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post #89506 of 109657 Old 10-11-2013, 09:28 PM
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Can you explain the process you did to your fenders?? Look so much better than the first picture.
Sure, just use a heat gun about 1-2" from fender flares and as the fender heats up they start to sweat and turn back black, work your way from one end to the other. It is pretty cool to watch, almost looks like you are painting them.

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post #89507 of 109657 Old 10-11-2013, 10:30 PM
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Owning a TJ is getting quite frustrating.. I've been trying so hard to save money for California Roots: Carolina Sessions in Wilmington, NC, and nothing has worked out since day 1. First unexpected repair: battery. I had to replace my battery last weekend... then my radiator developed a significant leak, so I bought a new radiator, thermostat, and gasket last night to put in tomorrow... then tonight, during my short trip to Walmart, my brake pedal lost about 95% pressure. I'm guessing master cylinder? Pumping the brakes a few times with the engine off stiffens the brake pedal up. Goes to the floor with the Jeep running. Great, just what I needed!

What do you guys think? Master cylinder?

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Sure, just use a heat gun about 1-2" from fender flares and as the fender heats up they start to sweat and turn back black, work your way from one end to the other. It is pretty cool to watch, almost looks like you are painting them.
I am wondering how brittle that will make them over time. Basically your cooking. Just a thought ....

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Going to take him to pismo today overnight!
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post #89512 of 109657 Old 10-12-2013, 11:30 AM
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How about a picture of it on the jeep!
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post #89513 of 109657 Old 10-12-2013, 11:31 AM
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lol seriously though, I got one little honeydo to get done this morning and then install should get done this afternoon.
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It would have been half installed using the time it took you to be a smarta**, you should learn to use your time more wisely! lol!

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Drove her to work for the first time ever. 23 months from trailer to driver.
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post #89516 of 109657 Old 10-12-2013, 04:20 PM
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I know some people say "no one likes a smart ***" ...but truthfully, I laughed hysterically.

Time to go bathe. I've been working on the Jeep for about 5 hours today. New radiator, and thermostat went on relatively easily... then diagnosing the brake problem didn't go as well. The problem is definitely in the drivers side rear brake drum area. A line appeared to be broken. We went ahead and replaced the little wheel cylinder and got new brake line, but hey gave us the wrong size fitting on the brake line and were kind of dead in the water. It's almost dark, so I guess we'll finish tomorrow.

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Put the hardtop back on and washed her.

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Drove her to work for the first time ever. 23 months from trailer to driver.
Congrats! I can't imagine how amazing that must feel.
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Owning a TJ is getting quite frustrating.. I've been trying so hard to save money for California Roots: Carolina Sessions in Wilmington, NC, and nothing has worked out since day 1. First unexpected repair: battery. I had to replace my battery last weekend... then my radiator developed a significant leak, so I bought a new radiator, thermostat, and gasket last night to put in tomorrow... then tonight, during my short trip to Walmart, my brake pedal lost about 95% pressure. I'm guessing master cylinder? Pumping the brakes a few times with the engine off stiffens the brake pedal up. Goes to the floor with the Jeep running. Great, just what I needed!

What do you guys think? Master cylinder?
Check for leaks first, or old/brittle brake hose. Worst case scenario, you're in for a new master cylinder.

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Nothing to the Jeep today, but the other day installed some new spark plugs. Today, among cleaning my room, I organized my parts that need to go into one pile. SYE, MML, BL, extended brake line (rear). Still need a rear driveshaft and upper adjustable control arms, along with a new transmission mount. Then I will need to find the time to get it all put in.

2 jobs, plus holiday season coming up (retail. :/) = no Jeep time.
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Here is a pic finally installed. It looks like it's going to be a good little piece of kit. So glad to finally get my axle centered.

Steering feels better, might be psychological, so we'll give that a few weeks to evaluate...but it feels like some of the additional "sloppy" feedback is reduced and tighter now, guy.

Of course it wouldn't have been an easy install without a trip or two to the parts store...had to get some 15/16" wrench and socket in order to get a good firm purchase on the upper bolt and nut there. Anyway, hoping to give it a good workout next weekend
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