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Today 05:54 PM
Turbostixxx
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Hahahahaha!!!! Yes, 2 more doors, but I need another row of seats!!!!! Talk with you soon brother, and soon I will be ready to hit those trails again.
the 4 door wranglers have a kit to add a 3rd row
Today 03:51 PM
Holton345
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Originally Posted by Lakeman1 View Post
... Forever Black convertible top black dye...
Thanks! I was aware of neither the soft top formulation nor the newer version of the traditional FB.

I have used FB for years in my 24 year old sedan.

I will be wary of the new stuff. I will also look for the soft top dye.

Thanks! I look forward to your hard top pics!
Today 02:11 PM
VARIABLE9 2000 TJ

I installed this bumper from Smittybilt - PO had an accident so the typical corner was bent in and the plastic 'q-tip' end of the OEM bumper was missing. Simple install, six bolts - just need to figure out front license plate mount and driving / fog light mount; there are holes on the Smittybilt bumper but I am not sure if I am going to use those or somewhere else.

SRC Classic Rock Crawler Front Bumper with D-rings
Today 01:50 PM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by Holton345 View Post
Replaced the torn up Bestop Black Diamond, loose, flappy, thin top with an old 2003 sail cloth OEM top in Black Diamond. It is easily twice as thick and is much softer, folding easily and neatly where the Bestop one folded hard and sharply, always looking like it was about to crack or split (which it did over time).

The old OEM one was stored in a box since about 2005 when the owner bought a hard top after moving up north. Recently he moved back and sold the TJ. After that he found the old top, but not the windows or the frame.

I bought it from him for cheap. It is in excellent physical shape, but the dirt and pollen that sat on it since 2006 stained it. But the edges that fold over and connect to the windows are still looking pretty new and dark.

I removed my torn up Bestop and installed this very old top. Perfect fit, tight as a drum, looks great (except for the color on the top).

No more rain coming in through the holes above my head, no more loose, flappiness on the highway, and the Bestop windows fit perfectly and still look pretty new.

Score!

Time to get ready for work. See y'all!
You can dye it with Forever Black convertible top black dye. I did mine and it looks like brand new. I also used Forever Black (old trim formula, they don't make it any longer and I prefer the old stuff.) to dye a hard top that was faded badly and looked gray. Will post some before and after pics of the hardtop next week if I can find the time.
Today 01:15 PM
Laggy
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Originally Posted by samizdad View Post
Those hold the rear shoe on the parking brake mechanism.
You mean that whole plate that goes behind shoe?
I didn't have a problem once I got the parking brake strut on there :-/
Regardless it wasn't there on disassembly.
Today 12:01 PM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by echo2 View Post
Thanks....I'm looking for another for my son.....I'm sure he wont be able to leave well enough alone either...
Well enough? No such thing when it comes to Jeeps!
Today 11:47 AM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
My 99 has the same plug I was told it was for fogs... but I don't have the fog harness that goes to the lights
That is what I was thinking. I am going to have to take the dash off to fix what ever I messes up with the HVAC vents, so when I do, I will trace those wires and se where they go.
Today 11:31 AM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post

Thanks!!! As far as the wires, there is not a switch, just wires going to a blank, and no hard top. I am wondering if it was pre-wired for fogs, but did not come with fogs ordered on it.
My 99 has the same plug I was told it was for fogs... but I don't have the fog harness that goes to the lights
Today 11:03 AM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by 41MB-00TJ View Post
Congrats on the new TJ
Thanks!!!!

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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
congrats buddy! and I believe one is prewired for the rear wiper and one for the rear defrost if you have a hard top..... I know mine came like that with the switches in the panel
Thanks!!! As far as the wires, there is not a switch, just wires going to a blank, and no hard top. I am wondering if it was pre-wired for fogs, but did not come with fogs ordered on it.
Today 11:01 AM
echo2
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Originally Posted by Rock Kicker View Post
One of my faves...nice rig, man.
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Originally Posted by IndianaBones View Post
Sick man. Real sick
Thanks....I'm looking for another for my son.....I'm sure he wont be able to leave well enough alone either...
Today 10:37 AM
raif281
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Brought home a BRAND NEW TJ today. Yep, brand new!!!! Tristan Joseph (TJ) Stafford is his name and he came to us on Monday and came home today. Because of the above mentioned, the old 97 TJ has been sitting in the garage being neglected. So tonight after we got home, my 8 year old jeeper and I installed the new "OEM STYLE" fog light rocker switch from Gold Coast Distributers. Also figured out that the old 97 was prewired for something, but not sure what yet. and sadly, while I was running wire behind the dash, I somehow messed up my HVAC sytem vents. Now they only blow air out of the defrost vents no matter where I slide the arm to. SUCK!!! Oh well, this fix will have to wait for another night.
congrats buddy! and I believe one is prewired for the rear wiper and one for the rear defrost if you have a hard top..... I know mine came like that with the switches in the panel
Today 10:26 AM
samizdad
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Originally Posted by Laggy View Post
Did rear drums, shoes and hardware. Drums had a few wear grooves. Things were tight going back on, even with adjuster all the way out and e-brake adjuster backed out. Gonna have to let some shoe grind off and revisit. Did my best to do the backward-stop and forward-stop auto adjust. Stops really well going backwards lol.

Had the following leftovers in the bag. No matching shit came off either wheel, so I didn't put back on. I suppose I could reference the FSM...
Those hold the rear shoe on the parking brake mechanism.
Today 09:56 AM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by echo2 View Post
yup....That's the look I was going for....my build is here.... http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/ec...ct-585298.html
One of my faves...nice rig, man.
Today 08:38 AM
IndianaBones
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Originally Posted by echo2 View Post

yup....That's the look I was going for....my build is here....

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/ec...ct-585298.html

Sick man. Real sick
Today 08:16 AM
RRP26 Painted seat hardware, new seat covers, and clean.

Attachment 1681905
Today 08:12 AM
echo2
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Originally Posted by IndianaBones View Post
Reminds me of light fixtures on some military vehicles I've seen. I do like the look. Also can't tell, but is that a jerry can on the side?
yup....That's the look I was going for....my build is here....

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/ec...ct-585298.html
Today 02:52 AM
41MB-00TJ
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Brought home a BRAND NEW TJ today. Yep, brand new!!!! Tristan Joseph (TJ) Stafford is his name and he came to us on Monday and came home today. Because of the above mentioned, the old 97 TJ has been sitting in the garage being neglected. So tonight after we got home, my 8 year old jeeper and I installed the new "OEM STYLE" fog light rocker switch from Gold Coast Distributers. Also figured out that the old 97 was prewired for something, but not sure what yet. and sadly, while I was running wire behind the dash, I somehow messed up my HVAC sytem vents. Now they only blow air out of the defrost vents no matter where I slide the arm to. SUCK!!! Oh well, this fix will have to wait for another night.
Congrats on the new TJ
Today 02:43 AM
Laggy Did rear drums, shoes and hardware. Drums had a few wear grooves. Things were tight going back on, even with adjuster all the way out and e-brake adjuster backed out. Gonna have to let some shoe grind off and revisit. Did my best to do the backward-stop and forward-stop auto adjust. Stops really well going backwards lol.

Had the following leftovers in the bag. No matching shit came off either wheel, so I didn't put back on. I suppose I could reference the FSM...
Today 02:12 AM
thedawgshow Thanks Wade!!!
Today 02:09 AM
Holton345 Congratulations, Jeff!
Today 02:05 AM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by IndianaBones View Post
I hear tell they've released a 4 door wrangler for driving the family to the mall...
Glad all is well! Again, congrats!!
Hahahahaha!!!! Yes, 2 more doors, but I need another row of seats!!!!!

Talk with you soon brother, and soon I will be ready to hit those trails again.
Today 01:19 AM
IndianaBones
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post

Hahahaha!!! Thanks Bones and yes, 1 more Hoosier Jeeper. I am running out of seats in the old TJ though. Hahahahaha!!!!! Mom, baby and all of us are doing well. Mom is sore and she will be for a little bit. The younger boys are amazed at the whole thing.
I hear tell they've released a 4 door wrangler for driving the family to the mall...
Glad all is well! Again, congrats!!
Today 01:15 AM
thedawgshow
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Originally Posted by IndianaBones View Post
Woo! Congrats! Hope the baby and mother are doing well. One more Hoosier jeeper in the world!
Hahahaha!!! Thanks Bones and yes, 1 more Hoosier Jeeper. I am running out of seats in the old TJ though. Hahahahaha!!!!! Mom, baby and all of us are doing well. Mom is sore and she will be for a little bit. The younger boys are amazed at the whole thing.
Today 12:29 AM
IndianaBones
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Originally Posted by thedawgshow View Post
Brought home a BRAND NEW TJ today. Yep, brand new!!!!



Tristan Joseph (TJ) Stafford is his name and he came to us on Monday and came home today.

.
Woo! Congrats! Hope the baby and mother are doing well. One more Hoosier jeeper in the world!
Today 12:22 AM
IndianaBones
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Originally Posted by echo2 View Post

How so?
Reminds me of light fixtures on some military vehicles I've seen. I do like the look. Also can't tell, but is that a jerry can on the side?
Yesterday 11:54 PM
thedawgshow Brought home a BRAND NEW TJ today. Yep, brand new!!!!



Tristan Joseph (TJ) Stafford is his name and he came to us on Monday and came home today.

Because of the above mentioned, the old 97 TJ has been sitting in the garage being neglected. So tonight after we got home, my 8 year old jeeper and I installed the new "OEM STYLE" fog light rocker switch from Gold Coast Distributers.



Also figured out that the old 97 was prewired for something, but not sure what yet.



and sadly, while I was running wire behind the dash, I somehow messed up my HVAC sytem vents. Now they only blow air out of the defrost vents no matter where I slide the arm to. SUCK!!! Oh well, this fix will have to wait for another night.
Yesterday 02:24 PM
Saveferris_86 Attachment 1680097Put a new winch on this last weekend, now need to find time to get out and use it...
Yesterday 12:41 PM
echo2
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Originally Posted by IndianaBones View Post
Those lights on the bumper look awfully familiar...
How so?

Yesterday 12:28 PM
IndianaBones
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Originally Posted by echo2 View Post
Tried to make it into work.....but the mtn looked like a parking lot.....I'll try later....
Those lights on the bumper look awfully familiar...
Yesterday 08:28 AM
DBoat
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Originally Posted by SuperTJ View Post
Gr8top, bedliner, tonneau cover
Love it!
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