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Today 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!
Today 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..
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 06:48 PM
ben_ Prepping for bedliner. Doing more sanding and taping tomorrow then I'll be spraying raptor on Monday
Yesterday 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!
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 03:23 PM
XAMfed Just ordered a Zone BB kit, will be installing next week.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 01:19 PM
bulldogkey Got my light bar installed that I got for xmas. Thing is crazy bright.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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.

Yesterday 09:57 AM
Lakeman1 Sorry for the double post, but I did add to it.
Yesterday 09:56 AM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
because they suck like the ones for the front bumper and the ones I replaced on the windshield. especially the ones that'll strip out
I understand, but I would not fight that battle until I needed to. If I had one that would not come out I would leave it alone unless I had to have it out. 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!
Yesterday 09:54 AM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
because they suck like the ones for the front bumper and the ones I replaced on the windshield. especially the ones that'll strip out
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!
Yesterday 01:14 AM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Lakeman1 View Post
Why?
because they suck like the ones for the front bumper and the ones I replaced on the windshield. especially the ones that'll strip out
Yesterday 01:12 AM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Lakeman1 View Post
Stainless steel would have a reaction with the body steel and would NEVER!!!! come out but the anti-seize would help. What you did is best.
ok bud thanks that's what I wanted to know, as I've had people tell me both
12-25-2014 04:43 PM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
thanks bud! my goal is to replace all torx head screws on the jeep within the next year!
Why?
12-25-2014 04:42 PM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
will do bud! I'll be keeping an eye on them like I said to watch for all that stuff! I was gonna use stainless but I've had a few people tell me it will gale so I decided against it
Stainless steel would have a reaction with the body steel and would NEVER!!!! come out but the anti-seize would help. What you did is best.
12-25-2014 01:48 PM
echo2 Ho Ho Ho....

12-25-2014 11:54 AM
Holton345 Merry Christmas, y'all!
12-25-2014 10:39 AM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Mad Mac View Post
Looks good. I noticed that there are stainless steel body bolt kits available for the CJ and YJ, but I guess TJ owners have to put together their own. Well done.

thanks buddy! like I said I heard some people say it would cause galling if I would have used it for the windshield bolts so that's why I opted for these. I didn't wanna chance it ya know.
12-25-2014 10:32 AM
Mad Mac Looks good. I noticed that there are stainless steel body bolt kits available for the CJ and YJ, but I guess TJ owners have to put together their own. Well done.
12-25-2014 10:12 AM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Laggy View Post
Nice touch. Clean.
thanks bud! my goal is to replace all torx head screws on the jeep within the next year!
12-25-2014 10:11 AM
raif281
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
Keep us posted how they hold up
will do bud! I'll be keeping an eye on them like I said to watch for all that stuff! I was gonna use stainless but I've had a few people tell me it will gale so I decided against it
12-25-2014 10:09 AM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Lakeman1 View Post
I "believe" their coated may come back to bite you in the ass! Yes the anti seize is a good idea.
I'll be keeping my eye on them of course then I'll be adding the never seize, so at least if they start to rust or anything it has a good head I can take them out 1000000 times easier than the factory ones! it says their alloy steel an covered in a black oxide, I believe the black oxide is resistant but not sure like I said earlier.
12-25-2014 12:28 AM
Laggy
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
I replaced those damn dreaded windshield torx head bolts!! used an impact that's the secret! only had to drill out 2 of the 34, figure that's pretty good. ohh btw guys i already drilled out 4 of them for my mirrors for I believe in total their are 40 bolts. I replaced them with these from fastenal
Nice touch. Clean.
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