Im doing a write up on how to paint a hard top. there isnt much information out there on doing it. Heres how i did mine
i recommend washing it before you start
Heres a picture before i started
First thing to do is get your supplies. you will need the following:
Krylon fusion any color you want, i used 3 cans i recommend getting 4
Now the first thing to do is scuff the hard top, and then wipe it clean with the towel. This is just to get dirt and other things off.
Next, start masking the top, and remove the vents on the side also remove the molding around the windows, they will pull right out. Label them.
Now your ready to start painting, when you spray do a 50% percent over lap of the last coat. This will pr
Total Time For Install - 1 hour 30 minutes approx.
Installed on - 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport
Tools Used - 16mm socket and ratchet, 22mm socket
Materials Needed - C-Rok support brace, 3 steering box bolts, 1 - 9/16" Grade 8 nylock nut and bolt, 3 - 5/8" dia. spacers
Notes: I did not take the tire off to do this project. With my tirmmed fenders and lift, it was no problem to get to the bolts.
Here is what the kit came with, (minus the bolts, so just the spacer and the metal cylindrical spacers, not pictured)
1) Here is what I started with:
Remove the three steering box bolts. CAREFULLY, otherwise they will snap and it will make this project much longer. Ask me how i know!
2) Once bolts are taken off, pop off the spacer that sits between the unibody and steering
For a while now, I have been toying around with the idea of dumping the back seats, and building some type of box to contain all of my trail gear. My first idea was raise up the seat brackets a few inches and build a slide out under the seat box.
Given the number of Jeeps being driven away without our permission (Stolen) lately I and several others in my local club have decided to add the factory SKIM set up to our Jeeps. This will prevent your jeep from being hotwired or a non chipped key being duplicated and used to steal it. When a non coded key is used it will kill your Jeep after about 2 seconds.
Doing this is very simple.
This mod turned out a lot better than I thought it would and has been on for about a year now and was well worth it, every passenger I have had in my Jeep since then has said it is quieter now than when it was just the standard Hard Top.
Last summer I felt a ton of heat coming off the inside of my hard top so I came up with this fast cheap fix.. In Florida we have a ton of heat and sunshine one day I all most burnt my hand on the inside of my roof. As I took down my windshield visor it was cool to the touch that is what gave me this idea!
Start with 3 jumbo windshield deflators.
Next cut them to the size you need two pieces for the tee tops, One piece for the passenger roof, and one piece for the rear.
Lay each piece over the area you would like to cover and cut out to fill the void where the thin roof is.
Than spray them with Rust-Oleum Plastic primer you pick the color! I used white.
Next Clean the surface with rubbing alcohol. I then use 3m two sided tape all around the border then a few small s
Like many of you out there with the 4.0 I6, high-under hood tempuratures are a factor in the overheating of your engine, resulting to shortened engine life and frustration with your Jeep! This problem has lead to undesired modifications such as finding a place to add another electric fan, or even worse, cutting holes in your hood for hood louvers to let the hot air escape! There is an easy, effective, cost efficient fix to this problem all together- just don't let the heat happen! The stock 4.0 Exhaust manifold is a pretty easy item to tackle. In this Write-up I will show step-by-step procedures, along with a total cost of supplies and time frames of engine down time.
Starting out- Pulling off the exhaust manifold comes off pretty easy. The Intake manifold and the Exhaust come off of th
i saw a few months ago where somebody was wanting to use one of these but was not sure on how to set it up. i have since installed one on my TJ and would like to share how to do this. if you have a gear driven speed-o-meter this doesn't pertain to you. however if you have a tone wheel in your t-case, like that of a Rubicon or on some after market SS SYE kits, than this may be of some help.
so in your tone-wheeled jeep with larger tires and different diff gears this is important so you know how fast or slow you are going and how many miles you are racking up. you do have other options like the thing from superlift (about 200) or that other thing that somebody else makes (also about 200). or you can buy the SGI-5 from Dakota Digital for about $80 from places like Summit.
with all tha
York On-board air
When looking into adding an on-board air set up to your Jeep there are a few options, the best being a York A/C pump used as an air compressor. The reason for this is because they pump a large amount of air, are very reliable, and are oiled internally. By using a York you can not only air up tires, but you are also able to use air tools on the trail, hook up an air horn, air lockers, and blowing up the air mattress for camping (my wife's favorite). So lets get started:
The first step is to research what you want. There is a large amount of information on this project and after reading a few write ups you should understand what you will be doing. This is not a very difficult project, and it is very satisfying to know you built it at the end.
Here is a list of items
Tj Cowl Induction & Snorkle
It's my first write-up, I will ad more pictures later.. as well as fix mistakes.
(I didn't realize I was supposed to post this in the write-ups area)
I started this project some time ago, looking at different write ups which made it a lot harder then it ended up being because you had to source junkyard parts and crap. Since sourcing the parts was a pain in the butt, I made this write-up so anyone that wanted to take a trip down to Autozone, could get everything they would need.
I have this installed and it works nice... I will add my mileage/horsepower benefits later.. as I just really did this to get clean cold air, instead of the warm dirty air it pulls from under the hood as well as a type of snorkel for deeper water driving & protection.. So