|Today 01:15 AM|
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|
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|
|Yesterday 11:07 PM|
|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|
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|
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|
|Yesterday 08:45 PM|
|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|
|Yesterday 07:04 PM|
|srad600||Yeah looks great|
|Yesterday 07:01 PM|
|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|
|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|
|08-31-2014 07:58 PM|
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|
|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|
|08-31-2014 06:54 PM|
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.|
|08-31-2014 06:03 PM|
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.
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