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JBFLx 03-22-2012 08:44 PM

Projects You Never Want To Do Again!
 
So after a week of working, multiple rattle cans, a few dozen swear words and a good amount of beer breaks I finally finished painting my fender flares. The gray has been bothering me since I brought my wrangler home and I finally bit the bullet and did them right. I must say it took years off the age of my '97 but what a pain!!! Glad I did it but I'm not sure if I ever want to do it again! Haha! Anyone else have any other projects they'd never want to do again?

JBFLx 03-22-2012 08:45 PM

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spy 03-22-2012 08:49 PM

No but i'll tell you one thing I painted my flares with this dupli color shit for trim and it flaked off the next day I was soooooo pissed off haha, so now I just used that plastidip stuff and when that can runs out I am just getting flatties haha :thumb: looks good and I agree f$%k flares haha :punk:

JBFLx 03-22-2012 09:03 PM

I used plastidip on them before and it peels off after a quick wash...that stuff is great for some stuff and crappy for others I've found...I talked to a body guy who told me clean them really good with acetone and use adhesion promoter...then used krylon fusion...so far so good!

Jonny15 03-22-2012 09:07 PM

On my last tj the fender (not the flare but the actual metal fender) rotted out so i bought a new primed one and chose to do it myself instead of pay out the a** to have a body shop do it...saved me a lot of money but what a pain in the arse!

3 of the bolts holding the old fender on broke, taking the fuse box, air box, ect off the old fender was not the easiest thing to do, painting the new fender with rattle can paint and buffing it til it looked nice and shiny like the rest of the jeep was a b****, putting the new fender back on was a challange cause i had to drill out the broken bolts in the body and re-tap them...all in all it was about a weeks worth of all of my free time after work to get it done and needless to say i NEVER want to do that again haha. It did look great once it was done though :)

spy 03-22-2012 09:07 PM

ya Like I said I don't care anymore I dripped gas on them and it just ate it away I just sprayed a little plastidip on it looks like shit but its black again haha :thumb: a few beers and it looks awsome :punk:

Pontiackid87 03-22-2012 09:26 PM

I gota ask whats the deal with the seats?

JBFLx 03-22-2012 09:50 PM

Haha I was waiting for someone to ask...long story short a friend of mine wanted leather seats for his WJ...4 hours later in the mud and rain at the pick and pull we could only get the front seats out...well I needed new seats since mine were trashed when I bought it and the price was right...lol fit right in and makes me giggle that the seats in my tj are leather...its become a running joke amongst my friends

Pontiackid87 03-22-2012 10:07 PM

What are they out of... leather would be a lot easyer to clean..

JBFLx 03-22-2012 10:12 PM

They're leather out of a '97 Grand Cherokee...unfortunately the heaters and motors didnt come with...but the old frames allow them to move forward and back...they are a breeze to wipe off! Just a little stitching repair needed on the drivers side...but almost like new

Pontiackid87 03-22-2012 10:14 PM

Nice I'm assuming they bolt right to the old tracks than?

JBFLx 03-22-2012 10:22 PM

They fit right on I was so glad I didn't have to manufacture anything up to make them fit...eventually I am going to try to find the wiring diagram to get the heaters working again! A project for another day! Lol

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Pontiackid87 03-22-2012 11:55 PM

Thanks for the Info dude.. I'm gona look into gettin this done in my wrangler...

Rpkittle 03-23-2012 12:05 AM

damn those seats look comfy as hell! nice!

JBFLx 03-23-2012 01:12 AM

Yes a little unnecessary in a wrangler and a little over the top but comfy as all hell! Better than having to push myself back up every 5 minutes because the stock seats were crumbling away lol. I had no trouble at all fitting grand Cherokee seats in from the same generation! Check your local pick and pull! :-)

P.S. - I also got stock auxiliary switches out of a Cherokee that plopped right into the blanks for nothing... Now to find something new to hook them up to!:-p

azeppelinfan 03-23-2012 04:08 AM

I love your seats!

Blackpony04 03-23-2012 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonny15 (Post 2170772)
On my last tj the fender (not the flare but the actual metal fender) rotted out so i bought a new primed one and chose to do it myself instead of pay out the a** to have a body shop do it...saved me a lot of money but what a pain in the arse!

3 of the bolts holding the old fender on broke, taking the fuse box, air box, ect off the old fender was not the easiest thing to do, painting the new fender with rattle can paint and buffing it til it looked nice and shiny like the rest of the jeep was a b****, putting the new fender back on was a challange cause i had to drill out the broken bolts in the body and re-tap them...all in all it was about a weeks worth of all of my free time after work to get it done and needless to say i NEVER want to do that again haha. It did look great once it was done though :)

Thanks for the heads up! I plan on replacing mine and I think I'll just pay a body shop to do it as I can't remove a simple screw without it breaking thanks to rust and I figured this would be a major PITA as a result. Getting cheapos off ebay and rattle canning them with Rustoleum bedliner so at least that part will be cheap.

sjpatg 03-24-2012 07:13 AM

The project i would rather not do again ,repair the rusted sections of my frame . This started out fairly simple and turned into a monster . After the frame was repaired and painted the control arms were replaced ,the rear coil buckets were replaced as well as the springs and all the body mounts as well. This took about two months of working on weekends.

GoldenSahara00 03-24-2012 07:17 AM

Motor mount lift was annoying. Track bar bushing or any bushing replacement has been annoying.

Knowledge97 03-24-2012 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by JBFLx (Post 2171120)
They're leather out of a '97 Grand Cherokee...unfortunately the heaters and motors didnt come with...but the old frames allow them to move forward and back...they are a breeze to wipe off! Just a little stitching repair needed on the drivers side...but almost like new


The drivers side on my 97 is completely toast. I have just been putting off fixing or replacing it. I have heard that the GC seats will work but this is the first time I have seen a picture of them in a TJ. I might have to put some of those in my TJ too.


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