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Unread 08-15-2012, 11:22 AM   #91
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so yesterday a buddy and I got some work done. installed the IRO skid plate..


hens wantined to help...


finished up the other tie rod end and changed the spark plugs. just need to do an alignment now.


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Unread 08-19-2012, 04:53 PM   #92
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today we worked on installing the factory hitch. when we took everything off we found that the frame was a little bent in on the left rear probably due to snatching with the factory tow hook. i want to fix it sometime in the future, but for now we just mounted the hitch up.




was going to paint the rear bumper but didn't have enough bedliner with me, so for now just did the tow hitch bezel.






the other thing we did was finish up the a-pillar light brackets. still have to buy lights though..




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Unread 08-19-2012, 05:04 PM   #93
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here are how the brackets are mounted, 2 SS screws, slicing the weatherstrip a bit..




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Unread 08-19-2012, 11:27 PM   #94
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here are how the brackets are mounted, 2 SS screws, slicing the weatherstrip a bit..




Any way you could get your buddy to make me a pair?
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Unread 08-20-2012, 07:26 AM   #95
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nice tarp
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Unread 08-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #96
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Any way you could get your buddy to make me a pair?
i believe those were his intentions, was using my wj to do the measuring. he's made them for an XJ and ZJ
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Unread 08-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #97
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nice tarp
thanks justin. out of everything else on this page i'm glad you like the tarp..
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Unread 08-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #98
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did you fix your windshield?
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Unread 08-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #99
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no. it doubled in size too. i'll worry about it later.
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Unread 08-20-2012, 03:34 PM   #100
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lol. you may just wanna call insurance and get it replaced before your roadtrip. they'll come out and do it at your house
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Unread 08-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #101
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i was going to woryy about once i get back. problem is the way it's cracked, it's hard to come up with a story

finally did my alignment today rides a whole lot better now, even with the sway bar disco'ed. will be needing offset balljoints soon. when i put the skid plate on i had this vibration from the exhaust rattling against the skid, mostly when it was in drive, technician fixed the hanger for me, no charge and i didn't even mention it, so that was cool of him.

a few things i got to get done this week before my trip: get a spare tire, bottle jack, removable rear seat mod, oil change, a visit to the jy for a few things
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Unread 08-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #102
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tru. i just pulled my ball joints. surprisingly, the lowers aren't offset. getting to them and pressing them out is a PITA. having air tools is a big plus
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Unread 08-21-2012, 09:16 PM   #103
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slowly coming together
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Unread 08-21-2012, 09:49 PM   #104
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looking good mike. can't wait to wheel with you again
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Unread 08-22-2012, 01:35 PM   #105
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yep. same here, always something, whether i'm fixing something or your doing something
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