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post #16 of 49 Old 07-25-2013, 08:09 AM
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Before you paint it do some researching about coating the inside of the frame with boiled linseed oil to help prevent rusting.


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post #17 of 49 Old 07-25-2013, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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I painted my frame then tried installing new glass and gasket myself and tore the new gasket. I then paid a glass shop to do it for me, and it was $100 to come to me and install it. Worth the money. I wouldn't bother trying again.
Did they need your seal or provide one? thanks...
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Before you paint it do some researching about coating the inside of the frame with boiled linseed oil to help prevent rusting.
thanks for the advise, I'll check that out.
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Did they need your seal or provide one? thanks...
They used an OEM part, which was was more than my original seal was, but it was extra. I tore the one I originally bought, and rather than risk wasting another, I just had them do it the 2nd time.

There is a good chance you will tear it, so rather than pay twice, I'd just have it done. That is the ONLY thing I've hired on my project to this point, and I started with nothing.

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post #20 of 49 Old 07-25-2013, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Windshield Frame

I received the windshield frame and cowl seal, and yes, it is very thin metal. But, from reading on the forums, it seems that most if not all of the after market frames are pretty much the same. The real pain is the packing crap they used and the adhesive it leaves behind. Took me several evenings working on it to get it off. Ended up having to use a scrub pad and lots of elbow grease. What a PAIN! But, now it is ready for primer, so I'm happy. I will be coating the inside with boiled linseed oil.
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post #21 of 49 Old 07-29-2013, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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minor upgrades

While waiting on the paint for the windshield frame, did some minor upgrades.
new door handles
new mirrors
new liftgate handle
new door seals
new window seals
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post #22 of 49 Old 07-29-2013, 10:58 AM
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Nice looking Jeep and cool back story. Said you plan to paint the frame yourself. Be sure to lay down some clear coat to help protect the paint. And I vote for having someone put the glass and seal in. If they break the glass, or rip the seal, it's their problem to fix not yours.

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post #23 of 49 Old 07-29-2013, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, already have the clear coat and just waiting for the black gloss to arrive. I do plan to get new glass installed by a professional once I get the painted frame back on the jeep. Old one is frosty. I did get the frame primed this weekend, so a little progress.
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Primer

finally primed and ready for paint. Now, if the paint would just arrive.
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post #25 of 49 Old 07-29-2013, 01:48 PM
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Looking good!

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post #26 of 49 Old 08-10-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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anti-freeze in passenger floor

I have not driven the jeep in over a month while waiting on getting the new windshield frame prepared. Was messing around with it today and noticed that there is what looks like anti-freeze in the passenger floor board. Looks like it is running down form under the dash somewhere. Also noticed that there is a hose coming out of the firewall, right under the batter tray that also looks like it is dripping ant-freeze. Very strange since a couple of days ago this was not happening and as I mention, the jeep has not moved in a while. Any help in figuring out what is causing this is much appreciated.
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post #27 of 49 Old 08-10-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Should have searched first., found another thread, http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/gr...freeze-686220/
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post #28 of 49 Old 08-10-2013, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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now, moving on the next thing I noticed today. Any ideas on what this hose is for? Comes out of the firewall and then is just hanging there connected to nothing.
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post #29 of 49 Old 08-10-2013, 08:47 PM
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now, moving on the next thing I noticed today. Any ideas on what this hose is for? Comes out of the firewall and then is just hanging there connected to nothing.
I believe that is a drain for the cowl vent - the slatted area between the back of the hood and the windshield. This allows "cool, fresh air" into the passenger area of your Jeep, and the drain lets the rain water pass to the ground.

The end of the hose should be sort of pinched off, to prevent air from sucking up it.

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post #30 of 49 Old 08-10-2013, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, that makes since, although mine is not pinched at the end.
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