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Unread 01-15-2014, 06:11 AM   #29536
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There's already companies out there that make real wood interior kits if you'll willing to pay the price but may take the fun out of makin' your own.

http://www.carid.com/1996-jeep-grand...m-3146000.html

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Unread 01-15-2014, 08:04 AM   #29537
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Hmm....What did again? Long day and my searchfu isn't good right now.
Heating up a plastidip can before using it makes the rubber paint thinner, therefor giving a better texture on the painted surface. It really works wonders when done right.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 08:13 AM   #29538
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Ya ima takin that one! Good idea
Maybe I should've made a few extra sets lol
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Unread 01-15-2014, 08:27 AM   #29539
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Heating up a plastidip can before using it makes the rubber paint thinner, therefor giving a better texture on the painted surface. It really works wonders when done right.
Correct, and if it's too cold (like been sitting out in the garage in this weather) it won't go on right at all.
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 09:03 AM   #29540
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Unread 01-15-2014, 10:48 AM   #29541
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There's already companies out there that make real wood interior kits if you'll willing to pay the price but may take the fun out of makin' your own.

http://www.carid.com/1996-jeep-grand...m-3146000.html
Yeah, but that's just fake stick-on stuff.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 10:56 AM   #29542
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Yeah, but that's just fake stick-on stuff.
Sorry my mistake and guess when I saw "real wood" didn't really notice "finish" attached. Need to wake up before I post...
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Unread 01-15-2014, 11:04 AM   #29543
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Sorry my mistake and guess when I saw "real wood" didn't really notice "finish" attached. Need to wake up before I post...
There is one guy I know of making his own out of real wood. He has the shift knob done so far. The other trim is wrapped in 3m vinyl, but I think he plans on doing all of it.



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Unread 01-15-2014, 12:04 PM   #29544
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There is one guy I know of making his own out of real wood. He has the shift knob done so far. The other trim is wrapped in 3m vinyl, but I think he plans on doing all of it.



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See, something like that is what I mean. I've even considered doing the upper half of the steering wheel as such.

Of course, I'd probably use a different finish- something a bit darker- but the idea is there.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 12:23 PM   #29545
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Pulled off the TB and cleaned it and the iac. Looking down and I got a kegger full of oil from bad plenum. If it worth it to replace the gasket without doing a full plenum fix? Should take a few years to fail again right?

These are all I need to do the job yes? http://www.amazon.com/Fel-Pro-MS9539...1&s=automotive

I'm a little cashflow challenged right now but I've got some amazon credit leftover from xmas.
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 12:34 PM   #29546
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Looks like the right gaskets to me
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Unread 01-15-2014, 12:51 PM   #29547
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Pulled off the TB and cleaned it and the iac. Looking down and I got a kegger full of oil from bad plenum. If it worth it to replace the gasket without doing a full plenum fix? Should take a few years to fail again right?

These are all I need to do the job yes? http://www.amazon.com/Fel-Pro-MS9539...1&s=automotive

I'm a little cashflow challenged right now but I've got some amazon credit leftover from xmas.
That looks right. I would replace the whole thing with the hughes kit If it were me. However, I think it's Newfie who just replaced the gasket and applies some gasket sealer to both sides and reported that it's been fine for a couple years so far. You will need some new bolts too. And don't use those end gaskets, just lay a really thick bead of RTV in their place.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 01:34 PM   #29548
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That looks right. I would replace the whole thing with the hughes kit If it were me. However, I think it's Newfie who just replaced the gasket and applies some gasket sealer to both sides and reported that it's been fine for a couple years so far. You will need some new bolts too. And don't use those end gaskets, just lay a really thick bead of RTV in their place.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 01:44 PM   #29549
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That looks right. I would replace the whole thing with the hughes kit If it were me. However, I think it's Newfie who just replaced the gasket and applies some gasket sealer to both sides and reported that it's been fine for a couple years so far. You will need some new bolts too. And don't use those end gaskets, just lay a really thick bead of RTV in their place.
I like the end gaskets. I did put a big booger of RTV between them and the side gaskets, though. The Hughes kit is nice, but for half the price you can get one from Brian that's the exact same thing (plus you'd be supporting a local vendor so ).
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Unread 01-15-2014, 02:39 PM   #29550
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If I had the $$ I'd be putting new plates in both of them, but if I had the $$ I'd also be putting the M1 intake on the niner and claytons on the green one.

I'm between jobs so plenty of time and no money. I have a gift card thats funding my amazon parts spree.
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