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Old August 26th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #21
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Today I put gas in the jeep for the first time since spring

After work I managed to run a bead of silicone sealer along the seams. I also cut up my hinges and took my doors off. pics to follow soon. Those frigen torx hinge bolts sucked too remove. 5 of the 12 bolts came out easy enough. The rest I had to weld nuts over top and remove them with a large wrench. I think I used about $10 in 5/8 nuts.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #22
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so was it a chilly ride home? how did you like it??
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Old August 26th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #23
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Yes it was a bit chilly on the way home. Kinda weird driving at night with no doors. To bad I took so long and summer is over.

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Old August 26th, 2011, 11:18 PM   #24
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looks good wish mine was done
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Old August 27th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #25
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hey summer isnt over cant wait to R&V
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Old August 27th, 2011, 06:15 AM   #26
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Looks Like some one has a Jeep again.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 10:48 AM   #27
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Old August 28th, 2011, 04:38 AM   #28
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glad you got your heep rollin again!

so......... how did the floors and patchwork turn out?
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Old August 28th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #29
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I think the floors turned out pretty good. I had never worked with sheet metal before. I was suprised how well it formed with out alot of pressure. All the hard bends were done on the edge of the work bench.


I caulked most of the seams trying to keep the noise, heat, and elements out of the cab. There is still one area by the drivers foot that needs to be reworked, but I wanted to drive it.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #30
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Finally got around to installing my sound bar this weekend. I think it turnrd out great. I used a stock bar, recovered it with the same fabric that I used on my headliner for a clean look. I had some Rockford fosgate three way components laying around from my last stereo set up that were installed into this. Now when the doors come off I can still have some tunes. Plus they sound great.
I also had time to do some needed maintanence to it as well, like retightening several loose control arm bolts, an oil change, replacing a leaky p/s pressure hose, and greasing everything.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #31
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did you put the soundbar closer to the front or keep it in stock location?
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Old September 28th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #32
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I put it right above the front seats like you did.

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Old September 28th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #33
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Looks Good
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 05:27 PM   #34
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I think Im spending more money on the maintenace of this thing than I have building it. Few weeks ago I replaced a front hub unit, monday I found a broken motor mount and had to repair that aswell. However I have found a set of 5 rubicon wheels thanks to Moles. I want to put a set of 285/75/16 coopers on them. I mocked one wheel and tire on the jeep, all of my control arms, springs, and steering all clear! Now time to find a set of tires.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 05:28 PM   #35
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I hear you will have a new wheeling buddy in 6 short days, maybe HE will like wrenching on it too.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:08 PM   #36
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Yes the days are getting closer and closer. We are scheduled for wensday the 9th. I do hope it is a HE and that I will have some sort of jeep as they get older.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:19 PM   #37
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I cant see you not having some sort of offroad toy.
Good luck to You and the Mrs for the 9th.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:43 PM   #38
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I have always liked how those wheels look on XJs
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 06:46 PM   #39
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BTW those wheels look kinda familiar.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:38 PM   #40
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Nice wheels.
I hope when your baby comes out yous say "MebAlls"
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