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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:47 PM   #31
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OK. Big rain today and not only has my vent leak reappeared (much smaller) but now when I parked my Jeep off-camber it leaked at the top of the driver's side door seal. I've never had it leak there - ever. I suspect that leak has to do with the door/hardtop fitment. Back into investigative mode.

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Unread 05-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #32
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Final update. Last week we had several inches of rain over a couple of days, floorboards are still dry.

I'm calling it case closed!
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Unread 05-29-2013, 09:42 AM   #33
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My leaks seem to be between the door and windshield frame. Water pools along the floor pan against the seam where it meets the inner rocker.

Great news on the vent screws though. I've got a horrible looking aftermarket one on mine now, but have an OEM one to go on there when I get the heep painted again.

Colt, still looking for my Warn hubs. Think the parts stash swallowed them.

Saw a white CJ on 240 this morning out by the Bill Morris Pkwy and thought it might be you, but when I got closer it was a late 70's with no stickers.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 09:54 AM   #34
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WM69 - No, I'm usually in midtown during office hours, but you'll see me on Summer Ave. pretty often... on my way to/from a parts store, of course.
I take it you're based out east?

You'll have to put up a pic of your rig so I can recognize you. Mine is going to go topless for the season as soon as I can get out to my Mom's garage to store it.
After that, it will have a blue bikini top.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 10:16 AM   #35
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I'm over in Eastern Arkansas. Mom has a condo out in East Memphis and I was over there last night (she took my kids shopping yesterday, I went to meet them for supper at Pete and Sam's last night).

This morning I was in my saweeet 94 Accord. One Jeep is beige with tan hardtop, other is medium green metallic with tan supertop. Both are on 31's.

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Unread 05-29-2013, 12:01 PM   #36
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I'm over in Eastern Arkansas. Mom has a condo out in East Memphis and I was over there last night (she took my kids shopping yesterday, I went to meet them for supper at Pete and Sam's last night).

This morning I was in my saweeet 94 Accord. One Jeep is beige with tan hardtop, other is medium green metallic with tan supertop. Both are on 31's.

Okay, well, honk if you see me. If I wave back, it's me!
As a knowledgeable and experienced CJ owner, I too have a backup: a 1994 Park Avenue Ultra. It's starting to show it's age - actually it started awhile back - but it rides just fine, gets 20+ MPG on the highway and the supercharger still works just fine!
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Unread 05-30-2013, 09:09 AM   #37
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Hey Colt,

What did you make your vent gasket out of?

Sorry if I missed it.....

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Unread 05-30-2013, 09:18 AM   #38
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I didn't specify because gasket material is widely available and I'm not sure it matters that much.
FWIW, I used the composite cork material from AutoZone. I told them what it was for and they said that would work well.
I used the vent cover as a template for the outline, then measured the width of the area that seats, marked the inside lines with a straight edge and cut it out with a utility knife.
I think I used a pill bottle to get the corners marked neatly.
Once I had it installed I had to do a little bit of trimming but now it looks like it came from the factory.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 09:26 AM   #39
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I didn't specify because gasket material is widely available and I'm not sure it matters that much.
FWIW, I used the composite cork material from AutoZone. I told them what it was for and they said that would work well.
I used the vent cover as a template for the outline, then measured the width of the area that seats, marked the inside lines with a straight edge and cut it out with a utility knife.
I think I used a pill bottle to get the corners marked neatly.
Once I had it installed I had to do a little bit of trimming but now it looks like it came from the factory.
Perfect. Thanks.

I was going to get busy with a tube of silicone, but I think the cork is a better solution that won't ruin the paint.

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Unread 05-30-2013, 10:00 AM   #40
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I didn't specify because gasket material is widely available and I'm not sure it matters that much.
FWIW, I used the composite cork material from AutoZone. I told them what it was for and they said that would work well.
I used the vent cover as a template for the outline, then measured the width of the area that seats, marked the inside lines with a straight edge and cut it out with a utility knife.
I think I used a pill bottle to get the corners marked neatly.
Once I had it installed I had to do a little bit of trimming but now it looks like it came from the factory.
Now we're gonna need a link to that. Was it just a sheet of cork that you cut a gasket from or ????
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Unread 05-30-2013, 10:58 AM   #41
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Perfect. Thanks.

I was going to get busy with a tube of silicone, but I think the cork is a better solution that won't ruin the paint.

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If you want something that will pretty much never, ever fail, get some of 3M's Ribbon Seal. Comes in a roll. It's black butyl, made for installing windows.

I won't hurt the paint at all. I reseal rear windows with it all the time, and when you pull it off the paint, the paint is fine underneath.

They make it in 1/4", 5/16", and 3/8" diameter. I always buy the 3/8", and just stretch it to make it smaller if need be.

I repair water leaks and wind noises for a living, and go through a lot of this stuff. Has many uses other than just glass.


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Unread 05-30-2013, 11:15 AM   #42
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I just picked up a roll of this at NAPA.

Should work...

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Unread 05-30-2013, 04:31 PM   #43
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Easy. I hope it works.

Thanks Colt!

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Unread 05-31-2013, 06:23 AM   #44
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I don't know if that will work Matt. You usually need to seal the upper plenum to the cowl with sealant and not the grill cover on the outside. That 3M Ribbon Sealer looks to be a winner, very close to what I used.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 09:40 AM   #45
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So undo screws, drop plenum, put seal between bottom of cowl and plenum, then pull it back up?
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