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post #23041 of 44852 Old 05-29-2013, 11:04 AM
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Use sharp razor blades in a good handle to trim the old urethane, as well as to remove your existing glass.
Cut from the inside and cut as close to the pinch welds as possible.
Plan on at least an hour to cut out and prep each window opening....
The windows have a rubber molding around them. If you look carefully you can see the difference between the urethane and the rubber. The urethane cuts easier than the rubber, too.
If you happen to nick/slice the rubber, it's no big deal, you'll have urethane squishing around to seal it when it's re-installed.
I also bought a lift glass hatch w/privacy glass, not rust free , but whole. I swapped my hatch out, so I could use the hatch glass from mine on my wife's ZJ
I removed the privacy glass from my fixed glass hatch and transferred it to my wife's hatch.
Use about a 1/4" to 5/16" bead of urethane, centered where the old line of urethane is.
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Thank You!! It is to be close to 90 outside for a couple days, so that may help with cutting out the urethane on the windows and installing the new head lights.


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post #23042 of 44852 Old 05-29-2013, 12:47 PM
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Do yourself a favor and replace the receiver drier as well. With the system being opened up that long, chances are the dessicant in there is saturated with moisture and other gunk.
I know I really should have, but I didn't. Was really trying to do this on a shoe string budget. Got a junkyard compressor for $32, belt for $30 and enough r134a to get the system to spec for $30ish. Under $100 to get the whole job done isn't bad. Finished charging it up this morning and it's blowing nice and cold, no visible leaks with the uv light either. So far so good, fingers crossed.
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post #23043 of 44852 Old 05-29-2013, 03:01 PM
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rotating tires today

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post #23044 of 44852 Old 05-29-2013, 03:22 PM
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I know I really should have, but I didn't. Was really trying to do this on a shoe string budget. Got a junkyard compressor for $32, belt for $30 and enough r134a to get the system to spec for $30ish. Under $100 to get the whole job done isn't bad. Finished charging it up this morning and it's blowing nice and cold, no visible leaks with the uv light either. So far so good, fingers crossed.
No worries, I totally understand doing things on a budget. I bought my ZJ for $500, so I have a hard time dropping $100's on certain repairs.

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It is what Jeeples has *PARTIALLY* stated.
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post #23045 of 44852 Old 05-29-2013, 03:23 PM
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Wheeled it a lil today in search of some rock for my fire pit in the backyard......all I found was sand. I guess it IS Florida, what'd I expect!?

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Got myself a 242 TC today, to swap out my 249, and yesterday I got a Factory Mopar Transcooler for just $10. Swapping/Installing this coming Tuesday when I have off.
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post #23047 of 44852 Old 05-29-2013, 03:58 PM
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Wheeled it a lil today in search of some rock for my fire pit in the backyard......all I found was sand. I guess it IS Florida, what'd I expect!?
I found mud yesterday, i was happy. I had to follow the power line access road to find it. Was deep enough and rutted that my diff is caked in mud.

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post #23048 of 44852 Old 05-29-2013, 05:20 PM
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Wheeled it a lil today in search of some rock for my fire pit in the backyard......all I found was sand. I guess it IS Florida, what'd I expect!?
You can come up here an get all the damn field rocks you want

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post #23049 of 44852 Old 05-29-2013, 05:38 PM
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I plasti-dipped mine today. I am so happy with it, all I need are some MT's and a lift. Still beats the oxidized Forest Green though!





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You can come up here an get all the damn field rocks you want
X2!!!! I have a yard full of them. Some ******* thought it would be a good idea to border flowerbeds and bushes with them...

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post #23051 of 44852 Old 05-29-2013, 06:13 PM
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I plasti-dipped mine today. I am so happy with it, all I need are some MT's and a lift. Still beats the oxidized Forest Green though!





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That looks awesome how long did it take to pd the whole car?!?
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Treated the bottom of the hatch and the lip of the hood with Por 15. I've heard great things about its ability to stop rust. So far, my first impression is I'd definitely recommend it. It seems like a pretty solid product.

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Treated the bottom of the hatch and the lip of the hood with Por 15. I've heard great things about its ability to stop rust. So far, my first impression is I'd definitely recommend it. It seems like a pretty solid product.
I bought a quart of POR-15 about 15 years ago. About 13 years ago the can got damaged while moving my paint locker. I noticed the leak a few days later. Not only is that the only leg of the locker nut rusty, but it is still cemented fast to the concrete floor, the stuff is hard as nails. It works, but you do have to top coat anything the sun might see!! It is not UV stable.

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post #23054 of 44852 Old 05-29-2013, 09:44 PM
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I plasti-dipped mine today. I am so happy with it, all I need are some MT's and a lift. Still beats the oxidized Forest Green though!





Stock suspension..don't hate!
A) that looks awesome
B) don't lie stock? Really?

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