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Unread 11-25-2012, 09:06 PM   #6886
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Got the driver-side pinch weld done. The passenger-side will have to wait a few weeks. Fortunately, I'm in no hurry (low budget).

Btw - Anyone think I flattened it enough? I borrowed 2.5lb sledge from a friend & this is my first time w/ a project like this.

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Unread 11-26-2012, 05:04 AM   #6887
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I would Flatten it all the way. I have read to many times that people need to re flatten it again. Just go all the way from the beginning.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 06:13 AM   #6888
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I agree, I flattened mine as much as possible. Better safe than sorry.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #6889
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I folded mine completely flat then welded the seems where I cut it. Make sure you prime it real good. I coated mine with a can of rubberized undercoating.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 09:15 AM   #6890
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Over the weekend I got some of my stereo finished up. My RCA cables came in the mail Wednesday so ran those, along with the single RCA cable for the rear view camera. Got the double din Pioneer unit installed and it’s mostly working. I have some alternator noise which is kind of annoying, and still have to install the rear camera and a microphone at some point and the PAC unit to interface with the steering wheel controls, but the biggest advantage is the GPS and iPod integration.

I’ve also decided on doing a false floor in the rear. My amps would overheat on our trips to Iowa (5 hour drive) since they are enclosed in the little storage cubby in the cargo area. I’ll take some pictures when I get the false floor project.

I also got my plastidip in the mail so I will be doing my B and C pillars in the near future. Excited about that one, could change the look of the whole Jeep.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 09:28 AM   #6891
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I would Flatten it all the way. I have read to many times that people need to re flatten it again. Just go all the way from the beginning.
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I agree, I flattened mine as much as possible. Better safe than sorry.
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I folded mine completely flat then welded the seems where I cut it. Make sure you prime it real good. I coated mine with a can of rubberized undercoating.
Thanks guys!

I'll prolly get after it after I do the other side. That metal right there was a lot stiffer even than it looked. Besides, the "dead-blow" hammer takes a little getting used to for me.

Also, anyone know the best points for jack stands? I had a hard time finding places that seemed to work & be safe.

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Unread 11-26-2012, 09:38 AM   #6892
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I always use the section of body just in front of of the trans crossmember.

As for the pinch weld, a hammer isn't all I used, I used a crescent wrench to fold the welds over then a hammer to smash it down flat.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 10:00 AM   #6893
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I always use the section of body just in front of of the trans crossmember.

As for the pinch weld, a hammer isn't all I used, I used a crescent wrench to fold the welds over then a hammer to smash it down flat.
Ok. I'll try that.

Thanks!

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Unread 11-26-2012, 10:20 AM   #6894
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Ok. I'll try that.

Thanks!

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I use these spots on the body front and rear. But in the rear I'd use the axle if you can.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #6895
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The thought of selling with one last payment in two weeks, really as me thinking of a srt8 or hemi >_<
We'll see after the holidays...
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Unread 11-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #6896
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The thought of selling with one last payment in two weeks, really as me thinking of a srt8 or hemi >_<
We'll see after the holidays...
The Hemi is nice, I love mine! We had an opportunity to buy a 2010 SRT8 but passed because it was blue (not my style) but it was a lot of fun to drive! I guess it depends how much you take yours off road, SRT8 won't do you much good there.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #6897
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The Hemi is nice, I love mine! We had an opportunity to buy a 2010 SRT8 but passed because it was blue (not my style) but it was a lot of fun to drive! I guess it depends how much you take yours off road, SRT8 won't do you much good there.
I think that's where an old zj would come in handy... For those 'one day a month' offroading trips. The more srt8 videos I watch, the more I want one or at least a hemi with a srt conversion kit down the road... Either way I need more power than the 3.7 lol
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Unread 11-26-2012, 01:41 PM   #6898
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I think that's where an old zj would come in handy... For those 'one day a month' offroading trips. The more srt8 videos I watch, the more I want one or at least a hemi with a srt conversion kit down the road... Either way I need more power than the 3.7 lol
Haha I know the feeling! I really want to supercharge my 5.7 but I have to wait till I finish my other money pit!
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Unread 11-26-2012, 02:23 PM   #6899
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I think that's where an old zj would come in handy... For those 'one day a month' offroading trips. The more srt8 videos I watch, the more I want one or at least a hemi with a srt conversion kit down the road... Either way I need more power than the 3.7 lol
diesel WK has a lot more power than 3.7 with some tuning it kicks a**)
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Unread 11-26-2012, 02:34 PM   #6900
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diesel WK has a lot more power than 3.7 with some tuning it kicks a**)
I can't disagree with ya, they are awesome!! But trying to find one or even finding one with a decent price around pa is almost impossible.
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