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Unread 01-12-2014, 03:19 PM   #61
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Lookin pretty good so far.

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Unread 01-12-2014, 05:05 PM   #62
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Lookin pretty good so far.
Thanks...waiting for the flares to dry now

Clear jk turn signals should be here this week.

It's too dark, I'll have to paint the bumpers & wire in the reverse lights tomorrow.

...I chopped the front bumper too

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Unread 01-12-2014, 05:07 PM   #63
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Better pics tomorrow in the day light & after the bumpers are painted, rear flares & all back on






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Unread 01-13-2014, 04:06 PM   #64
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More pics later. I painted the flares with duplicolor bed armor yesterday, but they dried too light for my liking, so I added a semi gloss black on top of the bed armor.

I'm waiting to do the rear flares until I get more duplicolor bed liner to spray under the flares, like I did up front. & the rears will either get the bed armor & some semi gloss...or I'll get some monsta soon & redo all the flares in black monsta.

So, under the flares, & the front bumper got duplicolor bed liner, & the flares got duplicolor bed armor with semi gloss on top of that.

The rear bumper got semi gloss b/c I ran out of the duplicolor bed liner & Will just have to recoat it soon out wait & do the bumpers & all the flares in monsta.

Anyways, here's a pic...I think I actually like the look of flareless better, but I can't stand all the rain/mud/etc thrown inside/on the hood/on the windshield/EVERYWHERE

Edit: pics later...they are uploading slowly &.I need to finish some yard work



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Unread 01-13-2014, 04:32 PM   #65
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Everything's looking great. Looking forward to more. Keep up the clean work.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 06:19 PM   #66
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Everything's looking great. Looking forward to more. Keep up the clean work.
Thanks!

...hopefully I can do the exhaust manifold this week or soon. I've been waiting to hear back from Banks.

More pics of the fender & the bumper choppage






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Unread 01-13-2014, 09:48 PM   #67
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Idk if anybody has any tips on where to ground my reverse lights?

I got them wired in, but they weren't working, grounded on the inside of the bumper (even after sanding off some of the paint).

I know it's a ground issue. I got one light to light up bright by touching it to the body mount metal....& the other would only barely light up grounded to the bumper...but not at all on the body tub (inside tub)

If anyone has a tip, please let me know...I'll be able to play with em tomorrow.

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Unread 01-14-2014, 09:11 AM   #68
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Idk if anybody has any tips on where to ground my reverse lights?

I got them wired in, but they weren't working, grounded on the inside of the bumper (even after sanding off some of the paint).

I know it's a ground issue. I got one light to light up bright by touching it to the body mount metal....& the other would only barely light up grounded to the bumper...but not at all on the body tub (inside tub)

If anyone has a tip, please let me know...I'll be able to play with em tomorrow.

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Maybe the Frame or where the lights mount in the body? And are you in St Pete?
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Unread 01-14-2014, 09:56 AM   #69
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Maybe the Frame or where the lights mount in the body? And are you in St Pete?
Yeah, in going to try a few places today & see what works.

I'm not in St. Pete anymore, went to school there & finished.

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Unread 01-14-2014, 03:13 PM   #70
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Pics later. I wanted to get them done in time to go for a run tonight; I ended up just grounding them to the same bolts/position as the taillights

I still need to melt all the heat shrink & cover up the wiring so it looks nice...but I need a lighter...the kitchen one I was using is out of gas & it's a pain using matches like it's the 1800s or something

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Unread 01-14-2014, 05:28 PM   #71
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Got the wiring finished up & wrapped in spaghetti.

I used butt/crimp connectors, then heat shrink, then put some silicone on the edges for extra protection, then electrical tape on that...






One led is out on the driver side light...I'll probably call qtec & see how hard the process is to swap it out

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Unread 01-16-2014, 11:47 AM   #72
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I didn't post any pics of the body mount(s) fix from a while back. The frame has been cleaned up since then.





I did 2 on one side & 1 on the other
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Unread 01-17-2014, 05:24 PM   #73
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I didn't really get much time to work on anything jeep related today, but I did paint the door panels while I was doing some outside work.

I'm sticking to the SEM satin black...it holds up the best & I probably should've just done it all with SEM to start.

I'm trying a rustoleum matte clear coat. I'll have to see how I like it tomorrow in the daylight. I was considering using the SEM clear, but it's twice the cost of the rustoleum & it's more glossy...&I don't want the dash glossy.

So, if it does well, I'll use the rustoleum matte clear when the rest of the dash gets painted.



Here's a pic

I will say the rustoleum clear is very difficult to lay down smooth...when compared to any of the other paints I've used

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Unread 01-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #74
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Pics of the door panels:



I really like the finish of this clear coat; I'll probably use it on the rest of the dash when I change it to black.

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Unread 01-19-2014, 02:34 PM   #75
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Well...I've been saying I need to replace my front calipers soon just because I didn't want one to lock up while driving..I said "I'm on borrowed time on them & I'm going to replace them on my terms"

Well ****....that didn't happen. The front passenger caliper stuck today on my drive home from the next part of my update.

I think I caught it fast enough not to have botched my pads & the rotor, but I'll see when I get into it.

Pics of all this in a little...but my next update is I bought some almost brand new Jk springs & shocks from the tech who does all the lifts at our local dealer.

I wanted either 17 or 18 fronts & 57 rears, but I ended up with 17 fronts & 59 rears.

If the 59s are too stiff...I'll figure something out or just ask the tech &/or a guy I know with a jeep shop to keep an eye out for some 57s.

I had also planned on Rubi shocks, but ended up with unlimited shocks...but.think it should ride about how I want it.

& anyone saying jk springs/shocks are a dumb idea...my stock tj stuff is worn out, I'm running shocks that are too short with a bb up front. If I can get rid of the bb up front, & get the rear about 1.5" higher & everything handling better...it's worth a try to me at $100.

I think the 59s may kick the rear up higher than I want or can do while keeping my dc ds at the proper angle....but we'll see.

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