I've been a bit lax with updating my thread, but I have a few new things to show off. Only have pictures of one change, so Kate will have to wait again...
After reading Sundowner's thread, I really liked how the hood louver looked on Greta, and I thought the black would offset just as well on Misty. I shopped around for a HyLine Off Road Hood Louver Panel. It took a little while for me to get around to installing it, but my Mom recently look a trip to Utah to visit her brother so I had taxi duty. This meant that while she was gone, I was able to use her car as a daily driver. This game me plenty of time to install the Hood Louver Panel over the course of a few days, and of course, a few problems.
As I have read before, Jeep cut a few corners with production by assembling the vehicle and then painting it. This causes a lot of the Torx bolts to stick where they are. I removed 4 of the Torx bolts from the hood hinges, but then my Torx bit snapped and left the head of the bit in the bolt. Luckily, I had another bit, which proceeded to strip out the sixth and final Torx bolt.
I definitely really like the look of it!
More to come...
Yep. That definitely looks nice. Very nice.
I had trouble with the painted-on torx bolts on the hood hinges and door area hinges - wanted to take them off and paint them. I decided it would be better for now if I didnt after I near stripped 2 of them.
Originally Posted by G Beasley
I swear you and Sundowner like making me spend money ... The louvers look awesome on the silver .
Tell me about it. Last month I thought dropping $1,500 on Alice was much better than getting ahead on student loans.
So in keeping with the silver/black theme, I replaced the door hinges.
I still need to replace the top hinge as well. In doing so, I'm also getting rid of most of the torx bolts on the body. Why they're designed this way in the first place is a mystery we may never know the answer to...
I also replaced the painted headlight bezels with chrome ones again, just to offset the black color of the grille. I think it looks a bit better having it broken up.
I never make the same mistake twice - it's more like three or four times.
Build - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/unlimicon-build-1477723/
Definitely like the black hinges...are you thinking of doing the windshield hinge too? Where did you order them from? Wondering if I should replace mine sometime soon to get rid of those crappy torx bits