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Unread 06-04-2015, 01:01 PM   #1
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this is what i bought.



I have driven it a grand total of about a block.Not on the road yet since it's summer and this is my winter blizzard vehicle...it's got a water leak somewhere around the windshield that I posted a thread on already,rusted out rockers and now it also has black paint spots on where the rust is to maybe slow it down....and son of gun..I already love the damn thing.

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Unread 06-15-2015, 08:24 AM   #2
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You're in for an adventure.

Best way to slow rust down is to wire brush the scale off, hit it with a tanic-acid based converter (there's a Jasco one in a white bottle/brown label you can get next to the paint thinner in Home Depot/Lowe's that I use) and paint over it.

The rockers can be replaced with welded tubing if you've got the ability. LOTS of threads on it here.

Best of luck!
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Unread 06-15-2015, 08:53 AM   #3
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Okay for those rust spots here is an effective way to keep them at bay. Pick up this Navel Jelly. http://www.lowes.com/pd_117792-69-01...8&kpid=3339340

Take off that spray paint. Put some of this on there. The rust will turn black. Then paint over it.

Here is a very good write-up on the rock replacement.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/.../index138.html
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Unread 06-16-2015, 08:39 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! I'll look into that rust stopping stuff. My mechanic is looking it over and doing so maintenance. There is a water leak somewhere I'll need to tackle after this.
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Unread 06-17-2015, 09:42 PM   #5
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Here is a very good write-up on the rock replacement.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/.../index138.html
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Unread 06-17-2015, 10:54 PM   #6
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Unread 06-18-2015, 07:25 AM   #7
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Thanks guys! I'll look into that rust stopping stuff. My mechanic is looking it over and doing so maintenance. There is a water leak somewhere I'll need to tackle after this.
In my experience those are usually either a bad hose or a water pump going (there's a weep hole on the front to warn you the seal is going). Might be a place to start eyeballing if nothing else.
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Unread 06-18-2015, 09:21 AM   #8
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In my experience those are usually either a bad hose or a water pump going (there's a weep hole on the front to warn you the seal is going). Might be a place to start eyeballing if nothing else.
He just said "water leak" so possibly not engine related.
If so I'd check the windsheild and rubber boots for the wires in the hatch.
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Unread 06-19-2015, 08:38 AM   #9
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Got the jeep back from the mechanic. The noise was the belt not tight enough. The leak is still there so having the windshield looked at tomorrow hopefully. Overall in pretty good shape despite rust. The jeep is loud as hell going down the road. Must be the tires. Looking for different ones for summer/ spring / fall driving. Keep the ones on there for winter.
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Unread 06-24-2015, 09:07 PM   #10
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new windshield going in Saturday.It's very "loose" as far as windshields go.New muffler tomorrow, front drive shaft Next week.
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Unread 06-25-2015, 05:22 AM   #11
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new windshield going in Saturday.It's very "loose" as far as windshields go.New muffler tomorrow, front drive shaft Next week.
It's not all that hard with a razor to cut out your old windshield, I suggest doing this or have the person putting it in cut it out and come back the next day to put the new one in, this gives you time to sand any rust away and give your windsheild frame a nice coat of paint. I used self etching primer then the windsheild guy used some black paint, he said it was to help the glue stuff adhere better. Three years later there's no rust or leaks.
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Unread 06-25-2015, 09:38 AM   #12
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It's not all that hard with a razor to cut out your old windshield, I suggest doing this or have the person putting it in cut it out and come back the next day to put the new one in, this gives you time to sand any rust away and give your windsheild frame a nice coat of paint. I used self etching primer then the windsheild guy used some black paint, he said it was to help the glue stuff adhere better. Three years later there's no rust or leaks.
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Yea he said they wire brush the rust away and coat the vehicle with primer or whatever it is before putting the new one in.I don't have time for stuff like that.
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Unread 06-25-2015, 09:57 AM   #13
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I don't have time for stuff like that.
Ummmmm.....You may have bought the wrong vehicle
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Unread 06-26-2015, 06:53 AM   #14
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Ummmmm.....You may have bought the wrong vehicle
Ya, if the woman in your life doesn't accuse you of loving the Jeep more, you're not spending the right amount of time with the Jeep.
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Unread 06-26-2015, 07:48 AM   #15
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Ya, if the woman in your life doesn't accuse you of loving the Jeep more, you're not spending the right amount of time with the Jeep.
Exactly. If you ever get the ultimatum of "its the jeep or me" and you choose her, that's a problem.
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