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Unread 05-22-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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BoostinChick's 5.Niner

As some of you may know, I purchased 1nstyzj's 5.9 he had for sale. The price was too good to pass up. So far I have been troubleshooting what seem to be common issues, but here are some pics of me!

Cleaning her up...





Apparently someone didn't like the niner...got out what I could. Will have to follow up with a polishing wheel. The squiggly scratches went all the way up to the passenger fender.


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Unread 05-23-2014, 12:45 PM   #2
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Back Hatch Work

The support struts on the hatch lift glass were shot. Oil everywhere....


My make shift support -



The rear gasket was also in pieces. Every time it rained the 5.9 turned into a U-boat.


Ripped the interior apart so I could have good access to the weather seal -


Cleaning the old gunk off -


All done -


Mopar P/N for the Weather Seal - 55296037

The lift struts I just picked up off eBay for $17.
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Unread 06-12-2014, 08:01 PM   #3
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It's been raining the past couple days, so I had to rip out the interior to prevent everything from getting soaked. Since the weather is preventing the install of the pan I decided to really deep clean the seats. The Lexol Cleaner was not working too well. Decided to search the Interwebz and found 2 alternatives. The first finding was Soft Scrub. It seems most folks who use this have a beige, or neutral color interior. Since there were mixed results with darker colors (black specifically) I decided it would be a better choice to pursue the 2nd option, 5:1 Woolite. This was the result....

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After (Before treating with Lexol conditioner) -



It seems that the spots you still see are stains that ate through the finish. The material since to be pleather not real leather. You can really tell at the spots where it's just peeling. I think these are as clean the seats will get without having to take them to a professional. Good enough for me!
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Unread 06-12-2014, 08:30 PM   #4
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I thought the 5.9 interior was REAL leather?
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Unread 06-13-2014, 06:23 AM   #5
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Could be? I have not seen real leather flake/peel like that before. So, that is what made me assume it's some synthetic type leather. Going to try spot treating with Soft Scrub to see if I can get those white imperfections out.
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Unread 06-13-2014, 08:22 AM   #6
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Found this:
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Unread 06-13-2014, 08:35 AM   #7
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Yea - I Google'd some more and found a similar post. I guess it's just age and not being cleaned/treated enough or defects. Poor, worn out, seats.
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Unread 06-16-2014, 01:37 PM   #8
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Took advantage of the sunny day out. Got the B&M pan on with OEM Mopar filter and gasket. Had to add 8-qts of ATF+4 to get it in the cross-hatched "OK" zone on the dip stick. This is with it warmed up, on level ground, going through all the gears, then in neutral. No issues with clearance on DT headers. Will run the gauge wiring later...it got a bit warm out.



B&M P/N: 10280
Mopar Trans Pan Gasket P/N: 2464324AC
Mopar Auto Trans Filter (Combo deal off eBay) P/N: 52118789
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Unread 06-16-2014, 06:30 PM   #9
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have a part number for that pan? Send it to me in a pm?
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5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -[COLOR="Red"]Optima[/COLOR] -E3 plugs-[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Cu[/COLOR]st[COLOR="DarkGreen"]om[/COLOR] Pa[COLOR="DarkGreen"]in[/COLOR]t-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

[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
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 06-16-2014, 06:35 PM   #10
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have a part number for that pan? Send it to me in a pm?
Updated my post with the part numbers I used for this.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 04:36 PM   #11
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awesome thanks
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5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -[COLOR="Red"]Optima[/COLOR] -E3 plugs-[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Cu[/COLOR]st[COLOR="DarkGreen"]om[/COLOR] Pa[COLOR="DarkGreen"]in[/COLOR]t-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

[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
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

Zombie Outbreak Response Unit #75
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Unread 06-29-2014, 10:09 AM   #12
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Along with the upgraded trans pan install I also installed a temp gauge...


Can you tell I am a little OCD on wiring?



Installed and testing...


I am also trying to figure out where to mount the gauge. I have a general idea...not a huge fan of the A-pillar pods.

Was going to test the illumination, then this happened.


Cheap @ss bulb! Can't just replace the bulb since it is one piece with the twist socket. Found a replacement from SuperBrightLED's this is a 194 bulb/base. Their part number is WLEDxHP5-PC and it worked out great.

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Unread 07-05-2014, 05:57 PM   #13
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Got the LCA rubber out very easily with heating up the cups method.


Going to drop them off to a welder to get them boxed and then these pressed in!
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Unread 07-06-2014, 04:09 PM   #14
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Give them a nice coat of paint make hem last if getting boxed
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5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -[COLOR="Red"]Optima[/COLOR] -E3 plugs-[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Cu[/COLOR]st[COLOR="DarkGreen"]om[/COLOR] Pa[COLOR="DarkGreen"]in[/COLOR]t-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

[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
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 07-07-2014, 06:35 AM   #15
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^ Egg zachary what I will be doing. Already ordered some POR-15 Top Coat to get them all pretty before pressing in the prothane bushings. It is such a convenience to live 10-minutes from Quadratec. Haha!
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