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post #16 of 70 Old 03-17-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Got the covers off.
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post #17 of 70 Old 03-17-2012, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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I knew I should have bought a wire wheel for my grinder not my drill. it only took the rust and crap off and not the factory paint, which I would have liked to removed especially since there was a run in the factory paint on the rear cover. Next time I change the fluids I will use an angle grinder with wire wheel and repaint. Here they are after I hit them with the wire wheel.
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Although that wire wheel did work well to
Remove the old rtv.
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Primered.
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Got them painted and I changed out the front pinion seal I will post pictures tomorrow.

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post #18 of 70 Old 03-18-2012, 07:32 AM
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That's the exact same paint I used on my diff covers. Same axles, too.

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1998 ZJ - I'll show you my Niner if you show me yours.
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post #19 of 70 Old 03-18-2012, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Great minds think alike! did u put clear on yours?

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post #20 of 70 Old 03-18-2012, 04:00 PM
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I didn't clear coat mine, but they're holding up fine so far.

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post #21 of 70 Old 03-19-2012, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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I did 1 coat of primer and 3 coats of gloss white.

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post #22 of 70 Old 03-19-2012, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Now on to the pinion seal.
Got the old seal off.
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Old vs new
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New seal in.
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Yoke back on.
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All back together.
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post #23 of 70 Old 03-19-2012, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Now back to the diff covers.

3rd coat of paint.


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post #24 of 70 Old 03-19-2012, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Finished product.


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post #25 of 70 Old 04-17-2012, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Well I decided to remove all of the emblems, especially since most of them were all chipped.

From this
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To this
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And this
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To this
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Emblems
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No emblems
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I also got a new decal while on vacation.
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post #26 of 70 Old 04-17-2012, 03:54 PM
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Good work on the debadge...I can't tell they were ever there!

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post #27 of 70 Old 04-18-2012, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Good work on the debadge...I can't tell they were ever there!
Thanks! With a little help from a blow dryer, a razorblade and some adhesive removing spray it was pretty easy! Afterwards you were still able to see where they were a tiny bit, but after wiping it with a moist rag, all traces of them were gone.

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post #28 of 70 Old 05-04-2012, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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So I got sick of seeing my coil spacers sitting on the work bench every time I walked into the garage, so I decided I'm just going to put them on without the double shear track bar and control arm drop brackets just to see what happens.

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post #29 of 70 Old 05-04-2012, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Wheels off, on jack stands, sway bar disconnected.
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I forgot the track bar had a TRE so I didn't rent a ball joint separator, so I had to remove the whole mount. I had to cut away some of the factory splash guard to get to the bottom bolts.
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post #30 of 70 Old 05-04-2012, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Compress
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Got the spring out.
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Stock isolator out, spacer in.
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Spring back in.
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Same thing on the other side. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

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