|Today 09:15 PM|
|thedawgshow||Had to put some Lucas stop leak in the power steering until I get a Durango box to install. SUCK!!!!|
|Today 08:45 PM|
|Preston-||Didn't exactly do anything to it today... But I just bought my metalcloaks today! Free shipping from metalcloak this weekend with discount code: BestTeamEver|
|Today 08:36 PM|
|gwofford11||Got my official zombie hunting permit today in the mail lol|
|Today 08:09 PM|
|Today 08:03 PM|
And you want to use an epoxy primer on those bare aluminum parts.
Yes they come with the honeycomb fillers. I think they sell louvered fillers too.
|Today 07:37 PM|
I drove across town today and noticed that the mirror is a little loose somewhere as it has a slight vibration. I hung my GoPro from it and it stopped shaking completely. I think I'm going to try putting a couple rubber washers between the bracket and the windshield frame. As we had to do something like this for our rear cams at work to act as dampeners.
But all and all I think I'm gonna like it mounted like this way better than before
|Today 07:29 PM|
Put the bikini on.....
|Today 07:02 PM|
|Today 06:50 PM|
|Today 06:37 PM|
Cracked the window since I could today for the first time in a week
It's not for some. But I like it! Looks good on the white too! 5% fronts 5% over factory rear 3 35% windshield and 5 over 35% brow
|Today 06:31 PM|
|st3v3||It sure does look good body color though...I also made a new filler panel for each fender and painted that too- instead of the honeycomb.. I also painted the rear quarter armor to match.|
|Today 06:30 PM|
|Today 06:21 PM|
|Today 06:07 PM|
|Bazoupi||Here's the trailer recepticle.|
|Today 06:05 PM|
|Mamefreak||Flushed the cooling system 3 times. Getting ready for the new water pump and Shaw thermostat.|
|Today 06:01 PM|
|Bazoupi||I finally finished the bumper and installed it. I also put the trailer receptacle next to the license plate.|
|Today 05:47 PM|
This is for TNT Customs one piece, inner and outer flat front fenders. I also checked on powder coat and was told $250. Talked to some Jeep friends, and since I do wheel this they asked about rattle can. Their reasoning we know it will get scratched scuffed/ and easier to clean up scratches and since parts are off Jeep easy to paint at home. (Initially)
I spent a total of about $50 on paint and supplies, acetone, sand paper, rags, primer etc.
Here is the result. Rustoleum "Hammered" in Black. If you look close you will see it used a lot on my LIL RED Jeep. accent line around bottom of tub and rails/ bumpers.
The other "Quotes" did not include installation!!
|Today 05:25 PM|
|Today 05:17 PM|
Replaced the old clutch and fly wheel
|Today 03:52 PM|
|Today 01:03 PM|
|hondamxer||Ordered some Genright 4" aluminum tube fenders. Now i need to decide on how to paint them. leave them bare, Black, or body color. Either way Bye $700|
|Today 12:10 PM|
In the process of rebuilding my front end and installing a new lift. After all the nice, new bits in my wheels and steering I decided to pain my tired-looking, rusty stuff.
I am trying something different that may or may not look good. But it is paint, so I can always re-do it later if I am unhappy with the results.
I wanted to set off some of the interesting looking wheel components. I decided to repaint my dust shields gloss black, my knuckles silver, my axle ends gloss black, and the U joint body (the only visible part) silver. I will also have red Alloy USA outer shaft seals. (Whether they provide any benefit I wanted them for the looks. I am not into bling, but decided that after all this work a dress up to my axles and suspension was in order. This flash of red on a part that will hopefully work better than the plastic discs do will be a nice sight under there. And this nicer appearance to my suspension might prompt me to take more time with cleaning it after lots of mud.)
Anyway, here is one of the horror story knuckles. It was coated in a thick, scaly rust that took me two hours with four wire wheels to clean up. I then wiped it down thoroughly with mineral spirits and sprayed on two coats of the Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer black spray paint. Yeah, after two hours of powering off rust it was still a little brown. I got down to shiny metal in many spots, but not all the rust came off. So instead of the self-etching primer I had planned to use I ended up with the Rust Reformer. Hope it works okay...
After that dried over night I just went out and sprayed on two heavy coats of Rust-Oleum High Heat Ultra in silver. The axle ears and the dust shield look really pretty decent against the silver part. Pretty showy for my tastes, but I might keep it this way for a while.
I did not use caliper paint, but because they are attached to the calipers I decided to use the High Heat Ultra. I hope it is durable. The label says that it is good for automotive use, but it probably will chip easily when I bomb my way down some of our crushed limestone cotton field roads. I take more abuse from that then any sort of trail damage. Most of our real off roading is centered on muddy trails in shallow water or small, broken rick fields. The cotton field roads we run at like 40 or 50 mph, so this paint will probably not survive. But I can hope... ;-)
When all this is finished I will show pics of the result. Here is the knuckle hanging out to dry in the sun off the front bumper of my JK...
|Today 11:04 AM|
|Jeffk1975||Looks good Scottie, going to do my headlight rings eventually.|
|Today 10:59 AM|
|scottieg40||Spray painted my grill and headlamp inserts flat black. I personally don't like chrome on my jeep. I think it looks pretty beast. I'm going to do the same to the bumper.|
|Today 10:56 AM|
|Today 08:51 AM|
|Yesterday 10:34 PM|
|Mamefreak||Finally got my aux horn wired up. Just one of the two for now until I extend the harness wiring. But it came in handy about 10 mins after I left!|
|Yesterday 09:31 PM|
|12vtman||Replaced my blown subwoofer with the Pyramid 6.5 Sub. Not earth shaking, but fills in nicely with the Polk Audios.|
|Yesterday 09:24 PM|
|Yesterday 09:09 PM|
|The Real Tink||
got a good bit done in the great jeep make-over today
Axles yanked out from under the red jeep
And SweetPea patiently waiting for the good bits to make their way to her.
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