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Today 05:45 PM
JustinAppleseed Replaced the worn out steering stabilizers..


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Today 05:43 PM
JustinAppleseed Replaced all my shocks with Bilstein 5100's


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Today 05:42 PM
JustinAppleseed Installed the Currie Antirock finally..

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Today 05:06 PM
AVtj03 Replaced clutch slave cylinder. Fairly easy. The only pains where: 1. fitting was seized to slave; 2. I should have left break-away plastic on all the way to the install on the new slave cylinder (not just after bench bleeding). live and learn.
Today 05:03 PM
AVtj03
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Originally Posted by DBoat View Post
wow, hadnt had one of those in years.
you should indulge...

oh, and i just bought the front springs. I think the front is drooping more than the front (good enough for me). It would be silly for me not to!
Today 05:01 PM
AVtj03
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Originally Posted by Momamac View Post
Tried Test Hill at Silver Lake Sand Dunes, made it first try! Too windy to get out for pics. Had already been sandblasted once trying get unstuck from being high-centered on one of the other sharp ridges!

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wow, that looks cool. definitely want to head there
Today 04:29 PM
BIGG RADD
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Originally Posted by j_strength View Post
I really like the color. Looks great with black wheels. If you don't mind me asking, what was the hardest part of installing the lift?
There were a few things that were tough but nothing that stopped us for too long. The hardest thing was probably the rear sway bar links, removing because they were seized, and installing because the factory nut plates were shot and had to use new hardware, its a tight space to try and get a nut and washer into, same with the rear track bar relocation bracket. Not hard just tedious. Make sure you PB Blast every bolt and nut that you plan on removing, for like a week before you do anything. Air tools make everything much much easier. I lucked out because my buddy has a hydraulic scissor lift and air tools, and even with the mechanical prowess between the both of us, it took us close to 10 hours to finish.
Today 04:28 PM
C0Y0TE Exogate, Highrock, and annual wash/wax

Today 03:57 PM
41MB-00TJ Replaced the steering stabilizer sock Out with the old and in with the new
Today 03:19 PM
Momamac Tried Test Hill at Silver Lake Sand Dunes, made it first try! Too windy to get out for pics. Had already been sandblasted once trying get unstuck from being high-centered on one of the other sharp ridges!

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Today 12:08 PM
j_strength
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Originally Posted by BIGG RADD View Post



Been a long time coming, The first pic is the day I bought it in December of 2012. Its been the same until today. Had a buddy who has a full garage on his property with scissor lift and all, and it still took us damn near 10 hours. We are both aircraft mechs and do all our own maintenance. I don't know how some of y'all did it without a lift, air tools etc. What a great experience though. He's a huge old school VW guy, who's now contemplating getting a Wrangler himself. Mission Accomplished
I really like the color. Looks great with black wheels. If you don't mind me asking, what was the hardest part of installing the lift?
Today 11:03 AM
bcv1218 That looks awesome!
Today 11:00 AM
devildog88
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Originally Posted by BIGG RADD View Post
Went from this. To this. Installed 3 inch Zone Suspension Lift, with General Grabber AT2's on Ultra Type 164 Alloys. Been a long time coming, The first pic is the day I bought it in December of 2012. Its been the same until today. Had a buddy who has a full garage on his property with scissor lift and all, and it still took us damn near 10 hours. We are both aircraft mechs and do all our own maintenance. I don't know how some of y'all did it without a lift, air tools etc. What a great experience though. He's a huge old school VW guy, who's now contemplating getting a Wrangler himself. Mission Accomplished
Looks great ! Good job.
Today 10:39 AM
Turbostixxx Took a road trip and photo shoot after parking to see the Orioles play my favorite team, the Red Sox. Got a picture of her in front of the Ravens stadium!
Today 06:14 AM
DBoat Looks SO much better now.. really nice improvement.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGG RADD View Post
Went from this.



To this. Installed 3 inch Zone Suspension Lift, with General Grabber AT2's on Ultra Type 164 Alloys.






Been a long time coming, The first pic is the day I bought it in December of 2012. Its been the same until today. Had a buddy who has a full garage on his property with scissor lift and all, and it still took us damn near 10 hours. We are both aircraft mechs and do all our own maintenance. I don't know how some of y'all did it without a lift, air tools etc. What a great experience though. He's a huge old school VW guy, who's now contemplating getting a Wrangler himself. Mission Accomplished
Today 06:13 AM
DBoat
Quote:
Originally Posted by AVtj03 View Post
Actually, maybe some more 7and7's help "persuade" me, tee hee
wow, hadnt had one of those in years.
Yesterday 10:08 PM
SN95GT50 Took wife and daughter for their first ride with top down.

Designed a leash holder for the dog, got a better idea in mind.

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Washed and waxed her.

Taught my son how how to drive a manual transmission.

Tomorrow: clean softop windows, repair rear zipper that came free from top.
Yesterday 09:15 PM
devildog88 Finished the front bumper, installed some new lights, now I need LED headlights

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Began lining the dash... So far it seems to be working out.

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I'll try to finish the interior tomorrow and post some flicks.
Yesterday 08:32 PM
Hexiled Razz Gave her a cleaning, then took a few friends out with the top off. A little early, but i put the hard top on for the season. Mainly because i want to see if my soft top got nosier as it broke in, or if my speakers are getting quieter

I also replaced the weather stripping on my hard top, and switched to hex-head stainless steel bolts and wing nuts for the top bolt-downs. The bare steel thumb-bolts i tried last year didn't work too well. Couldn't get them tight enough with just my fingers, and they rusted pretty quickly. I also took off all the plastic covers on my courtesy lights, dome light, and hard top light. A little brighter in the cab now, and half of them are LEDs so i don't need to worry as much about accidentally punching/kicking and shattering them.
Yesterday 08:23 PM
BIGG RADD
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Originally Posted by AVtj03 View Post
Nice, I know that feeling when you first lift your jeep. Looks great! Even better is converting others into the Jeep world!
btw, 33's?
Yep!! 33x12.50x15 General Grabber AT2s.
Yesterday 08:19 PM
AVtj03
Quote:
Originally Posted by BuzzinHornets View Post
Installed upper and lower Metalcloak adjustable control arms. Super stoked!
sa-weet!
Yesterday 08:18 PM
AVtj03
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGG RADD View Post
Went from this.



To this. Installed 3 inch Zone Suspension Lift, with General Grabber AT2's on Ultra Type 164 Alloys.






Been a long time coming, The first pic is the day I bought it in December of 2012. Its been the same until today. Had a buddy who has a full garage on his property with scissor lift and all, and it still took us damn near 10 hours. We are both aircraft mechs and do all our own maintenance. I don't know how some of y'all did it without a lift, air tools etc. What a great experience though. He's a huge old school VW guy, who's now contemplating getting a Wrangler himself. Mission Accomplished
Nice, I know that feeling when you first lift your jeep. Looks great! Even better is converting others into the Jeep world!
btw, 33's?
Yesterday 08:06 PM
BIGG RADD Went from this.



To this. Installed 3 inch Zone Suspension Lift, with General Grabber AT2's on Ultra Type 164 Alloys.






Been a long time coming, The first pic is the day I bought it in December of 2012. Its been the same until today. Had a buddy who has a full garage on his property with scissor lift and all, and it still took us damn near 10 hours. We are both aircraft mechs and do all our own maintenance. I don't know how some of y'all did it without a lift, air tools etc. What a great experience though. He's a huge old school VW guy, who's now contemplating getting a Wrangler himself. Mission Accomplished
Yesterday 07:53 PM
bcv1218 Getting ready for hunting seson: Checked the fluids, winch, greased the front end drove it to Big 5 bought some ammo.....tomorrow I put the hard top back on. Summer is officially over and hunting season is upon us
Yesterday 07:50 PM
LanWarDan
Saturday Projects

Installed Hot Heads Head Liners and Sides and a Superwinch with Synthetic Rope. I like the way the winch sits down in the 10A bumper.
Yesterday 07:16 PM
BuzzinHornets Installed upper and lower Metalcloak adjustable control arms. Super stoked!
Yesterday 07:15 PM
AVtj03
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Originally Posted by AVtj03 View Post
Just bought some Rancho 9000's all the way around and some Nth degree springs (3") for the rear (cant afford fronts right now). I want to get rid of those damn spacers and not have the rear of the jeep go down so much when i load it up.
Actually, maybe some more 7and7's help "persuade" me, tee hee
Yesterday 07:14 PM
AVtj03 Just bought some Rancho 9000's all the way around and some Nth degree springs (3") for the rear (cant afford fronts right now). I want to get rid of those damn spacers and not have the rear of the jeep go down so much when i load it up.
Yesterday 02:04 PM
devildog88 I did a test run on some hard plastic and found a damp tooth brush with soap cleans it pretty well, also a shammy and generic cleaner does a good job… no lint.
Yesterday 01:50 PM
Holton345
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Originally Posted by Cavasar View Post
Scrub brush instead of towels?
I bedlined my bumpers, rock rails and grille.

The only way to clean the Rust-Oleum spray can stuff is with a very soapy stiff brush and running water.

Because of this I decided to only use it on exterior parts of the body, and not underneath or inside the TJ.
__________

To the OP:

I would stick to Krylon Fusion for Plastics spray paint for any interior plastics based on years of poring over this site.

Underneath I use either Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer spray primer (or their Self-Etching stuff if it is new, bare metal) with one of several different products for top coats.

If you end up disliking the bedlining it *can* be sanded smooth, but it will not look right. Perhaps sanding progressively up to 2000 grit and then the Fusion or maybe DupliColor?

I have never painted over bedliner, sanded smooth or otherwise, so who knows?
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