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post #30631 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 11:27 AM
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My 242HD conversion is DONE
Congrats. I'll do mine as soon as I'm caught up .

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post #30632 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 12:59 PM
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Had a long night last night and removed the lift out of my other WJ, tonight im lifting my current WJ Pics will go up when finished...
Are you going to part it out, or just scrap it?

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post #30633 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 01:45 PM
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I got my 2004 Overland a few months ago. Today it's getting an Eibach front sway bar and brand new Rubicon take offs to replace the old dingy chrome clad wheels.

Already done... new 235/65r17 Dueler AT Revos, new control arms front and rear including the rear upper ball joint, new sway bar links, Bilstein HDs, Addco rear sway bar, new front axle seals and CV joints, new calipers front and rear, Raybestos R300 rotors and Advanced Technology ceramic pads, all fluids changed, new spark plugs, seat recall heating element replacement, new exterior window molding strips, new liftgate struts, new windshield and new floor mats.

Fixed the broken ground wire in the door harness, fixed a CEL by lubing up the o-ring on my gas cap. Also fixing little annoyances along the way... missing/broken/stripped bolts, nuts, clamps. Those nutserts in the frame are a PIA.

Still on the bucket list are new ball joints, tie rods/ends, steering stabilizer, new u joints, and new coil springs. It's also got an oil leak for sure at the valve covers and possibly the oil pan gasket. My oil pan is rusted to crap so I'm just replacing it along with the new gasket and doing new valve cover gaskets. When that's done the bucket list will grow even longer I'm sure.

I'm probably going to get the rust fixed proper with new metal and paint, but before I do I need to investigate the rear drain tube for the sunroof problem that made it rust in the first place.

I don't do a lot of offroading but I'm always hauling stuff around both on and off road. It's basically a grocery getter on steroids for me and my dog.

It's going to cost me a small fortune before I'm done but that's what Jeeps are for

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post #30634 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 02:49 PM
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What do you mean by "an additional mounting bolt"?

I believe in order to mount them properly you need to have the backing plate and they come with grade 8 hardware already.
That was the point. The Harbor Freight tow hooks that Aaron purchased are just hooks that have no backing plate and two mounting bolts (of an unspecified grade) per. The factory tow hooks have three Grade 8 bolts per side holding them to their mount, and an additional three Grade 8 bolts holding that assembly to the uniframe with a backing plate.

The latter is the bare (safe) minimum.

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...The bare minimum to recover a WJ safely would be the factory hook setup, with an additional mounting bolt (compared to the HF hook), Grade 8 hardware, and uniframe backing plates.
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post #30635 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 02:56 PM
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Went for a drive today and bought a Fram air filter. Might also give it a bath later
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post #30636 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 06:20 PM
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I should be picking up a full leather interior sometime next week. If I do, I'll sell you my cloth manual driver's seat for cheap. You arrange shipping and paypal me $25... I'm in VA Beach - 23456. PM me.
I appreciate the offer but the seat out of the zj fit.

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post #30637 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 06:44 PM
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I put in a seat from a 98 zj to hold me over until next month when I can afford a seat from corbeau.

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post #30638 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 07:18 PM
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Got a little dust on her... scared the girls too....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVYpdx8mA5w

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post #30639 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 08:51 PM
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Debadged the whole exterior. Need to get some rubbing compound to get rid of the outline and "ghost lettering" but pretty happy with the clean look of it.
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post #30640 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 08:55 PM
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Enjoyed my new lift until the end of the block when the front rzeppa went out.
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post #30641 of 42558 Old 06-20-2014, 09:05 PM
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Saturday i mounted my light bar i got on ebay for $55 and set up my power and ground blocks (also from ebay) to clean up my wiring and make setting up 100 times easier...all in an hr and a half
Where did you mount the ground blocks at?
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post #30642 of 42558 Old 06-21-2014, 12:38 AM
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Debadged the whole exterior. Need to get some rubbing compound to get rid of the outline and "ghost lettering" but pretty happy with the clean look of it.
Dont stop there. There are stickers on the door jams and gas door too!
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post #30643 of 42558 Old 06-21-2014, 09:42 AM
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Enjoyed my new lift until the end of the block when the front rzeppa went out.
There was a thread about how long the rzeppa joints last after a lift.
I think you just beat the record for shortest time.
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post #30644 of 42558 Old 06-21-2014, 10:48 AM
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I can see it. He has QD. Mine lasted all of about 50 yards in 4-Hi post-lift (+~50 miles in 2WD).
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post #30645 of 42558 Old 06-21-2014, 10:59 AM
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Mines at nearly three inches at the front.....15,000 miles and counting with quite a bit of of roading.....but I did change it just before I lifted so it did not have to force the ball bearings over the old wear ridges . The main cause of quick failure of a CV after lifting IMO.

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