Well, after all the helpful insight, I decided to get one. I had $100 on a Q-Tec gift certificate, and I spent $99.96 (t-case shifter knob, Skyjacker steering stabilizer and the hood scoop), with shipping included. So, if someone needs 4 cents applied to an upcoming order, let me know
I got a Jeep, it's lifted and it's got crap bolted to it. Color by Rattle-Can.
LO Jeep Club #111 [and not proud of it] Red Jeep Club #MC399
My leak ended up being the cowl seal when I had that problem. I found it by running a hose over every metal to metal seam, starting at the bottom and slowly working my way up until water started running in. Since my Jeep is black, I bought some roofing sealer, the stuff they put around flashing and plumbing vent tubes. I ran a bead along the entire cowl seal (after cleaning it out really well) and ran my finger over it to smoothen it out. No more leak.
i have cleaned the rubber tube, and a small amount of water is still there. my weatherstripping is old. I want the scoop for airfolw and to keep the 18" tube clean as well.
where would i get new weatherstriping? is there a thread on putting that on?
you mean the cowl seal? quadratec or 4wd hardware.
to do it right you'll need to flip the windshield down (disconnect sport bars) and put the seal on... it attaches to the body via small screws. when installed the windshield being upright squeezes the seal for a tight fit. the hardest part i've found is getting the sports bar close enough to the windshield to screw the torx bolts in and snug everything up.
4.2 '87 yj, 300,000+ miles, mopar mpi, 33" bfg mud KM2, skyjacker 4", 3.73 gears, arb lockers-f and r., tom wood's 2.07 sye conversion, tom wood's hd driveshaft, magnaflow cat/custom exhaust, 4wd rear bumper/swing-out tire carrier
Curious as to how well paint adheres to this material. Any one know 1st or 2nd hand? Anyone know a good spray paint match for jeep's red?
Here's what ya do...using either 320 grit sandpaper wet, or red Scotchbrite dry, put some tooth on that plastic. Trot yourself down to your local auto body supply store, get either a rattle can or a pint/quart of Bulldog (if you are using HVLP equipment). This stuff is a flex/adhesion enhancer, works REAL well on plastic, flares, or when you shoot your hardtop. After you get good tooth, use a tack rag LIGHTLY and tack off the surface, then spray on a coupla decent coats of Bulldog...two coats are all that are necessary. Then shoot your color over that.
Now, about matching that paint...you're gonna have your new friends at the auto body supply store help you with that one...find the paint code on the vehicle...provide it to them and they can get you matching paint. Ya gotta keep in mind that new paint will never match aged paint, although there are some painters and paint mixers that can come within about 10%...
If you can't find the paint code, a lotta those supply stores can use their computer to shoot the surface your vehicle and it will come back with the proper code...failing that, the store will have a color chip book, and you can match the paint up to the year and make of your vehicle, and from there to the color chip.
Red is the worst of all colors in terms of fading, oxidyzing, and just plain wearing out. Don't expect miracles...also, it may be that your vehicle has been repainted previously and then all bets are off, you'll have to resort to the computer matching, or guess.
Many, but not all, autobody paint suppliers can package the proper color in rattle cans...BUT not just one, you're gonna have to buy multiple cans...which ain't a bad idea anyway, really..
My question is this. Today I was driving home in the rain, and my left shin was getting wet. Is this a common thing? Is that where the water is initially coming from?
I have the same problem. after its rained while I am parked, I get in and drive and the first right turn water pours out all over my left leg from the dash. Replaced cowl seal, cleaned drain hose from air box, got the hood scoop and run it backwards, still get soaked.
I have a theory that when it rains water gets in the windshield frame from the screw holes for the soft top channel. I think the windshield frame fills up with about a cup of water and it comes out where the torx bolts are that you have to remove to flip the windshield down. right above the speaker in the dash.
When I put my softop back on next spring I plan on putting some RTV or some kind of gasket around each screw hole before installing the channel. if that doesn't work... idk, maybe I'll hang a bucket from the ebrake handle to catch the water???
93 [COLOR="White"]YJ[/COLOR], 2.5L, 5spd, hard & soft tops, full doors, 2.5" procomp , 30" wal-mart ATs on AR tailgunners, 15-20 gas tank mod, CB (free), cheap front tube bumper , KC knockoff fog lights, tuffy console & trunk, badly done lined tub (PO)
Its all about cheap & free until I'm done with school.
I also have a similar water issue, but mine comes from the center of the dash. I am going to clean everything out today and see what happens when I do the hose test. That is why my dash plate is all rusted out, especially in the top middle area of the plate so that the middle plate and screw are completely rusted out. Anyways, to the point, I have some metal screen under the vent cover to catch all those fall items. If something gets in there, I can remove the screws and either pick the stuff out or hit it with a shop vac.
My 93 yj also likes to soak my left leg. I used to have a soft top on it, and I siliconed the metal chanel to the windshield frame. The top never leaked water in, but everytime it would rain my leg would get soaked as soon as I turn the corner. Now I have a hard top on it, and it nice and sealed off along the windshield frame. Still leaks in water. So I don't believe the water is leafing around the screw holes in the top of the windshield frame. Also, I sealed up my rubber seal along the bottom the the windshield frame, and cleaned out the vent drain hose. Still leaks. I'm at a loss as to where it is coming from.
1993 Jeep Wrangler
4.0 5 speed
BDS 3.5" susp. lift
bds 1" heavy duty shackles
33x12.5 ProComp m/t's
15x8 mickey thompson Classic/II's
Alpine cd player
Cobra Cb radio