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Today 02:12 AM
2JeepsThatRun
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
My build is on hold until I get my new Alloy USA axles. I am starting to get the heebie-jeebies doing nothing while the TJ is ripped apart. I think tomorrow I will finally snap off those damned upper, rear shock bolts. I have been working on them for over a year now and they will NOT come loose. So I have to man up and get them out. It will not be pretty. Say a little prayer for my TJ. As for me, I will probably have thrown two wrenches and a cat across the yard by noon, tomorrow. But I have no idea how bad this is going to get. How about this? Dremel the bar pins and simply get the damned shocks OUT. Then use my acetylene torch for one last, desperate attempt to crack that rust. I managed to get two of them to creak and snap over about 5║ or 10║ once last Summer, so it is possible... However, I just might precede all this nonsense by using a breaker bar to try and gently yet firmly tighten those two back a tiny bit to get them moving. Then back and forth, over and over until they start to break free. Maybe then the heat? I think I can get those two. But the others? Screw them. They die tomorrow. ;-)
Just break the bolts and pound the nut out with a punch. Then all you need to do is feed a new bolt through with bailing wire it'll take an hour if you already have the bolts.
Today 01:15 AM
Muddeprived Impact gun works wonders for those bolts. Just tap the trigger forward and back and they pop loose.

$50 at harbor freight. Best cheap tool I ever bought.
Today 12:10 AM
Holton345 My build is on hold until I get my new Alloy USA axles. I am starting to get the heebie-jeebies doing nothing while the TJ is ripped apart. I think tomorrow I will finally snap off those damned upper, rear shock bolts. I have been working on them for over a year now and they will NOT come loose. So I have to man up and get them out. It will not be pretty. Say a little prayer for my TJ. As for me, I will probably have thrown two wrenches and a cat across the yard by noon, tomorrow. But I have no idea how bad this is going to get.

How about this?

Dremel the bar pins and simply get the damned shocks OUT. Then use my acetylene torch for one last, desperate attempt to crack that rust.

I managed to get two of them to creak and snap over about 5║ or 10║ once last Summer, so it is possible...

However, I just might precede all this nonsense by using a breaker bar to try and gently yet firmly tighten those two back a tiny bit to get them moving. Then back and forth, over and over until they start to break free. Maybe then the heat?

I think I can get those two.

But the others?

Screw them. They die tomorrow. ;-)
Yesterday 11:16 PM
tsteb
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Originally Posted by Owen_TJ View Post
New polk dxi651's in the soundbar...dash speakers on order (yes i know the grill is offcenter, i noticed it after the pic and fixed it)
I did this about a month ago, drilled me holes for it and everything but the driver side one rattles. It is just the plastic part because the screw isn't staying tight. How should I fix it?
Yesterday 11:07 PM
WindRider
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
I said that to my wife once and she said "its a catalog not a magazine and you don't read catalogs". I call BS. I read it often annnnnnd you can learn from it.
I had a good laugh at that. I learned that there's a few things I need, and a few more that I want.

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Originally Posted by Mad Mac View Post
A few months ago, a friend of mine bought a Jeep. I ordered a Quadratec catalog to give to him as a gag but made the mistake of reading it. Next thing you know, I went out and bought a Wrangler of my own!
Hahaha that was quite a mistake, but most likely the best one you've ever made.
Yesterday 10:40 PM
Rude Dog Ordered it a new jeep cover as current one is done-gone.
Yesterday 10:23 PM
cBill15 Took mine dove hunting. Had a pretty good day!!!!
Yesterday 09:05 PM
avbk5907
Fabbed up some 1.75" seat risers

Took some scrap stock that would have otherwise been tossed and put it to good use. Made two sets, one for myself, and another for a buddy. Free mods are the best mods. Also took care of some floor pan rust on said buddy's rig.
Yesterday 08:59 PM
Owen_TJ New polk dxi651's in the soundbar...dash speakers on order (yes i know the grill is offcenter, i noticed it after the pic and fixed it)

Yesterday 08:57 PM
MR.CLIFFORD Today I put both Jeeps in the garage because of the hail warnings.
Yesterday 08:56 PM
Mad Mac
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Originally Posted by WindRider View Post
I, for the first time, read a quadratec magazine from front to back. have more than a few pages dog-eared
Quote:
Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
I said that to my wife once and she said "its a catalog not a magazine and you don't read catalogs". I call BS. I read it often annnnnnd you can learn from it.
A few months ago, a friend of mine bought a Jeep. I ordered a Quadratec catalog to give to him as a gag but made the mistake of reading it. Next thing you know, I went out and bought a Wrangler of my own!
Yesterday 08:45 PM
srad600
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Originally Posted by WindRider View Post
I, for the first time, read a quadratec magazine from front to back. have more than a few pages dog-eared
I said that to my wife once and she said "its a catalog not a magazine and you don't read catalogs". I call BS. I read it often annnnnnd you can learn from it.
Yesterday 08:30 PM
WindRider I, for the first time, read a quadratec magazine from front to back. have more than a few pages dog-eared
Yesterday 07:17 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by LKSPIERS View Post
Relocated license plate and hooked my cb up
if I ever run 37s or bigger I'll do this
Yesterday 07:04 PM
srad600 Yeah looks great
Yesterday 07:01 PM
LKSPIERS
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
I like the look of the plate there but can't imagine being with out a spare.
One day I'll put a spare back but for now I like the look
Yesterday 06:33 PM
srad600 I like the look of the plate there but can't imagine being with out a spare.
Yesterday 06:17 PM
LKSPIERS Relocated license plate and hooked my cb up
Yesterday 05:48 PM
Burddog Here is the front
Yesterday 05:47 PM
Burddog Gave my baby a Plasti-dip bra and finished putting her back together after covering the inside with Herculiner.
Yesterday 02:58 PM
IIONLY Adjusted my brake shoe star wheels, adjusted the hand brake cable, cleaned the rotors and drums (hoping it would help stop my squeal, it didn't), rotated my tires and sprayed underneath with some asphalt undercoating. Was going to change my spark plugs but my plug socket and gap tool have disappeared. So guess that may happen next week. Also gave "the tank" a nice wash. It was a good day.
Yesterday 07:27 AM
Muddeprived
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
I bought one of the cheap fenders a couple years ago, I wasn't too impressed with the fit. I had to oval the holes on the body side,
drill the hole on the top at the grill... (circled in pic)

I was changing front stock flares to Sahara flares at the time, but the fender didn't have enough metal bent down around the radius in front for the flare to reach (area circled in pic)


And the fender seems to have a slight arch to it, the hood hits the middle of it...
I can get a pic of this tomorrow if you want.
I better test fit mine just to be sure. How difficult was it to remove the factory fenders?
08-31-2014 08:29 PM
Momamac I did 3/8" holes. Figured 1/4" may be too easy to get plugged up.
08-31-2014 08:12 PM
PantherWingsfan
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Originally Posted by Momamac View Post
Drilled drain holes in the frame, wire brushed the minimal rust on the outside and rustoleumed it. Next step, vacuum out the frame...have 4 cans of Eastwood Internal Frame Coat at the ready! Frame still solid and thick, want to keep it that way!
I've been cleaning and painting mine as well. Curious, what size holes did you drill?
08-31-2014 07:58 PM
wwch99tj
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muddeprived View Post

I did a bunch of reading on reviews and everyone who bought their fenders say they fit perfectly so I have high hopes mine will to. They are identical to my stock ones, only no rust.

I wonder what I can do about the rust-prone area under the fender? There's like a flat plate welded under it I guess for support and I can see how salt/water/mud gets stuck up inside causing the rust.
I bought one of the cheap fenders a couple years ago, I wasn't too impressed with the fit. I had to oval the holes on the body side,
drill the hole on the top at the grill... (circled in pic)

I was changing front stock flares to Sahara flares at the time, but the fender didn't have enough metal bent down around the radius in front for the flare to reach (area circled in pic)


And the fender seems to have a slight arch to it, the hood hits the middle of it...
I can get a pic of this tomorrow if you want.
08-31-2014 07:43 PM
srad600
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momamac View Post
Drilled drain holes in the frame, wire brushed the minimal rust on the outside and rustoleumed it. Next step, vacuum out the frame...have 4 cans of Eastwood Internal Frame Coat at the ready! Frame still solid and thick, want to keep it that way!
I wish some one who owned mine before me did something like this. I've repaired mine in mode places then I can count now. Not sure if its worth doing anything at this point.
08-31-2014 07:32 PM
Momamac Drilled drain holes in the frame, wire brushed the minimal rust on the outside and rustoleumed it. Next step, vacuum out the frame...have 4 cans of Eastwood Internal Frame Coat at the ready! Frame still solid and thick, want to keep it that way!
08-31-2014 07:29 PM
PantherWingsfan
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
I too have wondered this. Seems to me that nothing under there needs to breath. Perhaps sealing off every seam, gap and crevice with RTV and then priming and painting or bedlining might take care of that. You would have to mask off a lot, though. I had my fenders off recently and it looked pretty do-able to me. If it worked the payoff would be no more rotted fenders...
Sounds like a good idea. I considered after market designs but I couldn't find any I really liked. In MI mine are definitely salt victims.
08-31-2014 06:54 PM
Holton345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muddeprived View Post
I wonder what I can do about the rust-prone area under the fender? There's like a flat plate welded under it I guess for support and I can see how salt/water/mud gets stuck up inside causing the rust.
I too have wondered this.

Seems to me that nothing under there needs to breath. Perhaps sealing off every seam, gap and crevice with RTV and then priming and painting or bedlining might take care of that. You would have to mask off a lot, though.

I had my fenders off recently and it looked pretty do-able to me. If it worked the payoff would be no more rotted fenders...
08-31-2014 06:37 PM
PantherWingsfan A little before and after of the fender paint job.
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