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use a torch on the fenders, there are a few write ups on it so do some research, but if you do it right, it burns off the top layer and restores them, it will look much better than bedliner and last longer. I'm about to do it this week since i need to get it to pass inspection.
 

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use a torch on the fenders, there are a few write ups on it so do some research, but if you do it right, it burns off the top layer and restores them, it will look much better than bedliner and last longer. I'm about to do it this week since i need to get it to pass inspection.
Thanks man. Ill look it up. But now I'm starting to lean more towards metalcloaks. Just need to do more research and budgeting.
 

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Found out yesterday the chirp I had started noticing was a bad wheel bearing. So today I got a new one and am installing it right now. Everything came apart smooth, probably since I had it apart replacing this ujoint a few months ago. And it all went back together smooth. Just remember if you're doing this, DON'T FORGET THE DUST SHIELD.

I forgot mine. Now I'm taking everything back apart just to put it back together.

Here's a picture of everything off with the new (timken :thumb: ) bearing about to go in.
 

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It's been a long time since I posted on here. But not much has changed. Since my last post, I've replaced the passenger side wheel bearing.

Also I took the jeep on an extended weekend to Seneca rocks/spruce knob. During the trip the brakes felt soft and I even lost brakes twice. As soon as I got back the jeep went to my mechanic. He rebuilt both drums, replaced both rear axle seals, and new rear ujoint.

A month ago I bought a new truck, so now the jeep can finally be the toy.
 

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So now that the jeep is a toy I've got more ideas spinning in my head than I know what to do with. Ideas like three link front and four link rear with coilovers. Stretching the wheelbase a little. New cage. Metalcloaks (finally).

This means I'll probably be asking you guys a lot more questions than usual. But with the new truck, the pace is going to be a little slow.
 

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Good looking rig! I can't wait to see how it evolves now that it's your toy.
thanks!

So today I went for an hour+ drive in the jeep. It was fun to take it out again. When I got home I made new door handles.
 

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Ok. Finally something worth posting about! Ive finally started to modify my front bumper to my liking.
First a before pic

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Then I went to work. I pulled it off the jeep, and unbolted the excessively huge cattle guard bars. And started cutting.


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Here is what I have to this point. Back on the jeep. I've always liked this look.

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I'll leave it like this for now and see if it grows on me. Otherwise I will cut up the cattle guard to make a winch guard. I really like the look of the PS stubby with brawler bar. So maybe someday I'll make something similar once my fab skills improve.

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I don't know if this question will get enough exposure here, so if I don't get any reply's in a day or two I'll make a new thread.

I want to have some type of d ring tabs or other recovery points on the front bumper. Does anyone have any ideas on how to achieve this? The bumper is about 1/8" steel. My thought was to put a 6" wide plate reinforcement behind each recovery point. And I've seen d ring tabs that look awesome. Here is the tab and a rough sketch of my idea.

The black is the existing bumper. The red is what I'm thinking for a reinforcement patch. The blue is the tab, and the green is where I'll weld.

Does this sound like a good idea? Any input is appreciated. And if there are better options, tell me.
 

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Thanks. I've been looking at other shapes of tabs as well. When I decide which way I'm going, I'll get that done too.

A buddy and I went for a ride today and I got the jeep more stuck then it has ever been! It was a lot of fun though. The recent flood washed away the trail. And I slid to the right into the creek. Then I made a new ditch (around 3.5' deep) trying to get out. Thought it was going to roll when it first dropped in. Had to winch myself about 60' to get traction and out of the mud.
 

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Little update to my last post. Since I made that new ditch/hole, a buddy has been through the area. He said that there's tracks where quads and side by sides have tried to go through it. He said that he didn't think any vehicle could have gotten through

So I made a new hole :thumb:
 

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The build has slowed. I don't get to take the jeep out often, and because of that I haven't worked on it too much. A few months ago I pulled off the drivers side rocker armor and fixed a hole that the previous owner covered up. I think it turned out ok, I ground it smooth and primered the area.



A few weeks ago I started to work on the floor again. The PO butchered a hole above the passenger side middle body mount, and I want to put a new piece in. The problem is that the floor has that dimple there to clear the body mount bolt. So my solution is the cut a rectangle piece out of each side, removing the dimple. I bought shorter grade 8 bolts for the mount that will clear below the floor level (with a couple washers). I will weld in a flat piece of metal with a 7/8" hole over the body mount. Then I will put in a drain plug and it (should) look almost factory on both sides.
 

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Thanks. I've been looking at other shapes of tabs as well. When I decide which way I'm going, I'll get that done too.

A buddy and I went for a ride today and I got the jeep more stuck then it has ever been! It was a lot of fun though. The recent flood washed away the trail. And I slid to the right into the creek. Then I made a new ditch (around 3.5' deep) trying to get out. Thought it was going to roll when it first dropped in. Had to winch myself about 60' to get traction and out of the mud.
Wow, that's pretty stuck! lol.
 
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