well I have seen no brake fluid leaks in several days so I have not gotten around to replacing that line yet but I did tackle a small but annoying problem today. the washer hose on my hardtop popped off again. I think that something is missing I tried to find out what it is supposed to look like but I was not successful. mine has a small button on the hardtop then a piece of washer fluid line that was just capped off when I got it. i tried to connect it to the little button there but it would not stay. so today I decided to fix it another way.
so first thing I drilled out the four rivets holding the plate in place and removed it and the connectors. this is what it looked like.
so I cleaned it up, sanded it smooth with my belt sander and powdercoated it white.
then I bought a small double ended plastic hose barb.
drilled a hole through the little button just large enough to barely fit the hose barb. then I ground the little wings on the hose barb down so they will fit into the button.
and re installed it. I zip tied the inside because I wanted to make sure it did not come off in there. I pulled on it pretty hard to be sure it would not come off by accident.
then pop riveted it back in place.
it fits good and tight now and I can always zip tie the outside if it ever does come off. then I found that the prior owner had wired the switch backward so that both the washer and wiper came on when you turned the switch on and only the washer when you hit the momentary switch. so I pulled the wires out of the connector carefully and rewired it correctly. I need to buy a new switch though because this one is not in very good condition.
anyway another installment of fixing niggling little details that probably would not bother real jeepers but bug the heck out of me lol.