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Unread 03-16-2014, 11:08 AM   #1036
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That's pretty sweet on the job. It's been neat watching your wife and you better yourselves. How long till you get the house and big garage?
Thanks Matt. I'm hoping the house and garage (hopefully big garage) will be soon. It depend on if the relocation package will put us up temporarily so we can house hunt. If not, we'll rent for a year and save up a good down payment.

Well it was nice yesterday so I messed around with the jeep but nothing major. I decided to take out my Polk Audio front speakers because the front left always had a vibration that annoyed me plus the mounting was done poorly by Best Buy about 12 year ago. I've had these speakers a long time and they have served me very well.

The first thing I found wrong was the terminals. The non-metallic piece holding them up had broken on each side. So I cut a piece of plastic out of the JIF peanut butter lid as a backing plate and JB welded it all together.



I took both speakers out even though the front driver side was the one making the vibratory noises and when I put the pass. side in it sounded like crap. I took it out and found the cone had separated and it was the same for the drivers side.



At this point it should be time for new speakers which is most likely what I'll do. However, I don't have a paycheck yet and I need some tunes in the mean time. My problem is how to glue the cones back to the frame and hopefully get another few months out of them. I didn't want to spend any money so I grabbed a tube of RTV. I don't know if this will work but its better than nothing.



I'm going to install them today. The RTV should have cured by now.

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Unread 03-16-2014, 03:22 PM   #1037
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Well I jacked up my speakers on my own accord putting them in. I now know why the Best Buy guys didn't tighten the nuts holding them in too tight. I did and it pushed the tweeter and the back plate on the magnet came unglued. So no more bass. I guess I'll just need to get some more and install them properly. I already put a couple nuts on the studs in the firewall for spacers.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 07:39 PM   #1038
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A trick I do for those are butterfly nuts. A wrench is too hard back there.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 07:45 PM   #1039
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A trick I do for those are butterfly nuts. A wrench is too hard back there.
Any idea what size they are?

The nuts holding them on were garbage and looked stamped.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 08:23 PM   #1040
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Any idea what size they are?

The nuts holding them on were garbage and looked stamped.
No I don't. I meant to say wing nuts. They might have been 3/8" machine thread. They were small.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 05:21 PM   #1041
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These are in the mail. Should be here on the 21st.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 05:31 PM   #1042
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Good try on trying to repair the speakers, bury pumas the right choice getting new ones. I took mine out and put some 6.5" speakers in the door, as the rattle is no more and they sound better.

I'm thinking when I create my aluminum bikini top, I will install some more in the back portion that would be marine grade and give me some tunes if I remove the doors. By the way I made some purchases.....!!!!! It's gonna get real!
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Unread 03-18-2014, 05:38 PM   #1043
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Good try on trying to repair the speakers, bury pumas the right choice getting new ones. I took mine out and put some 6.5" speakers in the door, as the rattle is no more and they sound better.

I'm thinking when I create my aluminum bikini top, I will install some more in the back portion that would be marine grade and give me some tunes if I remove the doors. By the way I made some purchases.....!!!!! It's gonna get real!
I think I may have solved the rattle problem but I'll have to wait on the new ones to find out.

You will have to elaborate on the purchases...or just send pics when you receive said items that will make things "real".

When are you getting the jeep? This weekend?
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Unread 03-18-2014, 06:01 PM   #1044
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I think I may have solved the rattle problem but I'll have to wait on the new ones to find out. You will have to elaborate on the purchases...or just send pics when you receive said items that will make things "real". When are you getting the jeep? This weekend?
I'm picking up this weekend and bringing her home. Check out my thread and you can see a list.
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I'm picking up this weekend and bringing her home. Check out my thread and you can see a list.
Good. I hope to see some build thread updates.

Well I had a time with the spring hanger bolts on the frame. I wanted to change out the spring bushings and install new sleeves. As usual the bolt and sleeve were stuck together. Luckily I had a portable vise to press them out, just awkward due to the size. Some pics.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 06:41 AM   #1046
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Guess who contacted Brown Dog?

This guy.

I am going to get 1" raised mounts with rubber. The ones I have now are garbage and the additional 1" will help plan for a belly up.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 06:58 AM   #1047
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Guess who contacted Brown Dog? This guy. I am going to get 1" raised mounts with rubber. The ones I have now are garbage and the additional 1" will help plan for a belly up.
Nice. I run the poly ones. Good product.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 08:16 AM   #1048
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Nice. I run the poly ones. Good product.
I've only heard good things and I need better mounts. Pretty pumped.
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Guess who contacted Brown Dog? This guy. I am going to get 1" raised mounts with rubber. The ones I have now are garbage and the additional 1" will help plan for a belly up.
I recently installed the same mounts in my rig (brown dog Mml) and love them, just make sure to listen to them when they say not to over tighten the threw bolts or else it will rattle the piss out of you!

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I recently installed the same mounts in my rig (brown dog Mml) and love them, just make sure to listen to them when they say not to over tighten the threw bolts or else it will rattle the piss out of you!

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Thanks or the advice. I'm usually a stickler about instructions. I will always read them because I'm a nerd. If only my wife would read them but that's far fetched.
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