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post #46 of 618 Old 06-06-2011, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Did some painting today. I think it looks good, it's not something I see to often.

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post #47 of 618 Old 06-06-2011, 09:09 PM
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After a while of cleaning under my jeep and getting all the power steering off my suspension, I believe I found the problem! Unfortunately its not a hose ha., it seems I'm leaking right by the pitman arm, the gear box? It's leaking pretty fast I suppose. I hear about people trying break fluid...should I try it or just change the damn seals?
Very sexy Tj!!! About the leaky seal. Just replace it. Even if you have to take the steering box completely out, it wont be that bad. Seals are only a couple bucks!

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post #48 of 618 Old 06-06-2011, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thats true. Plus, I feel if I try and get out of this one, it will bite me in the *** later. Looks like im changing some seals! And that damn o2 sensor

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post #49 of 618 Old 06-07-2011, 01:07 AM
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I really like the paint on your steering linkage, looks great. Your definitely right a lot of people either done paint them, or paint them black. I painted all the suspension on my first hot rod build fire engine red, and got a lot of compliments about it. If you ever decide to go further consider using monstliner or hurculine on it. I say a TJ the other night that had been done in OD green with Monsta that looked great. If its not your daily driver it only takes acouple of days to dry, and it looks awesome.
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post #50 of 618 Old 06-07-2011, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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I really like the paint on your steering linkage, looks great. Your definitely right a lot of people either done paint them, or paint them black. I painted all the suspension on my first hot rod build fire engine red, and got a lot of compliments about it. If you ever decide to go further consider using monstliner or hurculine on it. I say a TJ the other night that had been done in OD green with Monsta that looked great. If its not your daily driver it only takes acouple of days to dry, and it looks awesome.
I do like painted suspensions, I never saw it in person but I've seen a few on here, green is awesome! I'll take that into consideration if I do so

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post #51 of 618 Old 06-07-2011, 11:43 AM
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go to a junkyard and get a zj tie rod from the junk yard. Its ten times stronger and its only like 50 bucks including getting your allignment done!
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post #52 of 618 Old 06-08-2011, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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So I think the effects of having a lift in are starting. As I was getting ready to weld my rear shock mount on (well, my dad), we noticed that my rear driver side upper control arm bracket that attaches to the axel (not the frame) has broken off. So now not only is my UCA not attached but neither was my track bar because I had to relocate it which put it on the same bracket as the UCA. I was able to have a friend weld on the old bracket because it wasn't shattered, broke right off very close to the axel. But the mount is rusting away so I'm going to need a new bracket for sure. Just hope this weld holds until I can get a new bracket and have someone I know who's a proffessional welder weld it on. Thiss is so inconvienient though and to top it off while welding it back on we broke my break line. Ill post pics when I'm at my computer later. Any suggestions on what I use for a bracket? I gotta find one that the trackbar bracket will bolt onto as well. Helpppp!

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post #53 of 618 Old 06-08-2011, 03:16 PM
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I like the red and black theme and my dash was grey so I went and painted it. I took off the parts of that dash that came off easily and taped off the rest. I used rustoleam vinyl paint but I have no ideal how it is going to hold up. No before pics, but there are the afters.
thought about doing the same thing... painted my center console as a test piece to see how it holds up... i would like to know how your dash does over some time...

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post #54 of 618 Old 06-08-2011, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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thought about doing the same thing... painted my center console as a test piece to see how it holds up... i would like to know how your dash does over some time...

I did it about 3 months ago, and it's still doing well. 98 degree weather and all. There is no paint chipping anywhere. The only place paint came off was where the handle is on the glove compartment because a drunk friend of mine missed the key whole and turned the key where the handle goes up and chipped the paint. But nothing sharp should be rubbing against your dash. I used promotor before the paint and then a gloss cover coat. Since it has held up so well I just painted my door panels too! I would recommend it. I also barely cleaned it, just wiped it down and it's still holding up, take the extra step and use some alcohol or something to clean it.

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post #55 of 618 Old 06-09-2011, 06:36 AM
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you've done just about everything to your jeep that i want to do with mine i love the cargo net and the color matching i am a huge color person and everything has to match GOOD JOB!!
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I think you have too many lights... I would take off a pair of foglights from the front bumper but keep the windshield and one pair of foglights
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I think you have too many lights... I would take off a pair of foglights from the front bumper but keep the windshield and one pair of foglights
Too many? Is there such a thing? I was thinking she should ad a set of these, right in the center of her front bumper

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post #58 of 618 Old 06-09-2011, 09:28 AM
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Too many? Is there such a thing? I was thinking she should ad a set of these, right in the center of her front bumper

http://www.quadratec.com/products/97047_1100.htm
yeah i think windshield lights and then one pair of fog lights on the bumper is enough. thats just my opinion
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post #59 of 618 Old 06-09-2011, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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I think you have too many lights... I would take off a pair of foglights from the front bumper but keep the windshield and one pair of foglights

Some people like it some don't. I personally like having a lot of lights, they do come in handy. But when I get a winch soon enough i'll take a set off so I will have just the windshield lights and one set on the bumper. But for now, they're gonna stay

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post #60 of 618 Old 06-09-2011, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Too many? Is there such a thing? I was thinking she should ad a set of these, right in the center of her front bumper

http://www.quadratec.com/products/97047_1100.htm
Haha I like my stock front bumper though and wouldn't want to add those lights on it, it'd probably look silly. I like my lights though

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