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Title: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeep Freak on November 01, 2018, 05:54:05 AM
 :wrench


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: overhead on November 01, 2018, 06:01:18 AM
Ordering a gas tank skid and shocks for the golden eagle today!


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Davetopay on November 01, 2018, 06:42:34 AM
I walked right past it with the dog. :lol


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: highlandercj-7 on November 01, 2018, 07:20:11 AM
Dropped the top on the JKU for the Wife's ride to work. Probably one of the last of the year before the hardtop goes back on.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: BLACKHAWKJEEP on November 01, 2018, 09:48:43 PM
Slapped a MetalCloak decal on the Jeep since I am running on one of their lifts  :p
Stared at it... most of the afternoon if that counts  :duh


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on November 02, 2018, 08:27:54 AM
Slapped a MetalCloak decal on the Jeep since I am running on one of their lifts  :p
Stared at it... most of the afternoon if that counts  :duh

 :wopics

LOL


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: R3 on November 02, 2018, 09:51:29 AM
washed it.... cleaned the inside up....general maintenance..... Splicing  synthetic  line into usable lengths  and extensions.

Long discussion on Long arm  suspension pro's and con's...


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: HAWAIICJ on November 02, 2018, 12:55:31 PM
Power washed the Greenbrier Jambo mud from every crack and crevice, replaced the TPS that was failing from the mud that had gotten into it and replaced the right tail light that was crushed when I slid into a creek bank while attempting a muddy hill climb.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: BLACKHAWKJEEP on November 02, 2018, 03:40:37 PM
Slapped a MetalCloak decal on the Jeep since I am running on one of their lifts  :p
Stared at it... most of the afternoon if that counts  :duh

 :wopics

LOL
(https://i.postimg.cc/kMpKpDDJ/IMG-8359.jpg)
LOL Donnie  ;)
Rob just reminded me with his post that I need to clean the inside of my Jeep...  :D


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: jrussbowman on November 03, 2018, 08:54:48 AM
Drove the Jeep in the rain for the first time since I got new tires. Not sure if its the wider tires or the Nittos just plain aren't good in the rain but man I had to slow down that's for sure.


Title: Re: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: ogre45 on November 03, 2018, 09:36:19 AM
Drove the Jeep in the rain for the first time since I got new tires. Not sure if its the wider tires or the Nittos just plain aren't good in the rain but man I had to slow down that's for sure.
I got the Falken Wildpeak AT3W's and they have been awesome in the rain. I've been able to maintain speed limit with no issues. And they are nice and quiet on the commute.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Boomsticktmo on November 03, 2018, 05:36:23 PM
Remote start for $100, no new fobs, crazy, stupid easy... if it keeps working I値l shout out the name.  15 minute to install.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: zuke on November 04, 2018, 09:15:00 AM
Remote start for $100, no new fobs, crazy, stupid easy... if it keeps working I値l shout out the name.  15 minute to install.

Fortin EVO? I've put them on several Jeeps and other Chryslers... Super Easy....


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: smileyT on November 04, 2018, 09:35:27 AM
Remote start for $100, no new fobs, crazy, stupid easy... if it keeps working I値l shout out the name.  15 minute to install.

Fortin EVO? I've put them on several Jeeps and other Chryslers... Super Easy....
^ this. Also helped a few members on here install them as well.


T


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: ogre45 on November 04, 2018, 12:02:07 PM
Installed some LED headlights. Waxed and cleaned the Jeep inside and out. I've got a leak somewhere on the LH side. The back floor stays wet after a heavy rain. I keep having to remove the rear floor mat to get it to dry out. Went ahead and pulled the drain plug for that area.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 04, 2018, 12:38:42 PM
Remote start for $100, no new fobs, crazy, stupid easy... if it keeps working I値l shout out the name.  15 minute to install.

Fortin EVO? I've put them on several Jeeps and other Chryslers... Super Easy....
^ this. Also helped a few members on here install them as well.


T
Remote starts are AT only ... right?


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: zuke on November 04, 2018, 03:16:02 PM
Remote starts are AT only ... right?

The Fortin is automatic only, You can put a remote start in a manual tranny Wrangler, but it requires some shenanigans like making your own neutral safety sensor setup, Or using one for an automatic and defeating the neutral safety wires, which could be dangerous if you accidently left it in gear... I'm pretty sure that's not even possible with the Fortin...

You could probably do it with something like a higher end Viper alarm system, but they are much more expensive and complex to install.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Zedi on November 04, 2018, 05:56:35 PM
Ripped a rear upper control rod bracket from the frame during the spotter training ride. :rf :rf


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: jrussbowman on November 04, 2018, 11:49:52 PM
Went and did Peter's Mill for the first time, fun ride with the family. Ended up not doing Skyline back. The line at the Thorton Gap entrance was huge.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: packinnova on November 05, 2018, 04:28:09 PM
Did some hoopty body fixin this past weekend on the franken-TJ.  Discovered bubbly paint where the PO's hoopty DIY slider(2" angle iron) and driver rear fender flare met near I'm guessing a tie down hole? and realized it was much worse than just bubbly paint.  Surprised there's no drain hole or anything in the bottom of that cavity.  Then again, maybe not so much. :? 
There's a drain hole in the bottom now! :wrench

Yanked the slider which turned into a PITA all it's own since they used FLAT HEAD bolts to mount it from the outside, and 3/4ths of the nuts on the inside weren't reachable with ANY wrench I had and I have a lot.  Space was just too small. Not even the smallest box ends or open ends would fit even with angle adapters, wobble extentions, crows feet...certainly not any sockets.:evil  Ended up cutting the bolts off from the outside with the angle grinder.

Then pulled the flare and lightly tapped the paint with a screwdriver and it just crumbled.  Tapped the rusty metal behind it with the handle end and it crumbled... :eek  Found a gooey 1.5" of muck, rock, and rusted chipped out metal in there too...

As you can see in the google drive link... I still have a lot to do, but I was in a hurry to at least get it patched and some primer and enamel on it before the rains hit.  I still need to sand down the welds a bit more smooth and I have a few other holes to patch as well, but so far for a quickie afternoon job I figured it's not too bad.  Nevermind I did it with a cheapie flux core welder. ;)

The other side/inside looked kinda nasty too, but surprisingly it seemed solid at least tapping with a mallet.  So for now I just stuck a wire brush on a drill in there and cleaned up as much as I could, then hit it with rustoleum pretty heavily. 

Some pics:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NqpaBTY-i7pGo-zoSGFRaAbtMkmztS6d (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NqpaBTY-i7pGo-zoSGFRaAbtMkmztS6d)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 06, 2018, 09:25:38 AM
That actually looks pretty good.  Especially with a flux core machine.  Maybe there's hope for me yet.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: jrussbowman on November 06, 2018, 01:55:15 PM
Drove my Jeep to the polls and voted.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 07, 2018, 09:19:28 AM
Washed it to get the mud off from AOAA.  If it stays dry today, its time to put the Bull Dawg sliders on for winter after work.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: overhead on November 07, 2018, 03:39:03 PM
Savvy skid, billstein 5100s came in today. Gotta install those this weekend and maybe even an upper control arm if I get frisky.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Dropkick on November 07, 2018, 06:30:04 PM
Remote starts are AT only ... right?

The Fortin is automatic only, You can put a remote start in a manual tranny Wrangler, but it requires some shenanigans like making your own neutral safety sensor setup, Or using one for an automatic and defeating the neutral safety wires, which could be dangerous if you accidently left it in gear... I'm pretty sure that's not even possible with the Fortin...

You could probably do it with something like a higher end Viper alarm system, but they are much more expensive and complex to install.

I have a manual and had remote start installed in 2012. I went with Compustar instead of Viper as it required less steps to set. In order to set the remote start I need the e-brake engaged and not be pressing the brake pedal. IIFC Viper has a few more steps. I just started having an issue fairly recently but that is because my factory key fobs stopped working.   


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Boomsticktmo on November 07, 2018, 06:59:31 PM
Did some hoopty body fixin this past weekend on the franken-TJ.  Discovered bubbly paint where the PO's hoopty DIY slider(2" angle iron) and driver rear fender flare met near I'm guessing a tie down hole? and realized it was much worse than just bubbly paint.  Surprised there's no drain hole or anything in the bottom of that cavity.  Then again, maybe not so much. :? 
There's a drain hole in the bottom now! :wrench

Yanked the slider which turned into a PITA all it's own since they used FLAT HEAD bolts to mount it from the outside, and 3/4ths of the nuts on the inside weren't reachable with ANY wrench I had and I have a lot.  Space was just too small. Not even the smallest box ends or open ends would fit even with angle adapters, wobble extentions, crows feet...certainly not any sockets.:evil  Ended up cutting the bolts off from the outside with the angle grinder.

Then pulled the flare and lightly tapped the paint with a screwdriver and it just crumbled.  Tapped the rusty metal behind it with the handle end and it crumbled... :eek  Found a gooey 1.5" of muck, rock, and rusted chipped out metal in there too...

As you can see in the google drive link... I still have a lot to do, but I was in a hurry to at least get it patched and some primer and enamel on it before the rains hit.  I still need to sand down the welds a bit more smooth and I have a few other holes to patch as well, but so far for a quickie afternoon job I figured it's not too bad.  Nevermind I did it with a cheapie flux core welder. ;)

The other side/inside looked kinda nasty too, but surprisingly it seemed solid at least tapping with a mallet.  So for now I just stuck a wire brush on a drill in there and cleaned up as much as I could, then hit it with rustoleum pretty heavily. 

Some pics:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NqpaBTY-i7pGo-zoSGFRaAbtMkmztS6d (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NqpaBTY-i7pGo-zoSGFRaAbtMkmztS6d)
Man, nice work!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: zuke on November 07, 2018, 07:04:30 PM
Remote starts are AT only ... right?

The Fortin is automatic only, You can put a remote start in a manual tranny Wrangler, but it requires some shenanigans like making your own neutral safety sensor setup, Or using one for an automatic and defeating the neutral safety wires, which could be dangerous if you accidently left it in gear... I'm pretty sure that's not even possible with the Fortin...

You could probably do it with something like a higher end Viper alarm system, but they are much more expensive and complex to install.


I have a manual and had remote start installed in 2012. I went with Compustar instead of Viper as it required less steps to set. In order to set the remote start I need the e-brake engaged and not be pressing the brake pedal. IIFC Viper has a few more steps. I just started having an issue fairly recently but that is because my factory key fobs stopped working.   

I think with the Viper you have to put the Tranny in Neutral, set the e-brake, Then Start the Jeep and get out and lock the Jeep, then it shuts off the motor and is armed for a remote start in the morning... What are the steps with the Compustar?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: sticksout on November 08, 2018, 07:27:53 AM
Drove it around last night once it got dark.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 08, 2018, 09:13:43 AM
Headlight fixed?  I installed my window sliders for the winter.  It makes for a lot quieter ride.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: sticksout on November 08, 2018, 02:28:50 PM
Headlight fixed?  I installed my window sliders for the winter.  It makes for a lot quieter ride.

Low beams work perfectly, it's the right highbeam giving me fits


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 09, 2018, 09:52:29 PM
New rear brake pads, new rotors, and while I had the back wheels off I went ahead and cut the pinch seams.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: smileyT on November 10, 2018, 01:42:03 PM
Put the hardtop on for winter! 😢


T


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: LeadDeliveryInc on November 10, 2018, 09:57:29 PM
Bought this Wrangler last week and putting new shocks, steering stabilizer and control arms on. Just a heads up, NEVER buy a Jeep that the previous owner thought spraying bedliner underneath was a good idea. None of the bolts come off... 🤦🏻‍♂️


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: DAMTALL on November 10, 2018, 10:53:14 PM
Had the oil changed and tires rotated!  Wish I had a garage with a giant lift in my townhouse!   :rotf


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 11, 2018, 12:25:38 PM
Bought this Wrangler last week and putting new shocks, steering stabilizer and control arms on. Just a heads up, NEVER buy a Jeep that the previous owner thought spraying bedliner underneath was a good idea. None of the bolts come off... 🤦🏻‍♂️


(http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL1511/7299533/24821619/414053546.jpg)

Congrats and good luck.

Today I ran some hose over the fuel lines of the 3a. Hope it solves some of my vapor lock issues.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: jrussbowman on November 11, 2018, 03:24:25 PM
Washed the outside of the Jeep. Will do the inside tomorrow because after taking both kids mudding a couple weekends in a row, the inside is rough. Got enough scratches and dings in it now, I don't think I'll ever be entering a show and shine  :?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Dropkick on November 12, 2018, 01:08:29 PM
Remote starts are AT only ... right?

The Fortin is automatic only, You can put a remote start in a manual tranny Wrangler, but it requires some shenanigans like making your own neutral safety sensor setup, Or using one for an automatic and defeating the neutral safety wires, which could be dangerous if you accidently left it in gear... I'm pretty sure that's not even possible with the Fortin...

You could probably do it with something like a higher end Viper alarm system, but they are much more expensive and complex to install.


I have a manual and had remote start installed in 2012. I went with Compustar instead of Viper as it required less steps to set. In order to set the remote start I need the e-brake engaged and not be pressing the brake pedal. IIFC Viper has a few more steps. I just started having an issue fairly recently but that is because my factory key fobs stopped working.   

I think with the Viper you have to put the Tranny in Neutral, set the e-brake, Then Start the Jeep and get out and lock the Jeep, then it shuts off the motor and is armed for a remote start in the morning... What are the steps with the Compustar?
With the Compustar I engage the e-brake and can稚 have the brake pedal pressed down. When I take the key out the engine it stays running till I lock it with the fob.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RattleTrap55 on November 12, 2018, 02:57:09 PM
Swapped the worn front leaf springs for new "bouncy" leaf springs on the CJ gaining about 3/4 inch of lift and smoother ride. :tu

Then I changed the oil in the JKU & CJ. Dang there is a lot stuff dangling under the JKU to get caught on trail obstacles & people under the Jeep  :?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 12, 2018, 04:05:42 PM

Then I changed the oil in the JKU & CJ. Dang there is a lot stuff dangling under the JKU to get caught on trail obstacles & people under the Jeep  :?

Right?  Especially compared to the CJ.

And which springs did you go with?  My Superlift springs were pretty bouncy at first. They have either settled down, or I got used to it. ;)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RattleTrap55 on November 12, 2018, 04:57:14 PM
Dain - I replaced my very worn Superlift with new Superlift (same part number as the old).... I did not realize that someone had removed 2 of the leaves from the rear springs so the new set, with a full set of leaves, solved my "droopy rear end" problem and the front springs were just very tired.

Not only is there a lot stuff under the JKU but someone shoved a crap load parts into the engine compartment, it is almost like working on my wife's Mini.  :)

Life is so simple when you are a CJ......


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 12, 2018, 05:52:15 PM
Very true. And the 3a is even simpler.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 13, 2018, 08:27:35 AM
Put a new clutch in over the weekend.  I don't wish this job on anyone.  It was VERY time consuming.  There were only 3 bolts out of the 6 or 8 that connects the trans to the motor.  Someone did a bad job in the past so I replaced all of them.  The TO bearing was very tight spinning and also very snug on the shaft it slides on.  The clutch disk had about .010" left in it before the rivets.  It was definitely time for it.  Now is shifts so easy I thought it wasn't working at first when I pushed it.  The pedal can go the floor with very little resistance and going between gears I can actually use just one finger - even switching to reverse.  I guess this is what it felt like when it left the showroom.  I noticed the rear driveshaft centering joint is very notchy feeling so I need to fix that next.  I think I also hear the right front joint clicking too.  I also found that what I thought was the rear main seal leaking is actually the rear of the valve cover - its easy to see when you are underneath and there is no transmission in the way.  That will be a spring time task.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeep Freak on November 14, 2018, 03:31:40 PM
Paid it off.

And the first promo photos of the Gladiator had to come out a few days after. Now I want that...  :bang


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: overhead on November 14, 2018, 03:37:24 PM
Paid it off.

And the first promo photos of the Gladiator had to come out a few days after. Now I want that...  :bang

DOOOO ITTTT


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: overhead on November 14, 2018, 03:37:52 PM
I bought a bull horn.

It's not for the jeep, it's kinda for the club.... kinda just to use... whopsey.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RattleTrap55 on November 14, 2018, 04:49:31 PM
I did a test fit of the winch and it mounting plate on the CJ last night. Everything fit nicely together. It looks nice. However, I have a small challenge - I can only get to the nuts for the bolts that hold the winch to the Jeep frame if the front bumper is removed. And, the bolts that hold the winch to frame also hold the bumper to the frame. I went to sleep last night faced with the following dilemma winch on; bumper off or bumper on; winch off..... :?

So tonight I'll clean the frame well, throw a little weld through primer on the clean frame, mount the winch without the bumper, and weld the nuts to the frame. Then take it apart, reinstall the bumper, and reinstall the winch. From there I can worry about how to get the necessary "angry pixies" (electrons) to the winch....



Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Squints on November 15, 2018, 10:18:19 AM
Bought an Adams front 1310 driveshaft from Big Snatch yesterday (Nov 14), should be in in abt a week.  Anyone else have one?

On last run to Flagpole Jeep started clicking bad in 4x.  Dealer quoted $1300 (!!!!!!) for new driveshaft.  Getting Adams extreme installed for $600.

Crazy thing is I work at a diesel mech shop and my co-workers swear its not the driveshaft, but the axle or transfer case.  And they wonder why I don't ask them for help with my Jeep for repairs/upgrades.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 15, 2018, 10:33:28 AM
Bought an Adams front 1310 driveshaft from Big Snatch yesterday (Nov 14), should be in in abt a week.  Anyone else have one?

One last run to Flagpole Jeep started clicking bad in 4x.  Dealer quoted $1300 (!!!!!!) for new driveshaft.  Getting Adams extreme installed for $600.

Crazy thing is I work at a diesel mech shop and my co-workers swear its not the driveshaft, but the axle.  And they wonder why I don't ask them for help with my Jeep for repairs/upgrades.

You could remove the suspect driveshaft and take it for a spin to see if the noise goes away or stays......


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Squints on November 15, 2018, 10:41:41 AM

You could remove the suspect driveshaft and take it for a spin to see if the noise goes away or stays......
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Well, it only happens in 4x4, so I imagine removing the front shaft would do nothing.

Anyway, I hope not to hijack this thread with tech stuff.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 15, 2018, 11:20:09 AM
I drove it in the snow to a DR appointment.

A little slippery. It is deeper now. So when I go get meds after lunch, I will see if the roads are better or worse.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: highlandercj-7 on November 15, 2018, 01:27:56 PM
Diagnosed clock spring issues with my JKU and took it to the stealership to have it fixed by the recall, only to be told that their mechanic stated that was not the issue and they needed additional diagnostic time to find the issue. 2 daze (spelled that way for a reason) later they call back to say it's done and low and behold the Aircraft Mechanic was correct in his diagnosis and the Chrysler Tech was not... Now it's snowing too bad to worry about getting it home. Gotta love incompetence.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: dave2002ti on November 15, 2018, 02:27:44 PM
Diagnosed clock spring issues with my JKU and took it to the stealership to have it fixed by the recall, only to be told that their mechanic stated that was not the issue and they needed additional diagnostic time to find the issue. 2 daze later they call back to say it's done and low and behold the Aircraft Mechanic was correct in his diagnosis and the Chrysler Tech was not... Now it's snowing too bad to worry about getting it home. Gotta love incompetence.

Which stealership is employing these geniuses???

Dave Apker


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Mud_Rebel on November 16, 2018, 06:31:05 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181116/d3a2f9419760c6c78c5897b84a26212e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181116/90b63b6b4c58c3a6462b6a475ce13567.jpg)

Last weekend I installed a Rough Country 2.5inch lift on my JLU.

Will be looking for 35s soon. I think I知 going to try Treadwrights. Is anyone running them? Thoughts?


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RattleTrap55 on November 16, 2018, 09:57:54 PM
Finished the winch install... Now I need to find a place for my "KC Highlighters"  ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/ypiFs9E.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ypiFs9E)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 16, 2018, 10:00:18 PM
Looks great Garner.

Tonight I had to get a jump start since I left the lights on all day. Boo me.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RattleTrap55 on November 17, 2018, 08:43:48 AM
Dain,

Thank you - let me suggest the following

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NDP7821637

This is an easy 15 minute $6 upgrade for ALL old cars. I drive with my headlights "on" at all times and this has saved my butt more than once.

PS. I replace the alligator clips with female connectors.



Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 17, 2018, 10:22:42 AM
Thanks Garner. I actually have one like that that I got from JC Whitney years ago. It stopped working this past summer so I took it off. I guess I need to get a new one. I thought I had 鍍rained myself well enough. I guess not.


Title: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: sticksout on November 17, 2018, 10:41:27 AM
Yesterday:
I tested every fuse on the inside panel and every fuse in the panel under the hood....all work. Swapped the working low beam/high beam on the left to the right side, right side high beam still won't come one. Watched a youtube video to remind myself how to take the steering column apart and saw that there is another relay that's part of the multi-function switch, bought a replacement from Autozone.

This morning:
Took plastic steering columns off and replaced the relay....right side high beam still won't come on. Took the entire multi-function switch off and noticed the slight brownish color on the wiring harness (photo below) but plugged the new multi-function switch just to test....right side high beam still no juice. Guess I'll be ordering another new wiring harness. Last time I got one from the dealership (June '15), anyone have a lead on an aftermarket site?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181117/df298045b6c23579b7ed4e3e822d5f2d.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 17, 2018, 10:47:39 AM
Damn Robyn. Sounds like you are getting frustrated with trying to get that hi beam issue fixed. I hate throwing parts at stuff and having nothing work.

Good luck.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: sirjames186 on November 17, 2018, 03:12:06 PM
My plug is in worse shape than yours Robin and everything works fine. Are you sure there isn't a missing connection somewhere else? I haven't been keeping up with the thread but I'd check the connection on the light itself and trace that wire back as far as I could. Maybe you already did and I missed it.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 17, 2018, 04:42:45 PM
Tinkered with the 3a a little today. Cleaned up all of the battery cable connections to see if it would help with the slow starting. It did not, but it needed to be done anyway. Then I pulled the plugs for the first time since getting it.  Looks to be running a little rich. Will be needing new plugs I guess. Began researching starters. Holy crap they are expensive. I may take this one off and see what I can do with it to keep it alive. Ugh.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeepsnbuses on November 17, 2018, 06:58:43 PM
Tinkered with the 3a a little today. Cleaned up all of the battery cable connections to see if it would help with the slow starting. It did not, but it needed to be done anyway. Then I pulled the plugs for the first time since getting it.  Looks to be running a little rich. Will be needing new plugs I guess. Began researching starters. Holy crap they are expensive. I may take this one off and see what I can do with it to keep it alive. Ugh.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181117/028368f0d23bf6a159fd37529de83db4.jpg)

Wonder if a place like Arlington Armature could clean up/rebuild that starter?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 17, 2018, 07:00:12 PM
May have to see. I am going to check the battery first.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeepsnbuses on November 17, 2018, 07:04:39 PM
Paid it off.

And the first promo photos of the Gladiator had to come out a few days after. Now I want that...  :bang

DOOOO ITTTT

x2, someone in the club has to be the first to pick on up. They池e calling them the 笛T ...right?

Also, a JKUR would carry some solid trade or private sale value!


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on November 18, 2018, 12:36:00 AM
I finally installed my SpiderwebShade now that it's Winter time.   :cold


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: jdavis2nd on November 18, 2018, 12:15:21 PM
Changed the thermostat. Painless install on the 3.6.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RattleTrap55 on November 18, 2018, 08:31:54 PM
Removed the wimpy horn on the CJ & replaced it with a set of junk yard horns that other drivers will hear.   :tu


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 18, 2018, 09:03:08 PM
Removed the wimpy horn on the CJ & replaced it with a set of junk yard horns that other drivers will hear.   :tu

What did you go with?  And did you add fuses or relays? 


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 19, 2018, 07:57:10 AM
Rebuilt my rear DS.  The centering yoke was shot and I went ahead and put all new u-joints and saved the old ones for spares.  I never realized it had a recessed grease fitting so it could be greased.  Now at least I don't hear the constant squeak I've had all last week.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RattleTrap55 on November 19, 2018, 01:33:06 PM
Dain,

It came out of a mid-2000ish GMC truck. The CJ already had a relay for the "baby" horn in it. I took a length of the wiring harness from the donor vehicle and modified the connections to connect the (+), then found a good ground for the (-). It was a pretty simple process after I found a good place to mount them.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: dave2002ti on November 19, 2018, 02:40:52 PM
Exchanged and recycled the summer exhaust fluid for the winter exhaust fluid on Sunday.

Also purged the Summer air from the tires and put in the Winter Air.

Dave Apker


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 19, 2018, 02:51:17 PM
Exchanged and recycled the summer exhaust fluid for the winter exhaust fluid on Sunday.

Also purged the Summer air from the tires and put in the Winter Air.

Dave Apker

Did you change the blinker fluid for a thinner viscosity?  It can get kind of think in the cold of January.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: dave2002ti on November 19, 2018, 06:17:17 PM
Exchanged and recycled the summer exhaust fluid for the winter exhaust fluid on Sunday.

Also purged the Summer air from the tires and put in the Winter Air.

Dave Apker

Did you change the blinker fluid for a thinner viscosity?  It can get kind of think in the cold of January.

I use the synthetic blinker fluid from Red Line so I don't have to. Amsoil stuff just doesn't do the job and Royal Purple gives my blinkers a lemon lime glow.

Dave Apker


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeepsnbuses on November 20, 2018, 11:48:41 AM
Exchanged and recycled the summer exhaust fluid for the winter exhaust fluid on Sunday.

Also purged the Summer air from the tires and put in the Winter Air.

Dave Apker

Did you change the blinker fluid for a thinner viscosity?  It can get kind of think in the cold of January.

I use the synthetic blinker fluid from Red Line so I don't have to. Amsoil stuff just doesn't do the job and Royal Purple gives my blinkers a lemon lime glow.

Dave Apker

Don't forget to drain all the oil from your engine to keep it from freezing this winter---remember, when it's cold outside engines don't need motor oil like they do during the summer months


Title: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 20, 2018, 11:51:10 AM
*********Alright. All kidding aside. If anyone is reading this thread, those last few posts are all in jest. Please do not pay attention to the advice given here. They are not the official views of the club. *********

How was that for a disclaimer?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeepsnbuses on November 20, 2018, 12:15:48 PM
*********Alright. All kidding aside. If anyone is reading this thread, those last few posts are all in jest. Please do not pay attention to the advice given her. They are not the official views of the club. *********

How was that for a disclaimer? 



Solid CYA Dain


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Zedi on November 20, 2018, 01:08:04 PM
*********Alright. All kidding aside. If anyone is reading this thread, those last few posts are all in jest. Please do not pay attention to the advice given her. They are not the official views of the club. *********

How was that for a disclaimer? 


Dang,  I was just going to ask what brand of Winter Air to use, but if you want to keep it a secret....
Back to the subject, took my TJ and got estimates on fixing the damage from the DS ride.  Final damage,  left side upper rear control arm mount detached from frame and on the right side the upper control arm axle mount detached itself.  I wondered why the axle had such severe wrap that the u-joint would bind when I went up even the gentlest slope, now I know.  Hitting up Santa now for new rear springs to put in when the rest is fixed.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 20, 2018, 01:15:20 PM
*********Alright. All kidding aside. If anyone is reading this thread, those last few posts are all in jest. Please do not pay attention to the advice given her. They are not the official views of the club. *********

How was that for a disclaimer? 



Solid CYA Dain


Thanks. While I laughed a lot, my mind went straight to all of those FB posts I see and had an irrational fear that someone would actually believe it.

Which then made me think of the fact that O坦eilly痴 has a flux capacitor listed for sale on their website ...... 都quirrel........


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RFH_98TJ on November 20, 2018, 02:04:16 PM
Back to the subject, took my TJ and got estimates on fixing the damage from the DS ride.  Final damage,  left side upper rear control arm mount detached from frame and on the right side the upper control arm axle mount detached itself.  I wondered why the axle had such severe wrap that the u-joint would bind when I went up even the gentlest slope, now I know.  Hitting up Santa now for new rear springs to put in when the rest is fixed.

After I switched to the 8.8 and 4.56 from D35 and 3.07, I ripped the upper driver side off and tore the passenger side so close it was getting ready to come off.  All within about a month after I swapped.  It would seem they get pulled towards the centerline of the frame and downward so it starts the tear at the top of the bracket.  Once it does this, it just rips the bottom loose.  I cleaned the existing brackets down to bare steel in the weld areas and had someone weld them back on for me.  I have had one start to come loose and rewelded it myself (the welds fractured a little so I ground them out) since I'm learning to weld.  I also have fixed a few tears in the metal that weren't noticed before but became enlarged.  Take a very good look at them for tears on the bent parts that shape the brackets.  Mainly the two sides in the bends that let it lay against the frame.  Having known now what I didn't know then, I would have bought the aftermarket thicker steel brackets and had those welded on.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: ogre45 on November 20, 2018, 04:40:25 PM
Drove the Jeepster around in the neighborhood while contemplating selling it.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 20, 2018, 05:52:01 PM
Drove the Jeepster around in the neighborhood while contemplating selling it.

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Selling?  Why?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: RattleTrap55 on November 20, 2018, 06:54:43 PM
Drove the Jeepster around in the neighborhood while contemplating selling it.


NO!     :eek


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Runner on November 20, 2018, 07:58:44 PM
Having known now what I didn't know then, I would have bought the aftermarket thicker steel brackets and had those welded on.

This is definitely the right answer!  The Artec control arm brackets are 1/4" steel and the lowers come with a built in skid plate.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: ogre45 on November 21, 2018, 06:57:51 AM
Drove the Jeepster around in the neighborhood while contemplating selling it.

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Selling?  Why?

Loss of interest. Kids going to college soon, so funds are tied up. Honestly have been back and forth with selling it for a while, but it's still here.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 21, 2018, 07:03:24 AM
Drove the Jeepster around in the neighborhood while contemplating selling it.

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Selling?  Why?

Loss of interest. Kids going to college soon, so funds are tied up. Honestly have been back and forth with selling it for a while, but it's still here.

I understand that. Especially the kids-college part. Ugh. Good luck with your decisions.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 21, 2018, 03:39:03 PM
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Installed Poison Spyder Rocker armor. Hate nutserts. Hate em...


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Dropkick on November 21, 2018, 06:37:56 PM
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Installed Poison Spyder Rocker armor. Hate nutserts. Hate em...


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I've been eyeing those up for some time now. Were they a pain to install? Did you get that special nutsert tool?   


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: highlandercj-7 on November 21, 2018, 07:50:46 PM
Removed the soft tops on the TJ and the JKU andd installed the hard tops. Ready for the snow now. 😎


Title: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 21, 2018, 09:08:50 PM
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Installed Poison Spyder Rocker armor. Hate nutserts. Hate em...


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I've been eyeing those up for some time now. Were they a pain to install? Did you get that special nutsert tool?
Kinda tedious install - definitely would go better with 2 people. Don稚 bother with the rubber liners. I put one on the first side I did but holding it in place while trying to install was impossible and I felt like it threw alignment off and it did not match the main part as well as I thought it should. I didn稚 use it in the second side and that install went cleaner.  
So I got everything on in the end but I値l probably be pulling it back off on Friday to try to improve alignment of a few screws and see what I can do about a couple of the nutserts that partially stripped. Aluminum nutserts with steel bolts are a pretty unforgiving pairing. I might look at using either self tapping screws or maybe even running bolts all the way through and fishing nuts into place on the inside.
In the end I値l be installing a set of frame mounted  ricochet rockers below these so I知 not too worried about the body plates having to be perfect from a structural perspective- just trying to get a cleaner install done.


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Title: Re: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: sirjames186 on November 22, 2018, 10:58:05 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181121/5c172200fb6c2f7a48af5f7b678618f6.jpg)

Installed Poison Spyder Rocker armor. Hate nutserts. Hate em...


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I've been eyeing those up for some time now. Were they a pain to install? Did you get that special nutsert tool?
Kinda tedious install - definitely would go better with 2 people. Don稚 bother with the rubber liners. I put one on the first side I did but holding it in place while trying to install was impossible and I felt like it threw alignment off and it did not match the main part as well as I thought it should. I didn稚 use it in the second side and that install went cleaner. 
So I got everything on in the end but I値l probably be pulling it back off on Friday to try to improve alignment of a few screws and see what I can do about a couple of the nutserts that partially stripped. Aluminum nutserts with steel bolts are a pretty unforgiving pairing. I might look at using either self tapping screws or maybe even running bolts all the way through and fishing nuts into place on the inside.
In the end I値l be installing a set of frame mounted  ricochet rockers below these so I知 not too worried about the body plates having to be perfect from a structural perspective- just trying to get a cleaner install done.


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Put some gasket maker or something on it or else it'll rust out behind them.

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Title: Re: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Iceman on November 23, 2018, 07:54:15 AM
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Installed Poison Spyder Rocker armor. Hate nutserts. Hate em...


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I've been eyeing those up for some time now. Were they a pain to install? Did you get that special nutsert tool?
Kinda tedious install - definitely would go better with 2 people. Don稚 bother with the rubber liners. I put one on the first side I did but holding it in place while trying to install was impossible and I felt like it threw alignment off and it did not match the main part as well as I thought it should. I didn稚 use it in the second side and that install went cleaner. 
So I got everything on in the end but I値l probably be pulling it back off on Friday to try to improve alignment of a few screws and see what I can do about a couple of the nutserts that partially stripped. Aluminum nutserts with steel bolts are a pretty unforgiving pairing. I might look at using either self tapping screws or maybe even running bolts all the way through and fishing nuts into place on the inside.
In the end I値l be installing a set of frame mounted  ricochet rockers below these so I知 not too worried about the body plates having to be perfect from a structural perspective- just trying to get a cleaner install done.


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Put some gasket maker or something on it or else it'll rust out behind them.

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Agree with James on applying some type of gasket maker to help with rust prevention. Also if you do take them back off to make adjustments, you could tape it off, prep the area that will be covered and spray it with some type of rust reformer/Rustoleum as well. Just make sure to plug the nutsert holes to keep paint out of the threads.

Depending on how bad the nutsert threads got booger'd up, you may be able to run a tap through them to fix. Then when re-installing, use a tiny bit of anti-seize on the bolts.

I think the popular consensus around all Jeep forums is that nutserts suck. But using the special nutsert tool to install does ease the pain A LOT.

-Clayton


Title: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 23, 2018, 10:25:44 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181121/5c172200fb6c2f7a48af5f7b678618f6.jpg)

Installed Poison Spyder Rocker armor. Hate nutserts. Hate em...


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I've been eyeing those up for some time now. Were they a pain to install? Did you get that special nutsert tool?
Kinda tedious install - definitely would go better with 2 people. Don稚 bother with the rubber liners. I put one on the first side I did but holding it in place while trying to install was impossible and I felt like it threw alignment off and it did not match the main part as well as I thought it should. I didn稚 use it in the second side and that install went cleaner.  
So I got everything on in the end but I値l probably be pulling it back off on Friday to try to improve alignment of a few screws and see what I can do about a couple of the nutserts that partially stripped. Aluminum nutserts with steel bolts are a pretty unforgiving pairing. I might look at using either self tapping screws or maybe even running bolts all the way through and fishing nuts into place on the inside.
In the end I値l be installing a set of frame mounted  ricochet rockers below these so I知 not too worried about the body plates having to be perfect from a structural perspective- just trying to get a cleaner install done.


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Put some gasket maker or something on it or else it'll rust out behind them.

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Agree with James on applying some type of gasket maker to help with rust prevention. Also if you do take them back off to make adjustments, you could tape it off, prep the area that will be covered and spray it with some type of rust reformer/Rustoleum as well. Just make sure to plug the nutsert holes to keep paint out of the threads.

Depending on how bad the nutsert threads got booger'd up, you may be able to run a tap through them to fix. Then when re-installing, use a tiny bit of anti-seize on the bolts.

I think the popular consensus around all Jeep forums is that nutserts suck. But using the special nutsert tool to install does ease the pain A LOT.

-Clayton
The material that the nutserts are made of is so flimsy I was just going to pull the 2-3 that I知 not happy with and replace them. Fortunately the HFT nutsert tool came with a set of 10 nutserts that are the same size used by PSC so I have a few extras. I did go ahead and order the smittybuilt tool anyhow - the HFT one has a pretty limited range and was not easy to work with.

What would you guys think of using plasti-dip as a protective layer between the body & armor? I was thinking that it痴 tendency to go on kind of thick might serve as a gasket in and of itself...
That or maybe a spray on rubberized bed liner material ?
Another option I am considering is just using an adhesive to attach the rubber gaskets provided prior to installation. Half the problem with those was keeping them in place while installing and a mismatch between the armor plates and rubber template. If I essentially glued them on and then cut/ drilled the rubber to ensure alignment that would be half the battle.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: zuke on November 23, 2018, 10:47:22 AM
The material that the nutserts are made of is so flimsy I was just going to pull the 2-3 that I知 not happy with and replace them. Fortunately the HFT nutsert tool came with a set of 10 nutserts that are the same size used by PSC so I have a few extras. I did go ahead and order the smittybuilt tool anyhow - the HFT one has a pretty limited range and was not easy to work with.

What would you guys think of using plasti-dip as a protective layer between the body & armor? I was thinking that it痴 tendency to go on kind of thick might serve as a gasket in and of itself...
That or maybe a spray on rubberized bed liner material ?
Another option I am considering is just using an adhesive to attach the rubber gaskets provided prior to installation. Half the problem with those was keeping them in place while installing and a mismatch between the armor plates and rubber template. If I essentially glued them on and then cut/ drilled the rubber to ensure alignment that would be half the battle.


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I wouldn't go the plastidip route, a small amount of adhesive on the rubber gasket you got is the better idea. I'd put it on the slider side.

You want both sides of the gasket you put on to be able to move some, where ever you adhere it is going to have the potential to pull the paint and or powder coat off. Of course, any dirt that gets between the gasket and surfaces is going to abrade the paint too.

Main thing you want is something that is going to come back out easily if you decide to remove the slider and clean the surfaces in between, Other wise just accept that it is going to mess up the surfaces underneath and eventually cause rust if never removed again..


Title: Re: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: jdavis2nd on November 23, 2018, 10:52:44 AM
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Installed Poison Spyder Rocker armor. Hate nutserts. Hate em...


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I've been eyeing those up for some time now. Were they a pain to install? Did you get that special nutsert tool?
Kinda tedious install - definitely would go better with 2 people. Don稚 bother with the rubber liners. I put one on the first side I did but holding it in place while trying to install was impossible and I felt like it threw alignment off and it did not match the main part as well as I thought it should. I didn稚 use it in the second side and that install went cleaner. 
So I got everything on in the end but I値l probably be pulling it back off on Friday to try to improve alignment of a few screws and see what I can do about a couple of the nutserts that partially stripped. Aluminum nutserts with steel bolts are a pretty unforgiving pairing. I might look at using either self tapping screws or maybe even running bolts all the way through and fishing nuts into place on the inside.
In the end I値l be installing a set of frame mounted  ricochet rockers below these so I知 not too worried about the body plates having to be perfect from a structural perspective- just trying to get a cleaner install done.


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Put some gasket maker or something on it or else it'll rust out behind them.

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Agree with James on applying some type of gasket maker to help with rust prevention. Also if you do take them back off to make adjustments, you could tape it off, prep the area that will be covered and spray it with some type of rust reformer/Rustoleum as well. Just make sure to plug the nutsert holes to keep paint out of the threads.

Depending on how bad the nutsert threads got booger'd up, you may be able to run a tap through them to fix. Then when re-installing, use a tiny bit of anti-seize on the bolts.

I think the popular consensus around all Jeep forums is that nutserts suck. But using the special nutsert tool to install does ease the pain A LOT.

-Clayton
The material that the nutserts are made of is so flimsy I was just going to pull the 2-3 that I知 not happy with and replace them. Fortunately the HFT nutsert tool came with a set of 10 nutserts that are the same size used by PSC so I have a few extras. I did go ahead and order the smittybuilt tool anyhow - the HFT one has a pretty limited range and was not easy to work with.

What would you guys think of using plasti-dip as a protective layer between the body & armor? I was thinking that it痴 tendency to go on kind of thick might serve as a gasket in and of itself...
That or maybe a spray on rubberized bed liner material ?
Another option I am considering is just using an adhesive to attach the rubber gaskets provided prior to installation. Half the problem with those was keeping them in place while installing and a mismatch between the armor plates and rubber template. If I essentially glued them on and then cut/ drilled the rubber to ensure alignment that would be half the battle.


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I installed rocker skins to hide damage that was already done. I used plastidip the first install. Took them off and found that it had rubbed through in a couple spots and was already rusting. Said F-it and just hit it with bedliner after that. The 3rd time I took mine off I just siliconed the whole thing. I have also hit my sliders so many times they flex into the rocker and move them around.

Have also heard that the rubber liner is no good because it traps moisture in between. Sorry for the pessimism.



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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: zuke on November 23, 2018, 10:53:16 AM
As far as Nutserts go, The Smittybilt tool makes the job much easier them the HF one, and I buy Steel or Stainless Steel Riv-Nuts from McMaster Carr, Requires more pre-planning, but buy a bunch and keep them around.... Once you have a good tool and nuts, you'll find you use them a lot more...

https://www.mcmaster.com/standard-rivet-nuts


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 23, 2018, 11:09:18 AM
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Installed Poison Spyder Rocker armor. Hate nutserts. Hate em...


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I've been eyeing those up for some time now. Were they a pain to install? Did you get that special nutsert tool?
Kinda tedious install - definitely would go better with 2 people. Don稚 bother with the rubber liners. I put one on the first side I did but holding it in place while trying to install was impossible and I felt like it threw alignment off and it did not match the main part as well as I thought it should. I didn稚 use it in the second side and that install went cleaner. 
So I got everything on in the end but I値l probably be pulling it back off on Friday to try to improve alignment of a few screws and see what I can do about a couple of the nutserts that partially stripped. Aluminum nutserts with steel bolts are a pretty unforgiving pairing. I might look at using either self tapping screws or maybe even running bolts all the way through and fishing nuts into place on the inside.
In the end I値l be installing a set of frame mounted  ricochet rockers below these so I知 not too worried about the body plates having to be perfect from a structural perspective- just trying to get a cleaner install done.


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Put some gasket maker or something on it or else it'll rust out behind them.

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Agree with James on applying some type of gasket maker to help with rust prevention. Also if you do take them back off to make adjustments, you could tape it off, prep the area that will be covered and spray it with some type of rust reformer/Rustoleum as well. Just make sure to plug the nutsert holes to keep paint out of the threads.

Depending on how bad the nutsert threads got booger'd up, you may be able to run a tap through them to fix. Then when re-installing, use a tiny bit of anti-seize on the bolts.

I think the popular consensus around all Jeep forums is that nutserts suck. But using the special nutsert tool to install does ease the pain A LOT.

-Clayton
The material that the nutserts are made of is so flimsy I was just going to pull the 2-3 that I知 not happy with and replace them. Fortunately the HFT nutsert tool came with a set of 10 nutserts that are the same size used by PSC so I have a few extras. I did go ahead and order the smittybuilt tool anyhow - the HFT one has a pretty limited range and was not easy to work with.

What would you guys think of using plasti-dip as a protective layer between the body & armor? I was thinking that it痴 tendency to go on kind of thick might serve as a gasket in and of itself...
That or maybe a spray on rubberized bed liner material ?
Another option I am considering is just using an adhesive to attach the rubber gaskets provided prior to installation. Half the problem with those was keeping them in place while installing and a mismatch between the armor plates and rubber template. If I essentially glued them on and then cut/ drilled the rubber to ensure alignment that would be half the battle.


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I installed rocker skins to hide damage that was already done. I used plastidip the first install. Took them off and found that it had rubbed through in a couple spots and was already rusting. Said F-it and just hit it with bedliner after that. The 3rd time I took mine off I just siliconed the whole thing. I have also hit my sliders so many times they flex into the rocker and move them around.

Have also heard that the rubber liner is no good because it traps moisture in between. Sorry for the pessimism.



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Good to know about the rubber trapping moisture. So from the sound of it none worked perfectly but Bedliner was the best ( or least bad?) option?


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 23, 2018, 11:16:31 AM
As far as Nutserts go, The Smittybilt tool makes the job much easier them the HF one, and I buy Steel or Stainless Steel Riv-Nuts from McMaster Carr, Requires more pre-planning, but buy a bunch and keep them around.... Once you have a good tool and nuts, you'll find you use them a lot more...

https://www.mcmaster.com/standard-rivet-nuts
Thanks for the link! Will pick a set of those up


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 25, 2018, 12:05:31 PM
Surprise nice day = clean and seal the DS frame. Eastwood products inside and out. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181125/85bd4a4d2d024fc6f830d4a4226c0495.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 25, 2018, 08:56:43 PM
Put a new battery in the 3a and took it for a spin. Drove it around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes. Then parked it back in the garage. It surprised me by starting right up again. Good news.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: smileyT on November 25, 2018, 10:19:48 PM
Drove it home from SML.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 26, 2018, 04:47:40 AM
Put a new battery in the 3a and took it for a spin. Drove it around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes. Then parked it back in the garage. It surprised me by starting right up again. Good news.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/5526ebc01d2888e90adb8d6f759d444a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/0695a6efe2a4140871be51ffa1863721.jpg)
That thing is beautiful! New acquisition? Don稚 recall seeing it before. Do you have a top for it or is it an over 50* day only vehicle ?


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 26, 2018, 06:08:30 AM
Put a new battery in the 3a and took it for a spin. Drove it around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes. Then parked it back in the garage. It surprised me by starting right up again. Good news.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/5526ebc01d2888e90adb8d6f759d444a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/0695a6efe2a4140871be51ffa1863721.jpg)
That thing is beautiful! New acquisition? Don稚 recall seeing it before. Do you have a top for it or is it an over 50* day only vehicle ?


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It followed me home in May. So it has been a few months. And thanks. It was 途estored in 1982 and has spent its life on a farm in PA.

It came with a soft top and doors, but I have not tried to see how it goes on. The PO (family friend of my wife) says he took the top off the day he got it in 81 and never put it back on.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Jeepsnbuses on November 26, 2018, 10:34:51 AM
Put a new battery in the 3a and took it for a spin. Drove it around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes. Then parked it back in the garage. It surprised me by starting right up again. Good news.

That thing is beautiful! New acquisition? Don稚 recall seeing it before. Do you have a top for it or is it an over 50* day only vehicle ?


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It followed me home in May. So it has been a few months. And thanks. It was 途estored in 1982 and has spent its life on a farm in PA.

It came with a soft top and doors, but I have not tried to see how it goes on. The PO (family friend of my wife) says he took the top off the day he got it in 81 and never put it back on.

It should probably stay that way. Would you ever really want to drive that on anything BUT a perfect day, anyways?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Ta Tonka on November 26, 2018, 10:41:43 AM
Put a new battery in the 3a and took it for a spin. Drove it around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes. Then parked it back in the garage. It surprised me by starting right up again. Good news.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/5526ebc01d2888e90adb8d6f759d444a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/0695a6efe2a4140871be51ffa1863721.jpg)
That thing is beautiful! New acquisition? Don稚 recall seeing it before. Do you have a top for it or is it an over 50* day only vehicle ?


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It followed me home in May. So it has been a few months. And thanks. It was 途estored in 1982 and has spent its life on a farm in PA.

It came with a soft top and doors, but I have not tried to see how it goes on. The PO (family friend of my wife) says he took the top off the day he got it in 81 and never put it back on.
The top itself must be in perfect shape. I loved the tiger top design that was available for CJs with the clear bottoms on the doors and oval windows in the back corners.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 26, 2018, 11:21:08 AM
Put a new battery in the 3a and took it for a spin. Drove it around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes. Then parked it back in the garage. It surprised me by starting right up again. Good news.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/5526ebc01d2888e90adb8d6f759d444a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/0695a6efe2a4140871be51ffa1863721.jpg)
That thing is beautiful! New acquisition? Don稚 recall seeing it before. Do you have a top for it or is it an over 50* day only vehicle ?


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It followed me home in May. So it has been a few months. And thanks. It was 途estored in 1982 and has spent its life on a farm in PA.

It came with a soft top and doors, but I have not tried to see how it goes on. The PO (family friend of my wife) says he took the top off the day he got it in 81 and never put it back on.
The top itself must be in perfect shape. I loved the tiger top design that was available for CJs with the clear bottoms on the doors and oval windows in the back corners.


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The canvas is in good shape. The windows are a little foggy and yellow. It say in a barn since 81. I don稚 even know if I have all of the hardware. But I do have 3 pairs of doors. One white set that came with the top and 2 pairs of black.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 26, 2018, 11:22:10 AM
Put a new battery in the 3a and took it for a spin. Drove it around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes. Then parked it back in the garage. It surprised me by starting right up again. Good news.

That thing is beautiful! New acquisition? Don稚 recall seeing it before. Do you have a top for it or is it an over 50* day only vehicle ?


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It followed me home in May. So it has been a few months. And thanks. It was 途estored in 1982 and has spent its life on a farm in PA.

It came with a soft top and doors, but I have not tried to see how it goes on. The PO (family friend of my wife) says he took the top off the day he got it in 81 and never put it back on.

It should probably stay that way. Would you ever really want to drive that on anything BUT a perfect day, anyways?

Correct. I have not had the desire to drive it in bad weather or with the top on. I would hate to have this is my sole mode of transportation.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: dave2002ti on November 26, 2018, 11:32:14 AM
Put a new battery in the 3a and took it for a spin. Drove it around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes. Then parked it back in the garage. It surprised me by starting right up again. Good news.

That thing is beautiful! New acquisition? Don稚 recall seeing it before. Do you have a top for it or is it an over 50* day only vehicle ?


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It followed me home in May. So it has been a few months. And thanks. It was 途estored in 1982 and has spent its life on a farm in PA.

It came with a soft top and doors, but I have not tried to see how it goes on. The PO (family friend of my wife) says he took the top off the day he got it in 81 and never put it back on.

It should probably stay that way. Would you ever really want to drive that on anything BUT a perfect day, anyways?

Correct. I have not had the desire to drive it in bad weather or with the top on. I would hate to have this is my sole mode of transportation.

You are getting old!

Dave Apker


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: Gr8Dain on November 26, 2018, 11:45:05 AM
Put a new battery in the 3a and took it for a spin. Drove it around the neighborhood for about 30 minutes. Then parked it back in the garage. It surprised me by starting right up again. Good news.

That thing is beautiful! New acquisition? Don稚 recall seeing it before. Do you have a top for it or is it an over 50* day only vehicle ?


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It followed me home in May. So it has been a few months. And thanks. It was 途estored in 1982 and has spent its life on a farm in PA.

It came with a soft top and doors, but I have not tried to see how it goes on. The PO (family friend of my wife) says he took the top off the day he got it in 81 and never put it back on.

It should probably stay that way. Would you ever really want to drive that on anything BUT a perfect day, anyways?

Correct. I have not had the desire to drive it in bad weather or with the top on. I would hate to have this is my sole mode of transportation.

You are getting old!

Dave Apker

Yep. Old. That is me. I drive my Scrambler as my DD. And that is roughing it. The 3a would not be good for the highway. Too slow. I would get run over.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - November 2018
Post by: sticksout on November 27, 2018, 09:39:30 AM
Opened the back window to let it air out a little. It was still dark this AM so I couldn't tell if the carpet had gotten wet in the back from all the rain yesterday.