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post #46 of 49 Old 11-07-2012, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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I've got one on my green Jeep. Fit is ok, but not nearly as nice looking as an original dash (it covers up the "Jeep" on the passenger side).

Don't remember who made them. I bought mine back around 2000 and IIRC paid about $50-60 for it.

on another topic.... what's your take on my axle situation? Prep & etch, sand as needed, paint.... or sandblast, prime, and paint?
(Note: I only have access to a blasting cabinet that is too small for the axles..... so I'd have to pay to get that done.... worth it?)

Also considering the standpoint of sandblasting removing more metal than chemical rust treatment.... what's the right move here??

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post #47 of 49 Old 11-07-2012, 03:48 PM
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Depends on just how nice you want it to be. If it were me I'd wirebrush them, prep and etch, prime, and paint.

http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread...3-Parts-Needed

This guy has done about what you're doing. Lots of pics and pretty specific. Done on a budget too.

85 CJ7 258, borla header, Team Rush, MC2100 ,optima batt, Warn 8274, agr super box 2 & pump, T5 w/ B&M shifter, centerforce 2, superior 1 piece axles, warn hubs 2.5 in lift, 31" BFG MT

85 CJ7 258, A/C, T176, MC2100, Team Rush, Warn XD8000i, superwinch hubs, 3in lift 31" BFG AT/KO
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Depends on just how nice you want it to be. If it were me I'd wirebrush them, prep and etch, prime, and paint.

http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread...3-Parts-Needed

This guy has done about what you're doing. Lots of pics and pretty specific. Done on a budget too.
wow yea that is a pretty nice build. I've never thought of steam cleaning the axles first, I have to say. His prep and etch turned out pretty good on the tub. So maybe it'll be steam clean, wirebrush a bit, prep & etch, then prime and paint.

of course I might want to get my gearing changed and possibly do one piece axles before then, I'm not sure.
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post #49 of 49 Old 11-16-2012, 11:15 AM
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I sheared off about 4 axles in my tan Jeep before going Superior 1 piece. My green Jeep has the original 2 piece axles in it and I haven't had a problem from them. When I shear one, I'll go one piece, but I'm not going to replace my 2 piece axles till one fails.

I'm only running 31's, but had a buddy running 35's on 2 piece axles. I told him one would break, but it never did. Go figure.

I don't have a steam cleaner. I just wire brush everything, prep and etch, and then paint.

85 CJ7 258, borla header, Team Rush, MC2100 ,optima batt, Warn 8274, agr super box 2 & pump, T5 w/ B&M shifter, centerforce 2, superior 1 piece axles, warn hubs 2.5 in lift, 31" BFG MT

85 CJ7 258, A/C, T176, MC2100, Team Rush, Warn XD8000i, superwinch hubs, 3in lift 31" BFG AT/KO
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