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Unread 11-04-2013, 12:34 PM   #26911
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I swapped in a new battery tore out all of the carpet, removed and wet-vac'd all of the seats, bleached the entire interior (mold remediation), bed lined the entire floor, changed the oil, and fixed a dysfunctional tailgate hatch.

Now the dome/interior lights won't shut off, so I had to disconnect the battery. It was too dark and I was too tired to solve that issue

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Unread 11-04-2013, 12:54 PM   #26912
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First, bleach doesn't kill mold spores, but it does kill living active mold. There are specific moldicides for killing mold.
Second, bleach hastens rust, so I hope you rinsed well or allowed it to dry well before reassembly.
Just thought I'd mention those two things.
Cheers!
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Unread 11-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #26913
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Drove it to town and gassed her up. First time I've driven it in about 3 weeks.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #26914
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Got my 242 bezel in, now to get said 242 and put it in.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #26915
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Fixed Broken drivers door latch. The door frame with the 3 T-30 Torx screws holding the latch had cracked and broken out. The latch mechanism itself was fine. Used Qcad for Windows and Qcad for Linux to create an AutoCAD DXF file to send to a plasma cutter for cutting me a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Door Panel Patch. See the many pictures in the Fabrication Forum f37 CAD File Forum link around page 3. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/c...l#post17270578

Replacing the Lower Door Hinge Pin with a Doorman's part number 83422 ( 2 bronze sleeves and 1 metal hinge pin) made the door lift over 1/4 inch. Takes about 20-30 minutes to grind out the top of the mushroomed hinge pin with a 4 1/2" grind disc and drive the pin down. The upper hinge pin is too hard to work with, unless using a 1 1/2" dremel grind disc. The sagging door slammed into the striker plate one TOO MANY TIMES and pushed the latch forward towards the front of the jeep and away from the striker plate. Now I had to use a strap wrapped around the door, the door jamb, and through the open window of the back door to keep the door from swinging open on right hand turns.

Will be working on a door panel patch CAD file for WJ's Door, soon. I liked my Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD door and was bound and determined to fix the missing metal in the door frame.

Use the DXF file to cut your own Driver Door Panel Patch Plate from 16 gauge sheet steel metal. Have the cutting slag ground off, then counter sink the 3 holes for the 3 T-30 Torx screws. For a passenger door, (mirror image) flip the plate left to right and counter sink the 3 holes (ie on the back side) to match a passenger door layout.

Cost $60 to try and have the original cracks, gas welded in the paper thin door metal frame (thought that the welder would use his MIG torch). $40 to have a "one of" plate Plasma CNC cut from 16 gauge sheet metal using the attached DXF file. $30 for Tigard Autobody to weld the plate to the door and primer paint finish. $10 for the PlastiKote color 1012 rattle can paint PW7 color to match my bright white 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I now can enjoy being warm and dry in the upcoming wet Oregon winter.

Found a U-Haul hitch mounted to a Grand Cherokee Jeep at the Sherwood Oregon Pick and Pull. On another Jeep Cherokee vehicle removed the U-Haul wiring harness left behind including the blue wire clips. This made it simple to hook up to my Grand Cherokee with out having to buy the clips. Later found out because of the separate Turn and Stop Lamps, I had to buy a convertor box to go from 3 wire to 2 wire system. Found one tiny 3 to 2 wire convertor box at Stuarts Auto in Salem for $9.99, that I will install. After mounting the U-Haul receiver hitch, I took this Jeep to local Tigard U-Haul and had them torque the four nuts 19 millimeter or ~ 3/4 inch and two bolts to 70 foot lbs, after I had tightened them up best I could with my 1/2" ratchet socket in my driveway.

Monitors, I can edit out the names of the business I used during this repair. PM me. Don't mean to make extra work for you.

Last edited by 95GC_Fred; 11-04-2013 at 05:17 PM.. Reason: Correct Paint Can Code number, general editing
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Unread 11-04-2013, 05:22 PM   #26916
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Fixed Broken drivers door latch.
That is a product that many of us would buy haha. I've got a local place that would cut a 4x4 sheet of these for like $50 + metal (probably 40-50)
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Unread 11-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #26917
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Second, bleach hastens rust, so I hope you rinsed well or allowed it to dry well before reassembly.
I did not rinse but it definitely dried well. I hope it's okay!

Shame on me for not knowing bleach can exacerbate rust. I feel stoopid.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #26918
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Made a little more progress on my bumper



I'm taking it slow putting maybe an hour a day into it...
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Unread 11-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #26919
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That is a product that many of us would buy haha. I've got a local place that would cut a 4x4 sheet of these for like $50 + metal (probably 40-50)
My D/S door is messed up and it wouldn't hurt to install a plate like that for the right price
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Unread 11-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #26920
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Sold one pair of my Hellas I had mounted on a cross rail up top and now I'm trying to decide if I want to fab up some mounts to put them in front of the grill or drop the cash on some pillar mounts
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Unread 11-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #26921
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Sold one pair of my Hellas I had mounted on a cross rail up top and now I'm trying to decide if I want to fab up some mounts to put them in front of the grill or drop the cash on some pillar mounts
I vote pillar's
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Unread 11-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #26922
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Cleaned and treated rust on the seat rails.
Next is painting said seat rails and then reinstalling the seats.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #26923
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Has this ever happened to anyone its snowing out you go to open the handle the buttons stuck you punch it then it opens but then it won't stay closed lol happened to me once drove around holding the door then got a good idea to just lock it well driving then it stayed closed once it warmed up it was good again.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #26924
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I vote pillar's
Only place I found that sells them is detourusa and they're $47.50. Sold my lights for $50 so I'd have enough for a coke left lol
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Unread 11-04-2013, 08:44 PM   #26925
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I made my own pillar mounts, freaking easy if you've a welder or can borrow 10 minutes of time on one.
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