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Today 08:03 PM
Gathmor Took my JK with 900 miles on it into the dealer for the second time to get the door leak fixed! Second times a charm I hope. Weekend without my jeep and a shity loaner car, so nothing fun I guess :-(
Today 07:38 PM
MyRed88
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottieg40 View Post
I'm sure some of you have ran into the problem where your dome lights stay on when you take the doors off. Sure, you can buy those little clips that hold the door-jam buttons down. You can also just take the fuse out. But what about when you want to actually use the dome light? I've scoured the internets and found many solutions but they seemed kind of tacky with wires coming out of the fuse box with an inline fuse going to a switch. My way is 1000 times better. Without further ado... Photos provided below What materials you will need: A switch of you choice(I used a rocker switch) 2 wire butt connectors 16/22gauge(heat shrink if you want) 2 connectors 16/22gauge(will connect to switch prongs) 2 feet of stranded copper wire 16/18gauge(preferably different colors) Note: the length of the wire is 100% dependent on where you want to mount the switch Wire Cutters Wire crimpers(needle noes pliers will do) Electrical tape What now? 1. Go ahead and disconnect the battery of your jeep or pull the fuse(behind the glove compartment, #4 fuse). We won't get shocked now... 2. While we're on that side(passenger-side) lets go ahead and disconnect the door jam button. All we have to do here is wiggle that button and pull it and it will pop free. Now take the connector clip off. Tuck or tape the remaining wire away. That's all you do to that side. You could connect another switch to it if you want. Just replicate the switch installation instructions. 3. Back to the driver side. Pull that door jam button out just like the other side, wiggle wiggle wiggle. Cut those wires and splice about a foot of wire for each wire(should be 2 wires). Use the two butt connector splicers and the wires I mentioned in the materials needed above. 4. At this point you can feed the wire into the hole and fish them out and feed them to the desired location and cut the length to your liking. Go ahead and take a drink of that beer too. 5. Crimp the connectors on the end of the wire leads that will slide onto your switch. 6. Plug those connectors onto the switch and WHAMM. You're good to go! Plug that fuse back in and connect that battery. Flip that switch and watch the party light up. To mount the switch(optional) Drill Smallllllll saw File I personally wanted my switch mounted into the plastic cover that goes beneath the steering wheel. So I took a piece of paper and cut out a square to prototype the size of my switch. Once I had that right penciled it in to where I wanted it and drilled out a bunch of holes into the spot sawed it a little bit and filed it down to make it perfect.
I tapped mine into the fuse box on fuse 4? I think and put an inline fuse on it
Today 03:38 PM
scottieg40
Best way to install a dome light switch.. ever...

I'm sure some of you have ran into the problem where your dome lights stay on when you take the doors off. Sure, you can buy those little clips that hold the door-jam buttons down. You can also just take the fuse out. But what about when you want to actually use the dome light? I've scoured the internets and found many solutions but they seemed kind of tacky with wires coming out of the fuse box with an inline fuse going to a switch.

My way is 1000 times better. Without further ado...
Photos provided below
What materials you will need:

A switch of you choice(I used a rocker switch)
2 wire butt connectors 16/22gauge(heat shrink if you want)
2 connectors 16/22gauge(will connect to switch prongs)
2 feet of stranded copper wire 16/18gauge(preferably different colors)
Note: the length of the wire is 100% dependent on where you want to mount the switch
Wire Cutters
Wire crimpers(needle noes pliers will do)
Electrical tape


What now?
1. Go ahead and disconnect the battery of your jeep or pull the fuse(behind the glove compartment, #4 fuse). We won't get shocked now...
2. While we're on that side(passenger-side) lets go ahead and disconnect the door jam button. All we have to do here is wiggle that button and pull it and it will pop free. Now take the connector clip off. Tuck or tape the remaining wire away. That's all you do to that side. You could connect another switch to it if you want. Just replicate the switch installation instructions.
3. Back to the driver side. Pull that door jam button out just like the other side, wiggle wiggle wiggle. Cut those wires and splice about a foot of wire for each wire(should be 2 wires). Use the two butt connector splicers and the wires I mentioned in the materials needed above.
4. At this point you can feed the wire into the hole and fish them out and feed them to the desired location and cut the length to your liking. Go ahead and take a drink of that beer too.
5. Crimp the connectors on the end of the wire leads that will slide onto your switch.
6. Plug those connectors onto the switch and WHAMM. You're good to go! Plug that fuse back in and connect that battery. Flip that switch and watch the party light up.


To mount the switch(optional)
Drill
Smallllllll saw
File

I personally wanted my switch mounted into the plastic cover that goes beneath the steering wheel. So I took a piece of paper and cut out a square to prototype the size of my switch. Once I had that right penciled it in to where I wanted it and drilled out a bunch of holes into the spot sawed it a little bit and filed it down to make it perfect.
Today 02:56 PM
devildog88 Attachment 1498873

Ran around this afternoon naked... Just the way I like it.
Today 02:46 PM
wwch99tj Gave it a wash (first one in a month or so), pulled the glass out of my full doors and pulled off the pre cut tint I got off eBay (it had a brownish tint to it like factory glass and was cut too small... it didn't match my windshield strip) replaced the tint with 20% Gila tint from auto zone, then cleaned the dust off the full doors and installed them.
Today 12:37 PM
WIwrangler Last night/this morning after much cursing cuts bruises help and beer got my intake and manifold off. Re welded it after cleaning up and braced it so it won't crack again. New gaskets all reconnected and hooked up. Much better no little ticking when throttling. Lots of work to scratch a small itch . Happy with it though.


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Today 12:34 PM
Hexiled Razz Finished wiring my backup lights. They illuminate pretty well; not as bright as i had in mind. Though what do you expect from $26 Advance Auto fogs? I was a little worried that the light wouldn't shine *below* the bumper very well, but it actually does. With some bending of the chintzy metal bracket, i was able to get the beam to aim roughly front and center. Though the lights don't sit perfectly in the hole cut-outs in the bumper. Not too concerned about that; functionality over fashion




I'll probably find myself backing into the driveway at night now for the fun of it.
Today 10:12 AM
cjsjr249 Added a 4" extension, and 1 ball knob to my shifter.
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Today 09:13 AM
MN4x4 When your speed keeps going up and down because your Jeep starts shaking at 65!
(tires are out of balance)
Today 08:46 AM
RoseBud13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lakeman1 View Post
What color is it now?
It is gray
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Today 06:31 AM
Ryan Angela Changed oil/filter, transfer case fluid, speedometer gear. Also discovered that my lower rear control am bracket is ready to tear off of the frame. Was going to coat the inside of the frame Saturday! Guess I've got some more patch work to do first, autorust.com here i come.
At this point, I almost wonder if a frame swap is worth the extra trouble.
Today 01:43 AM
silver rubi Replaced the linkage bushing. .
Yesterday 11:45 PM
Rock Kicker
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
^^^Looks GREAT!!!! I think I would use 550 cord for the zippers.
Sounds like a plan. Especially since my grab handles and door straps were made by a vendor here...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikhail2400 View Post
Man that looks great!! Wish I wernt so damn lazy! OK OK OK ill get to it, some day.
Ya, way more than I thought I was taking on. It took me 8 days total since I only worked on it from 4pm till about 11pm every eve. There was so much involved. I figured, sand, clean, repeat, tape, prime, paint...HA! Seat bracket bolts were a b!tch. The carpet hadn't been removed in over 10 years! There was so much caked on crap...the driver and passenger floorboard had serious surface rust, etc...labeled every bolt and part removed, also cleaned every bolt and part removed...
When all was said and done, took just over an hour to reinstall everything. But, I think it was well worth it. Now I just need to cut out that rust spot under the license plate, weld in a patch, then I'm Raptor lining the corners instead of buying corner guards. If I take her back out on the trails next spring, the corner guards may be revisited.
Yesterday 10:38 PM
samizdad Got my Detroit Truetrac in the mail today. Got bearings yesterday. Waiting on the open carrier for the front and then, put it all together with the gears I got over the weekend.
Yesterday 09:45 PM
thedawgshow Just purchased this on Amazon to finish the frame and undercarriage!!!


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GFRRPC8/...t+encapsulator
Yesterday 09:22 PM
mikhail2400
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rock Kicker View Post
Stripped the interior

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Found $4.16 under the 4x4 shift lever (subsequently, removing this fixed my 4WD issue)

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Stripped, primed, taped, and Raptor lined the interior

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Got an owie

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Decided to do the back door as well

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And got a free BestTop bikini top and HiLift Jack for taking a break and fixing a buddy's TJ.

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In the process of putting the top back together, both back window zipper pull tabs snapped in half. Anyone know where I can order a set?
Man that looks great!! Wish I wernt so damn lazy! OK OK OK ill get to it, some day.
Yesterday 09:11 PM
blkrubi88
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Hahahahahaha!!!!! I have the whole HD system, including the damper, in my garage waiting to go on since .....hmmmmmm, dang, has it ben since march? Along with a set of hubs and u-joints.
I don't have that much patience!
Yesterday 08:44 PM
thedawgshow ^^^Looks GREAT!!!! I think I would use 550 cord for the zippers.
Yesterday 08:40 PM
Rock Kicker Stripped the interior

Attachment 1497057

Found $4.16 under the 4x4 shift lever (subsequently, removing this fixed my 4WD issue)

Attachment 1497065


Attachment 1497081

Stripped, primed, taped, and Raptor lined the interior

Attachment 1497105


Attachment 1497113

Got an owie

Attachment 1497121

Attachment 1497129

Decided to do the back door as well

Attachment 1497137

Attachment 1497145

Attachment 1497153

Attachment 1497161

And got a free BestTop bikini top and HiLift Jack for taking a break and fixing a buddy's TJ.

Attachment 1497169

In the process of putting the top back together, both back window zipper pull tabs snapped in half. Anyone know where I can order a set?
Yesterday 08:06 PM
thedawgshow
Quote:
Originally Posted by blkrubi88 View Post
Installed my new steering stabilizer. Next on the list is to install my ZJ tie rod that's laying in the garage.



Hahahahahaha!!!!! I have the whole HD system, including the damper, in my garage waiting to go on since .....hmmmmmm, dang, has it ben since march? Along with a set of hubs and u-joints.
Yesterday 07:47 PM
blkrubi88 Installed my new steering stabilizer. Next on the list is to install my ZJ tie rod that's laying in the garage.



Yesterday 05:27 PM
Mamefreak Was trying to chase down a vac leak at around 2k rpm. Sprayed brake cleaner on all the vac lines and finally found that my brake booster check valve was cracked. Dealership didn't have any but advanced auto had it for ~$8!
Seems to have fixed about 50% of the leak.
Yesterday 04:16 PM
thedawgshow Drove it to Lowe's and purchased a drill bit and punch to drill drain holes in the frame....



put it up in the air.....



Took a small coffee and smoke break....



Then got underneath there and started drilling......









Then I grabbed the punch I never used and the old steering gear I replaced and headed back to town and got my $5.00 for the punch and $80.00 for the core return!!!

Yesterday 04:03 PM
KSTJ Tuesday, replaced the exhaust system. The previous owner did a terrible weld job and made my life a living hell Tuesday but needless the say after 3 hours got it knocked out. Today I am replacing the front u-joints.
Yesterday 11:56 AM
raif281 not today but yesterday I installed my spiderweb shade I got a good deal on!!
Yesterday 11:10 AM
jp2611 Finally got all the mud cleaned out before winter......
Yesterday 10:30 AM
Lakeman1
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoseBud13 View Post
I am soon going to learn how to take out my transmission...in the next couple of weekends and when I get the money to rebuild it. It bums me out..I might not get to snow bash this winter...
On another note, I will be painting my hardtop black!

What color is it now?
Yesterday 10:15 AM
RoseBud13 I am soon going to learn how to take out my transmission...in the next couple of weekends and when I get the money to rebuild it. It bums me out..I might not get to snow bash this winter...
On another note, I will be painting my hardtop black!
Yesterday 07:30 AM
thedawgshow Nothing yet, but........

today is a day off from the ol' salt mines, and I still have a lot of other chores like mow the grass, take the boys to Piano and Football, but I think I have just a few hours to work on the TJ. Hmmmmmmm.......... Maybe a trip to town to get a drill bit to drill 1/4" drain holes in the frame. I hope my little 3/8 drill will do the job.
09-17-2014 10:10 PM
DBoat
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mamefreak View Post
I would recommend Mishimoto all aluminum radiator. 100 direct fit bolt on, no plastic caps and no questions asked lifetime warranty. Some will argue to go stock.
I went Drake, all aluminum as well and direct bolt in too. Don't go stock.. IMHO
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