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post #31 of 54 Old 01-18-2013, 09:22 AM
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OME spring resolution

Thanks for sharing your project.

What was the resolution to the OME spring question?

Which springs did you get and how do they work with your set-up?

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post #32 of 54 Old 02-16-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for sharing your project.

What was the resolution to the OME spring question?

Which springs did you get and how do they work with your set-up?

Thanks
No problem at all. I did it because there wasn't much online at all about YJ hardtops, specifically about how to restore them. Some of these parts are very hard to find and there are not a lot of photos on net.

I contacted OME/ARB and talked to one of their techs. He told me to go with their HD springs in the back. I sold a few parts and the old Medium Duty springs on Craigslist. I used that cash to buy the new springs and couldn't be happier. The hold the rear the weight of the hardtop well and do not bounce around on heavy bumps.

I can check the springs later to get the part numbers off of the top leaf.

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post #33 of 54 Old 02-16-2013, 08:37 PM
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How the paint holding up on the hard top? I see it has been a few years.
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How the paint holding up on the hard top? I see it has been a few years.
It has faded a little bit. I would guess two or three shades. Nothing major though and it still looks great.

The Monstaliner has held up great too. It looks fresh to this day. When I coated the interior of the top with Monstaliner it was still a fairly new product and they had not released the myriad of color options they have now. I'm thinking about coating the outside of the top with the Spice colored Monstaliner this summer and maybe getting the windows professionally tinted at the same time. We'll see...

I'll throw a photo up on the thread in the next day or two to show you what it looks like now.

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post #35 of 54 Old 02-27-2013, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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It looks like I will be putting my '95 YJ up for sale within the next couple of weeks. Someone out there is going to be the owner of the cleanest YJ I've ever seen.

If you guys need any specific photos of this project let me know ASAP and I'll be sure to post them here before I sell the Jeep.

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I linked the for sale thread I have for the Jeep, but the mod deleted it... If you guys do a search in the For Sale forum you'll see it. You can see how well the hard top has held up since the resto. The paint is in great condition to this day. Definitely a little lighter in color, but it looks great.

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post #37 of 54 Old 03-17-2013, 01:31 PM
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Hey I was just wondering how you liked the machine screw backing plates for the hard top mount?
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post #38 of 54 Old 03-18-2013, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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What part are you specifically talking about? The metal plates that the lift struts mount to?

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post #39 of 54 Old 03-18-2013, 04:02 PM
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No I was refering to the plates that go where the hard top meets the windshield frame.
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Oh yeah. They're sweet. It was a little hard to get the holes to line up the first time, but now it's good to go. I put a little anti-seize on the machine screws and the turn like butter.

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Thats great thanks for the feedback!
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post #42 of 54 Old 03-19-2013, 12:04 AM
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Do you have the link for the gas struts?

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Do you have the link for the gas struts?
I can dig it up. Just do a search on Quadratec or 4WD. I believe I purchased them from one of the two along with the seal kit.

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post #44 of 54 Old 03-19-2013, 09:06 PM
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There are so many different ones I was unsure. Haha

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Yeah, it's been awhile, so I don't have the link on hand. That being said, I know they make two different types. One with the defroster tabs, and one without.

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