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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #556
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It has to be , theres no Jeep of that age that perfect ... or is there ?
Yeah... MINE! haha j/k

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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:30 PM   #557
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Yeah... MINE! haha j/k
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Unread 06-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #558
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Lookin sweet. Feels good probably to get the wheels on. You've done a lot of work.
It does, sad part is I still have a ways to go.

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This is an awful thing to post up , really ? A photochop ? I expected better of you
Hey! A guy can dream right?

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It has to be , theres no Jeep of that age that perfect ... or is there ?
Yeah... MINE! haha j/k
I have to humbly agree, the rust is making a come back.

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Unread 06-29-2013, 09:47 PM   #559
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Not a fan of the VHT, but I will add the one paint that I have been to the factory and watched being made .



The new primer/paint XO rust lays down nice and it is cheap ...
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Unread 06-29-2013, 10:10 PM   #560
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Not a fan of the VHT, but I will add the one paint that I have been to the factory and watched being made .



The new primer/paint XO rust lays down nice and it is cheap ...
I'll have to check it out. The VHT seems to have worked for the most part, but you can see a few spots that were really bad before were the paint is starting to discolor. Not sure if it's user error or the paint itself.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 12:01 PM   #561
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A few more angles.





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Unread 06-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #562
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So more pictures from yesterday.

After a chisel and some brute force I was able to get the nut with the broken bolt off the rear cross member.


The new bolt with nylon locking nut.


Comparing the old and the new.


Driver and passenger side front with new bumpstop extensions and 3/4" spring spacers.



Of course something had to go wrong. This time it was the track bar axle side bolt snapping while being torqued.



And to finish things off, some brake porn.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:44 PM   #563
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Omg those brakes
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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:50 PM   #564
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Idk how to make a drool icon from my phone. ... ....

...but those brakes

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Unread 06-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #565
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Very nice ...

Once the track bar bolt is replaced will you be able to drive it ?
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Unread 06-30-2013, 07:16 PM   #566
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lookin good man
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Unread 06-30-2013, 07:48 PM   #567
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Make sure you cut off more then you need. I cut and fit mine with the springs pulled but in the real world things get a lot closer. I had to go back and trim more.
I definitely made sure I took extra off. When I checked everything it looked good, but I plan on keeping a close eye on things for the first few hundred miles.

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I had to flip mine because of that...
I thought about flipping the shocks, but I didn't want to run the risk of destroying the bushings.

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Very nice ...

Once the track bar bolt is replaced will you be able to drive it ?
According to my sweet new white board, the short list for getting it running is:
-Torque the front upper shock mounts.
-Torque the front control arm bolts.
-Replace the front axle side track bar bolt.
-Fill the transmission.
-Fill the front and rear diffs.
-Bleed the brakes.

That should get me rolling. Then it's just finishing the minor details.

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lookin good man
Thanks!
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Unread 06-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #568
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I thought about flipping the shocks, but I didn't want to run the risk of destroying the bushings.
It's funny you say that, I learned how to swap bushings after mangling a buddies poly bushings... The rubber bushings in my shocks were real easy, though!
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Unread 07-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #569
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It's funny you say that, I learned how to swap bushings after mangling a buddies poly bushings... The rubber bushings in my shocks were real easy, though!
Not sure what the Bilsteins use, but with my luck I would mangled even rubber bushings.

So, after it not raining all day, I go out to start putting fluids in the Jeep. As soon as I open the hood and put the funnel in the transmission dip stick tube, it start pouring. I can't help but wonder if the Jeep gods don't want me to finish my Jeep.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 01:52 PM   #570
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Yea, this rain has been ridiculous recently. Pretty much everyday for the last week, right as I get home it starts to pour. Now we got tornado warnings... I wanted to finish up a few things.

But you'll have it back out the road in no time!
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