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Old 07-06-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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i need good ideas!

I am going to be doing a lot of work under my 1990 wrangler... i have completely removed the from differential, leafs, shocks, steering column, basically everything underneath.. i have to wait a few days for parts to arrive so i want to do something... i have scrubbed down the entire bottom of the car, started painting the back end (flat black) i did my rear differential red =] i liked the way it turned out.... now im basically looking for things to do, but i have a VERY tight budget and i just want to do minor things that may look good later...

Something i also want to do it get my 4 wheel drive light fixed... ive been looking to do this for a while but i cant find any good threads. basically the light is always on... the 4wd works fine... i heard something about having to change or clean the vaccume lines? something like that? lol..

basically what im asking is if your jeep was lifted where you can work standing up, what would you do?

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if you can replace all the brake hardlines, put in new fuel lines, change the tans fluid,

then I'd prep for stretching the wheel base. when you put your springs in the jeep measure the short and long side of the spring. You want the longer side of the spring to be towards the center of the jeep both front and rear. Depending on your springs this might get you a 2-4in stretch.

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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then I'd prep for stretching the wheel base. when you put your springs in the jeep measure the short and long side of the spring. You want the longer side of the spring to be towards the center of the jeep both front and rear. Depending on your springs this might get you a 2-4in stretch.

this part is pretty confusing to me... what do you mean by the 2-4in stretch?
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:11 PM   #4
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:55 PM   #5
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this part is pretty confusing to me... what do you mean by the 2-4in stretch?


you make the wheel base longer. go for 92 inches to 96inchs with out major work other then flipping the leaf springs 180* for how thew would normally mount.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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I would get some rubberized undercoating or rattlecan bedliner and hit up the seams of the body. That is if you dont want to do the entire bottom lol. You said budget so thats my recommendation.
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Undercoating an other than never driven car has shown to cause more problems by trapping any moisture that is in-between panels bolts all that stuff which results in rotting from the inside out that's why dealerships don't offer it like they used to on the other hand it's great for hiding existing rust lol
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thanks irongrave, i did that, but as far as im concerned the leaf spring was the same size either way i put it, so i dont know if im going to see a difference lol (i forgot to measure the wheelbase to see if there was a difference.)

Yeah ive heard about undercoating the bottom of a car too... its not rusted, but it very oily underneath i have a feeling it might be a problem =/
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Oily is good ... As far as keeping rust away I've heard of people spraying waste oil on frames and under bodies but Id fix whatever is leaking lol

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