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post #1231 of 1985 Old 03-27-2010, 11:01 PM
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Damn, places in Lima charge shop labor rates. Id hot glue em on before id pay 150 bucks for the few welds it takes to weld that truss on :lol:
i thought i saw a welder in your dads garage? hop on it man!


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post #1232 of 1985 Old 03-27-2010, 11:12 PM
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John how much did your bilsteins run you?

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post #1233 of 1985 Old 03-27-2010, 11:26 PM
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i thought i saw a welder in your dads garage? hop on it man!
Yep. We just got it Im thinkng about buying my own Hobart Handler 140 though
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post #1234 of 1985 Old 03-29-2010, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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John how much did your bilsteins run you?
like $319 or so.




Update. Making progress with the interior. Laid alot of my Fatmat Megamat sound deadening down to replace the stock matting I ripped out. I really like the appearance of it and cant wait to see how it performs with my sub. In the pics im gonna post I used 10 sq feet. Ended up having a lot more than I thought and started on my roof. So today I went and ordered another 25 sq ft and am going to do my trunk and the rest of my roof and other random spots







painted the metal where the old mat was. Ill be damned if I leave bare metal on my jeep lol


I absolutely DESPISE ripping out the factory sound deadening mat. It's suck a PITA. I might leave the passenger side just stock because I dont want to hassle with ripping more out.

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post #1235 of 1985 Old 03-30-2010, 03:26 AM
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Not gunna lie man, I never was a fan of how "apart" for lack of a better term, your Jeep always was before the tear down. Looks like you've really got it togethr now. Should be killer once its all done and finally on the road! Im pretty excited to see it done. Ill def have to make a trip to cbus to see it.
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post #1236 of 1985 Old 03-30-2010, 10:24 AM
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^ What Roger said.

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post #1237 of 1985 Old 03-30-2010, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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thanks dudes


made more progress today. received my 25 sq ft order of fatmat and went to town. that and grinded a ton of parts that needed to be cleaned up and painted my dub calipers

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Id like to see that ***** try and rattle now. Ive still got probably a good 5-10 sq ft left too!


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post #1238 of 1985 Old 03-30-2010, 10:24 PM
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you should have painted them blue and mounted some leds on em too. now that would have been awesome.

blue in and out.

looks good though, dont forget to mat your doors.

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post #1239 of 1985 Old 03-30-2010, 10:31 PM
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dayyuummm!

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post #1240 of 1985 Old 03-30-2010, 11:39 PM
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What'd the mat cost you? I need to do my doors. They rattle and annoy the heck out of me. Polk speakers have too much bass for them to handle. Rattle, rattle, buzzzzzz. Eventually I turn it up enough so I can barely hear the noises...that aren't music.

Great looking work so far. You're way more dedicated than I am. I'm too lazy to do all that. You go into so much detail. Wanna work on my Jeep?

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post #1241 of 1985 Old 03-31-2010, 08:59 AM
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Looks like the Fatmat came out really well. Is it easy to work with?

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post #1242 of 1985 Old 03-31-2010, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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you should have painted them blue and mounted some leds on em too. now that would have been awesome.

blue in and out.

looks good though, dont forget to mat your doors.
LOL. I could always get some blue led valve stem covers
Id like to do my doors but am not sure if I have enough left to do them. Maybe the rears will be doable.

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What'd the mat cost you? I need to do my doors. They rattle and annoy the heck out of me. Polk speakers have too much bass for them to handle. Rattle, rattle, buzzzzzz. Eventually I turn it up enough so I can barely hear the noises...that aren't music.

Great looking work so far. You're way more dedicated than I am. I'm too lazy to do all that. You go into so much detail. Wanna work on my Jeep?
I got the mega mat upgrade so it was a little bit more expensive than the regular fatmat. Not by much though
So far I have bought 10 sq ft ($30) and then 25 sq ft ($70). So it's really not expensive at all.

And yes I have been going into some detail with this build. Thats why its taking longer than expected

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Looks like the Fatmat came out really well. Is it easy to work with?
Its actually really easy to work with. Just dont let it fold over and stick to itself. Wasted a good sq ft or 2 doing that :

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post #1243 of 1985 Old 04-03-2010, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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got my longer drive shaft yesterday, looks like itll be great length (thanks roger and nate)

fog lights came in yesterday (smoked clear housings) look AWESOME pics tomorrow.

hopeiufllythe restof my parts should come in sooon..cmon kolak!!

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done sound deadening. Now I just need to weld down new studs in my trunk so i can make the tie down straps removable and still use them. then i can put my interior back together

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i started realizing my jeep was wiggling around on the jackstands (in the back specifically) and got a bit nervous so I threw in the 44a real quick and jacked it up and lowered the rear jackstands so that the rear is actually sitting about 2" below ride height or so.


now its nice and firmly planted on the repositioned jackstands

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post #1245 of 1985 Old 04-05-2010, 05:36 PM
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How does the BB gun help with putting in the sound deadening material?

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