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Today 03:13 AM
Ryan Angela DIY quick disco's.

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Hadn't planned on doing them, but it was obvious something was amiss on the highway yesterday. Passenger side lower linkage bolt, nut, and bushing sleeve fell off somewhere.
Then I put snaps on my door limit straps.

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I've got the adjustable Velcro straps, but the Velcro just doesn't hold. I got tired of adjusting my mirrors every time the doors swung into them.
Finally (for tonight) I drained the coolant, cut in the coolant flush tee, replaced both rad hoses, pulled the t-stat, and ready to flush.

Attachment 1757713

I'll finish up tomorrow, 2 am is no time for this nonsense.
Today 12:42 AM
jjat That does look good but my white and all black TJ I don't think the aluminum one will look good
Yesterday 11:28 PM
ben_
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Originally Posted by Rock Kicker View Post

Did you use foam earplugs for all the threaded holes?

Are you doing the tailgate/rear door?

I would also take this time to clean your hardware, seatbelt guts, seat brackets, etc.
Yes the foam earplugs work great so far.

I am doing the tailgate.

I am planning on lining my seat brackets.

Hopefully sometime next week I will make a thread with my experience and some tips and tricks that I've learned.
Yesterday 10:28 PM
blkrubi88 Washed it for the last time of 2014.


Yesterday 10:12 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by TKub View Post
No mods yesterday, only fun. .
rrrrruuuuuubbii LJ
Yesterday 08:48 PM
bulldogkey
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Originally Posted by Scruffy Wilson View Post

to bright for on road use?

how did it mount. . looks like it about in same spot as yhe bumper mounts
Yeah to bright for on road use. Just used the brackets that came with it and screwed to top of bumper.
Yesterday 08:47 PM
Bandit79
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Originally Posted by skier206 View Post
I have been looking at those and the Grabar style. Can you mount those with a hard top also it looked like they mount with the soft top window frame bolt?
You can mount them with either top. They bolt using the rollbar bolt that connects to the windshield frame and then has a bracket that hooks around the rollbar itself. Not having the soft top door frames will actually make it easier to install.
Yesterday 08:12 PM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by ben_ View Post
Spraying on Monday... I know every inch of this jeep way too well...
I removed the roll bar padding and wrapped the bars, mostly so I wouldn't get overspray on the pads but it also gave me time to give them a good cleaning during dry times. Did you use foam earplugs for all the threaded holes? Works perfectly (and I snapped a-tips in half to plug the tiny holes).

Are you doing the tailgate/rear door? I didn't at first, but started in the second coat. Looks 100x better with the rear door done. I did the entire door though, as I'm using the Raptor liner on the corners (instead of diamond pate) after I remove and patch a rust spot by the license plate.

I would also take this time to clean your hardware, seatbelt guts, seat brackets, etc. I scrubbed all the bolts and soaked them in mouse milk in labeled parts cups. But that's just me. In total, took me 8 days from start to finish because I started getting anal. But trust! Totally paid off. Now I know that I don't need to worry about any hardware, plugs, etc. everything in the tub is clean and good as new.
Yesterday 08:09 PM
TKub No mods yesterday, only fun. .




Yesterday 06:02 PM
ben_ Spraying on Monday... I know every inch of this jeep way too well...
Yesterday 05:02 PM
anavrinIV Made some paracord door straps today, one of mine was busted and i bought a bunch of cord to make grab handles so figured I'd cut my teeth on these first
Yesterday 04:39 PM
skier206
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Originally Posted by Bandit79 View Post
Installed Snergy grab handles


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I have been looking at those and the Grabar style. Can you mount those with a hard top also it looked like they mount with the soft top window frame bolt?
Yesterday 03:37 PM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by ben_ View Post
Prepping for bedliner. Doing more sanding and taping tomorrow then I'll be spraying raptor on Monday
You're going to love the Raptor liner! Taping and scrubbing was a pain in the a$$ but it was well worth it!
Yesterday 12:36 PM
Bandit79 Installed Snergy grab handles


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Yesterday 11:41 AM
Scruffy Wilson
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Originally Posted by bulldogkey View Post

I like the light bar. Definitely can't use just driving down the road. Good for off road or country cruising. It's a 24" that I got off of eBay for $65 and it came with wiring harness. Seems to be well built. Will see.
to bright for on road use?

how did it mount. . looks like it about in same spot as yhe bumper mounts
Yesterday 07:36 AM
MichaelR
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Originally Posted by Blaine_A View Post
A bit behind, but last week I installed the UCF extra-clearance skid. (The 241 case is such a pig) Yesterday I finished welding up and painting a rear bumper I've been working on. And this morning I installed it along with a Savvy gas tank skid. I need to address that tailpipe now..
Looks great!
Yesterday 12:28 AM
Blaine_A A bit behind, but last week I installed the UCF extra-clearance skid. (The 241 case is such a pig)

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Yesterday I finished welding up and painting a rear bumper I've been working on.

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And this morning I installed it along with a Savvy gas tank skid.

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I need to address that tailpipe now..
12-26-2014 08:19 PM
bulldogkey
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Originally Posted by xigiff View Post

do you love it? Tell us about it. I'm looking for something just like that.
I like the light bar. Definitely can't use just driving down the road. Good for off road or country cruising. It's a 24" that I got off of eBay for $65 and it came with wiring harness. Seems to be well built. Will see.
12-26-2014 06:48 PM
ben_ Prepping for bedliner. Doing more sanding and taping tomorrow then I'll be spraying raptor on Monday
12-26-2014 06:15 PM
12vtman Got my new Bluemonkey Speedohealer installed today and started on my hella LEDs.

Also installed my Warn winch cover, boy was that tough!
12-26-2014 06:09 PM
xigiff
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Originally Posted by bulldogkey View Post
Got my light bar installed that I got for xmas. Thing is crazy bright.
do you love it? Tell us about it. I'm looking for something just like that.
12-26-2014 04:54 PM
mikhail2400
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Originally Posted by Laggy View Post
These work really well when a ratchet/breaker won't do because of uneven torque. I have 1/2" drive torx bit sockets so this is very useful.
Ive got a few different size drives of torx so im all set. Thanks for the confidence boost on my impact driver. Cant remember the last time used one or even had one to use when I needed one.

I did manage to get a battery disconnect switch installed on my winches main power lead. This switch will be moved to the fuel pump or some other good spot as soon as the larger switch I ordered arrives. This switch is only good for a 100 amp continuous 500 amp burst load. Luckily they use the same mounting bracket. It will look a lot better with the leads covered in shrink wrap and the bottom homemade case in place.

You can see the cover I made for it in this pic


Heres the switch in place. Figured mounting it close to the winch was a good idea.
12-26-2014 04:54 PM
Mad Mac
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Originally Posted by mikhail2400 View Post
Why? ...I have discovered that I own a small handheld impact driver. Its 7 1/2" long and 1 3/16 in diameter. No idea when or where I bought it. Hope this works good.

And a 3 pound sledge hammer. Who's your daddy.
12-26-2014 03:23 PM
XAMfed Just ordered a Zone BB kit, will be installing next week.
12-26-2014 02:23 PM
Hoss21 I installed some mirrors today. I did the 4x6 spot mirror from O'Reillys. Its @ 70 and sunny here in North Central FL, top down and doors off....I'm pleased.
12-26-2014 01:19 PM
bulldogkey Got my light bar installed that I got for xmas. Thing is crazy bright.
12-26-2014 12:26 PM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by Laggy View Post
These work really well when a ratchet/breaker won't do because of uneven torque. I have 1/2" drive torx bit sockets so this is very useful.
I have one that I got to work on my Honda motorcycle more than 45 years ago.
12-26-2014 11:59 AM
Laggy
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Originally Posted by mikhail2400 View Post
Why?
When I went to remove the ones on my windshield I 1st; stripped the cheap Torx bit 2nd; I went and bought new, high quality torx bit and immediately stripped the torx bolt head which had stopped me at the beginning, 3rd; I studied the bolts, my tools and read a lot of JW threads on the subject 4th; I put on my extra tight thinking cap, the one with only 2 settings which are, JEEP problem and, will SHE go home with me tonight?
( one setting works ALOT better than the other )
5th I have discovered that I own a small handheld impact driver. Its 7 1/2" long and 1 3/16 in diameter. No idea when or where I bought it. Hope this works good.

These work really well when a ratchet/breaker won't do because of uneven torque. I have 1/2" drive torx bit sockets so this is very useful.
12-26-2014 11:17 AM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Lakeman1 View Post
I understand, but I would not fight that battle until I needed to. Although if you think you can get them out now and later may not be able to then I would agree with you 100%. Good luck!
yes cuz I have access to my cousins impact an bits an all right now so it'll be easier
12-26-2014 10:20 AM
mikhail2400
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Originally Posted by Lakeman1 View Post
Why?
Why?
When I went to remove the ones on my windshield I 1st; stripped the cheap Torx bit 2nd; I went and bought new, high quality torx bit and immediately stripped the torx bolt head which had stopped me at the beginning, 3rd; I studied the bolts, my tools and read a lot of JW threads on the subject 4th; I put on my extra tight thinking cap, the one with only 2 settings which are, JEEP problem and, will SHE go home with me tonight?
( one setting works ALOT better than the other )
5th I have discovered that I own a small handheld impact driver. Its 7 1/2" long and 1 3/16 in diameter. No idea when or where I bought it. Hope this works good.

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