But my friends trade off was he keeps the tires I keep everything else. So. I'll deal with it
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:07 PM   #1522
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rec'd: ccdw box by tuffy, seat risers by buchannan. dying to get all that in, tomorrow hopefully.
today:

got it done:
1.) buchannan risers, 1"
2.) tuffy ccdw box
3.) you guys were so right on the rattlecan bedliner and specifically today on the headlight rings, totally did that today, super easy, super fast, and improved the looks in front 100%! THANK YOU! LOVE how the front looks now. not a big fan of chrome or silver and dying to do my wheels next.

note about either buchannan risers or ccdw box - yes removing old rusty-ish bolts was difficult, i had to use an extra lever to get the socket wrench to move, and i pre'ed it with wd40 --definitely needed that.
But wanna note - putting the stuff on and getting things lined up and back together was not as easy as expected, here's why:
you simply don't have good room/space to maneuver to get the wrench in good position and all. also about removing the old bolts, it's not that it was super hard frozen on, that was only part of it, the bigger problem is having enough space to work properly,
if you don't have a socket 90degrees on a nut you're in big danger of slipping around and stripping the hex sharp edges of the bolt hexhead and making it soft and round - a bad thing for a bolt head.

so just to be aware, it's not just about brute strength and pressure, it's about putting THE RIGHT pressure, so that you don't strip the bolt head (or the one star/torx head, but that one seemed in less danger, that gripped tighter than the hex bolts).

Mine's a 2006, they say 6' tall get 1" risers, these work great, but it wouldn't hurt to have 1.5" either, these seats were really low to me. i'm comfy with the 1" and no plan to change, but i knew before buyin' 'em i could've handled over a 1" riser and it'd been fine,
so if you're 5'11" or 5'10" you may wanna consider the 1.5" risers.

fold&flip front seats and risers and the tuffy -- i did not have to adjust any seat cabling at all, so fyi.

everything fit great and seems to be working great.

tuffy ccdw box - it's fairly smallish and longer-slide guns may only fit one way in this box, i will try to post pics sometime to show exactly what you can and can't fit in there - as i own a few handguns,

but for me, for ccdw, i only carry smaller-ish guns anyway so all of them will fit no probs; ie: kimber rcp, kahr PM45.
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2004 Jeep Willys - picked it up this week and gave it a rinse today. Nice shape for an 8 year. It's a keeper. Tires will be replaced this week with stock size black sidewalls. Doors left this afternoon for new zippers. That is all that needs to be done to it.
i love the willys! if you ever sell the OD wheels and/or OD softtop i am interested in buying,

but i honestly don't recommend selling them because they're special to that model.
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I did an overdue home alignment and rear diff fluid change. I thought I'd try and get some of the built up crap off my diff cover and got a little carried away (OCD kicked in). I wasn't happy with the results after some brake cleaner and a wire brush so I pulled the sandblaster out and went to town. A little primer and some paint and now the rest of the Jeep looks like crap LOL..........





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I tapped into my locker harness. Bypassing factory settings
I can now run my lockers independently (front only hi/lo) as well as in 4hi/lo and rear in 2hi
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[QUOTE=zdragon;1796358]Cool congrats.....any pics of interior? factory willy camo seats by any chance?[
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What's the difference between a willys and a reg tj?
Willys Edition Group - $1,430 ( Only 1,000 made for 2004 )
Seats - Camouflage Premium Cloth 
- water resistant
Weather resistant electronics
Floor drain plugs
Badge - Willys Edition 

Militaary markings
Tail light cages
Fog Lamps 

Sill Guards - Diamond Plate, Green 

Wheels-15 X 7.0 Styled Steel,Painted 

Speakers - 7, Inc Subwoofer/Tweeters 

Wheel - Matching Spare 

Spare Tire - Full Size
Windows - Deep Tint Sunscreen 

Tow Hooks - (2) Front, (1) Rear*
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Cool congrats.....any pics of interior? factory willy camo seats by any chance?[
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I tapped into my locker harness. Bypassing factory settings
I can now run my lockers independently (front only hi/lo) as well as in 4hi/lo and rear in 2hi
That's what I was assuming. Very nice
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