took the spare off, sooo much quiter now. i liked it at first, then it became funny looking and more trouble than its worth. i would like to remove some of the ugly stripes, and give the jeep a nice wash and wax.
i actually saw a complete 2" spacer lift on ebay for $58. Rancho shocks and SS with 4 2" spacers. I just don't have any money to spend on the jeep right now due to some legal bills and such. Give me a few months and i'll get this thing looking sexy again.
removed the gold strip around the cladding today. i wasnt careful on the rear left panel and took off a good ammount of paint aghhh! not like the rest of it was flawless. it now matches my scuffed bumper and fading paint!
other than that it looks fantastic pics soon to come.
Looks good. How did you go about debadging and taking off the stripe? Also how did you have those fog lights mounted?
for removing the stripe i used a razor. just find a good discrete place to make the first cut, and slowly pull it off. it might pull off a little bit of paint, so be careful. as for the debadge i used a blow dryer and a plastic spatula. then i rubbed WD-40 and goo gone on the sticky resin left behind.
as for the foglights, i had to mangle the base with a drill to fit them in the stock location. they were waaaay to heavy so i ultimately drilled 2 holes in the back and zip tied them to my grille. very ghetto, and i didnt like it at all. they would fly around when i had them on, like i could see the beam go up. lol it was ridiculous.
To keep the mesh attached to the grill, I used 6 min epoxy. I first tried the normal one that you mix yourself because I already had some on hand, after making a mess and [I]kinda[I] attaching on insert, I ran to Home Depot and got the epoxy with the self-mixing applicator. The rest of the inserts were a breeze.
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[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
[B]To be rebuilt:[/B] HP30
[B]To be received:[/B]
[B]To be paid for:[/B]
[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders