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Old 08-09-2012, 07:58 AM   #3931
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Yesterday I bought her, today I drove her to work in the rain with no uppers on my doors...feels good man.

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:03 AM   #3932
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Cummultive what?! It's just 7 ft-lbs and 11 ft-lbs respectively. The only real problem is that it's hard to read 7 or 11 on a ft-lb torque wrench. You should always shoot for the desired value to fall with the 20%-90% range of the face value of the torque wrench. If you have a 0-100 ft-lb torque wrench you should really only use it for 20-90ft-lb values to be accurate. So both of those wouldn't even be allowed with a 100 ft-lb torque wrench by QA (quality assurance) standards. As stated, best thing to use would be an in-lb torque wrench but because it falls in the acceptable range for the wrench.
His explanaition made my head hurt. I dunno, I was just going to devide by 12 and go for it. He changed my mind and I just did it with the inch pounds torque wrench. Maybe I was had, maybe not...it worked and that's all I was concerned with at the time.

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:08 AM   #3933
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I believe that he was saying that you only would use it within 20-90%?
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:23 AM   #3934
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I used metal with blue rubber outlining (don't know what kids gasket that is)
Didn't toque them to specs but tightened and then backed a quarter of a turn back. And the bottom has a small ding in it right close to the drain plug for the pan. And didn't use rtv but used a gray gasket sealer that I've used before that's why I let it set over night
I think mine is the same. I didnt use sealant and it hasnt sprung a single leak. What took me so long to get it to sinch right was the gasket not lining up correctly.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:20 PM   #3935
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Debating selling mine for the move... Not sure yet tho
where u moving too
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:55 PM   #3936
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sanded all surface rust off of frame, side steps, front and rear bumpers and sprayed with rust reformer and gloss black paint. also got my new headunit wired in. looking to get some foglights next. oh and also got some harley davidson mirrors to put in my hinges for doorless driving, for $5 bucks!
I was thinking of sanding my front steel fender flares and coating them with some sort of rust spray - does rust reformer do the trick? Then get a matte coat of something to put over it.

My rear fender flares are stock plastic, I was going to get some mothers to shine them up.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #3937
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dropping in a V8

Here we are starting the initial install and measuring for the motor mounts. 318 police package all cleaned up and fresh for the winter months. If anyone has done this swap before please let me know I do still have some questions. thanks for looking guys and gals.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #3938
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I put the top down got to love it
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #3939
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Stopped screwing with it and finally did a bit of wheeling:

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Old 08-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #3940
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Stopped screwing with it and finally did a bit of wheeling:

It is so hard to stop screwing with the jeep, So many things to do.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #3941
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It is so hard to stop screwing with the jeep, So many things to do.
No kidding, it's finally at a point where I've nearly run out of funds to do the "inexpensive" things to it. This month alone I've done:

-New tires
-Painted center caps
-Red accent lights in dome light pods
-Went from 5.25" to 6.5" speakers in the sound pods
-Fitted hand braided parachord grab handles
-Fitted a hand braided parachord MagLite holster
-Swapped from blue to red and amber LED dash lights
-Swapped out the old tail lights with new LED tail lights
-Re-wired my reverse and license plate lights (centrally located LP)
-Cleaned up wiring under dash

I'm a little bit of a tweaker... Constantly tweaking things until it's perfect..

Still on the list of inexpensive things to do:

-Replace fuse style dome lights with LED lights
-Clean up more wiring throughout the dash
-Fix carpeting issues
-Securely mount center console (it's slightly wobbly)
-Repaint spotlights (some rust needs to be taken care of)
-Trim fender flares
-Paint fender flares
-Fix sloppily mounted drivers side marker light
-Replace front blinkers with LED blinkers
-Replace 3rd tail light bulb with LED bulb
-Replace windshield (okay so $140 isn't exactly inexpensive, needs to be done though)
-New center rear-view mirror
-New passenger rear-view mirror
-Figure out inexpensive method to mount high lift jack
-Paint soft top hardware
-Install 2nd reverse LED light

Lots to do still... Did I mention I'm a tweaker?
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #3942
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Lots to do still... Did I mention I'm a tweaker?
Why yes you did! And it shows, thats a pretty jeep!
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #3943
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No kidding, it's finally at a point where I've nearly run out of funds to do the "inexpensive" things to it. This month alone I've done:

-New tires
-Painted center caps
-Red accent lights in dome light pods
-Went from 5.25" to 6.5" speakers in the sound pods
-Fitted hand braided parachord grab handles
-Fitted a hand braided parachord MagLite holster
-Swapped from blue to red and amber LED dash lights
-Swapped out the old tail lights with new LED tail lights
-Re-wired my reverse and license plate lights (centrally located LP)
-Cleaned up wiring under dash

I'm a little bit of a tweaker... Constantly tweaking things until it's perfect..

Still on the list of inexpensive things to do:

-Replace fuse style dome lights with LED lights
-Clean up more wiring throughout the dash
-Fix carpeting issues
-Securely mount center console (it's slightly wobbly)
-Repaint spotlights (some rust needs to be taken care of)
-Trim fender flares
-Paint fender flares
-Fix sloppily mounted drivers side marker light
-Replace front blinkers with LED blinkers
-Replace 3rd tail light bulb with LED bulb
-Replace windshield (okay so $140 isn't exactly inexpensive, needs to be done though)
-New center rear-view mirror
-New passenger rear-view mirror
-Figure out inexpensive method to mount high lift jack
-Paint soft top hardware
-Install 2nd reverse LED light

Lots to do still... Did I mention I'm a tweaker?
Well it is a good thing that there are so many cheap things to do and mod to make jeeps look better
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:19 PM   #3944
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Don't care if she looks like she belongs on the road, I like it when it's clean, and dirty. The desert pin striping on the side is proof enough it leaves the road

Jeep on!
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:03 AM   #3945
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yesterday (while on a roofing job) it was so hot on the roof that a can of dr pepper exploded..-----we took lunch and one of the guy,s rode with me -- i had the top and doors off--as soon as we took off the man yelled out THIS IS GREAT!!!!! im telling you he was as excited as a kid in a candy store----lol...

im pretty sure we will have another jeeper very soon,,he tried his best to buy mine but i wont sell,,,so im helping him find one,,---lol

i just love taking people on there first jeep ride...
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:23 AM   #3946
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stopped screwing with it and finally did a bit of wheeling:

what jeep model u got besides yj wrangler
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #3947
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Sold my hard top and put on a BesTop Super Top. Great quality and fit.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:31 AM   #3948
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Sold my hard top and put on a BesTop Super Top. Great quality and fit.
Looks good
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:48 AM   #3949
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Sold my hard top and put on a BesTop Super Top. Great quality and fit.

Wow...that's one sharp looking YJ.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:00 AM   #3950
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Thanks. I've got a long vacation on the Outer Banks and haven't gotten it dirty yet. Don't want to break it before vacation.

I bought it in March, previous owner put 3,200 mile on it in 4 years! What was he thinking?
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:08 AM   #3951
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Thanks. I've got a long vacation on the Outer Banks and haven't gotten it dirty yet. Don't want to break it before vacation.

I bought it in March, previous owner put 3,200 mile on it in 4 years! What was he thinking?
Seriously
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:38 AM   #3952
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Just rolled it over 150,000 miles last Friday. Just finished breaking it in.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:04 AM   #3953
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Just ordered a new winch from Quadratec.....
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put new tires on it and edited my avitar
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:31 PM   #3955
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Just ordered a new winch from Quadratec.....
I was just there today picking up a new pair of rear rancho shocks.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:59 PM   #3956
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I was just there today picking up a new pair of rear rancho shocks.
Dang, Overkill, you coulda picked it up for me....but then you would have to bring it to me in Oklahoma!
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I was thinking of sanding my front steel fender flares and coating them with some sort of rust spray - does rust reformer do the trick? Then get a matte coat of something to put over it.

My rear fender flares are stock plastic, I was going to get some mothers to shine them up.
ive used rust reformer time and time again and the stuff is amazing. like any good job, the outcome will depend on the prepwork. just sand down everything or at the least wire brush it and spray. you can even leave the rust reformer as it is since it dries as a matte. but i wanted a gloss look and extra protection. clean up your flares and buff the plastic, it will make your jeep shine like new! and for only a few bucks
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ive used rust reformer time and time again and the stuff is amazing. like any good job, the outcome will depend on the prepwork. just sand down everything or at the least wire brush it and spray. you can even leave the rust reformer as it is since it dries as a matte. but i wanted a gloss look and extra protection. clean up your flares and buff the plastic, it will make your jeep shine like new! and for only a few bucks
I went by home depot last night and picked up rust reformer, and a rattle can of rustoleum stuff that's supposed to be a rust protectant.

Going to take the rig down to the self serve station and scrub the whole thing down, then dry and use some steel wool to get the old paint off. I'll take pics and post.
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what jeep model u got besides yj wrangler
Just a YJ.
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Finished installing my rock sliders, and painted my tube fenders.

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