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Unread 02-22-2010, 08:57 PM   #16
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MAN!!!! the salt eats cars up there. I assume thats whats thats from. I never see that kind of rust around here.
Yea its pretty bad.


Well I finished the fuel filter today took a look at the hoses and they looked to be alright to use again so I put new clamps on and hooked it right up and started it up and no leaks!


Also the picture of the repaired frame, I tried to use the same angle the other picture had, I did not take a picture of the underside


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Unread 02-23-2010, 01:32 PM   #17
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The 4wd vacuum actuator came in today I'm surprised at how fast it was shipped to my house I wasn't expecting it for a few more days and I didn't even select overnight shipping haha. I probably won't install it until this weekend because if anything goes wrong that I can't fix then I won't have a vehicle.

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Unread 02-28-2010, 02:31 PM   #18
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Well we installed the actuator today and the 4wd works great! here are some pictures

This was the disassembly:


I took a picture of the assembly but it became corrupted for some reason

Here it is assembled on the Jeep:


and the light even works too!!!!


this happened yesterday when i pulled in hopefully this will help prevent this from happening again haha, better tires would probably help too:
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Unread 03-27-2010, 03:52 PM   #19
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Well I haven't updated in a while because I haven't really anything major but I have done a few things. Here they are:

First off I took off my chrome grille cover (I think it looks better):


Secondly I installed two brand new sylvania headlights and ever since I had my jeep my drivers side headlight was pointed toward the ground. So I thought when I go to install my headlights I would adjust them. So install the headlights and I go to adjust the drivers side head light and I come to find that its hard to adjust (keeps spinning), so I look under the hood and I notice this:



the previous owner replaced the adjustment screw and clip with a piece of wood and a wood screw! I was able to get it to tighten a bit and its alright for now but I'm going to head down to the parts store to find something better sometime soon.

The next thing I did to my Jeep was finally remove the spare tire from it:



I couldnt remove it before because of the stupid locking lug nut that was on there, I never could find the right size 12 point socket until today:

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Unread 03-27-2010, 03:53 PM   #20
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With the spare tire off, I was able to remove the 3rd brake light/tire carrier assembly. I wanted to remove it mainly because the third brake light never worked because of the rotted out connecter which I am having a pain removing



I like the look and feel of no tire carrier on the back of my jeep:



One last thing is I found some rust patches I am going to have to fix up:



More Rust:

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Unread 03-27-2010, 04:10 PM   #21
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Hey Muff, Another local Buffalonian here, Good job on your jeep what motor do you have?
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Unread 03-27-2010, 06:37 PM   #22
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Hey Muff, Another local Buffalonian here, Good job on your jeep what motor do you have?
Thanks I got the I6 motor
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Unread 07-30-2010, 09:22 PM   #23
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Well I haven't updated in awhile, sorry about that. A few things have been done to the Jeep since my last post.
These things include: new tires (Wrangler Authoritys 31x10.5), new calipers (old ones started leaking), and I also fixed a few rust holes on the body with some bond. i am currently working on replacing the rusted windshield frame on my jeep, this is how the jeep sits today:


my next goal for the jeep is to get a 2.5 lift because the front is sagging pretty bad. Also I have a question, I was taking the dash apart to access the hinge screws (I am also replacing the windshield hinges) and I must of done something wrong because now my dash lights don't work now. do any of you know what I could of done to break the dash lights?
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Unread 07-30-2010, 10:40 PM   #24
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I like this... ill be doing most of this to my jeep soon...

Its missing TONS of bolts and parts... the heater doesnt work or turn on even.. wires under the hood are questionable... tons of stuff so far
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Unread 07-31-2010, 06:57 AM   #25
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Check your fuses and any/all connections back there. If the windshield was leaking as you have stated, there are some wires/connectors back there they probably did NOT want to be moved ;-)

BTW - Great thread so far. You are doing a good job - keep it up!
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Unread 07-31-2010, 08:27 AM   #26
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Dash lights are fed with the solid orange wire that you see threaded through the harness. This is fed from the dimmer switch (wheel) next to the HL switch. Not to be confused with the headlight dimmer down under the column.

These dimmers are known to go bad. Fuse #9 just left of the bottom center is a 5 amp. That fuse contrils your dash lights.

Nice to see yoiu approaching the sagging springs the correct way. Replacement rather then rigging.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:25 PM   #27
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Thanks for the info, I will probably pick up a fuse tomorrow and try it out. hopefully it works, if not I take a look at the wires and take the dash apart further

Well I have progress on the windshield frame, I painted it and it is ready to have the windshield transferred into it. I'll have a picture of it up tomorow.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 05:12 AM   #28
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Looks good! BTW, even with the stuff you had t do, that is a great looking Jeep! I have always loved that interior myself.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 11:30 PM   #29
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Out with the old:


In with the new:


here is the new windshield frame, painted, and new glass in it (old windshield glass cracked during removal). The paint is slightly lighter than the jeeps color but it doesn't bother me (only had enough paint for 1 coat).

Also the hinges came in:


I was wondering ... I want to keep them black but should I repaint them so they don't rust or is the factory paint good enough?

Also I sanded and painted the area under the hinge so it doesn't rust:






I don't have a picture of the green on it yet though. My goal for tomorrow is to get the windshield finished and attached ... the cowl seal from quadratec should be delivered tomorrow
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Unread 08-05-2010, 11:38 PM   #30
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Check your fuses and any/all connections back there. If the windshield was leaking as you have stated, there are some wires/connectors back there they probably did NOT want to be moved ;-)

BTW - Great thread so far. You are doing a good job - keep it up!
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Dash lights are fed with the solid orange wire that you see threaded through the harness. This is fed from the dimmer switch (wheel) next to the HL switch. Not to be confused with the headlight dimmer down under the column.

These dimmers are known to go bad. Fuse #9 just left of the bottom center is a 5 amp. That fuse contrils your dash lights.

Nice to see yoiu approaching the sagging springs the correct way. Replacement rather then rigging.
I think I found the problem... I checked the fuse and it was good, so then I flipped the dash light switch and wiggled the wire behind the dimmer and they turned on. This is probably the fastest/easiest thing I have fixed on my jeep so far .... but I will probably look at it closer to try and work something out and get a permanent fix ... thanks
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