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post #2356 of 2831 Old 12-26-2013, 01:35 PM
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I used the factory panel and the switches (daystar) didn't fit right.
I'm thinking about fabing something like the spod.

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post #2357 of 2831 Old 12-26-2013, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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I used the factory panel and the switches (daystar) didn't fit right.
I'm thinking about fabing something like the spod.
Didn't even think about the rearview area. But I think I might stick to a lower area out of pure convenience. Bummer that your switches didn't fit though. I think I might be leaning towards custom toggle switches... but time will tell.

For now - today marks 14 days nicotine free. I have taken up drunk painting as a hobby since being in the garage triggers cravings. Another week or so and I'll be out of the zone of grumpy moods and hobbit meals and hopefully back to myself.


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post #2358 of 2831 Old 12-27-2013, 02:07 AM
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Congrats on the 14 days! Drunk painting is an okay thing as long as the Jeep isn't the canvas!

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Congrats on the 14 days! Drunk painting is an okay thing as long as the Jeep isn't the canvas!
Thanks! Its certainly been a rough 2 weeks but I did it!

And of course not! I did do up some sweet biohazard stuff. I also did the kracken - but its not finished yet.



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Nice!

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post #2361 of 2831 Old 12-29-2013, 09:47 AM
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You want to mount fogs as low as possible
THIS^
That's why my KC Fogs are low. If you get anything to mount up high near the windshield, get "long range lights". It is illegal to use any light above headlight while on the road. Bit its good for Wheeling.
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post #2362 of 2831 Old 12-31-2013, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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OK. Well, I'm thinking Tyler jynxed me. My front driveshaft was making an awful and increasing chattering sound. Since that's the only thing I have had a shop fix - I'm waiting until they open back up on the 6th to look at it. Endangered species - don't let me down!

In other news... my boyfriend made me the sweetest birthday cake yesterday. When dishing it out he would ask if you wanted rocks or mud.



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post #2363 of 2831 Old 01-04-2014, 08:06 PM
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Quick question for your chemical engineering expertise. What would be a good adhesive to stick some awning rail to the sides of my JK's hardtop? http://www.sailrite.com/Awning-Track...8#.UsjL-PYm3j0

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post #2364 of 2831 Old 01-04-2014, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Quick question for your chemical engineering expertise. What would be a good adhesive to stick some awning rail to the sides of my JK's hardtop? http://www.sailrite.com/Awning-Track...8#.UsjL-PYm3j0

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OK. So aluminum to what I can only assume is some sort of PVC blend for the hardtop. Aside from ordering a specialty adhesive that contains acrylic acid - an epoxy would be your best bet for an off the shelf solution. While epoxies work incredibly well for bonding plastics to metal, the main problem is that it is incredibly difficult to remove.

Is it a permanent or temporary application?


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Permanent. I want to be able to put an awning up on the side of my Jeep without having to have a roof rack to support it.
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post #2366 of 2831 Old 01-05-2014, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Permanent. I want to be able to put an awning up on the side of my Jeep without having to have a roof rack to support it.
Epoxy is your best bet then. A two part system is going to have the best adhesion. The only thing I would look out for is a short chain extention - e.g. a brittle one. My only concern would be it getting too cold (if you live in a northern latitude). If an epoxy gets cold an impact could possibly break it.

With that being said... I don't know how to figure out the molecular weight of a store bought epoxy so I can't recommend one off the top of my head.


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post #2367 of 2831 Old 01-05-2014, 11:45 AM
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Thanks for narrowing it down to an epoxy. I'll start looking and see what I can find. Once I find a likely solution, I'll ask your opinion of it, if you don't mind. I'm not in a big hurry. Those hard tops are about $2000. I don't want to break it.
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Thanks for narrowing it down to an epoxy. I'll start looking and see what I can find. Once I find a likely solution, I'll ask your opinion of it, if you don't mind. I'm not in a big hurry. Those hard tops are about $2000. I don't want to break it.
No worries. Im glad that my obscure glue knowledge is helpful.

Unfortunately I am much better a formulating glues then picking out off the shelf brands. Some day... some day I will have my own shop and I would be able to mix you up something customer. That's the dream anyway.


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Alice is back in my garage!!!

Endangered fixed the ujoint for free and did the other 2 while they were there.

They even figured out what O2 sensor was wacky, gave me some suggestions about why my evap code comes on and off (likely the gas cap) - and most importantly figured out the squealing.

The water pump has play in it. My bad for buying a remanufactured one. In addition the clutch fan and the idler have a bit of play. So... next paycheck she gets a new pump, fan, idler and belt. That should do it!

My god was it so nice to drive a Jeep again after using the Tracer all week.


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Quick question for your chemical engineering expertise. What would be a good adhesive to stick some awning rail to the sides of my JK's hardtop? http://www.sailrite.com/Awning-Track...8#.UsjL-PYm3j0

Thanks, Tate
The hardtop has a elastomic coating on it that will not adhere to the plastic shell very well with any kind of adhesive bonded to it. I rented a new JK last year and I scratched the coating off a few places very easily.
A better option would be to use bungy cords to hold a awning on.

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