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post #32086 of 46112 Old 05-04-2014, 11:17 AM
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Painted and installed 5.9 hood louvers. Cut out large rectangles under the vents, trimmed the hood liner, and filed down the inner edge of the drip pans for maximum heat extraction.










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post #32087 of 46112 Old 05-04-2014, 06:27 PM
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Painted and installed 5.9 hood louvers. Cut out large rectangles under the vents, trimmed the hood liner, and filed down the inner edge of the drip pans for maximum heat extraction.
Are your stripes painted on or plasti dip? Also did you just follow the line on the hood and follow them off the hood?
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post #32088 of 46112 Old 05-04-2014, 07:12 PM
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Haven't had the time or money to get anything done in a while, until now. Replaced my distributor today and also picked up a new hub and axle shaft. Once that's done I only have a couple minor repairs to tackle until I can justify lifting it lol. Just a 2.25 bb with new shocks... god how I need new shocks.

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post #32089 of 46112 Old 05-04-2014, 07:16 PM
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Picked up a used brushguard for it from my buddy for $20 but it needs mounts because the old mounts are welded to the guy-he-got-it-from's jeep and a little touch up paint but not a bad deal in my opinion
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post #32090 of 46112 Old 05-04-2014, 09:14 PM
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Round four of power steering shenanigans. Finally said **** it, I'll fix it right. New pump, reservoir, lines, pulley, and a new PS cooler. Flushed it out with a whole gallon of fluid (no more metal flakes! Woo Hoo!) and filled it back up. Burped it and for the first time in three weeks its silent and easy to turn.

And plastidipped the wheels and painted the calipers. Because why not...

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post #32091 of 46112 Old 05-04-2014, 10:51 PM
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Are your stripes painted on or plasti dip? Also did you just follow the line on the hood and follow them off the hood?
Its plasti dip. Paint was peeling bad and the front edge had some rust so I plasti dipped it like that the day I bought it. It needs to be peeled off and redone or painted because its peeling with the old paint now. I followed the raised parts of the hood along the lines and it ends up just inside the edges of the grille. When I redo it, it will line up with the edges of the grille and i'll inverse the colors of the grille.


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post #32092 of 46112 Old 05-04-2014, 11:00 PM
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I'll be painting my hood up like a dodge soon, I have the rusty spots along the front edge of the hood. I'm probably gonna steal your idea somewhat. Sand and paint the front edge then either plastidip or bedliner it. I gotta figure out how to feather it out to match tho if I pick bedliner. Might try that lizard skin stuff or what ever it's called. disclaimer, I'm 12oz of rum into it atm, autocorrect works for once!

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post #32093 of 46112 Old 05-04-2014, 11:23 PM
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Finally got the clutch fan off, good riddance. Pulled the accessory bracket and all its crap, down to the good stuff.

Found out the valve cover bolts weren't even finger tight, there's part of my oil leak. Ordered new shiny ones from summit for kicks.

Should I do the water pump while I'm in here? Everything else in the cooling system is getting replaced.


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post #32094 of 46112 Old 05-04-2014, 11:43 PM
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Round four of power steering shenanigans. Finally said **** it, I'll fix it right. New pump, reservoir, lines, pulley, and a new PS cooler. Flushed it out with a whole gallon of fluid (no more metal flakes! Woo Hoo!) and filled it back up. Burped it and for the first time in three weeks its silent and easy to turn.

And plastidipped the wheels and painted the calipers. Because why not...

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post #32095 of 46112 Old 05-04-2014, 11:55 PM
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Finally got the clutch fan off, good riddance. Pulled the accessory bracket and all its crap, down to the good stuff.

Found out the valve cover bolts weren't even finger tight, there's part of my oil leak. Ordered new shiny ones from summit for kicks.

Should I do the water pump while I'm in here? Everything else in the cooling system is getting replaced.
Might as well. If everything else is getting replaced, it just seems logical to replace EVERYTHING.

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post #32096 of 46112 Old 05-05-2014, 12:28 AM
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I'm so sick and tired of my Jeep being propeller-driven, but I don't want to sacrifice all my alternator (and money) to an e-fan. Wat do?

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post #32097 of 46112 Old 05-05-2014, 01:21 AM
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IMO, unless you can dig up a niner efan shroud it isn't worth it. I found one in a yard though and it's gonna be a big difference when wheeling. Normal driving it shouldn't matter.


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post #32098 of 46112 Old 05-05-2014, 01:45 AM
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Plasti dipped my stock TSi wheels today. Started to paint my brush guard, but after an hour of sanding and two coats in it started raining, so now I get to redo it!

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post #32099 of 46112 Old 05-05-2014, 03:00 AM
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Welded the headers back on after they broke off. Welded the rear trac bar bracket back onto the rear axle. After that broke off too.. i was rough on the Jeep this past weekend.. but the girl i took out in it liked it. So i got that going for me, which is nice.

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post #32100 of 46112 Old 05-05-2014, 03:16 AM
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Idler pulley **** the bed. Took the bracket with it. Had to buy a new one put it on backwards with a new belt. Just to get home. Piece of **** jeep. Gonna get rid of it when I get my new job
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