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Unread 12-01-2012, 02:21 AM   #46
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Listen here, you gotta keep them floors solid. You're representing the full size jeeps now. especially the four doors haha. of course ask as many questions as you like. Welcome to FSJ territory.

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Unread 12-02-2012, 08:54 AM   #47
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Awesome! That's good to know. I know I'll need a hand with the suspension lift coming up(hint hint)

So what are your plans for yours?
simple restoration of little things that are wrong or not working 100% - same stuff as everybody I think - headliner, tailgate window track problems, slow windows, locks, etc. it's going to nickel and dime me to death but it's sure fun to drive around.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 09:36 AM   #48
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simple restoration of little things that are wrong or not working 100% - same stuff as everybody I think - headliner, tailgate window track problems, slow windows, locks, etc. it's going to nickel and dime me to death but it's sure fun to drive around.
Thanks for tossing a pic on my thread! I fixed my rear window yesterday I had to replace lifter channel and boy what a job that was!

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Unread 12-02-2012, 04:58 PM   #49
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Thanks for tossing a pic on my thread! I fixed my rear window yesterday I had to replace lifter channel and boy what a job that was!

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YOUR thread?! lol double check the first post
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Unread 12-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #50
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simple restoration of little things that are wrong or not working 100% - same stuff as everybody I think - headliner, tailgate window track problems, slow windows, locks, etc. it's going to nickel and dime me to death but it's sure fun to drive around.
Paint looks really good man! I believe yours is the same color as mine... charcoal metallic w/ marine teak wood. Do you have tan interior?
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Unread 12-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #51
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Update:

Brought in the wheels I plan to restore this winter. Tomorrow is nice & warm here so I think I'll take them to a tire shop and have the tires/weights removed, then start the cleaning/sanding process.

Although the correct wheels for my year are the ones with the gold paint(still on Woody), I have always preferred the ones used from 88-91. They should be easier to restore as well, since I do not have to worry about repainting the gold.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 09:38 PM   #52
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I will be interested in monitoring how the wheels go. I am looking at doing mine as well. If you don't mind, what is your plan of attack?
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Unread 12-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #53
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I will be interested in monitoring how the wheels go. I am looking at doing mine as well. If you don't mind, what is your plan of attack?
Cool, I'll try to post step by step.

For mine, it looks like all the clear coat is already gone, so I will skip using the paint stripping products. From what I've read if you have any clear coat left it's way quicker to strip that with a chemical rather than spend all that extra effort sanding. After I remove the tires, I'll clean/degrease them really well. Then I'll start sanding to remove all the little dings and blemishes. One of them has some pretty bad curb rash, so I'll grind that down.

Once that's done... I don't know about clear coating them myself or having a pro do it. Some people just leave the aluminum wheels bare, but that requires a lot of maintenance, and I hate polishing! Last, but not least... new tires, center caps(that's going to suck at $125 each!), and then they'll look like they did in 1987

We'll see how it goes
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Unread 12-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #54
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Paint looks really good man! I believe yours is the same color as mine... charcoal metallic w/ marine teak wood. Do you have tan interior?
Burgundy interior for mine. Would probably prefer tan, but it is what it is. Paint is pretty solid, just needs a good polish. No plans to repaint anytime soon. There's one dent on the passenger side front qrtr panel, but it's behind the vinyl, so it's not noticeable. Will have it pulled out when I get around to replacing the vinyl. Will be interested to follow your wheel progress. Mine are in good shape, but could use a polish and clear coat. As I'm less concerned about appearance at this point, will just be focusing on the little things that I can do. Any big jobs I will most likely have done for me (rear springs, shocks, etc). Good luck with the wheels!
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Unread 12-03-2012, 08:23 AM   #55
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I bought a 91 myself recently and going through the same process as you. Will follow along as you seem to be one step ahead of me. Can you take a quick pic of the hood stops things you picked up. Mine doesnt have any and my hood tends to float a bit at highway speed. Thanks
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Unread 12-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #56
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Hood adjustment points

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I bought a 91 myself recently and going through the same process as you. Will follow along as you seem to be one step ahead of me. Can you take a quick pic of the hood stops things you picked up. Mine doesnt have any and my hood tends to float a bit at highway speed. Thanks
Caesar
Awesome, final edition, huh?

Here's a couple pics of the hood bumpers, and adjustable spring catches. Both are adjustable so that you can get that hood nice and snug again. There's also a fender bumper on each side that just cushions the hood when it drops that is not adjustable.

I got the hood bumpers from BJ's for $10. I know Teamgrandwagonner has a "hood bumper kit". Don't forget to check your local auto parts store before paying these online boutiques their premium rates! lol
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Unread 12-03-2012, 01:18 PM   #57
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Thanks. I work for pepboys at the corporate office so I will snag some here. Pics really help
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Unread 12-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #58
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Thanks. I work for pepboys at the corporate office so I will snag some here. Pics really help
Caesar
I agree! I'm def a visual learner
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Unread 12-04-2012, 10:36 AM   #59
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Hey Billy, saw on one of your posts, you've taken your GW down to the coast - OBX, or Carolina Beach? More imporantly, what speed did you cruise at to get down to the coast? Mine seems to keep up with traffic well, but not sure it should be going 70mph. Another thing, got mine tuned up by a local shop, but the idle seems really high (can roll through a parking lot @ 15-18mph without touching the gas). I'm going to install a tachometer, but wondering what your experience has been. Appreciate your thoughts!
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Unread 12-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #60
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Hey Billy, saw on one of your posts, you've taken your GW down to the coast - OBX, or Carolina Beach? More imporantly, what speed did you cruise at to get down to the coast? Mine seems to keep up with traffic well, but not sure it should be going 70mph. Another thing, got mine tuned up by a local shop, but the idle seems really high (can roll through a parking lot @ 15-18mph without touching the gas). I'm going to install a tachometer, but wondering what your experience has been. Appreciate your thoughts!
It's not at all hard to turn down the idle! It's a screw in the throttle area,

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