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Unread 11-06-2013, 04:54 PM   #25741
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Personally, I think that looks horribly unfinished... but to each their own. If it's strictly a trail rig, or you just don't care what it looks like, go for it!
That's what I thought at first too, but like I said their will be some changes, I get so tried of dragging the bumpers of these Wjs on the rocks, and the plastic bumpers don't hold up to well.

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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #25742
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Finally found a bumper style I like :-D it's the protofab baja tube bumpers for the ZJ

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My fab guy thinks their should not a problem building these for the wj, what do you guys think of course I will be adding skid plate to the front an maybe a pre-runner style light hoop don't know for sure

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i think it looks pretty sweet

today i got some quotes on some work i need to have done and diagnosed my wobble at 50+....can't believe i overlooked it...my adj. track bar, the lock nut was loose and that is the only thing that was causing all my wobble/vibrations. so for the first time in months i can drive over 50 mph! no more pissing other drivers off.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #25743
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i think it looks pretty sweet today i got some quotes on some work i need to have done and diagnosed my wobble at 50+....can't believe i overlooked it...my adj. track bar, the lock nut was loose and that is the only thing that was causing all my wobble/vibrations. so for the first time in months i can drive over 50 mph! no more pissing other drivers off.
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Thanks that's what I was thinking to man, and about you lock nut, good to know since I will be doing IOR long arms with adj. track bar haha don't you love when a simple fix. Fixes your problem :thumbs up:

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Unread 11-07-2013, 10:11 AM   #25744
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Mounted my ski racks for the season.... got the hairy-stink eyeballs from many people at work... BWAHAHA Bring on the snow!!!
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Unread 11-07-2013, 10:35 AM   #25745
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Washed and waxed her. And found a set of oem overland rock rock rails! Unfortunetly one of them has a dime sized hole from rust but since its the only set ive been able to find in two years ill take my chances fixing it!
I bought a set for $200 and have been de-rusting them, slowly, due to the weather, lately. The picture shows right after I wire-brushed them and sprayed Loctite Extend Rust Inhibitor on them and primed the end caps. The rails and end caps have been primed and painted, since. I still need to clear-coat them.

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Unread 11-07-2013, 10:42 AM   #25746
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Started my heater core replacement...exciting stuff I tell ya.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 11:13 AM   #25747
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Started my heater core replacement...exciting stuff I tell ya.
The first time will suck, but after a couple times it's pretty easy. Good luck.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #25748
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Previous owner liked to keep pics of his broad in the dash I guess....
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Unread 11-07-2013, 12:32 PM   #25749
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I bought a set for $200 and have been de-rusting them, slowly, due to the weather, lately. The picture shows right after I wire-brushed them and sprayed Loctite Extend Rust Inhibitor on them and primed the end caps. The rails and end caps have been primed and painted, since. I still need to clear-coat them.

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How hard has it been repairing them and have you had to weld on them at all?
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Unread 11-07-2013, 12:43 PM   #25750
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Car wash to get all the crusty leaves off it.

Side note: the neighborhood where I work they rake their leaves into big piles on the side of the streets for this big vacuum truck to come get them. You know how incredibly tempting it is to drive through these piles? Lol
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Unread 11-07-2013, 01:09 PM   #25751
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How hard has it been repairing them and have you had to weld on them at all?
No, I just used a wire-brush and a drill. I used a screwdriver and a scraper on the larger flakes. The insides were full of rust. It sounded like a rain stick when you turned them over on end. When I removed the end-caps, a LOT of rust came out.
Most of mine was surface rust, in one area, on one rock rail.
I painted the end-caps slate gray and the rock rails a hammered silver.
If you have a hole, you probably have a lot of rust on the inside. You might want to think about getting a can of Eastwood Rust Encapsulator and coating the insides of each, after you fix the hole.

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Unread 11-07-2013, 01:11 PM   #25752
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Car wash to get all the crusty leaves off it. Side note: the neighborhood where I work they rake their leaves into big piles on the side of the streets for this big vacuum truck to come get them. You know how incredibly tempting it is to drive through these piles? Lol
All I know is that I drove through a pile one time and found a big rock inside. It popped my tire.

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Unread 11-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #25753
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All I know is that I drove through a pile one time and found a big rock inside. It popped my tire.

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Lol that's exactly why I didn't. Probably some angry old man sitting and waiting for one of us to bash through and find a surprise in the middle.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #25754
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All four tie rod ends done and swapped in the front bilstiens. Now just waiting at the alignment shop. Lifetime alignments has been one of the best decisions I have ever made as often as I'm tearing the suspension apart on the old girl.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #25755
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All four tie rod ends done and swapped in the front bilstiens. Now just waiting at the alignment shop. Lifetime alignments has been one of the best decisions I have ever made as often as I'm tearing the suspension apart on the old girl.
Where do you get those? They just laugh at me around here when I ask about them.
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