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Unread 04-18-2012, 08:26 PM   #91
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Trying on some new "shoes". Dropping off the new and old wheels to get the tires transferred tomorrow morning.
Kinda nervous about leaving it up on jack stands. Oh well, that's why I have insurance : )

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Unread 04-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #92
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Nope, I have the glass, new seal and epoxy. Guess I need to call around some more...
Steve,

I replaced my own glass with a new seal, and sealant, having never done it before.

A thin putty knife, some dish soap, and a little persistence was all it took. It's just a press fit. The rope technique didn't work for me.

Just thought I'd give you an alternative to paying for it.

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Unread 04-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #93
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Sneak peak of Project 23 with her new wheels
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Unread 04-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #94
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Painted the family style rollbar last night after drinking with the boys all night. Needless to say I had to touch it up a bit today....
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Unread 04-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #95
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I like those rims, chrome is a good choice with silver. I'm looking foward to seeing the completed project.

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Unread 04-20-2012, 10:35 PM   #96
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You realize you'll have to clean up that brake master and booster before you show off the finish product.

Just watchin' your back.....

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Unread 04-21-2012, 03:22 AM   #97
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Hey about the paint cracking when you tighten the Torx screws, just don't over tighten them. They don't really have to be mega tight. Not overdoing it will also reduce the nice shiney paint cracking off the sockets in the screws.

Good luck with your decals when you get to installing them. Mine have turned me into a real grumpy man.
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Unread 04-21-2012, 04:01 AM   #98
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The only issue I will run into is the electrical. Other than that I should have no issue. If I only knew of a site member that is an electrical whizz to help me. Hmm, is there anybody that lives near me that wants to help? Beer, food etc will be provided I know of one person that lives about 30 minutes from me and he is the master whizz when it comes to electronics, but he already shot me down with helping
I'm not that bad. But the weekend is the only time I see my kids and if they have a game or something on the weekend....

But during the week I might be able to stop over if you start having issues with anything electrical.

Great job so far.

You going with a soft top or have a lift in the garage to pull the hard top on those sunny days.?
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Unread 04-21-2012, 06:21 AM   #99
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I have a question.

Why did you remove the hinges from the doors, since they got painted, anyway? Wouldn't you have avoided the whole paint-cracking thing by leaving them on the doors?

Just curious.

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Unread 04-21-2012, 07:49 AM   #100
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Truthfully I probably never ever use the door so I don't know if the doors really matter. I figured I'd get the doors painted because the jeep painted. I just assumed that all the hinges had to come off the parts when vehicles get painted
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Unread 04-21-2012, 07:40 PM   #101
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Good idea to see what's lurking behind there. Windscreen hinges are a perfect example. Mine looked tickety boo until I took them off. Lazy a$% AMC bolted everything together then painted. No protection behind the hinges and cancer gets going.
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Unread 04-22-2012, 06:20 AM   #102
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Good idea to see what's lurking behind there. Windscreen hinges are a perfect example. Mine looked tickety boo until I took them off. Lazy a$% AMC bolted everything together then painted. No protection behind the hinges and cancer gets going.
What. Do you mean by cancer?
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Unread 04-22-2012, 06:33 AM   #103
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What. Do you mean by cancer?
cancer = rust. here's a real good example of rust on a cj.
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Unread 04-22-2012, 07:10 AM   #104
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Not meaning to start any kind of argument or ***** session, but rust has nothing to do with cancer. Cancer is an awful disease that took the lives of my father, oldest brother, aunt, my wife's aunt and many other people in this word.
There is no cure for cancer. Rust is curable with a few common tools that are found in the everyday garage. Let's stop using the word cancer for rust because they're not the same thing.
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Unread 04-22-2012, 07:26 AM   #105
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I see your point, no disrespect was intended. If I offended you, I'm truly sorry.
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