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Unread 04-04-2014, 06:16 AM   #301
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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.




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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.

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Unread 04-08-2014, 12:11 PM   #302
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About time! Lol. Looks good, I've been considering slapping a set on my Jeep, especially out here. To bad I've been slacking though, a set would look pretty good for the EJS...
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Unread 04-15-2014, 08:47 AM   #303
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Well, I replaced the hinges on the hood, and I think they look pretty good. I couldn't just paint the factory hinges because I mangled the bolts and had to grind the heads off.



I want to do the same thing to the door hinges at some point as well.

As for the big news, everyone say hello to Misty's cousin. I haven't thought of a name for her yet, but it has to be something powerful. Not like Meg, because that's only three letters...



It has been so much fun driving her so far!
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Unread 04-15-2014, 09:11 AM   #304
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Is that an SRT 8 ?
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Unread 04-15-2014, 09:51 AM   #305
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Is that an SRT 8 ?
Indeed it is. 2007 with 39,500 miles
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Unread 04-15-2014, 02:59 PM   #306
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Indeed it is. 2007 with 39,500 miles
When are you going to pick me up for a joy ride?!?

Also - you didn't happen to be in New London today? If not I found a Misty doppelganger.
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Unread 04-15-2014, 04:36 PM   #307
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When are you going to pick me up for a joy ride?!?

Also - you didn't happen to be in New London today? If not I found a Misty doppelganger.
I'm sure we'll find time. And nope, not me. Interesting!
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Unread 04-15-2014, 04:56 PM   #308
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Indeed it is. 2007 with 39,500 miles
Nice score !
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Unread 04-15-2014, 04:59 PM   #309
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Nice score !
Thanks! I won't say the P/O babied it, because that's impossible with these, but he kept it in great shape
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Unread 04-16-2014, 06:30 PM   #310
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Indeed it is.
Even more reason to lift it :-D
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Unread 04-17-2014, 06:59 AM   #311
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Even more reason to lift it :-D
I'm curious if there are any lifted srt8s out there...
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Unread 06-12-2014, 03:11 PM   #312
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Rubicon LJ and a first gen srt-8??? It's my dream garage

I hope there are no lifted srt-8's out there...that would be as blasphemous as lowering a wrangler haha

Awesome build. I'm not a fan of the hood louvers but they look great on your silver rig
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Unread 06-12-2014, 03:38 PM   #313
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Rubicon LJ and a first gen srt-8??? It's my dream garage

I hope there are no lifted srt-8's out there...that would be as blasphemous as lowering a wrangler haha

Awesome build. I'm not a fan of the hood louvers but they look great on your silver rig
I'm thinking if the 4.0 ever craps out, I'll be getting another 6.1 for a replacement.

Thanks, I like the silver/black color scheme
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Unread 06-30-2014, 09:49 PM   #314
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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.



Thoughts?
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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
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