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Old 01-29-2012, 06:47 PM   #2731
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My skid plate was straying to drop off the frame. So I met my buddy up at FULL TILT FAB. And started taking things apart. This is what we found!

So we found that this was a problem! So we decided to bust out the plasma table

While it was being cut I was admiring his sweet buggies

So after the new 1/4 plates were made we welded them in spot

An mounted the skid and new plates up!

So here's to a good day!
Nice work! I'm afraid that's what my frame is going to look like when I pull my skid, I can see rust bubbling out around it now

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Old 01-29-2012, 06:49 PM   #2732
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Washed her too

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Old 01-29-2012, 06:57 PM   #2733
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Flat Black, the blue can at Walmart for 96 cents, I also painted the latch for the tailgate but it still had some original paint on it so I used glossy black on that. I bought a spray paint can spray adapter that gives you a handle instead of your finger. They have them in the paint section, that really helps with smooth spraying.
I'm a spray paint junkie! ...you should see my collection of rattle cans! ...anyway, that cheap paint in the blue can from Walmart is the best spray paint I've ever found! And like you said, it like 96¢!!!!!

....I just wanted to add "my two cents"!
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:41 PM   #2734
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Speaking of spray paint junkie... Here's one right here! ^

I bought some d-rings and painted them blue with some more stay paint. I love the way they turned out

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #2735
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Fixed my lights and tried to fix a small a dent from yesterdays trail ride just can't seem to get it lol

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #2736
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Nice work! I'm afraid that's what my frame is going to look like when I pull my skid, I can see rust bubbling out around it now
Trust me do it now while there's still some metal to use.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #2737
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Fixed my lights and tried to fix a small a dent from yesterdays trail ride just can't seem to get it lol

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Old 01-29-2012, 08:14 PM   #2738
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Trust me do it now while there's still some metal to use.
I'm going to I had the skid off a couple yrs ago and painted everything and the frame was in good shape then. I'm planning to dig into it this spring wish me luck
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:15 PM   #2739
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Pulled off the miserable 3" body lift That the PO put on. Junk Junk Junk.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #2740
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Today I replaced the dash lights with brighter LED's, and while I started into the dash I took all the external panels off for cleaning. I armor allied all interior parts and did a complete interior detailing including cleaning the carpet and the slush mats. Followed that with a ritualistic spray-n-wash trip.
first overdone detail since buying it, feels good to be clean, now I can go get it dirty.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:38 PM   #2741
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Engine swap last week. Finally got that in and drove it for a few days. Wicked vibration and check engine light came on. That lead to a new CPS and a universal on the driver side font axle....
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:39 PM   #2742
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My skid plate was straying to drop off the frame. So I met my buddy up at FULL TILT FAB. And started taking things apart. This is what we found!



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So we found that this was a problem! So we decided to bust out the plasma table

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While it was being cut I was admiring his sweet buggies

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So after the new 1/4 plates were made we welded them in spot

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An mounted the skid and new plates up!

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So here's to a good day!
Hmm what that cost you I'm afraid mines going to look the same but I did pull all the bolts out and they twisted out so I don't think it's rotting through
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Flat Black, the blue can at Walmart for 96 cents, I also painted the latch for the tailgate but it still had some original paint on it so I used glossy black on that. I bought a spray paint can spray adapter that gives you a handle instead of your finger. They have them in the paint section, that really helps with smooth spraying.
I bought the flat black, gonna give it a try, what do you think maybe 3 coats?
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:53 PM   #2744
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Added some 33X12.50 Pro Comp XTreme MT's and Cragar Soft 8's

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I bought the flat black, gonna give it a try, what do you think maybe 3 coats?
Yes 2-3 light coats will do it
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:56 PM   #2746
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Yes 2-3 light coats will do it
That's what I did
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Painted my rims today. I think the look good.
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Painted my rims today. I think the look good.
I like the silver centers! Makes it look like a cop!
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Hmm what that cost you I'm afraid mines going to look the same but I did pull all the bolts out and they twisted out so I don't think it's rotting through
They charged me $150 to do both sides
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I'm going to I had the skid off a couple yrs ago and painted everything and the frame was in good shape then. I'm planning to dig into it this spring wish me luck
Best of luck.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:22 PM   #2751
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Painted my rims today. I think the look good.
Just a thought about the silver center caps. I used nightshade spray tint on my brother's chrome center caps and it gives them a black chrome look. Several light coats and it turns out really cool
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I thought the caps looked cool too. Thanks!

I like the idea of the black chrome. I will have to see what that would look like.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:45 PM   #2753
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They charged me $150 to do both sides
Ok that's not to bad did they supply everything? And I have to ask how many times can you patch your frame up like that before its unsafe? My frames good as of now but I'm keeping it till motor blows and tranny goes and I have a feeling the frames going before all that
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Ok that's not to bad did they supply everything? And I have to ask how many times can you patch your frame up like that before its unsafe? My frames good as of now but I'm keeping it till motor blows and tranny goes and I have a feeling the frames going before all that
They supplied everything. Metal, new nuts, bolts, washers, did the weld on and bolted everything up nicely and marked the bolt/washer setup for movement. I just brought the jeep and some black spray paint I had at my house to cover the new metal
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #2755
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First oil change since I bought it - then a drive through spray wash on the way home.
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They supplied everything. Metal, new nuts, bolts, washers, did the weld on and bolted everything up nicely and marked the bolt/washer setup for movement. I just brought the jeep and some black spray paint I had at my house to cover the new metal
Good to know for future reference! Thanks
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Oil change and wash today. JKS disco's to be installed in the next couple weeks..

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Old 01-30-2012, 01:41 AM   #2758
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Armed the TJ with an alarm with GPS tracking & motion sensitivity

Just got the TJ back today from my alarm guy. Installed an Autopage alarm with optional GPS tracking and motion sensitivity for when the tops down. I've had this system on our JKU for nearly two years and it's been the best alarm I've ever had.

Chris owner/installer of Performance Alarm does the best install I've ever had. No butt connectors ... solders every connection and trims things out to perfection. Awesome job Chris!

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I took the entire interior out to do some re wiring, cleaning and fixing. That was a lot of screws!!!
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Pulled off the miserable 3" body lift That the PO put on. Junk Junk Junk.
I did the same thing last week. Why would anybody make their jeep so ugly and dangerous? Just my opinion!

I cut mine down to 1-1/4 and put them back in, did you just take yours out completely?

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