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Old 02-17-2013, 12:42 PM   #6061
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Stripped my chrome grill all day yesterday and finished product came out this morning I'm stoked. Anyone else believe chrome doesn't belong on a Jeep? Its not a hot rod
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:45 PM   #6062
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Stripped my chrome grill all day yesterday and finished product came out this morning I'm stoked. Anyone else believe chrome doesn't belong on a Jeep? Its not a hot rod
Couldn't agree more. Hate chrome, not just on jeeps, but on anything. Personally I think it looks cheap.

Nice work on the grill. Looks 100x better

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:51 PM   #6063
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Couldn't agree more. Hate chrome, not just on jeeps, but on anything. Personally I think it looks cheap.

Nice work on the grill. Looks 100x better
Cheap is right... and your Black on Black is exactly what I'm going for... nice rig buddy
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #6064
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Cheap is right... and your Black on Black is exactly what I'm going for... nice rig buddy
Thank you. When I bought it, the jeep was red. And the wheels were chrome. I've painted everything flat black.. I've been told it looks like something a villain would drive in a Tarantino movie. I love the look.
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Thank you. When I bought it, the jeep was red. And the wheels were chrome. I've painted everything flat black.. I've been told it looks like something a villain would drive in a Tarantino movie. I love the look.
What color is your interior?
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:13 PM   #6066
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What color is your interior?
It was tan. I pulled the carpet and bedlined the inside black. I have camo seat covers and floor mats. The dash is my next project. Ripping it out and replacing with a fabbed CJ dash a buddy if mine is making. That will be black diamond plate. 👍
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:19 PM   #6067
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It was tan. I pulled the carpet and bedlined the inside black. I have camo seat covers and floor mats. The dash is my next project. Ripping it out and replacing with a fabbed CJ dash a buddy if mine is making. That will be black diamond plate. ?dc4d
Sounds awesome! Be sure to put pics up when done
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Sounds awesome! Be sure to put pics up when done
Will do.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #6069
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Stripped my chrome grill all day yesterday and finished product came out this morning I'm stoked. Anyone else believe chrome doesn't belong on a Jeep? Its not a hot rod
At one time when I first got the jeep I was thinking chrome grill and bumpers ( what the hell was I thinking, so happy I came out of my nightmare)
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #6070
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At one time when I first got the jeep I was thinking chrome grill and bumpers ( what the hell was I thinking, so happy I came out of my nightmare)
Chrome bothers me so bad
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RUST SO EASY, looks good anyways , sharp
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #6072
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Those seats look great! What are they out of?
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Same!

I picked them up from a kid who bought them from JC Whitney. Kid thought they were for a TJ, turns out they're actually made for YJ brackets! Good find if I say so myself!
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:40 PM   #6073
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I picked them up from a kid who bought them from JC Whitney. Kid thought they were for a TJ, turns out they're actually made for YJ brackets! Good find if I say so myself!
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:45 PM   #6074
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I picked them up for $135. I looked them up on JC Whitney and they go for a lot more than that per seat
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:59 PM   #6075
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I picked them up for $135. I looked them up on JC Whitney and they go for a lot more than that per seat
Good deal!!! Nice condition as well
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Good deal!!! Nice condition as well
I'm very happy with them
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Ordered new side marker lights and a rubicon express steering stabilizer from quadratec. Also been sandblasting and painting 2 of my rims
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Did a lil wheelin today.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:37 PM   #6079
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Got half of my soa done today
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:20 PM   #6080
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Re: What I did to my YJ today

Drilled, tapped and installed grease zerks in my hubs today.



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Old 02-17-2013, 11:31 PM   #6081
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Well, I traded my 35's for 33's today. I have to say it looked better with the bigger tires but my lord does it ever drive better with the 33's on it. I also like the tread better
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:35 PM   #6082
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Also got a full size spare as well....
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #6083
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that thing looks awesome so far. I want to make the switch to SOA in a year or so.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:27 PM   #6084
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Well, the Jeep is back home. Seems that everything works except the running lights. Time to go on a fuse hunt.
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that thing looks awesome so far. I want to make the switch to SOA in a year or so.
Thanks man finished it today


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Old 02-18-2013, 07:43 PM   #6086
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So my baby had been "weeping" (leaking cooleant only while running) whenever she ran the past few days. Realized this morning the water pump was leaking, so after my blood draw and Dr. Apt. My Dad and I drove around for an out an hour to different parts stores and finally found a replacement pump in stock for her! It was a pretty easy job in general - hardest part was keeping the gasket in its proper place while installing the new pump..

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The only weird thing about the installation of the new pump was that the NAPA listed replacement pump's bottom bolt hole (that goes into the engine block) required the same length bolt as the one "above" it on the pump. (you can kind of tell the difference in the picture - the furthest and lowest hole to the left) Where the old pump's bottom bolt had the same length as all the other shorter bolts that held the pump in place. Luckily I was able to have my dad run to the machine shop and pick a matching long bolt right before they closed. Just a warning to the rest of y'all with a standard "V-belt" I-6 that got to NAPA for your pump - while you're out, get a longer bolt for that bottom hole. Haha!

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I noticed she's a little quieter under the hood and a bit smother/responsive at the pedal.

My Dad seemed proud of the work I did - he, obviously, was around for the end of the install - so there's another positive, i suppose!

Also picked up a new ignition switch for my J-truck today! hopefully it'll do the trick and get her running!
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Came home from work and put the front end of the lift on. Took 3.5 hours with no assistance but went smoothly. To all those that said I would have to cut all the bolts off, there is a picture of how all my bolts came off. They came nicely with the impact or a pipe on a ratchet. The jeep looks good in the front but seems hard to bounce, need to drive it to break it in. I'm liking it so far.
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So my baby had been "weeping" (leaking cooleant only while running) whenever she ran the past few days. Realized this morning the water pump was leaking, so after my blood draw and Dr. Apt. My Dad and I drove around for an out an hour to different parts stores and finally found a replacement pump in stock for her! It was a pretty easy job in general - hardest part was keeping the gasket in its proper place while installing the new pump..

A picture of the old poopy pump and the new one ready for installation:

The only weird thing about the installation of the new pump was that the NAPA listed replacement pump's bottom bolt hole (that goes into the engine block) required the same length bolt as the one "above" it on the pump. (you can kind of tell the difference in the picture - the furthest and lowest hole to the left) Where the old pump's bottom bolt had the same length as all the other shorter bolts that held the pump in place. Luckily I was able to have my dad run to the machine shop and pick a matching long bolt right before they closed. Just a warning to the rest of y'all with a standard "V-belt" I-6 that got to NAPA for your pump - while you're out, get a longer bolt for that bottom hole. Haha!

And the engine without the pump or an of that other stuff on:

I noticed she's a little quieter under the hood and a bit smother/responsive at the pedal.

My Dad seemed proud of the work I did - he, obviously, was around for the end of the install - so there's another positive, i suppose!

Also picked up a new ignition switch for my J-truck today! hopefully it'll do the trick and get her running!
Did you use rtv? That will hold the gasket in place while you install
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Did you use rtv? That will hold the gasket in place while you install
Word. My problem was that it was sliding around slightly out of place when I would get it juuuust about on. The plate that attaches to both the water pump and power steering was inhibiting it. I loosened it up and moved the power steering pump and then it was all good.

I guess the reason for the gasket comment was to emphasize how easy the job overall was - that, that was the hardest part. Haha! Sorry for the confusion....

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