Yes they were chrome. A long time ago i cleaned them with acid and a scotch brite pad and so they had scuffs on em. But i just washed em with dish soap and sprayed it off with brake clean and wiped it off. And i used rustoleum protective enamel in flat black. I dont have any insight into prepping or painting chrome. Thats my disclaimer. In the past i just follow the instructions on the can. Yoy can also google how to paint chrome. We'll see in time if it flakes or what have you.
1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.
I had tossed the torx bolts years ago. I had steel hex head bolts in there. I figured since I had it out and apart, I'd replace them with stainless. I think I paid $.47 each for the bolts. Well worth it.
Beat it to fit, paint it to match!
After replacing all the wiring and upgrading the carburetor, and replacing a few smaller headaches thanks to the PO, I then had another issue with the positive terminal connection so she wouldn't crank. So today, I replaced the cable terminal and adjusted some of the newly installed wire connections and it started right up. Letting it cool down so I can finish the adjustments on the carb.
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Took it for a ride up over the mountain it was such a nice day. Crested the summit, and came across a new Envoy that didn't quite make it.
Pulled in, grabbed my fire extinguisher and tried to put it out.
I had it out, but heard the sizzle of liquid on hot metal, and it blazed right back up again.
The extinguisher was empty,the driver was out of the car, a fireman pulled in, with nothing more I could do I snapped a picture and left.
Came back through later, and the front end was completely burned to the ground.
This make three extinguishers I have used on other people's cars. Never on on my own (knock on wood).
It's not about the destination, it's all about the ride.
78 CJ7.. 258.. TH400/Dana18.. SOA/stock YJ springs.. 35" General Grabbers.. Waggy 44s.. 4.88 gears...Spartan/Lockright...Fiberglass front to rear
Tried to shim my starter a bit to get rid of the occasional grind on startup. Flywheel is good and the starter tested fine so I'm guessing something isn't meshing just right. It happens about once every ten starts. Shimmed one side tonight and it seemed to help a little so I'll go at it again tomorrow and add a little more. Just another problem that came with the purchase.
How come you have manual locking hubs on the rear?
Full floater rear end.....
'84 CJ-7: Yota axles (spartan locked front, e-locked rear) 4" BDS, 1" Daystar & 3/8" shackle lifts, 35" X-Terrains on steelies, YJ Tub & family roll bar, heater blower upgrade, 4.2L w/MC2100 & Team Rush, Warn 8274. Rebuilt 4.2/4.0 hybrid, AX15 and twin sticks/clocking ring waiting to go in.
The advertised position for a topless, dirty jeep girl has been filled......by my wife. Thanks to all that applied.
<------------and yes, that is her. :-D