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Old 09-10-2016, 10:17 AM   #5951
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Popeye,
That is a good one about the snow shovel. I would try it, but most of the people here at the park come from snow country and I would get run out for reminding them, lol.
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:26 AM   #5952
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That is a good one about the snow shovel. I would try it, but most of the people here at the park come from snow country and I would get run out for reminding them, lol.
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Frank, Having spent my first 30 years in NJ, I would be telling you "if you miss it so much, go back!"
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LOL, Good one Charles, they know they don't have to worry about me, the only s--w that I ever want to see for the rest of my life is in pictures and even then I would rather not.
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Hi All,

I agree about the white stuff and not seeing it ever again. They say in the Farmer's Almanac that it is going to be a bad winter, I have news for them, they are all bad but I guess it means I will be spending a lot of nights at w--k. Safer than driving 31.5 miles home to have to go in the other direction the next morning with the roads not always plowed. Just one more winter to drive then I am done with it.

Terry, do you and Eleanor look forward to being out of it too? Lynne
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I agree about the white stuff and not seeing it ever again. They say in the Farmer's Almanac that it is going to be a bad winter, I have news for them, they are all bad but I guess it means I will be spending a lot of nights at w--k. Safer than driving 31.5 miles home to have to go in the other direction the next morning with the roads not always plowed. Just one more winter to drive then I am done with it.
Lynne,

Maybe try thinking about the overnights at w--k as a type of "camping" away from home? Maybe, "hamping" (hospital camping), or "wamping" (w--k camping)? Just a couple of thoughts to help ease the pain...
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Winter might be mankind's punishment for the fall... ... stupid forbidden fruit anyways...

Terry, maybe I missed it, but what kind of paint did you use on those rims?

I'm looking at MAYBE painting the rims on my wrangler. I've got to get the windshield frame replaced on it before inspection in November because the glass is cracked and the frame is rusted to heck underneath... I thought maybe I'd try and put on new fenders, cowl, and windshield frame, and update the look of the rims while I'm at it... they are corroded a bit in places...

Not sure I'm in with the trendy black rim crowd these days... but the picture below is someone else's work i found on the net who had the same rims as I have... and same color jeep too. Looks ok maybe?

I dunno... jeeps are fun, but man, it's tough to keep up with the rust on them, especially up north with the salt and all.


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Good Afternoon, Lynne, We can't wait to get rid of the snow and cold, I would be outta here at the first forecast of below 60* . But Eleanor won't let me go yet, she says if she has to stay I do too, but we're figuring everything we can to get her retired sooner than later . Piker, I've been using a paint from a Co. called Majic, it's an Alkyd Acrylic Enamel and if used properly it's pretty tough, I painted the PU with it, ( I used it in ways they hadn't seen it used, I talked to them and got some real good feedback) it can be used with a hardener and clear coated. I went with black because I was copying the new Midnight Silverado, I call this one (1:00 AM) it's older so it can stay out longer . I had 4 different jeeps and I painted all of them orange and had an outline of Garfield the cat just behind the front wheel
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That jeep IS orange isn't it? Lol... Mine is red. On my phone, out in the sun, that photo looked like it was red too.

At this point, I guess I'm just going to concentrate on getting the windshield frame replaced. Do you have any suggestions on brands of replacement body parts to use? I've read lots of bad reviews on the offshore stuff... But the genuine Mopar body parts are really pricey in comparison. Morris has Mopar frames for $800... JC Whitney has off shore frames for 350. I'm leaning towards the Mopar so's I don't have fitment issues... The thoughts?

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For good Jeep parts I use OEM, Crown, Walcks or used parts I pull myself. Many places sell OMIX-ADA parts The problem with them is that quality is VERY spotty. You might order 6 of the same part and have 4 good parts and 2 junk.

If the windshield is gone you will want to look the frame horns in the front and the rear arches over REAL close.
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Piker, I second what DB said we used a lot of used parts here, when I was doing a lot of jeeps we bought a bunch of them in every shape and condition, seemed someone always needed something
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For good Jeep parts I use OEM, Crown, Walcks or used parts I pull myself. Many places sell OMIX-ADA parts The problem with them is that quality is VERY spotty. You might order 6 of the same part and have 4 good parts and 2 junk.

If the windshield is gone you will want to look the frame horns in the front and the rear arches over REAL close.
I've heard the same thing about Omix... weird cause they're actually more expensive than Crown at least on this windshield frame.

JC Whitney won't tell me what brand they are selling... a girl there told me it's not Crown or Omix but that it's their own in house brand called "Replacement." Something tells me they aren't manufacturing their own parts...

It's strange how bad the windshield is and how (relatively) good the rest of the jeep is. The underside of this jeep is very solid. Even in the places you mentioned. Of course, I've been oiling it every year since I've had it... and I did redo the bottoms of the doors 2 years ago by opening up the seam down there, sandblasting, and repainting both doors and the tailgate...

I think there must have been a windshield gasket problem because the whole bottom of the window frame is GONE except for the outside edge. The glass is the only thing holding it together, which is of course why it's cracked. Now that I've pulled some things apart and layed the window down on the hood... I see that someone did a pretty good job of covering up this evil before I bought the jeep. There was foam and aluminum over the foam with some bondo and even some aluminum tape... and then everything painted black to match the dash. I never would have thought it was in such bad shape. The top of the cowl is starting to bubble up too, but I think I can sandblast it and do a little body work to bring it back.

THESE GUYS have 3 different windshields... I'm tempted to just spend the $$ and buy the Mopar. I'd like to keep this Jeep as long as I can... maybe another 10 years... so it might be worth it... I dunno... I don't have any experience with this kind of stuff.

What would you guys do?

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Whitney re-boxes OMIX-ADA for most of the Jeep parts they sell. I would probably find a good used one or try one from Crown. Spray the inside with fluid film or waxoyl to prevent rust, paint and assemble with stainless hardware.
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2nd on the used one, we used to go the cheap route on something that saw lots of off road, chances are we'd be replacing it or something else when it went upside down or on it's side.
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Tomorrow I'll call around and see if any of the local salvage yards have anything. Chances are if they do... it's probably not in great shape, but you never know.

If not, I see there are Crown brand frames on Ebay for around $400. As long as they have a good return policy, I'll just pull the trigger on one of those. Also need to get one of those manual impact drivers that you hit with a hammer to remove stubborn screws.

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