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Today 05:11 PM
qazzzzzi
Rusty

Just spent 270.00 to replace a transmission fluid pan on an "only" 5 yr old JK. WTF!, it was rusted through.
Today 04:12 PM
wwch99tj Almost...
Today 08:59 AM
WindRider looking at axles for a swap, and it cracks me up that people call front axles "front rears". rear axles in the rear, front axles in the front, it's not that difficult!
Yesterday 11:56 PM
Rock Kicker Got the new zipper sliders for the back window from jeepit.com. Great quality, fast shipping. Only problem, I can't get them on the top and window correctly. I spent over an hour and a half trying. Mostly out of frustration. I've owned 4 Wrangler style Jeeps in the last 22 years, done all the maintenance, lifts, upgrades, etc., on my own and this is the one thing I seem to not be able to do...WTF, Over!? Anyone have a vid for this? Couldn't find one on YouTube or a decent thread. Makes me feel like this is an even easier job than its turning out to be and I'm starting to feel even more incompetent.

I'd post a pic of the issue I keep running into but my app isn't letting me for some reason.

I had to step away and change a U-joint on my XJ, scuffing knuckles to make me feel masculine again.
Yesterday 11:15 PM
Ryan Angela Not so much "to" my TJ, but for. Let's call it prep work. I set out last weekend to clean the pass side frame rail and do the Eastwood frame coating. In my cleaning efforts, I discovered an area of questionable integrity where the rear control arm bolts up.

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I didn't crawl underneath for the pic, but you can see through the access hole that there is a spec of daylight that shouldn't be there...so I ordered the safety caps from autorust.com


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These will need to be welded up to the frame, which my little machine is not up to. So, through some CL trading, I acquired a stick welder in trade for some crap I basically garbage picked. Been a long time, I'll need some practice.

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Now this machine is 220V, which I was not set up for...yet. So I did the only thing that made sense. I add a 100A sub-panel in the garage.


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This was all in effort to repair a small rust hole?
Yesterday 10:01 PM
Jeeper4life I gave mine a quick bath today and shined the tires up a bit..nothing to fancy
Yesterday 09:12 PM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
Today I repeatedly attacked my TJ with several fingertips, my forehead. After my raging assault left me bleeding, angry and swearing at everything I saw, I got the bolts that were rusted into the bushing sleeves out. Well, most of them, anyway. Yeah, my manliness whipped that TJ's butt into submission. Pure brutishness on my part. I am a *real man* and don't let some inanimate object tell *ME* "no"... I revel in my caveman-like power and my bolt-breaking thuggishness. And when I lose I have my Sawzall, so screw that rust! MUWAHAHAHA!!!
Yesterday 08:06 PM
Jeffk1975
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
Today I repeatedly attacked my TJ with several fingertips, my forehead. After my raging assault left me bleeding, angry and swearing at everything I saw, I got the bolts that were rusted into the bushing sleeves out. Well, most of them, anyway. Yeah, my manliness whipped that TJ's butt into submission. Pure brutishness on my part. I am a *real man* and don't let some inanimate object tell *ME* "no"... I revel in my caveman-like power and my bolt-breaking thuggishness. And when I lose I have my Sawzall, so screw that rust! MUWAHAHAHA!!!
Haha! Awesome post.
Yesterday 07:55 PM
PantherWingsfan
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Originally Posted by n00g7 View Post
Not quite wrenching, but my new lights are on there.
Dig the lights, and the leaves.
Yesterday 07:31 PM
Holton345 Today I repeatedly attacked my TJ with several fingertips, my forehead. After my raging assault left me bleeding, angry and swearing at everything I saw, I got the bolts that were rusted into the bushing sleeves out. Well, most of them, anyway. Yeah, my manliness whipped that TJ's butt into submission. Pure brutishness on my part. I am a *real man* and don't let some inanimate object tell *ME* "no"... I revel in my caveman-like power and my bolt-breaking thuggishness. And when I lose I have my Sawzall, so screw that rust! MUWAHAHAHA!!!
Yesterday 07:12 PM
OregonTJ
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
I do t understand the need for the end caps on the front
Cuz it looks finished and not like something is missing...........
Yesterday 06:13 PM
Philmycrackin power washed the dirt off from weekend offroad trip in preparation for differential servicing next weekend. However, I did find out the hard way that my frame is not as good as I thought it was. A good 6in crack on top of the driver rear lower control arm mount.
First reaction "F@CK ME! I'm driving this thing off a f@ckin cliff and call it a day".
second "F@ck it, I'm selling it"
third, "put too much time not to mention money into this damn thing to sell it"
I said all this out loud to myself on my driveway in about 5 seconds. pretty sure my neighbor now knows I'm crazy.
so I will fix it some how. repair the frame or a frame swap needless to say I'm done offroading for this season.
Yesterday 06:07 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
I do t understand the need for the end caps on the front
Make it look like you actually care about your jeep looking decent... instead of hacked up
They give the bumper a finished look, I didn't like the way mine looked with the open ends.
Yesterday 05:44 PM
Mamefreak Did all the underhood work for the hard top wiring kit - new washer bottle and pump and a ground and some wire cleanup. Got my hands a little dirty so I guess it counts lol
Yesterday 12:30 PM
GoldenSahara00 I played with the new photoshop CC.
Yesterday 12:30 PM
GoldenSahara00 Keeps mud out of the bumpers and let's you bounce off of trees. And not hurt people's cars when they back into you.
Yesterday 12:28 PM
Mad Mac
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
I do t understand the need for the end caps on the front
+1 I'm wondering the same thing.
Yesterday 08:47 AM
MyRed88 I do t understand the need for the end caps on the front
Yesterday 08:14 AM
Cantero
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Originally Posted by gnater76 View Post
And that dealer vanity plate!!! Eeeeegads.
Look, I've been spending all my money on Jeep mods and maintenance! lol

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Originally Posted by OregonTJ View Post
Nice, thanks for the link!
09-28-2014 07:09 PM
OregonTJ
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Originally Posted by Cantero View Post
Painted the grill black.



next course of action, get rid of the milk jugs.
Bumper end caps:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004TADG7Q/...I1NK0ID5EMDK6K
09-28-2014 06:06 PM
thedawgshow Drove it to the Lowe's and bought some masks....



Got home and got the front end up in the air...



and got busy wire brushing some rust and then coated the inside and outside of the frame with Eastwood's encapsulator.





Then gave it a bath and a quick test run...

09-28-2014 05:37 PM
gnater76
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Originally Posted by Cantero View Post
Painted the grill black. Next course of action, get rid of the milk jugs.
And that dealer vanity plate!!! Eeeeegads.
09-28-2014 05:28 PM
Cantero Painted the grill black.





Next course of action, get rid of the milk jugs.
09-28-2014 01:40 PM
n00g7 Not quite wrenching, but my new lights are on there.
09-28-2014 01:27 PM
JayMan1016
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
plasti dip nice, I was thinking of using the white paint in a can from auto zone an just get the right color
I used that on my half doors. The color isn't exact. Could just be because my jeep is faded a good bit.
09-28-2014 01:09 PM
AVtj03
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Originally Posted by AVtj03 View Post
Let's play a game called guess what I got to do this morning
Broke all 4 of the bolts for the rear shocks. Used about a dozen dremel cutting wheels and an air hammer in order to get those PITAs out. Replaced with 5/16" hardware and had to customize a wrench in order to back it up.

Replaced all shocks with Rancho 9000's and put in Nth degree progressive springs. Love the ride even more now and the ass end keeps the same ride height with a load. Worth it
09-28-2014 01:03 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by JayMan1016 View Post
Thank you! Much appreciated. I used the regular white plasti dip. Picked it up at walmart for <$7 a can.
plasti dip nice, I was thinking of using the white paint in a can from auto zone an just get the right color
09-28-2014 01:01 PM
liquidfluidity So I just bought this '97 sport and have been going through and making my list, and checking it twice - of everything I need and everything I want (of course). I picked up some plugs and cap and rotor the other day - decided to install these things today. Idle was a little rough and I had nothing better to do.

Started pulling plugs and what do you know? Brand new! Gap was wrong - .030 - so I went through and regapped all of them. I then checked the C n R - also new! Pretty good deal. Almost like getting money back.....almost
09-28-2014 12:48 PM
JayMan1016
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
looks great bud! I've been wanting to start painting my interior but I didn't know how it would look. we have the same jeep and I like it. which paint did you use?
Thank you! Much appreciated.
I used the regular white plasti dip. Picked it up at walmart for <$7 a can.
09-28-2014 12:40 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by JayMan1016 View Post
Plastidipped my headlight bezels, radio/ac bezel, and stock wheels. Great way to change things up a little, for cheap, and it not be permanent.
looks great bud! I've been wanting to start painting my interior but I didn't know how it would look. we have the same jeep and I like it. which paint did you use?
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