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Unread 10-26-2013, 07:06 PM   #31
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Tonight I installed a new driver's side spring plate on the rear of my CJ5. I ordered Crown parts from Morris 4x4. I got No's 5363439 and 8130369. I had to get a 1/2-20 nut and washer from the hardware store to secure the shock.

I rate these items an A-

I had to squeeze both u-bolts in the vise so that they would fit into the spring plate holes, only a minor adjustment. Everything else about these parts was perfect.

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Unread 10-27-2013, 12:37 PM   #32
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I am having the same problem. What seal did you end up using?
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This is the kinda whiny crap I would expect to see in the JK forum. We drive rough riding, leaking, gas guzzling CJ's. Rattle can it and throw it in your Jeep.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 08:10 PM   #33
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The shop that did my windshield recently seemingly cut the seal to length, and "sealed" it together with some product or heat...and it's held up great. I could barely notice, but it was in the top center of the glass.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 07:27 AM   #34
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I haven't had any trouble with crown parts so far. I rebuilt my column and steering shaft using crown and everything fit great.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 08:06 AM   #35
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My issue is with Kentrol SS parts. They all have rust. I have the CJ detailed twice a year and they still rust. Mostly the hardware (bolts & screws).
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Unread 10-29-2013, 09:17 AM   #36
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defroster oval vent tube

Vent tube from from heater box to Defroster vents
Crown #5462328
25$
B

Unsure how long it will hold up but it did fit well after I trimmed all of the extra plastic venting back to the metal bands. The OEM is not plastic so I rate this a B. The levers that snap it tight feel cheap but they are holding.



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Unread 10-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #37
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Factory tach mounting bracket/cup

Mounting cup for the factory tack
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16$
Perfect fit, I replaced the (factory?) wood/metal screw with a 8/32 hanger bolt. I had to drill the plastic cup a few thousandth for the new bolt to fit. Added a fender washer and it fits better than new. It is much easier to fit the cup over the machine thread bolt and install a nut than it was to search for the hole in the tach with a little wood screw



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Unread 10-29-2013, 09:38 AM   #38
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The shop that did my windshield recently seemingly cut the seal to length, and "sealed" it together with some product or heat...and it's held up great. I could barely notice, but it was in the top center of the glass.
One problem with that is eventually the gasket will shrink. the you get the ugly gap and a leak where ever the seam was located.
I am still debating that as an option. But first I am giving 4 Wheel Parts a chance to make it right. they ordered an O/A part for me to try. I have my reservations that the A/O part will fit the same as the Crown.
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This is the kinda whiny crap I would expect to see in the JK forum. We drive rough riding, leaking, gas guzzling CJ's. Rattle can it and throw it in your Jeep.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 03:02 PM   #39
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Almost EVERYBODY that sells Jeep parts sells Crown or OMIX. What are other options? Say for dash parts.....like lights and cables?
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Unread 10-29-2013, 05:29 PM   #40
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I wish I saw this before I ordered from Quad and Morris.

I got a dash panel that does not completely line up the hole for the mounting screws. I will need to drill out at least two to get it line up.

Also, the holes for the indicator lights are too small. I had to pinch the indicators to squeeze them in. Now, the face plates fall off the indicators. I will need to "dremil" the openings wider to fit the lights.

Some one asked: Where can you get non-Crown parts?

Where can I (and others) find quality parts for reasonable prices?
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Unread 10-31-2013, 04:11 PM   #41
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I've had repeated issues with Autozone starters on my 258. It works fine for a while, but starts grinding periodically. While AZ always cheerfully replaces them, the risk to the ring gear is too great. Probably NAPA or OEM are better but I went with Mean Green and have no further trouble.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 04:59 AM   #42
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So I need new power steering lines/hoses for a 78 CJ7 w/ 304. Any one here have any good or bad things to say about where to purchase or not to purchase? I want lines that are as close to OEM as possible.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #43
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So I need new power steering lines/hoses for a 78 CJ7 w/ 304. Any one here have any good or bad things to say about where to purchase or not to purchase? I want lines that are as close to OEM as possible.

I would take you OEM to an industrial hose shop and have them put quality hose on your existing steel. it is cheaper and better. I do not buy any after market hoses for any application anymore.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 02:54 AM   #44
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I would take you OEM to an industrial hose shop and have them put quality hose on your existing steel. it is cheaper and better. I do not buy any after market hoses for any application anymore.
I don't have the old steel lines, so my options are limited.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 05:04 AM   #45
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So I need new power steering lines/hoses for a 78 CJ7 w/ 304. Any one here have any good or bad things to say about where to purchase or not to purchase? I want lines that are as close to OEM as possible.
NAPA. Good fit, just like OEM.
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