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Unread 04-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #31
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Got my 1" coil spacers today. which measure 1.25" but I'm not complaining for $27 shipped off amazon.



I'd like to put them in tonight, I'm looking and it seems like all I have to do is let the axle droop and take out spring retaining ring, cone shaped "bump stop", stick these in, and reverse the operation.
I can't wait to see this thing sit level and not rub CONSTANTLY!

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Unread 04-21-2013, 12:45 AM   #32
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well it's 2:43 AM and I got my spacers on




I'll take some good pictures tomorrow morning when I go out.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:09 PM   #33
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nobody has opinions? maybe someone can give me other forums to get peoples ideas. I want this thread to feed off of peoples thoughts on what I should be looking to do next.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 02:21 PM   #34
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Don't get discouraged, build how you want to build and show it off!
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Unread 04-22-2013, 02:24 PM   #35
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4" ruff country no2 lift 33" tires
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Unread 04-22-2013, 03:21 PM   #36
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Lol never mind that front wheel, I just grabbed a pic from my phone. That was with a 35" tire rolled up next to it.


Ps more pics of the hood? Did you use gloss or flat? I've been contemplating doing the same to mine.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 07:47 PM   #37
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4" ruff country no2 lift 33" tires
Now that I like ^^ I wanna get a bowless soft top and matching half doors really bad. The S*ittybuilt top I have now is garbage. A few zippers broken, ripped here and there, doesn't seal up, and its nearly brand new I'm guessing.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #38
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i was running the best top trex top nx as seen here: http://www.bestop.com/component/prod...=product&id=12
i liked it and am considering it for my 2nd jeep, the one pictured was totaled
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Unread 04-30-2013, 06:01 AM   #39
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Had a little spare time in school so I took an old piston that I had laying around from a bike I toasted.



turned down a piece of aluminum and drilled/tapped it for the shifter



and violà! shift knob that pivots like it's actually on a connecting rod! Too bad I had to drive it home and park it because of my frame issue. It makes a great hand rest for changing stations or turning the volume up on the stereo!

For my birthday I got some cash and will be getting a tuffy center console in preparation for living in FL. Also have HS graduation money coming soon so I'm pumped! hopefully $500-$600 to play with! Now what should I do with it? As bad as I want goodies.. I feel like I should go with spark plugs, fr/rear diff fluid, tranny flush, header.. and anything else for maintenance.
ORRR I could get tires
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Unread 05-01-2013, 12:42 AM   #40
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Secure the back too. I had some delinquents take all my recovery gear and spread it out don't the street. If your planning on running topples it might be a good idea to pull the carpet and line the tub. Perhaps invest in some seat covers as well. But knock out the routine maintenance first
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #41
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I'll have to build or look for some type of trunk because I will have my sub back there and don't need it getting jacked either. I'm planning on getting the carpets out the first weekend I get some time to at least sit down.
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Lol never mind that front wheel, I just grabbed a pic from my phone. That was with a 35" tire rolled up next to it.


Ps more pics of the hood? Did you use gloss or flat? I've been contemplating doing the same to mine.
Classic- LOL....Keep this going. Looks like you are doing a good job.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:03 AM   #43
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Ps more pics of the hood? Did you use gloss or flat? I've been contemplating doing the same to mine.
Here's one that kind of shows the hood, sorry I didn't see your request. I'll have to get some better pictures..



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Classic- LOL....Keep this going. Looks like you are doing a good job.
hey thank you!! It's hard working 20 hrs a week while in high school an trying to feed this gas tank, let alone build it/maintain it.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:09 AM   #44
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These are pretty much all in reverse order, and there is one of the CA mount where we will be fixing next.
I used chassis saver which was $15 for a small 8oz or so can but it goes a long way.











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Unread 05-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #45
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What bumper are you running up front? It looks like the smitty built src classic.
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